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Re: smart but ugly
goafrit   11/4/2013 12:16:00 PM
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>> Actually, I think we should all look at our own wrists. How many of us are still wearing wrist watches to begin with?

That is a very good question. However, Steve Jobs did prove that we need not be asked for our opinions before things are designed for us. No one asked for Iphone until we saw it. So, even if are not wearing watches, they can stimulate that with good products.

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Re: smart but ugly
junko.yoshida   10/23/2013 2:56:49 AM
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Actually, I think we should all look at our own wrists. How many of us are still wearing wrist watches to begin with? If we are wearing one, why is that and what does it look like? I think we need to start from there, rather than thinking, "let's make a small smartphone that fits on our wrist!"

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Re: smart but ugly
rick merritt   10/3/2013 7:20:11 PM
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@goafrit: I think someone will come up with a smart watch or band killer concept someday but it will take some fresh thinking and maybe some new silicon

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Re: smart but ugly
goafrit   10/2/2013 8:32:58 PM
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>> Agreed these fat watches are designed like smartphone crammed on to your wrist. Think different, people

The people that make these watches have limited ways to redesign these systems. The people that make the chipsets are those that hold the ace. Google cannot do much as they cannot determine how small the GPS unit in the watch will be. OEM companies that supply them will. So is the rest of the units in these systems.

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Re: smart but ugly
goafrit   10/2/2013 8:30:33 PM
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Very good point - I think the smart watch is nothing but an effervescence that will go away in coming quarters. I do not see how reasonable people will wear that to work. I mean, it is not professiona and never will be cool. Unless they have a new dimension of shrinkage, we will not be close to that acceptability.

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Re: One to watch...
goafrit   10/2/2013 8:23:20 PM
>> oooh, that isn't necessarily a good sign. If you want things to spread, tap into an existing community

The fact is that nothing is existing - someone built that. Android was not in existence until Google created it. So, it is not a bad idea if one wants to create a new ecosystem.

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Re: One to watch...
goafrit   10/2/2013 8:21:41 PM
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Actually, it can sell well in the enterprise market for $800. Some of these devices are finding market in hospitals, mining and areas no one had expected will need these wearables. Yes, for the consumer market, price must come down of course.

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Re: One to watch...
rick merritt   10/2/2013 10:17:33 AM
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@Charles: Imagine your life broadcast to the Internet in real time. Imagine the Internet broadcast to your eyeballs in real time.

I suspect this is what they are going for and for a certain slice of folks this will be worth more than $800.

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Re: smart but ugly
rick merritt   10/2/2013 10:15:54 AM
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@Caleb:P Agreed these fat watches are designed like smartphone crammed on to your wrist. Think different, people!

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Re: One to watch...
rick merritt   10/2/2013 10:15:01 AM
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The Avegant folks -- and others --definitely see an opportunity to leapfrog Google Glass' small, low-res, look up display.

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