All Smartwatches are Dumb

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  1. fisticuffs

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    Yeah, I said it. It seems like the rest of the redundant expensive electronic wrist devices got a pass, but today's launch of the Apple version (which was announced back in October BTW) is not. Fine. Let's rag on the stupid Apple watch, but a White Samsung Gear is $349 and there are people who have been wearing them in public for some time now. They are just as worthy of our ridicule aren't they?
     
  2. rsm

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    not sure if serious.
     
  3. lowbrow

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    Trying to remember the last time I wore a watch....
     
  4. FractalGarden

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    Sorry. Analog watches FTW. The notion of using my cell phone as a watch doesn't work for me, but good on those that think otherwise.
     
  5. smolder

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    Having a phone in my pocket has been liberating. I wear no jewelry. Nothing. Not about to go back.
     
  6. karmadave

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    I have an open mind, but the jury is still out for sure. If any company can legitimize the validity of a smart watch it's Apple. I am hoping they are hugely successful and firmly establish as a new category...
     
  7. DrJamie

    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

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    Can't see this taking off, although my 14 year old loves his smart watch.
     
  8. VicAjax

    VicAjax Male Supermodel

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    I see the potential, and can easily imagine ways in which it could benefit my life. Not sure yet if the cost is worth it, but if I got one as a gift, I would immediately put it to work.
     
  9. eflatminor

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    I think my small collection of mid century wrist watches are very smart!

    There's my dad's wartime Rolex, a 1930's Hamilton, and grandpa's Bulova from the 50's...and the Timex I had as a kid.

    No need for a 'smart' phone...I've got a regular phone and a watch!
     
  10. Kitten Cannon

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    The last thing I want is for all my notifications to be even easier to check every 10 seconds. Notifications from services that only exist to mine my usage data so they can try to sell me things, no less. Thanks but no thanks. The more technology they come out with like this, the more I want to move to a cabin in the woods and start penning my manifesto.
     
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    Douglas Adams came up with the 3 rules of technology:

    I am going to add to it:

    4. Anything that is invented after you're 50 is to be automatically hated and derided, and you will start threads on non related forums/bulletin boards to publicly state your hatred to people who don't care.
     
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  13. janosfia

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    They are, and they have been, in case you didn't notice.
     
  14. Kitten Cannon

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    This only works if they created the forums before you turned 50 though.
     
  15. John Coloccia

    John Coloccia Cold Supporting Member

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    My prediction for this thread:

    :bitch :aok :beer :waiting:peenut:fisticuffs :nono:horse :Spank

    That said, I tend to agree with you, but I also don't really get the whole tablet thing either. To me it feels like a laptop that someone forgot to finish. At least I can understand how a tablet is a step up from a phone, but still a bit more convenient than a laptop. I'm completely lost trying to figure out how a watch helps me when I already have my phone. I'll be interested to see what people do with these things.
     
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    Dick Tracy's was cool as hell.
     
  17. Matt Jones

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    I work with a guy who used to wear his iPhone on his wrist. He would hurriedly walk around speaking into it for notes and having conversations.

    He was finally asked to stop.

    :nono
     
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    I agree 100%. I love my iPhone and can't really understand why I need an Apple watch. This is just another piece of technology that we will all be told that we need that is really just meant to keep us plugged into the grid so that we can buy even more ****. Sorry but that's just a fact folks.
     
  19. Texican

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    Just as NONE of these things (smartphones ... ) existed even ten years ago, the watches, I imagine, are going to eventually be very cool. I'm waiting it out for several years for even newer technology to be added to this idea before considering them.

    I dig it all and haven't (yet) become jaded about these way cool phones/gadgets/pads/... . Its ALL good!
     
  20. TheoDog

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    A watch has 2 jobs. Tell time and be a fashion accessory. It is one of the few pieces of jewelry appropriate for men in all segments of society. For Apple to expect everyone to want the exact same fashion accessory as everyone else is not logical.
     

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