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Apple Watch Battery Life: Will It Be Enough?
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Kelly22
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1/27/2015 | 10:21:05 AM
Re: apple watch battery life in question
Right, we're still seeing the growth of smartphones and experimenting with how much they're capable of. Until the smartphone starts to get "old" there's really no great need for a new accessory like the smartwatch. I appreciate the effort towards innovation, but not sure that particular device is something we really need right now.
Kelly22
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1/26/2015 | 5:02:19 PM
Re: apple watch battery life in question
I don't either, to be honest. It's tough to think of something a smartwatch can do that a smartphone can't. Actually, I know a few people who wear a "dumb watch" as an accessory but still check the time on their phone.
Thomas Claburn
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1/26/2015 | 4:07:39 PM
Re: apple watch battery life in question
>I'm better off with a dumb watch. 

Or none at all. I just don't get the need for the Apple Watch.
Joe Stanganelli
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1/25/2015 | 7:34:35 PM
Better to get a new watch!
In the old days, if your battery ran out on your "dumb watch," you could either 1) pay $10-20 for a new watch battery, or 2) just get a new watch.  Maybe I'm a bit of a Luddite, but it's hard for me to imagine anyone but the most devoted/deranged tech geeks and Apple fans standing for charging their watch -- among their many other devices.
Charlie Babcock
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1/23/2015 | 7:59:59 PM
Bluetooth, a chatty protocol
The LG watch that Google aired at Google i/O was designed for some short, casual uses, such as glancing at email updates. But the problem was it used a Bluetooth connection to the phone, and Bluetooth is a very chatty protocol, transmitting queries: Are you there? Yes, I'm here. Do you have anything for me? No, I don't. OK, I'll call again. Yes, call again soon." Even when you, the wearer, aren't doing much, Bluetooth is constantly checking in and checking up on you. There goes the battery.


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