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4/23/2014

The LG smartwatch will use Google's Android Wear technology.
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wilber_xbox   4/24/2014 12:41:32 AM
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I always wonder to which hand a user should put the smartwatch who is used to wearing a regular watch? It will look odd to have two watches on one hand or watch on both the hands. 

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chanj0   4/24/2014 3:17:18 AM
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That's the beauty of fashion, or simply trend. Beauty is in the eye of beholder. ;)

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Smartwatch...?
chanj0   4/24/2014 3:22:22 AM
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Over the last couple generation of smartwatch from different companies, I see it is only an extension of your smartphone. It put the screen of your smartphone to your wrist with limitation. The screen size is small. Only a few apps can be on the watch. A smartwatch is expected to be more than a dual screen of your smartphone. It should not be just a fitbit + watch either. What should it be? I guess it is a multi-billion dollars question, isn't it? ;)

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Wearing Smartwatches
DrQuine   4/24/2014 7:56:19 AM
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I predict that people will wear the watches on the opposite hand of their writing hand. For example, right handed people will wear the smartwatch on their left hand so that they can operate it with their (dominant) right hand.

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Always on display!
Sanjib.A   4/24/2014 12:00:26 PM
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How did they achieve "Always on display"? This feature could be an attractive one! Did they use some kind of energy harvesting technique to power the display or is it because of low power consuming display? If the display is always on, how much power the watch would consume and how often it would need to be charged? Also, how hot it will be? I could imagine that the watch would get heated as like any other electronic devices and our body would feel the heat however small it might be. Won't it be uncomfortable?

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tb100   4/24/2014 8:28:52 PM
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I assumed the 'always on' was achieved by using a technology similar to e-ink, which doesn't use any power unless the display is changing.  Good looking color e-ink type technologies are very new.

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JanineLove   4/24/2014 8:59:27 PM
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I'm having trouble finding the "killer app" for this too. Though GPS might be one, or push ads from stores that you are walking past. then you don't have to walk down the street with your phone out.

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Another charging piece on the desk
Kinnar   4/25/2014 6:54:54 AM
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This is a very useful device, and very much handy as well as compared to cell phones,  but ultimately it is adding the clutter on the desks by adding one more charging device on the table during night time.

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Traces   4/25/2014 9:37:58 AM
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It's only a matter of time before your smartphone is encorporated into the smartwatch, at which time a good percentage of people won't continue to carry a smartphone. To do that, a smartwatch needs to work passably as both watch and phone; always on is necessary for it to function passably as a watch.

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JanineLove   4/25/2014 9:43:54 AM
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Much like i didn't feel the "phablet" or huge smartphone up to my ear, I'm not feeling the smartwatch (not since it was first suggested in the late 1990s). They've got to come a long way for me to put one on my writst. Too ugly.

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