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nomii
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3/25/2015 | 5:51:44 AM
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@SachinEE: Multiple features have played a major role in the success of a smartphone. If they would have been limited to one or two features except making calls, the users would have been fed up with that technology. Similarly FitBit-esque sensors can give an initial push to the product but it cannot become only a medical accessory.
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3/25/2015 | 2:19:24 AM
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@JCBond: Android auto is already making its way to the car market, although it is not currently available worldwide but still it is making good progress. This solution can address the crappy navigation systems of the vehicles and once fully operational it will prove to be a tough challenge for smartwatches vehicle related apps..
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3/25/2015 | 2:09:33 AM
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but I'll wait for bigger Apple fans to prove me wrong.

@Kelly22: I think the apple fans will not disappoint you much in the initial sale of smartwatch but the features in new releases will truly decide its future. Secondly I think the user's response after the first product will decide the direction of the future release. As in the case of smartphones, it was realized by the companies after the release of the first few models that along with performance the phone size does matter.
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3/24/2015 | 2:43:12 PM
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I should probably qualify my earlier comment about automotive integration with phones - what I wrote is my understanding, but I haven't seen an actual implementation yet.

I think car companies will eventually figure out that they make carpy nav systems and eventually turn this over to what is easily upgraded and synced to what individuals really like.
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3/24/2015 | 2:39:14 PM
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@nomii: Maybe smart watches would come equipped with FitBit-esque sensors on its wrist band so that we can track our vitals. That can't come from a smartphone, can it. And people keen on shedding a few pounds would buy a smartwatch and a smartphone than loose all money on bits of fitness gadgets.
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3/24/2015 | 2:37:33 PM
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"Car companies are linking to our phones, remoting the screens so we can use the mapping programs that get regularly updated, show traffic, etc.  But with the car integration, it can be safer, requiring users to stop before entering in destinations and things like that.  This type of integration is a step up from simply being another source of info-tainment."

Android Auto seems to be a downgrade since it doesn't use its full capabilities of working with a smart car, it was supposed to make a car smart but without appropriate sensors, it is still dumb.
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3/24/2015 | 2:35:21 PM
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If the entry price tag is $350 and it lasts a day atleast, then buying the watch seems to be okay. That parking meter app is nice. 
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3/23/2015 | 11:49:10 AM
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@Susan, it's funny, but I feel similarly about tablets. Maybe they lend themselves to productivity in some respects, but I never saw them as must-have devices. A laptop and phone are all I need.

Same thing for the watch - the parking app, Babbel, etc. are all undoubtedly useful apps, but are they useful enough to make people spend $350+ on a watch? I'm thinking no, but I'll wait for bigger Apple fans to prove me wrong.
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3/20/2015 | 10:49:41 AM
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On Cars, I think things are moving in a way that makes sense.

Car companies are linking to our phones, remoting the screens so we can use the mapping programs that get regularly updated, show traffic, etc.  But with the car integration, it can be safer, requiring users to stop before entering in destinations and things like that.  This type of integration is a step up from simply being another source of info-tainment.
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3/19/2015 | 8:38:58 AM
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but I don't see why the phone wouldn't be sufficient for that.

You are absolutely right JCbond. Smartwatch offers nothing which cannot be done using smartphone and for navigation we have systems installed in our cars already and I am sure these systems will improve with time as well and they might have parking app installed in them.
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