Since the beginning of time, students have come up with clever ways to cheat on tests. From something as simple as writing the answers on your hand, all the way to more elaborate cheats like to using Craigslist to hire stand-ins for tests.
So it should come as no surprise that in this digital day and age, students often use their phones to cheat; smartwatches, too. And that's exactly why the elite Kyoto University in Japan has decided to ban students from bringing ALL watches, not just smartwatches, into their entrance exams. And it's not the only school to do so - UNSW in Australia has also done the same.
But that doesn't mean all schools and universities are going to follow suit. Back in 2011, Kyoto University was the subject of a cheating scandal. One student used a phone to post test questions to an online message board. The 19-year-old student was arrested.
By banning smartwatches, Kyoto University officials told the Wall Street Journal that the ban is essential "in order to conduct a fair test" and to avoid new cheating scandals in the future.