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Apple Watch: 4 Things to Like, 3 Not So Much

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Etmax
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Re: Apple Watch features
Etmax   9/15/2014 10:07:50 AM
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NFC does work with other devices but due to a lack of complete standards for the moment apple with apple, Samsung with Samsung (maybe with other Android??) it will likely go the way of BlueRay and HDDVD, ie not much until there is one standard (when will they ever learn?)

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Etmax   9/15/2014 10:04:51 AM
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The accuracy with which you can read the sun is amazing, but my guess is that you don't do it too well in doors. I didn't wear a watch for about 1 1/2 years but got annoyed with having to pull my phone out of my pocket so while on a trip I bought a watch for just under 20 Euros. I can't rely on my body to tell me when I should eat, because I'm rarely hungry and would likely only eat once a day, when I get up. By the time I ge thungry again it's about 10:00pm, far to late to be eating again so I pick 2 times in the day after breakfast as meal times and do it that way.

I'm not saying you're wrong in your approach, only that it doesn't fit everybody.

All that said, $350 for a watch when $50 is the most I've ever spent for one? Na.

GPS not in it? No probs, you need an iPhone with it anyway. If it had GPS they would sell more watches and maybe less iPhones? I don't think so, only less watches because GPS is one of the few reasons why you would pay $350 for a watch.

Gimmicky touches? It will sell a fair few because it's irrelevant that people will get bored with it, they only need to like it long enough to fork out the dough :-) (not in response to your post)

I agree, a gimmick that we don't need.

Will Apple make money on it? probably but not a real lot, mostly because of the price I think.

 

 

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Radiation from watch and your hand
_hm   9/14/2014 1:10:21 PM
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Is there published data from Apple or other for level of radition and long term impact on health of your hand tissue? Will FDA need to get involve for this for long term safety of consumer?

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Re: Another way to sucker people into the iEnvironment
WW Thinker   9/14/2014 4:50:00 AM
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Bert, since you are not a kid, you should never have a second thought about Watch not tieing to only iPhone6.  This is the Apple DNA, period.  Apple always prefer the proprietary way, just like how it refuses to act environmental friendly when it refused to go with the micro-USB connector for charging!

Watch is ugly, relatively speaking, especially when compared to the Motorola 360 which is so classic and elegant in terms of the UI and the ergonomics.

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Re: Keeping my iPhone 4S
WW Thinker   9/13/2014 11:09:14 PM
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I don't know how old is your daughter.  If she is less than 10 years old, the smallish 3.5" display on the iPhone4S could hurt her precious eyes more than (compared to the larger 4.5/4.7/5/5.2/5.5") the smartphones from the Andoid and WP camps.  Especially, if she is used to watch news and play games on the tiny 3.5" display!

I strongly suggest that you do not buy another unlocked iPhone4S.  It is because: 1) the resale value of iPhone is generally very high, certainly much higher than those used WP or Android phones; 2) the 3.5" display is too small unless the sole use by your daughter is making phone calls, small display really hurts the eyes of young children, teenagers, adults, old people when compared to the display on the cheaper used phones of any other brands; 3) iPhone is environmentally not as friendly as all other smartphones because Apple refused to adapt the microUSB connector in both CY2009 and again in CY2014 at the big meeting held in Europe during MWC.  Thus, Apple can continue to charge consumers for the proprietary adapter and create another waste over the years by not taking the "standards" route. 4) iPhone4s lacks the user-friendliness by not supporting micro SD.  It means that your daughter cannot put all the musics, videos, books, photographs, in the very cheap uSD cards.  Her consumption for media is restricted by the built-in memory capacity in iPhone4s or how much you are willing to pay for streaming from iClouds. 

Lastly, if you purchase an used unlocked phone of the other brands (e.g. used Lumia 1020 with the world-best photo quality) for your daughter, you can save a little bit of money.  Use the saved money to fund the field trips for your daughter, or buy her a few reference text books.  These way, you are teaching your daughter how best to make use of hard-earned money, plus the true value/perceptive of a mechandize.  Wouldn't these make your daugther a better person, and life in general more meaningful - true value and more learnings?

 

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AZskibum   9/12/2014 7:23:32 PM
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I agree that first and foremost it needed to be a watch, in style & function. Kudos to Apple on that. I like the digital crown -- as stated, the display is too small to be anything more than a display. Some may say that the ability to send touch messages is a gimmick, but I think it will be a big hit -- a gimmick that helps sell millions of these. Lack of GPS is a deficit, but not a show-stopper. The critical but unmentioned parameter is battery life. If it is measured in days instead of hours, this thing will be a big success.

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Re: Who needs a watch anyway?
Susan Rambo   9/12/2014 1:09:37 AM
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Amen, Bert. After not having a watch for years and using my phone for time, I decided to buy a regular watch (not a smart one) because I was tired of pulling out the phone as if it were a pocket watch. At one point I thought i should buy a pocket watch chain to attach to my cell phone. The wrist watch is just more convenient. I love the wrist watch. I don't know if I would love the smart watch, though.

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Round and not square dial
_hm   9/11/2014 9:17:08 PM
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Will Apple be able to make round and square dial apple watch? With rotating hands, should not watch be round/circular?

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Once more kudos to Apple
_hm   9/11/2014 9:03:09 PM
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I like watch more as watch only or time piece, no additional functionality. The most I like about Apple watch its coolness factor. Looks so good.

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Re: Who needs a watch anyway?
Bert22306   9/11/2014 6:18:54 PM
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Responding primarily to the subject line, we are all the slaves of time of day, like it or not. And to have to fish out the cell phone, just to get the time, can be a real nuisance. Unless you're one of those who can't seem to function without head bowed, peering intently at the smart phone all day long.

Just the other day, I saw someone who was evidently running to catch the metro, who clumsily dragged out her smart phone (I suppose to see how much time she had), and promptly stumbled, dropped it on the floor, and watched it coming apart in several pieces. Imagine how much easier it would have been to just glance at her wrist!

It's not at all uncommon these days, to see people rushing about to make some appointment, and having to check the time on this nuisance hand-held device. Perhaps it's time that these folk discover the wrist watch!

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