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jastroff
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jastroff,
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9/21/2014 | 3:34:21 PM
Re: Apple Watch? No, Thank You
Apple usually launches products with bugs, and then let's the user community find them and later they fix them. 
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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9/21/2014 | 2:11:10 PM
Re: Good numbers

@freespritn25 @Pedro   Funny how people are different with regards to wearing a watch.   I have a friend who uses his phone for his watch, while I have to have my watch on before I leave the house.   And I have been known to turn around in mid -stride to retrieve it.  : ) 

Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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9/21/2014 | 2:05:17 PM
Re: Good numbers

The more I consider the Apple phone,  the more I am beginning to think even Apple is not that convinced about this technology either.   Sure the watch industry is large and so is the potential market for smart watches - but I it seems to me that - Apple is doing this so they are not left out - needed to release something and this was in the Jobs Era pipeline.

I am no fan of smartwatches.  With my watch I am proudly a traditionalist.  There may come a day when companies are able to put everything inside it and at that time I will reconsider.  

 

 Not necessarily change, but consider.

H@mmy
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[email protected],
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9/21/2014 | 12:36:39 PM
Re: Good numbers
For me, buying an Apple watch seems to be of no use. I don't my friends least enthusiastic about it. All of them are surely excited about iphone 6.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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9/21/2014 | 12:21:56 PM
Re: Good numbers
Some people have stopped wearing watches in part b/c they carry a phone that tells them the time. If the watch could truly replace the phone, then maybe they wouldn't mind wearing it in place of carrying a phone. But maybe the wearable could get more creative in where they are worn. I'd think that the device can fit in on a belt buckle that could come with different color belts to match different outfits.  Or it can be fitted to a chain and worn as a pedant with the option to keep it out of sight for those who don't like the way it looks or who don't want to tempt thieves.
freespiritny25
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freespiritny25,
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9/21/2014 | 10:21:54 AM
Re: Good numbers
@ Pedro good point. I am also not a "watch wearer" and that could influence my decision to purchase.
freespiritny25
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freespiritny25,
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9/21/2014 | 10:19:48 AM
Re: Apple Watch? No, Thank You
I would consider purchasing the watch, but definitely will be waiting for the second or third generation. Apple is known for launching products early and with less features. I have the patience to wait a year and let them work out the bugs.
Brian.Dean
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9/21/2014 | 7:39:20 AM
Re: Appeal
I like the idea of a digital crown. However, it is not a very big improvement that can convince a customer to buy a smart watch. And, most customers are not going to switch ecosystems and platforms just for a digital crown.

And the upper limit of a smart watch was $300. I wonder why Apple has a $350 price point.
Brian.Dean
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9/21/2014 | 7:31:53 AM
Re: Smart-phone only... why a watch?
Agreed, either wearable technology needs to leap forward to deliver new capabilities, such as holographic displays that offer a larger display area or an innovative use case needs to be developed that would make a smart watches a must have for professional environments, at which point the $300 price point would become of little relevance. Until then, customers will continue to vote "No way!"
anon9162717904
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anon9162717904,
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9/21/2014 | 5:07:15 AM
Smartwatch - Not mature enough
I  already own a Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and have used it for couple of weeks. Really i dont see any benefit of a smartwatch and very soon i would sell it off.

I would not prefer to own a smartwatch, because

1. Battery life :- Everyday Charging !!!!. WTF i need watch that does not need to be charged.

2. Gimmicky feel :- i want my wrist watch to feel luxirious, not some funky kid Toy.

3. Talking to someone through smart watch !!!. Just imagine yourself in a crowd and talking to your friend through smartwatch. (I tried it 2-3 times to my embarassment)

4. I prefer the large screen of phone (that is whay i use "phalet"). cannot imagine myself drowned in tiny screen of smartwatch.

5. the things like IR remote /camera / pedometer /heartbeat do somethings good but I lost interest after a few days.

6. The best use i foud was that when my phone was out of reach and i got notifications on my watch , i knew if i should go to reach my phone or not.

6. Overall, after a couple of weeks of usage, the initial wow factor wears and we face the reality of not needing the smartwatch. Be it apple / Samsung!!

 Note :- "My son like the idea of smartwatch so that he can take candid videos / spy pictures in places where he cannot and then brag to his friends."  
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