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mejiac
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mejiac,
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9/2/2014 | 3:50:42 PM
Re: Standalone watch
@PedroGonzalez,

Agreed, only the most tech enthusiast will jump on the latest tech wear, but most consumers will probably wait it out.

But as has been mentioned several times on this thread, there are numerous applications that can spin off, so the limitations will be based on the use case.... exciting!!!!
PedroGonzales
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9/1/2014 | 11:38:39 AM
Re: Standalone watch
@mejiac.

I agree the applications are very limited right now. I think they are in the same stage as mp3 players were when they first came out.  Also, with the economic situation as it is right now. I don't think many people will want to spend $400 or $500 on a expensive watch.
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8/31/2014 | 11:01:48 AM
Re: competition
I'm on the same boat, it will be great to have more competition to push each manufacturer to be better. Still waiting on Apple's wearables, some reports say it's coming early 2015. Long time coming so hopefully they release something competitive...something Android has not yet managed to release months earlier.
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8/30/2014 | 3:08:22 AM
Re: Standalone watch
I think we should really ask ourselves, what will be the features that people would like to see on a smartwatch?

A fair question. How about a smartwarch that can do what a smartphone does? It looks like Samsung is getting there. Although it has a long way to go, specially if it relies on Tizen

Will people buy it? It's difficult to answer, but I believe the main problem is still the small screen, as someone pointed out before. I don't see any way around that.

 
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8/29/2014 | 5:08:20 PM
competition
Wearables are progessing but I still believe they are in infancy. Its good to see that we are now seeing multiple vendors Apple, Google, Samsung compete in the race which will surely bring something great and much more useful.
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8/29/2014 | 5:04:16 PM
APPS
I still think these wearables lack app market and there is great room which developers can fill in. Samsung previously launched Gear app challenge, inviting developers all over the world to participate. Such initiatives can push developers to publish apps for such markets.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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8/29/2014 | 4:38:36 PM
Re: Standalone watch
@PedroGonzales,

Good Point,

I think that another thing to consider is the technology itself, and I think it's a fair assumption that onces both the hardware and the software matures, regarding both development and consumer acceptance, we should see many appplications and economies of scale (since I don't make most folks can afford today's current smart watch prices, but can with a more reduced scope of use)
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PedroGonzales,
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8/29/2014 | 4:29:04 PM
Re: Standalone watch
These are really great applications.  I think for home monitoring, specially for elderly care, this smartwatch will be great, since it has a accelerometer if an elderly person fall it could send message for first responders.  I think the public is not ready for smartwatches.  I think we should really ask ourselves, what will be the features that people would like to see on a smartwatch? What will be the tasks that would make smartwatches indespensable for people?  This continues to be the missing question.
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8/29/2014 | 3:31:29 PM
the market for wearable gear
Obviously marketers think it's all the rage because an increasing number of consumer electronics plays are putting out some version of wearable gear. But who's actually buying it? 

I know you can't lump all wearable stuff together, but I've seen pretty tepid reviews of some of the early entrants and given the capabilities, I'm not sure I get the point of the whole category yet. 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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8/28/2014 | 2:17:15 PM
Re: Standalone watch
@Shane,

Good questions,

Here are some scenarios where your questions can lead to some good use cases:

- In hospitals, the application of having the medical staff have smart watches has some good potential. Imagine staff being able to send mass communications and notifications, where the staff only needs to turn the wrist a little bit to read and reply back, therefore there hands don't have to drop what they're doing.

- Law Enforcement and First Responders could have some good applications as wells

What I'm trying to say is that for consumers it's more about fashion and personal choice, but for real world usage, I think there's some definite potential
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