Comment 2ST9 Re: Non points - except one.


Lots of folks are having a laugh at Apple


Non points - except one. (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-12 20:17 (#2SBY)

Seriously embarrassing. Heads should roll.So... They think there is a market for a watch. Interesting.
  • Macworld Magazine, the venerable journal that has covered Apple since 1984, is shutting its doors.
Nobody cares.Yeah, you could.What an apt description. Because perfume is so unpopular.As usual, Apple isn't doing anything new. They're just doing it well. And taking a slice of the pie while they're at it.

Re: Non points - except one. (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-13 09:55 (#2SC9)

> So... They think there is a market for a watch. Interesting.

The market for a watch exists, yes.

Going running with a 5" smart phone is quite annoying. Having an unobtrusive watch which does GPS, timing and logging, pulse monitoring, SMS, NFC for small purchases, music, etc. which is fully interoperable with the rest of your mobile devices will be a big thing for a lot of people.

Lots and lots of young people go out running or cycling and have the disposable cash. I know a number of non-geeks who want one of these watches badly.

Re: Non points - except one. (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-13 20:03 (#2SCG)

Yeah, that's the thing - I'm not sure how many of those things the watch is gonna do without the phone in proximity.

Re: Non points - except one. (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-14 01:08 (#2SCN)

Perhaps they made the watch smart enough to continue running without the phone present ..

Now I am wondering how this compares to the Pebble. From CNET:

The Good: The Pebble Watch is waterproof, runs a ton of apps, and works with both iOS and Android phones. A new app store improves the whole experience.
The Bad: A lack of touch screen and multitasking limits the capability of apps; scratch-prone polycarbonate design doesn't feel nearly as impressive as the Pebble Steel.
The Bottom Line: With a major software update and new app store, the original Pebble gets a new lease on life -- a less stylish but arguably better value than the newer Steel.

Some info on the apple watch:
  • The Apple Watch is a music player like an iPod
  • has a fitness tracker with heart-rate measurements
  • can send and receive messages, calls and audio recordings
  • It's meant to stay paired and connected while you wear it for most features, but it also does some things while disconnected, too.
  • supports Apple Pay
  • has heart-rate tracking technology
  • will only work with iPhone
  • Storage: unknown
  • ETA: mid 2015

Re: Non points - except one. (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-14 14:28 (#2SCW)

This makes the applephone look like a terrible deal - it doesn't do much, requires a huge investment (new phone plus watch) and requires the phone to mostly be in your pocket anyway, so what's the point?

My magic combo is still:
regular old stupid wristwatch
fatty smartphone in the pocket when I need it
ipod nano for music while I walk the dog

No convergence for me!

Re: Non points - except one. (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-23 05:27 (#2ST9)

I haven't worn a watch since I was a builders labourer and kept busting them off on door frames. ended up using an elastic watchstrap until I got a mobile phone
My magic combo

android phone.

it has clock, phone, camera and music player, why use anything else?

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