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The new Apple watch is

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Meh
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I don't care
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No-one needs one.

Postby Andries » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:55 pm UTC

Or will they?


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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby KnightExemplar » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:43 pm UTC

I don't like any of the watches that have come out yet.

The new Pebble has a 7-day battery with color eInk screen, and a variety of sensors that seem useful and a thriving App environment. Its also being made by a highly-innovative kickstarter-based company, and was the "original" SmartWatch. If I were to buy a smartwatch, it'd be a Pebble.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/59 ... ompromises

The "David vs Goliath" crowdfunded, highly innovative, cross platform, weeks-long battery life Pebble Watch... or a 3-day battery overpriced clone? Well, maybe when both products come out, it will be easier to compare the two. I don't actually want either watch frankly. But I'd place my bets on Pebble.
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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby mosc » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:09 pm UTC

Pebble Time also costs $179 compared to the apple $349. I mean, minor footnote and all.
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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby karhell » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:22 pm UTC

eeeeeh... I'll be keeping my traditional, several-year-battery, still gives the time watch, thank you ^^

As I see them, smartwatches are an overpriced gadget at best.
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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby mosc » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:07 pm UTC

karhell wrote:eeeeeh... I'll be keeping my traditional, several-year-battery, still gives the time watch, thank you ^^

As I see them, smartwatches are an overpriced gadget at best.

I'm a bit of a watch enthusiast. I can assure you that I visit the watch battery place fairly regularly and your average watch battery isn't good for more than 3 years. If you got 7 years out of it, that's a minor battery miracle (though storing the watch with the stem pulled out can get you there).

Though I suppose my automatic, which doesn't have a battery, could go that long. Not that manual watches can run for 7*365.25*24 hours between substantial maintenance mind you.
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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby Thesh » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:31 am UTC

mosc wrote:I can assure you that I visit the watch battery place fairly regularly and your average watch battery isn't good for more than 3 years. If you got 7 years out of it, that's a minor battery miracle (though storing the watch with the stem pulled out can get you there).


They said "several," meaning anywhere from 2-5 years, not seven.

Anyway, I don't even wear a watch these days, I don't really want to start again. I mean, I think there may be certain people for whom a smart watch is useful, for the most part I think it's just gimmicky. Overall, I think it will go the way of the calculator watch.
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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby Xenomortis » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:52 pm UTC

mosc wrote:
karhell wrote:eeeeeh... I'll be keeping my traditional, several-year-battery, still gives the time watch, thank you ^^

As I see them, smartwatches are an overpriced gadget at best.

I'm a bit of a watch enthusiast. I can assure you that I visit the watch battery place fairly regularly and your average watch battery isn't good for more than 3 years. If you got 7 years out of it, that's a minor battery miracle (though storing the watch with the stem pulled out can get you there).

Though I suppose my automatic, which doesn't have a battery, could go that long. Not that manual watches can run for 7*365.25*24 hours between substantial maintenance mind you.


I don't get it, mine's lasted at least 5 years, probably longer.
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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby Whizbang » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:00 pm UTC

I would get one only if it came with a laser pointer and was designed to look like a James Bond watch. It also needs to make holographic video calls.

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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby roflwaffle » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:34 pm UTC

I love my pebble. But... I have ADD, so any device that helps streamline/simplify things is a benefit. Someone w/o the same issues probably wouldn't find a smartwatch as useful.

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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby Tyndmyr » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:53 pm UTC

I don't wear a watch, smart or not. Seriously, at what point in my life will I ever be far enough from electronics to need to examine my WRIST for the time?

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Re: No-one needs one.

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:00 pm UTC

I've got one of them. Wouldn't have it except for my best friend who is an even bigger Apple fan than I pre-ordered hers and wanted someone to send dick sketches to. I really like it, but understand that there's no compelling need to get one in the first place (but seriously, sending the sketches is really cool!)
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