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PedroGonzales
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4/23/2015 | 2:21:37 PM
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@daniel. Since you mentioned durability, I hope they are sturdier than an iphone. My cousin cracked her iphone 6 screen in 2 weeks after she got. If I'm buying an iwatch,  I will sure insurance it because I will really go nuts for cracking its little screen or if its handle breaks.
danielcawrey
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4/22/2015 | 9:20:20 PM
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I can only imagine that using wifi on these tiny devices would kill battery life. 

And that brings up something interesting I'd like to know: How long are these devices expected to last over the course of a day? Over a few months? Over a few years? Probably not very loing. I think I'll hold off buying one of these for now. 
Ariella
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4/21/2015 | 2:55:59 PM
Re: Don't see the point?
that's why this is the new pyramic for needs:
PedroGonzales
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4/21/2015 | 12:32:55 PM
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I agree. The battery life will be a hassle, I can imagine on main metro cities like NYC people trying to charge their smartphone and their smart watches at the same time.  I rather stick with a dumb watch for now.  I'm surprise that Google and Apple don't use battery life as a way to get new consumers to their watches?
jagibbons
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4/21/2015 | 10:29:31 AM
Re: Don't see the point?
That is my concern about a watch. It is a pain when I have to plug in my phone during the day because of extra heavy usage. But, I expect that after 10+ years of using similar devices. It would be positively frustrating to have to take off my watch to charge it up midway through the afternoon. Battery life could be the Achilles heel of smart watch adoption.
yalanand
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4/21/2015 | 7:49:14 AM
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@Whoopty: Apple has always been keen on delivering to the A-rated masses. So it doesn't come as a shock that they introduced a luxury option for an electronic gadget as well. The question is, would the hardware/software be more powerful and/or beefier in the luxury edition of the iWatch?
yalanand
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4/21/2015 | 7:33:59 AM
Don't see the point?
I don't see why anybody would be interested in investing in a watch that doesn't even give a full day battery backup? Moreover having gadgets at every end of you would make world a havoc because with so many notifications around, you cannot live peacefully. 
Whoopty
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4/21/2015 | 7:31:10 AM
Impressed
I've always been impresed (and somewhat surprised) with the success of Apple's smartphones, as being limited to just one brand of handset doesn't seem to have had much of an effect on it. You would think, with all of the wealth of options available and the open nature of its platform, Android would always be preferable, but somehow Apple has always retained a large market share. 

Boggles the mind when you throw in smart watch purchases. All of them will be worth 20 per cent of their value in a year's time. 


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