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Old 09-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #31
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They may be a powerhouse of cutting edge technologies and manufacturing, but they have never been very good at executing original ideas.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #32
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Here's a series of forearm workouts for anyone interested in getting a smartwatch. Now's the time to build up those muscles for all the wrist flipping you'll be doing.
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It's funny to see the kind of lame duck products Samsung creates when they have no one to copy.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #34
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What is the point of a smartwatch? A $300 watch that no doubt has to be charged often and doesn't do phone stuff?!
So you can tell when riding a bike whether or not you want to answer the phone using the bluetooth in your helmet, of course!
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #35
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It's funny to see the kind of lame duck products Samsung creates when they have no one to copy.
We'll see where the market goes I guess and what Apple comes out with. I think this watch is stupid. I also thought the iPad was stupid. So what do I know.

One thing is for certain, this is getting a lot more attention in the media than Sony's smart watch, which is currently on version 2.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #36
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I'm still waiting for a smart shoe

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Old 09-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #37
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I'm still waiting for a smart shoe

Well you know, if we could get a rumor started that Apple is working on that Samsung would probably make it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #38
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I used to carry mine in my shirt pocket until it took a dive into the cat's water dish one day. Don't do that any more.

In Hawaii we hardly ever wear a jacket or coat, so it's my front trousers pocket. I almost aways wear dress slacks to work, so the pockets are fairly loose. On weekends it's cargo shorts so there are plenty pockets.
Taking a dive is my fear-that's why I'd like to keep it in a buttoned pocket if that didn't make it so difficult to get out. Dress slacks don't work for me any better than jeans-front pockets in both are too hard to get anything out of without standing up which is very hard to do in a car. Hadn't thought about cargo shorts though-those might work. Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:45 PM   #39
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I wonder how many people will buy one just for "status symbol" purposes. Or a family member sees it in the store and doesn't know what else to get someone for Christmas. Sales could be huge for this piece of junk, er, technology.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #40
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I would love to have a watch that integrated with my phone, and as it happens, I do have the GS4. I've missed so many calls and texts because my phone was buried in my purse that it's not even funny (even with loud ringtones) -- if my wrist beeped or vibrated it would solve that problem.

That said, this thing seems too big, especially for a woman, and kind of inappropriate-looking for a professional woman, and way overpriced -- it should be about $150, not $300.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #41
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That said, this thing seems too big, especially for a woman, and kind of inappropriate-looking for a professional woman
That's a great point. I don't think I've heard it come up once in over a year of smart watch rumour discussion. Everyone just seems to assume that these things will be big, dorky-looking wrist gadgets like 1980s watch calculators, made for young, single men who never dress up.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #42
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What is the point of a smartwatch? A $300 watch that no doubt has to be charged often and doesn't do phone stuff?!



As far as I can see it doesn't do anything that a smartphone doesn't do, except fit on your wrist. And it requires a smartphone, specifically a Samsung one, or tablet. For $300 I can get a very nice conventional watch that never needs charging and just allow my smarthone to notify me when I get an email, text message, or phone call.
I think the market for smart watches are going to explode in the coming years. I personally would like a device which would give me information about messages, calls etc without taking out the mobile phone. It is more of a convenience actually. I think the killer apps for these kind of watches would be health related ones. Ones which enable joggers, exercises, swimmers to track their activity on a daily basis.
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I think the market for smart watches are going to explode in the coming years. I personally would like a device which would give me information about messages, calls etc without taking out the mobile phone. It is more of a convenience actually. I think the killer apps for these kind of watches would be health related ones. Ones which enable joggers, exercises, swimmers to track their activity on a daily basis.
That kind of watch has been around a long time, but are designed differently from a stupidwatch which requires a specific phone to operate. They are stand alone watches. Just go to Garmin.com and look around. There are many other manufacturers as well.
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That kind of watch has been around a long time, but are designed differently from a stupidwatch which requires a specific phone to operate. They are stand alone watches. Just go to Garmin.com and look around. There are many other manufacturers as well.
Exactly. If this thing appeals to somebody for working out, they probably don't do real workouts.

MotoACTV was on the right track and other than the weak "sweat resistance" was a great first attempt. I was waiting for the second version but Googlerola decided to leave the sports watch market, which is a shame. Garmin also managed to muck up much of their linueup by insisting on touch interfaces for basic functions, which doesn't work so well when you're wet or sweaty. I swear, most companies these days seem to be most interested in building gimmicks for idiots rather than functional products.
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Yes Garmin is a bit over the top and certainly high end. I personally prefer the Casio G-SHOCK watches I've had over the years. They are usually difficult to program/use, but they last years without charging, are rugged as hell, and provide all the outdoor functions I need. Oh, and you can actually read the Cassio dial when out side in direct sunlight!

Coming next from Samsung:
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  • Ladies earings that connect with a Samsung smartphone
  • Babies pacifiers that connect with a Samsung smartphone, just in case he wants to check his stock portfolio
  • Toilette bowls that connect with a Samsung smartphone, just in case you get an important call while dropping a deuce

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