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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:31 PM   #51
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So you don't have to take your phone out of your pocket, I assume.
First world problems.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:32 PM   #52
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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...
I love my SkyHawk! I would prefer a metal band as well. Of course I would like to see something like this in the US: http://www.intomobile.com/2009/05/20...atch-in-japan/
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:39 PM   #53
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I love my SkyHawk! I would prefer a metal band as well. Of course I would like to see something like this in the US: http://www.intomobile.com/2009/05/20...atch-in-japan/
Neat, but I prefer the Eco-Drive powered models. 8 month battery with bluetooth on and no light, 17 months with bluetooth off and no light.

That was why I hoped the other rumor about Apple creating a watch, would include some technology like Eco-Drive to help prevent the need for removing the battery or having the watch off the wearers wrist for any length of time. Plus having no ports for recharging makes the watch water resistant much easier.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:43 PM   #54
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We recently noticed this last holiday that nobody in our gathering of 22 people wore a wrist watch anymore. Why would we want to go back to that?
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:50 PM   #55
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We recently noticed this last holiday that nobody in our gathering of 22 people wore a wrist watch anymore. Why would we want to go back to that?
I don't own a watch been without one for at least 5 years now maybe longer. This might be a nice device for those who still collect watches . Clearly this product is not being aimed at us lol
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:02 PM   #56
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impressive , still


no wonder there are rumours about apple iwatch
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:03 PM   #57
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130 to tell the time? Lol.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:19 PM   #58
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So you don't have to take your phone out of your pocket, I assume.
But you get notification of in incoming call (ringtones are obviously history) or message or calendar reminder you still have to pick up your phone to check what it actually is because the watch doesn't display the details.

So the question is why add another device to act as middleman in a job that really doesn't require a middleman?


Also what use is it in a pool or beach when you keep your phone further than Bluetooth would work and likely in a gym scenario if your phone is in your locker its unabe to get cellular reception anyway..

I struggle to really understand 1 genuinely practical scenario where just picking up your phone would be more awkward than checking a watch and then picking up your phone....
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:33 PM   #59
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i think the watch industry is dead!
i have my iPhone always with me, so no big deal caring an extra device.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:35 PM   #60
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Music watch

If I could stream music from my iCloud to my watch ( and it also worked with a set of blue tooth headphones...now that would be useful!
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:40 PM   #61
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Am I the only one who doesn't understand why these watches are such a big deal?
The alarm being synced with your calendar and the watch warning you that you forgot your iPhone seemed pretty cool. I don't really care for the watches design though.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:42 PM   #62
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I did back Pebble and the main reason was for alerts at times when I should not be looking at my phone. I have gotten text messages during meetings that would have been good information to have for the meeting. In my car I don't always know I get a text, but when I feel a message I can get SIRI to read it for me.

I do see this as a niche product. Hopefully I can give a report on the Pebble soon.

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:48 PM   #63
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Interesting feature of the iPhone, when gramps goes to call the kid, the phone says NO SIM, how is he doing this!?!?!?!
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:53 PM   #64
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LMAO, I love how this forum always thinks every news article is geared towards them. Many times when a new product/gadget/software is released either by Apple or some other company (in this case a watch) people here trash either the product or the idea. Newsflash, just because the news is posted on MR doesn't mean the people here are the only target audience...and thankfully so as the companies wouldn't get any business.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:00 PM   #65
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I can see how it might be a cool idea but this looks like you have a big chunk of plastic strapped to your wrist.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:06 PM   #66
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because that's so hard to do.
For checking the time, wristwatches have overwhelmingly beaten the pocket watch. Apparently, taking a watch out of pocket is inconvenient enough that almost everybody prefers a wristwatch.

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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.
Women often don't have their phone in their pant pockets and won't notice a vibration.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:07 PM   #67
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I can see how it might be a cool idea but this looks like you have a big chunk of plastic strapped to your wrist.


Not that bad really. Much lower profile and classier than some of the Fossil hipster watches I see around. The steel version is even nicer. Don't have a pic of it yet.

Here you go.. Wearing it now..

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:18 PM   #68
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Am I the only one who doesn't understand why these watches are such a big deal?
Great, now I'll have no more privacy anywhere, LOL

On a serious note, I like the concept, but this thing needs to slim down if it ever hopes to gain any traction. I do believe there is a future for such devices in general; the possibilities for a watch-sized touchscreen with Bluetooth and Siri are too numerous to even think up right now.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:19 PM   #69
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Apparently they hire Samsung's ad firm to do this ad. So basically young up-and-coming professionals use Samsung's phones and old grandpas use iPhone5.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:34 PM   #70
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I haz one, and it's not worth purchasing. Not a finished product and properly working app and hardware wise.

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:38 PM   #71
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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.
looking at the time is more rude, and most probably they wont know you're wearing that watch
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:45 PM   #72
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Ugly.

iPrefer Braun or Skagen watches.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:59 PM   #73
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Is it me?

Or do these people not understand watches? First off the thing looks humongous, like something is attacking your wrist. And what is with the hideous plastic bands. I'm old fashioned, I think colored watchbands are for children. The Citizen one is nice, but it costs more than a phone!

I love the concept of these watches. Being able to connect to your phone, so you don't have to remove it from your pocket. Living in Chicago, sometimes you really want to keep your hands free, especially on public transportation. And while Siri will tell you the time, it is still is awkward to talk to your phone at times. So a watch is often a good call. But I don't want something big as a Flava' Flav, clock on my wrist.
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I couldn't even finish watching the Ad because of how horrible the music was.
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