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nomii
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nomii,
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9/12/2014 | 8:36:53 AM
Re: Lock in factor
@Laurianne: for me it is definitely a big negative. I can buy a smartwatch if I have an iphone but I won't buy an iPhone just to have a smartwatch. In my opinion they shouldn't have locked the connectivity with iPhone only so that I would have been able to use it with any other smartphone I have. If other smartwatch manufacturers allow their products to get connected with iPhone, it will impact Apple.
Brian.Dean
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9/9/2014 | 9:50:36 PM
Re: Lock in factor
Good question, I feel that since smart phones are pushing towards the productivity market and consumers are expecting their smart phones to provide an environment that creates a higher level of productivity, wearable devices will remain a complimentary force rather than, a replacement device.

The digital crown seems nice, a smart watch already has a small display and trying to interact by touch seems counterproductive as users are increasingly getting used to large touch areas on their smart phones and tablets. The interface selected by the watch seems perfect, because users are already conditioned to interact with their watches using a crown.

It is a good idea, but the question is whether it is good enough to make a consumer want to shift from a Google/Samsung ecosystem to an Apple ecosystem?

 

 
Charlie Babcock
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9/9/2014 | 7:35:20 PM
Hello wrist device convenjience, goodbye battery
Google's watch unveiled at Google I/O in June required an Android phone for WiFi connectivity and GPS data. And in both cases, I suspect, the watch connects to the phone via Bluetooth.The watch becomes more valuable as the two chatter back and forth, "Are you there? yes I'm here. Have you got anything for me? No, I haven't got anything for you. Oh, here's an incoming message." Some things will be convenient with the watch, such as checking an incoming text, but the chatter is going to be a drain on both batteries. 
Dunkirk
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9/9/2014 | 6:41:59 PM
Re: Lock in factor
Not for me. I'm an iPhone owner and will soon upgrade my 5S to a 6.
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9/9/2014 | 6:03:47 PM
Re: Apple's Twist On Credit Card Data
I would happily ditch my (already tiny) wallet and use payments via a phone. I didn't see a lot in here that makes Apple Payments all that special or sticky. We'll see, but seems like once the NFC infrastructure is in place in stores and phones, we'll have lots of options for phone payments.
Laurianne
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9/9/2014 | 5:10:13 PM
Apple's Twist On Credit Card Data
"Apple SVP Eddy Cue explained that Apple's system doesn't store credit card numbers on its devices." Clever. How do you feel about Apple in your wallet?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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9/9/2014 | 5:07:36 PM
Lock in factor
"The Apple Watch requires an iPhone for WiFi connectivity and GPS data." Is this a big negative for you? Discuss.


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