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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:14 PM   #26
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Am I the only one who doesn't understand why these watches are such a big deal?
No, you're not - seems pointless to me. No idea why there's such a huge hype surrounding them.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:16 PM   #27
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The Pebble watch looks nicer and has more potential IMO. They have an open SDK for developers to write their own apps for it. They also have a press conference on Wednesday at CES. Wonder what else they'll announce...
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:17 PM   #28
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Rubbish.

And that buzzing noise is already giving me a headache.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:17 PM   #29
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One great use for this would be if you could just vibrate and no beep.. this could be the perfect alarm for couples who wake up at different times...
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:21 PM   #30
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This actually seems kind of cool. Definitely not a necessity, but I'm sure there's a decent market for it. I guess it's useful if you're on the run a lot and can't really be pulling your phone in and out of your pocket or purse checking for a call or message you're waiting for. It doesn't look too bad, but does seen a little thick.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:21 PM   #31
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I backed twice and got two of these. One silver and one black. Love them. Looking forward to added functionality as the app improves.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:21 PM   #32
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I like the idea, and the innovation. More of these kinds of products will hopefully enter the market as well.

As far as this watch goes, no thanks. But I do like the idea
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:24 PM   #33
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No, you're not - seems pointless to me. No idea why there's such a huge hype surrounding them.
The primary function is a pc way of checking for email, SMS, calls, etc. without pulling out your phone in a scenario where it might seem rude or inappropriate. A date, during a meeting, etc.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:29 PM   #34
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I know everybody is doing the pile-on here, but there are some things that would be very cool. The find my phone button is great. While I keep my phone in my pocket, many women don't because pants manufacturers have decided that women don't need pockets and pants don't come with them. Often women keep phones in purses and when they are on silent, they don't get the calls.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:30 PM   #35
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Damn cool! These watches will be commonplace in a few years I hope. I used to wear a watch everyday, then my phone became my watch, now if a watch could tell me what song I was playing, or who was calling me (or what a text said) then I'd be all over that.

This seems to tell you you have a facebook notification, or a tweet, but not what it says. The Pebble 'wins' in that regard, but I still want something that can do SMS's.

After that I'll sure as hell wear a watch every day again!!
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:35 PM   #36
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I still dont wont to be destracted in the toilet.
Privacy, screw these things who just bzzzz bzzz notifications every second.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:37 PM   #37
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ill pass, overrated...ill rather get the ipod nano and the watch band
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:38 PM   #38
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It would be kinda cool... For a few days. But really, its a very quick process to pull your phone out of your pocket and check the notification.
What about while you're driving? What about while you are having a face to face conversation with another human? It's less disruptive and distracting to just glance at your wrist, than to reach into your pocket and pull something out to look at it.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:42 PM   #39
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Too big and clunky for my taste.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:43 PM   #40
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This is entirely too much jewelry for grandpa!!
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:43 PM   #41
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So the watch looks like it is thicker than the iPhone 5.

I don't even wear a watch any more... don't think this will make me start again.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:48 PM   #42
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Yeah I don't get it.

For a watch? That's cheap as all get out. I wouldn't trust it to tell the time, let alone talk to my phone. Not to mention the strain an always-on BT connection is going to put on the battery of both devices.

For the record, I have an Omega Seamaster Quartz for more dressy things and a Tissot T-Sport Veloci for biking and skiing (or just more casual stuff) so I may be a smidge biased against it.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:53 PM   #43
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The Pebble watch looks nicer and has more potential IMO. They have an open SDK for developers to write their own apps for it. They also have a press conference on Wednesday at CES. Wonder what else they'll announce...
Pebble is way better, has way more functionality. It's also thinner too. The only drawback is battery life is 7+ days, but honestly, that is fine with me (you won't have to ever replace the battery) cause the trade off is much more functionality.

Skip/pause songs, read sms, see who is calling, integrates with phone's gps to do things like be a speedometer on a bike, you can change the clock face, read email (at least subject line to determine if you need to read it now or ignore).

On top of that, your right, the SDK. That is most important thing cause it opens it up to anyone's ideas.

For example, pebble doesn't allow you to click for photos, but I am sure someone will create that through the SDK, which I like the idea of a lot.

And it is all for what, I think $20 more?
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:57 PM   #44
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Firstly this ad just didn't sell it for me. But I have hearing loss so I find it hard to hear my ringtones, even with the volume on max, when my phone is not right with me or is in my pocket. The vibrator isn't much help. I wanted to get one of those wristbands that has vibrate notification in it. All I need to know is when the phone wants my attention. Nice and soft, nice and flexible and very durable. Alas my, in perfect working order 3Gs doesn't support Bluetooth 4.

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:04 PM   #45
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I wish i could buy it in Poland.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:05 PM   #46
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But if I'm getting a call or message, my phone is either ringing, or vibrating. If I receive a FaceBook message, my phone receives a push notification and dings. And all my devices are already synced to my calendars, so I get notifications through the computer, iPhone and iPad already.

I'm not opposed to it, I just don't understand why I'd want to buy one of these.
There has been many times I've sat in a car or restaurant and got some notification or wanted to check the time but didn't bother because pulling my phone out while sitting down was too much of a hassle for something minor. I could see it come in handy for stuff like that then especially if you wanted a watch anyway and get lots of notifications.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:07 PM   #47
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Needs to be slimmed down - much too thick.
Steve wouldn't approve. The phone is slimmer than the watch.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:07 PM   #48
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I would rather have the Citizen Proximity. Uses Bluetooth to alert you and looks like a regular watch. http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/wa...del=AT7030-05E
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The low price of $127 is about the only thing this watch has going for it. I'd gladly pay twice that for a watch that has the same functions but doesn't look so cheap and goofy.
I showed my wife that Citizen watch, she wanted to know if it also made dinner for the price. Then I showed her the SkyHawk A-T and she clamped her mouth shut.

Maybe for my birthday I can get the proximity, though I would rather it have a metal band...
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:13 PM   #49
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I get the things its suppose to do, but I don't get how. I don't like how the video doesn't show anything. On the Pebble, I get where messages appear, here, I get that .5-inch area of the watch for that info? wtf?
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:16 PM   #50
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because that's so hard to do.
You don't live in snow, do you? (i know your profile says Texas)

With a parka, big mittens while shoveling, it is hard to get it out

Then again the watch will be buried too!
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