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haroldo

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iWatch?

The rumor/news mill has Apple working on a watch

...a few fantasy images... »www.foxnews.com/tech/slideshow/2···#slide=1

»www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosn···eed-one/



obeythelaw
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Seriously, I think it's a bad move. The obvious question, is
"who wears a watch in 2013." Are you supposed to use one hand to type on it?



Nezmo
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said by obeythelaw:

Seriously, I think it's a bad move. The obvious question, is
"who wears a watch in 2013." Are you supposed to use one hand to type on it?

Given the success of the Pebble on Kickstarter I could see this being successful.

Believe me, I'm a little tired of i-this and i-that but I have a feeling something like this would take off.
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robbin
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reply to haroldo

I kind of like the fantasy image on SlashGear

»www.slashgear.com/apple-willow-g···1268768/

I'm not sure that I would want one but I do like using a Bluetooth earpiece. Perhaps this would expand the experience with having part of my phone on my wrist available at a glance. Of course the other option is glasses where both earpiece and watch functions are combined into one device. Hmmm


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reply to obeythelaw

said by obeythelaw:

Seriously, I think it's a bad move. The obvious question, is
"who wears a watch in 2013." Are you supposed to use one hand to type on it?

I wear a watch every day, a low tech submariner. I would not get an iWatch.


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reply to haroldo

I wear a watch because I would get sick of pulling out my phone every time I wanted to know what time it was. That said, I'm with rugby See Profile, gotta step it up. It's analog only for me unless I went old school with some 70's red LED thing. Wristwatches are guy jewelry and unless the iWatch actually replaced some other tech AND had engineering quality on par with a fine watch, I am not interested.

Put the entire phone in there combined with a virtually 'invisible' in ear BT and some similarly 'invisible' BT mic, then I would seriously consider it.



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said by robbin:

I kind of like the fantasy image on SlashGear

»www.slashgear.com/apple-willow-g···1268768/

I'm kinda digging the one in this pic as well. That being said I'm kinda rough on watches but I have started wearing one again in the last few months.
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kerriskandie

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reply to haroldo

I've never worn one, since school................

Plenty of cute girls to ask the time of...............



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I still wear watches, I just added this Invicta to the collection for Christmas. I would totally by an iWatch.
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reply to Nezmo

Just sold my pebble for $300 :-D



skeechan
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Of course they would fix it they day you sell it.



Count Zero
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I actually didn't sell it because it is 'incomplete' - I just realized I hate wearing a watch LOL

If Apple does make a watch I'd probably buy one - but if it didn't really wow me and offer some great features I'd probably end up returning it.


Curiosity

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reply to haroldo

The problem is, the device would need to be paired with a larger device that you would carry in a pocket. To be very useful, one would need to be able to type on something, and human fingers have not become miniaturized. There is no way you can type on something as small as a watch with just fingers.



haroldo

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said by Curiosity:

... To be very useful, one would need to be able to type on something,...

Voice dictation (yeah, I know, it's not perfect) for quick stuff. I don't think the iWatch is a replacement for a full blown computer. For older people, the iPhone itself is probably too small to type on right now.


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reply to rugby

said by rugby:

said by obeythelaw:

Seriously, I think it's a bad move. The obvious question, is
"who wears a watch in 2013." Are you supposed to use one hand to type on it?

I wear a watch every day, a low tech submariner. I would not get an iWatch.

I'm with you. I wear a watch every day. I've got a collection of 10-12 to choose from. I'm a bit of a watch nut and still have a few I'd like to add to my collection.
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I am quite happy with my low-tech self-winding 1960 Omega Seamaster, thank you very much! I bought it in the Omega showroom on a visit to Geneva, and have never had a problem with it since.

Say "no thanks!" to Apple iWatch!
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JohnInSJ
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reply to haroldo

the iWatch sounds awesome. I'm sure they'll sell a bazillion of them.

I'm sure it won't be like any of the other millions of smart watch concepts I've personally seen since the early 2000s.
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I just use my phone, seems to tell time well enough.
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said by Kearnstd:

I just use my phone, seems to tell time well enough.

You know, sometimes I don't have my phone on me. Imagine that. I'm so old school.
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said by haroldo:

The rumor/news mill has Apple working on a watch

...a few fantasy images... »www.foxnews.com/tech/slideshow/2···#slide=1

»www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosn···eed-one/

Pointless idea frankly, what would be the purpose? I'll keep my Seamaster for when I want a nice watch to wear.


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reply to haroldo

Another watch fan here.

iWatch will be a nice novelty and will sell like hotcakes. I may even buy one just for **its and giggles if it's reasonably priced.

My daily watch will remain my Citizen Eco-Drive Calibre 8700. Rugged, accurate, and I never have to replace the battery.

In a pinch, my cell phone will also do. To this nearly middle-aged coot, I am continually amazed that younguns nowadays don't wear watches as much.
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Kearnstd
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said by Nezmo:

said by Kearnstd:

I just use my phone, seems to tell time well enough.

You know, sometimes I don't have my phone on me. Imagine that. I'm so old school.

Likely best to stick with whatever good reliable watch you have then.

I am betting if you leave your phone behind(say for example leaving in a car due to going into a place where a phone is not polite or allowed.) the iWatch stops working. I would not be shocked that if the moment it goes out of BT range of the iPhone it even stops telling the time.
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haroldo

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said by sk1939:

Pointless idea frankly, what would be the purpose? ...

The race for the next big thing is wearable computing. Google seems to have a huge lead with glasses.
Guessing (if this is real) that Apple has two choices, "win or go home" (to borrow a phrase from every high school football team's locker room). Having watched Microsoft's, near march to irrelevance, with them ignoring mobile and showing up very late to the party, I guess Apple doesn't want to go home, just yet.
Remember, this is the company that gets you to buy thing you didn't know you wanted.
Personally, I think it's hokey and too geeky to be chic. A large clunky piece of arm adornment is not what the fashionable urbanite wants to be seen sporting. It might make sense for special, business specific, situations, where the user might need both hands to hold something, or it's impractical to hold a phone, although, I can't think of an application. Maybe cyclists, quarterbacks or medical practitioners?


Octavean
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I hate to say this but I think Google got it right with Glass in terms of functionality but only to a point.

A hands-free and wrist-free display that can still keep you aware of your suroundings could be very useful indeed. The problem is how one would interact with such a display in terms of input.

But this really comes down to what the next big thing is and I don't know that an iWatch or Google Glass is it.

I personally don't like to use watches anymore,....



Stacy
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reply to haroldo

said by haroldo:

The rumor/news mill has Apple working on a watch

...a few fantasy images... »www.foxnews.com/tech/slideshow/2···#slide=1

»www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosn···eed-one/

Didn't Apple already make a IPod Nano that fit on a watchband that was available separately?


Octavean
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Yes but that wasn't a watch,......it was an iPod,....


Kearnstd
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reply to haroldo

I think Google Glass will be far superior to any iWatch. People in the market for a watch already have one, And with what Apple would likely charge for a watch they could likely get a high quality model from an established and proven watchmaker. And more importantly, A traditional watch is take it off at night, put it back on in the morning and no "Shit I forgot to charge my watch."

However I think the important thing for Google Glass is that it is pushing forward what wearable computing will be about and that is augmented reality.
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Nezmo
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said by Kearnstd:

I think Google Glass will be far superior to any iWatch. People in the market for a watch already have one, And with what Apple would likely charge for a watch they could likely get a high quality model from an established and proven watchmaker. And more importantly, A traditional watch is take it off at night, put it back on in the morning and no "Shit I forgot to charge my watch."

However I think the important thing for Google Glass is that it is pushing forward what wearable computing will be about and that is augmented reality.

I have several watches that charge themselves (and I mean electrically, not automatic watches). And they can sit in a drawer for 6 months before they need some kind of light to recharge again. No, they are not using BT radios, etc (although some do use a radio to pick up on the atomic clock signals) but still... The power argument of this need not be an issue.
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Stacy
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People who enjoy watches often have more than one, just like people who enjoy Apple products tend to have several. I still wear one of my old Swatches from the '80s and I probably still have an old Mickey Mouse watch somewhere around the house. It's not about the cost or even function but more about collecting and wearing interesting accessories.



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reply to haroldo

As far as Google Glass is concerned, could anyone come up with a better way to distract a person with an accident as a result?

Texting on smartphones is bad enough, Google Glass will be ten times worse!
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