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shamika
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6/29/2015 | 11:47:36 AM
Sony
This is interesting. Accordingly to my understanding "Sony" was the first to introduce this technology.  Do you think I am correct on this?
progman2000
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6/29/2015 | 12:15:19 PM
Wow, still don't get it
Granted, I am a notorious late adopter, but I still don't get the smart watch thing. I am a long time lover of automatic watches and I think I would sooner hack my arm off than strap an Apple watch to my wrist...
vnewman2
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6/29/2015 | 1:24:33 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
@progman2000 - I'm with you on this.  Still don't get it.  To me, watches are supposed to be wearable pieces of art - not wearable computers.

But on a side note, I wouldn't hold out much hope for Good Technologies to improve upon anything the Apple Watch has to offer.  We just got rid of our Good server and I was glad to see it go.  It was nothing but a headache.  The last experience I had with it was it stopped delivering a user's email on her Andriod because it had reached a storage limit.  Even when mail was deleted and more room was made available, it would not resolve.  We just moved that user to Active Sync instead.
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6/29/2015 | 2:40:06 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
I have to say, I'm a runner and as a techie I own the latest Garmin GPS watch which has bluetooth and syncs with your phone. I am forced to run with my phone quite often because I am on call. It is kind of cool to have the watch show you text messages, emails, and display caller id when you're running. But it's never something I would wear during the normal course of the day. I love automatic watches too much. Plus my cell phone is always a pocket away.
danielcawrey
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6/29/2015 | 3:52:15 PM
Re: Sony
This is great as long as you are willing to squint at your wrist for long periods of time in order to go through you email on a smartwatch. 

I really don't see myself reading email on a smartwatch; reading messages on a smartphone is already bad enough if you ask me. 
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6/29/2015 | 5:52:58 PM
No Gee Whiz Factor Here
Not being a die-hard Dick Tracy fan, I don't see the appeal of going blind trying to read email on yet another vastly overpriced I-product when I can just as easily and lot more comfortably view it on a phone and/or tablet and/or laptop. 
Thomas Claburn
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6/29/2015 | 6:56:10 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
>We just got rid of our Good server and I was glad to see it go.  It was nothing but a headache. 

When you call your company Good Technology, you'd better make sure the product delivers what the name suggests.
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6/29/2015 | 6:59:15 PM
Re: Wow, still don't get it
@Thomas - True. You open yourself up for plenty of jokes - like the one we used at my firm "Good for nothing" Technology
Joe Stanganelli
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6/29/2015 | 11:14:07 PM
Re: No Gee Whiz Factor Here
IMHO, Dick Tracy's watch was WAY cooler.  There were no little buttons or apps or connections to your phone or your FitBit.  It was instant, latency-free, two-way videoconferencing on your wrist.  That's it.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/29/2015 | 11:15:16 PM
Re: Sony
@daniel: I was just thinking that Apple investors should also probably put their money in eyeglass manufacturers as well!
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