The biggest neato thing is you can draw a picture and have it appear on the other watch - in realtime. In the pictographic regions of Asia (China, Korea, Japan) it'll be the biggest thing since sliced bread.He doesn't mean he's going to use an app to find love. He's going to buy a watch for his wife/girlfriend, and expects to get laid. Seems like a good plan to me.
This is a very good point. Personally the design of the device itself is still unappealing to me, but it's relatively innocuous. So a better designed device from Apple (gen 3?) removal of the trashy and gimmicky software and a well designed 3rd party band, the thing could do quite well...I predict an enormous market in third party watchbands, like the phone case market. The only reason you don't see rumors about this now is no one has a unit yet to be able to make a compatible band.
So one might consider getting the cheapest watchband, in anticipation of getting nicer, more unique, or cheaper replacement bands later.
Interesting. A quick perusal of the article highlights Apple Watch and iPhone extensively. While you're right that the original study is about smart watches in general the focus of this article really seems to be on what it means for the Apple Watch. That's what threw me a curve.This study was about SMART WATCHES in GENERAL, not Apple watches. Smart Watches in general do not need an iPhone paired.
I feel the same way. I just can't see why a smart watch would replace my daily watch. Maybe I would buy the "sport" version, if the price was around the same as competitors.I just don't see it happening. Who would want an additional device to charge daily when they got their phone for that?
I love tech but I won't be investing in any smartwatch.
According to a new survey conducted by analysts at UBS, interest in the smartwatch market is continuing to grow ahead of the Apple Watch launch early next year. Of the 4,000 respondents asked to partake in the survey across four different countries, about 10 percent cited that they are "very likely" to buy a smartwatch in the next year. Based on projections of Apple's iPhone sales and the current installed base of iPhones compatible with the Apple Watch, the analysts predict Apple will sell 24 million Apple Watches within the first nine months.
In a smaller survey of customers who registered as very likely to purchase a smart watch, the Apple Watch placed second to the Samsung Gear in buying intentions, although UBS expects those positions to reverse once the Apple Watch becomes available.
"spring" according to an internal video from retail chief Angela Ahrendts.
Article Link: 10% of Consumers 'Very Likely' to Buy a Smartwatch in 2015, Suggesting 24M Apple Watches
So, basically you don't know what your talking about. Look at the price of similar built watches with lot less of everything and their ALL much more expensive. BTW, you CAN use it without a phone. So, there again pure ignorance on your part.The big reasons I have no interest in the Apple watch are.. price, ugly UI and inability to use it without iPhone.
The small Apple watch is 40% smaller than the Moto 360 and has a much much much better processor and more functionality. Oh, and the build quality is massively better too (says people who have handled both).A friend of mine got the Motorola watch, which is probably better than what the Apple watch will be, and it's really goofy.
Depressingly .. We are talking of individuals with no income...spending disposable income money on something that will be disposed of in less than a year for a fraction of their new price on eBay.I think this is going to go rampant in high school and college.
So, you want a watch with extremely poor build quality to save a few bucks on something you wear in the open all day long? OK, then.I feel the same way. I just can't see why a smart watch would replace my daily watch. Maybe I would buy the "sport" version, if the price was around the same as competitors.
You obviously haven't seen the 42% of high schoolers (I'm assuming they have the same % as the general population, it actually could be higher) who own Iphones in the US... Where do they get the money for that? Also, High schooler spend loads of money on supposedly useless thing (many of them work); $350 dollars won't phase them if they want it enough.Depressingly .. We are talking of individuals with no income...spending disposable income money on something that will be disposed of in less than a year for a fraction of their new price on eBay.
Or ...will Daddy wise up in time to put the mockers on one spending binge too many ... "Whaaaaat? £400 for a wrist-brick? Gerrrourahere you cheeky so and so! Get a job doing a paper round ...then tell me if you're still keen to blow your pocket money on what will be known within six months- as Apples Final Folly!"
Because the LG watch looks like crap. Sorry buddy...I bought a LG G watch for $79 with a $50 Google store credit yesterday and so far the watch has been great. There are better Android Wear watches on the market but none would have been such a bargain. So my question is how can Apple look good releasing a watch at $350 minimum to the average Joe? I believe price is going to play a huge roll in the success/failure of this watch.
Considering Fitbit and Jawbone sell personal trackers that do much less than the Apple Watch for $100 on a pretty regular basis, I think the Apple Watch will deliver value.I'll eat my own mustache if 24M Apple Watches are sold next year, (assuming Apple doesn't have some major new features / killer apps that they didn't already show off.)
It has a collection of neat ideas, but they don't come together to look like a product that warrants the price tag to me.
The iPhone, when it was first revealed, was the best iPod ever (which meant it was worth at least $300), plus it was the best phone ever (bump up by another $200), plus it was the best for personal email and web browsing (another $300). Plus it had a few other apps. That's how it warranted its huge price tag.
The Apple Watch? It has a few neat ideas, but none of them are worth $100+.
Does it have more functionality? The Motorola watch has all the features we know that the Apple watch has, probably more. It's a neat gadget but still isn't very useful. And if the Apple watch is smaller, that's worse, not better. The main problem with the Motorola watch (or any smart watch) is that you have to deal with an annoying little screen.The small Apple watch is 40% smaller than the Moto 360 and has a much much much better processor and more functionality. Oh, and the build quality is massively better too (says people who have handled both).
So, basically your ALL WRONG... Except about the Moto watch being goofy.
I'm sure Apple execs have already planned for the post-iPhone era at Apple.With a sophisticated user interface and third-party apps coming on, Apple may be readying for the time when the Apple Watch encroaches on the smartphone market.
Technically, "spring" starts on the vernal equinox.The Apple Watch is set to launch in "early 2015", reportedly in the "spring" according to an internal video from retail chief Angela Ahrendts.
Yep. The survey said that 'X' number of people were interested in A smart watch. The article seemed to imply this meant APPLE watch.Interesting. A quick perusal of the article highlights Apple Watch and iPhone extensively. While you're right that the original study is about smart watches in general the focus of this article really seems to be on what it means for the Apple Watch. That's what threw me a curve.