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Why Apple iOS-Driven Smartwatch Makes Sense
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lhinek935
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2/12/2013 | 2:08:50 AM
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This will be interesting. Apple will have the best interface, easiest to use features in this devise. Apple has patented a solar charging that is incorporated on the screen which is intriguing. Apple will figure out features that we want but we don't know now. The future is going to be great.
Nathan Golia
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2/11/2013 | 10:02:39 PM
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For me to add another device to my stable, I have to get something out of it that I don't get from my smartphone, iPad, Kindle, etc. I'm sure there's something that a watch form factor can deliver that those devices can't GÇö the question is whether Apple can identify and deliver it.
moarsauce123
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2/11/2013 | 9:29:43 PM
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Can I wind it up like my watch and never need to buy expensive batteries? An iWatch is yet another pointless toy that the world does not need.
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2/11/2013 | 7:52:18 PM
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Almost anything that I could imagine being done in a watch already happens, for the most part, on a phone. However, if they can stuff all of the main functions into a smaller device, which I could take to the grocery store, or to exercise, or into a meeting, there might be some usefulness. I like what Jeff AB says the Pebble does, but if that watch can also be a pulse oximeter, a pedometer and a GPS, as well as accept and respond to voice commands, play music, and even route phone calls and bring up calendar information . . . maybe. Dare I say: can I also have a digital wallet (probably asking too much)? Can its battery be semi-powered via solar?
AustinIT
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2/11/2013 | 7:46:12 PM
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AustinIT
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2/11/2013 | 7:43:38 PM
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But.... will it tell you what time it is?
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2/11/2013 | 5:53:57 PM
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I can't wait for the subdermal iChip to be released to help Apple track and control all of the iSheep.
Jeff AB
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2/11/2013 | 5:42:59 PM
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Well Paul Travis, the Pebble for instance, which is not vapor ware, will actually show you the contents of the email/ text message and display the caller id of anyone calling. So you don't need to take out your phone to see what it says. And given that the pebble is programmable, I am sure it will not be long before you can do a quick reply text or email for short answers. Also you can control music playing on your phone, who knows what else will be developed for it.

A huge benefit is that it works with Androids, as well as the iPhone, something that an Apple version will undoubtedly fail at.
Paul_Travis
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2/11/2013 | 4:36:49 PM
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I'm not sure why these devices are called smartwatches other than they are worn on the wrist. Fewer and fewer people are buying and wearing watches these days, and anybody with a smartphone doesn't need a watch to find out what the time is. I am not sure what purpose these smartwatches will serve other than to alert you when you have mail, so you can then go and look at your phone or tablet. But I hope they come up with something I can't imagine that will thrill and delight me. Paul Travis, InformationWeek
Jeff AB
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2/11/2013 | 4:22:07 PM
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The fact that you call Pebble a "Smart(ish)" watch shows how laughable your opinion actually is. There is nothing that a Pebble cannot do that one should actually want it to do. Some people have said it should have had a microphone and speaker so you could use Siri through it, but that would just be stupid, I doubt that even Apple would make such a ridiculous decision.

David B is correct, it will probably cost $500, its battery life will be too short (There is a reason that the iPod Nano wasn't given bluetooth, a gps and wifi). They will probably make it a Retina display which is unnecessary.

Biggest issue with an Apple smart watch - It will be Apple and therefore come with all of the limitations that every Apple product comes with.

Do yourself a favor, save $350, get a smart watch that has all the features you will need, not want but need, and has a battery that lasts a week with heavy use.
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