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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:52 PM   #76
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This would be great for my wife. She always has her phone in her bag (like when shopping), and never hears it due to other noise around the place. With the incoming call making the watch vibrate, she won't miss the call! Brilliant.

I also checked out that "I'm" watch - far too expensive ...
good point. if your wife is like mine, she probably has everything but the kitchen sink in her purse too lol
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:55 PM   #77
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The most retarded thing I've heard all day. No thanks.

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good point. if your wife is like mine, she probably has everything but the kitchen sink in her purse too lol
Means they're pack rats and high maintenance. Feel sorry for you.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:56 PM   #78
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I fail to see how this can be fully implemented until Apple get of their asses and start supporting the Bluetooth message access profile. Get with it Apple, crappy old blackberries can do MAP and the iPhone can't.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:58 PM   #79
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Apple has already released several clock faces for the iPod Nano. I'm betting that by this fall Apple will release integration between the iPhone and Nano watch. It will be touch screen, retina display, and will work way better than any competitors out there, especially Pebble. Don't invest your money in this... wait for Apple to do it the right way.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:59 PM   #80
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I mean this with no animosity whatsoever, but what would the purpose be?

How would people use this when an iPhone or iPad is most likely really close?

Just curious. I think the concept is neat, but I don't quite get it.
Valid questions, Keebler. Some people like wearing wristwatches. Could be a bling watch, a fancy chronograph, a vintage piece, or a modern techno piece. My phone is always on vibrate but sometimes in a jacket or messenger bag. In some situations, it is not cool to pull your phone out at dinner. To me, it looks like a $100 watch that can do 100x a $4000 watch!

And it just looks fun. I like the idea that somebody besides Apple is taking a shot at this. Consider it a hardware app.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:05 PM   #81
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I might get it just to have the clock app that spells out the time in words "twelve thirty seven"
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:13 PM   #82
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GREAT idea...ugly watch.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:15 PM   #83
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I might get it just to have the clock app that spells out the time in words "twelve thirty seven"
Thats why I want it too It looks really unique.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:17 PM   #84
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Pledged. This will be incredibly useful.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:17 PM   #85
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Battery on you IPHONE.
They say on the Kickstarter that the battery will drop 5-10% off your battery life at most.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:22 PM   #86
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Best alarm clock accessory of all time.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:25 PM   #87
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Sod the connectivity, that's a cool watch all on its own.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:34 PM   #88
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This is a really cool idea, and as others have said I am hoping Apple has similar plans for the nano. I prefer to wear a watch for many reasons. I consider it rude to pull my phone out during a meeting- it is much less noticeable to glance at my wrist for a second if I need to be keeping track of the time. Also when I'm in the shady parts of town I don't like to pull my phone out, a friend of mine got mugged when someone asked him for the time that way. I'm a total watch dork on top of all that and I have a small collection so stuff like this is exciting to me either way.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:47 PM   #89
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pledged.

thanks to MR for disseminating info, this is really cool crowdsourcing venture capital
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:51 PM   #90
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As I recall, the watch was just a two way communicator. That "Computer Book" of hers was the real magic tech. Man, who would think to put a COMPUTER in a BOOK genius.

Also, the dog's collar had a retractable camera in it. THAT needs a kickstarter.
Ah yes… looks like your memory is a bit sharper than mine! Yes, the watch just did FaceTime with Brains (the dog) I think.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:51 PM   #91
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Best alarm clock accessory of all time.
Yeah I was gonna buy the Jawbone UP for 1 reason: the vibrating alarm. It's brilliant to wake me in the morning whilst not waking my wife.
Hopefully the vibrating mechanism in this thing is strong enough to wake me, plus it has the ability to set an alarm without sounding my iPhone.
If so, I'm sold.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:03 PM   #92
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The next iPod Nano will probably compete with this thing..
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:06 PM   #93
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I read the article and was thinking naaaah.

Then I watched the video and thought, THIS IS AMAZING!

I predict Apple buying this company in the future.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:09 PM   #94
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...why no one thought of it before.
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The company behind the watch even has experience with smart watches. ...called the inPulse ...
Actually, I think I did, on July 24, 2008 in a MacRumors thread titled "The new Apple products prediction thread!!!".

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iWatch: A wristwatch with power saving OLED color screen and short range bluetooth communications to your iPhone / iPod. No flash memory, no speakers or headphones, just a convenient remote control and display for your iDevices. Range is no more than 10 feet to conserve power.

With a multi-touch screen.
That's almost 4 years ago --one full year before these guys introduced their first watch!

Gee, what would Florian Muller do? Should I take this all the way to Germany first?

What??! Did I need to patent it? Are you sure??
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:26 PM   #95
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Seems like a cool idea. Definitely come in handy at times. Would be cool if it had a color display similar to the nano so you can have some cool looking watch faces but i guess it will kill the battery.
Why won't it work with the messages app?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:27 PM   #96
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:27 PM   #97
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I saw this, clicked through, watched video, am $115 poorer. Hah! This is awesome.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:29 PM   #98
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Apple has already released several clock faces for the iPod Nano. I'm betting that by this fall Apple will release integration between the iPhone and Nano watch. It will be touch screen, retina display, and.....
.....be ugly.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:30 PM   #99
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Everyone talks about the nano replacing this thing before its even released. One of the selling points was that this Pebble is waterproof and that is critical for me as a watch. I highly doubt the nano will be waterproof.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:51 PM   #100
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I agree. I applaud their initiative and success at developing a product that will make a lot of people happy. But what kind of a world is this where people feel they need something like this? Because it isn't enough to have a thousand distractions in your pocket -- you need them on your wrist, too?
The interesting thing is that wrist watches were originally designed so that you didn't have to check your pocket watch every time you needed to check the time. Now, we're going full circle. Instead of checking your phone every time you need to see it, you just glance at your watch for that information.
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