Smart Watches!

Discussion in 'Mobile & Wireless' started by HecticArt, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    OK, now that Apple has unleashed their version of the smart watch. it's time to compare and contrast.
    The Droid watches have been out for a little while, and there are some 3rd parties like Pebble that are making watches that work with more than one OS.

    We've got a pretty good traditional watch thread going, so this should be a good fit for us.

    Who's making a better looking watch?
    Who's watch has (or seems to have) better features?
    Are they just a passing fad?
    What are these watches going to need to do to stand the test of time?
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    Some of these kind of look badass if they actually work.

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  2. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    You skipped the pretty Pebble:

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    I wear this one. It looks good. The battery lasts a week or more. You can read it in sunlight or a dark room.
     
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  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    On purpose....

    At the moment, you may be he only one in the group that has one.
    Pros and cons.....
     
  4. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    As I mentioned it before, I am a watch guy but I really don't own any real fancy watch. But finally the technology has reached to the watches like as seen from movies and tv shows. I'm looking forward towards the Apple Watch, all I think it missing is video chat.
     
  5. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    I listed the pros. The things I'd like added? Audio. I'd like to be able to use the watch as a mic for voice commands. I read texts on it, but I have to use my phone to reply.

    I don't need color. Round looks cool until you see text presented on it. Thinner is better.

    I don't want a phone built into the watch. A phone is useful when you need to talk to someone. A watch can only ever be a speaker phone.
     
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  6. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Apple released more details on their watch today. The detail I can't get past is the cost. $1050 for a steel watch with a traditional steel band ($450 for the band, $600 for the watch). That seems way too high.
     
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  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Takes it off my wish list.
     
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  8. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    My bad. You can get the steel watch and band for $999 as a set. I couldn't see how to scroll over to it on the Apple watch store web site.

    Now it seems like a bargain.
     
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  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Considering that the phone is supposed to be the brains behind the watches, and the less than stellar (IMHO) design of them, the price seems way too high to me too. (Bundled or not.)
    I'm sure they will sell a ton of them though. One day of battery seems weak to me too.
    I was really hoping that they would have something in the badass category that I posted above.
     
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