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Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2015 | 11:38:03 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
@SachinEE: I would be interested in judging the quality of the product and its software first-hand before judging it on those bases.

...except for the fact that I'm really not interested in wearing a watch in general.  Apple has to convince me to go back to wearing something on my wrist almost every day before the company can convince me to select its product for that purpose/honor.

 
Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2015 | 11:35:56 PM
Re: "Style is the word
@KarlH: Very true -- but the uber-practical people like us have never been among Apple's target demographic.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2015 | 11:33:48 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
You can always wait for the price to come down around the time the Apple Watch 3S comes out.  ;)
Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2015 | 11:32:33 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
And, of course, men generally like to have bigger watches, bigger cars, bigger everything.  Because we're like that.
mejiac
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4/28/2015 | 11:02:48 AM
Re: "Style is the word
@KarlH,

Agreed. Which is why IMHO the Apple Watch at first will be more of a fashion statement. I think the market for health weables will get better defined, and things will either shrink or grow, or both.

The appeal of having a single devices (health tracker, GPS, phone capabilities) is very attractive. But I think we need to wait and see how things develop, since we need to remember that the apple watch is made to be an extension of the Iphone's capabilities, so it's safe to say that any future itetations of both devices will see greater integration, not to mention third party support
KarlH
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4/28/2015 | 9:24:00 AM
Re: "Style is the word
Personally, as an avid runner and gym goer, I have all that I need for tracking and training. Will I fork over $350-$500 to do something I already have or can already do another way? I seriously doubt it. (rather, I know I won't) Tracking health is a modern moniker used to entice people whom are not already avid enthusists. I do not need an iPhone 6 to tell me how to take care of myself. My iPhone 5 works fine. I have an alarm that gets me up at 5 so I can go run for 60-90 minutes before work. I do use a GPS to track my runs, but I already have this functionality. I do not need a watch to tell me to be more active or track my food intake. I have everything I already need.

My point: the health tracking is a new buzz word from the tech world and food industry to tell people whom can be swayed into buying things they neither want or need in an effort to lose weight. The Apple Watch will not do it better or more efficient than anything I already have.
nasimson
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4/27/2015 | 11:42:49 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
@mejiac:

> I personally don't see myself having to charge my wrist watch when I'm in the car.

Imagine you are in bed after a long day. Being too tired you just plug in the charger without taking the watch off your wrist.

What it would look like?

It would look like a unconsious person in bed with a canola in his hand and getting feed from a electrical socket instead of a drip. Welcome to connected sleeping!

What an ugly scene it would be? I can see all sorts of cartoons coming soon.
Thomas Claburn
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4/27/2015 | 6:11:52 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
>I found it to be a comfortable, sleek, and useful device. 

But do you actually want one?

I look at the Apple Watch and I see impressive technology and artisanship but not a device I'd actually want to use.
mejiac
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4/27/2015 | 1:23:52 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
@SachinEE,

Thank you for your comment...and yes, you hit the nail on the head on current concerns most folks have regarding the Apple Watch.

With it's current pricetag (which can easilly rival a high end consumer product), battery life shouldn't be an issue.

I think the Apple Watch will be, in consumer's eyes, more of a fashion statement than an actual need, given the options that are currently available (and at a lower price point).
SachinEE
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4/27/2015 | 12:49:58 PM
Re: Comfort/wearability
@Joe: I think users should be free to customize their watch as they see fit. If Apple isn't providing better software and hardware maybe they can provide better user support and replacable warranty?
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