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It'd be good potential for drama in the sense that if Bond is captured by the villain we could have a scene where all these gadgets are taken off him, and Bond has to use his wits to escape.
I agree that I picture Bond like somebody with have that kind of thinking, a love for classics things like needles watch. Even if on tother hand, Moore had some digitals ones. Smart-watch shouldn't be his personnal one, but with his own money, but rather something that it is given to him by Q before a mission.
I can clearly see a scene where an henchman tell him to remove his earpieces and Bond trowing it at the feed of him and kaboom!
Wouldn’t he just have the usual Omega which magically has smartwatch functionality?
In the first part of the game, Bond has to target a satellite dish which looks much like the Severnaya complex. Rather than destroy the dish himself, he uses a device called a 'laser designator'. At first I thought this was some fictional tech exclusive to the story, but it turns out to be a real thing, and not at all new. An invisible beam is fired at the target, 'marking' it, and the coded laser pulses bounce off the target which are then picked up by a laser-guided missile. It has since been seen in other video games such as the Halo and Battlefield series.
Bond targets the dish, and moments later a jet flies past and drops a bomb on it.
I've been hanging for a new Bond sniper scene for years. The laser designator in the game looks more like a rifle, and perhaps instead of a typical sniper scene with a firearm, Bond could use this device.
Above: (a) The first laser target designator (1969) and (b) the first laser guided bomb
What made me think about this is that my fiancée just got herself new noice cancelling headphones and the ones she's testing at the moment not only can turn active noice cancelling on and off, they have a feature where you put your hand on one of the earpieces and it lowers the volume on whatever you are listening to and transmits the surrounding sound into the earphones so you can have a conversation. And it apparently even has a feature that enhances voices around you, but cancels background noice, f.e. on a train or plane. I think the espionage possibilities here are quite obvious. Maybe include something that allows Bond to direct the microphones even more than normal to eavesdrop on someone on the other side of First Class or in some public space.
The other part is of course smartphones. Since the advent of the smartphone era, Bond's phones have arguably been getting dumber. You'd obviously need some fun ideas that aren't just existing apps. For example, if I recall correctly, in Jeffery Deaver's Carte Blanche, there is a sequence were Bond makes sure that his contact in South Africa is who they say they are by wirelessly tapping their phones to exchange an identifying code or something like that. On the flipside, you surely could do a fun little thing where Bond has a phone with several secret identities on it that he somehow has to switch back and forth.
The Bond comics have also been pretty good in seemlessly integrating smartphones to be used as more classic spy tools, like safecrackers, scanners or cameras.
I've also always thought a smartphone is a pretty good tool to physically smuggle stuff in and out of places. Q section could easily build a functioning phone that holds a tiny vial of poison or a shiv or a gold coin or whatever else needs to be brought into or out of a place. A phone-gun would probably be taking it too far.
The point is that smartphones have arguably replaced wristwatches and stuff like notebooks and pens or and even attaché cases and whatever else used to be standard spy stuff. I understand of course that the Bond watch is it's own thing and shouldn't be tempered with, too much. But they could do a lot of fun things with a piece of personal tech most of us have and use that goes beyond navigation and a slightly funky camera.