Anyone else not even think of it as a watch?

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  1. AS90 macrumors regular

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    I think of it as a computer on my wrist. I think round smartwatches are almost skeuomorphic in their design. Why pretend its a watch? My Pebble is one hell of an ugly watch but a clever sleekly designed mini computer!

    This is the main reason I like its square form and reassuring wrist presence. I really love my Seikos and am actually thinking of wearing both at the same time.
     
  2. meechy macrumors 6502

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    It's not a computer sorry. A computer doesn't require an iPhone to function which the apple watch does.
     
  3. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    I think of it as a notification center. I likely won't use it for outgoing communication, but it will let me just glance at information I need: weather, stocks, incoming texts, phone calls, and emails. I see it as a huge time saver.
     
  4. AS90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Explain how it is not a computer some more??
     
  5. meechy macrumors 6502

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    Ok it's a computer, happy? Don't have time to sit here and explain things to you.
     
  6. AS90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    A $2 solar calculator is a computer, so is your iPhone and the Apple TV and the Moto360 and my refrigerator. Its you that needs things explaining to. Slowly.
     
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    Depends your definition of a computer, it does have RAM, CPU, Memory, IO..

    I'd say that makes it a computer.
     
  9. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    This literally made me spit coffee onto my laptop.


    Thanks a lot. You owe me a new laptop.
     
  10. AS90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry :)
     
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    Its called marketing.


    You really think your iPhone is a phone??
     
  13. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Serious question.....Is a calculator not a computer? If so....then the watch would HAVE to be one too right?
     
  14. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    A computer DOES 'require' the internet to function though, right?

    I bet if I placed a MacBook in front of you, with no way to connect to the internet, you'd say it wasn't a 'real computer'.
     
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    I totally missed the sarcasm for a minute :)
     
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    Computer
    Noun
    a programmable electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Mainframes, desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones are some of the different types of computers.
     
  17. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    It's a watch in the same way the iPhone is a phone, which is that it is about 1% of it's total capabilities. Sure, you can make calls with an iPhone, but calling it a "phone" is a misnomer. I think a better name for it at this point would be "tricorder" - it's an entertainment device, communicator, camera, etc...

    The watch looks like a watch, but it's capabilities will be so much more in time. The name "watch" serves as an anchor, an idea that people can wrap their heads around when deciding to buy this device or not.
     
  18. AS90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I remember a few years ago, Steve Jobs talking about relegating the PC from being at the top of the tree to being just another device. the ecosystem and the cloud would become the content hub and PCs, iPads, iPhones etc would just be different sized screens to view your content. The AW is just their smallest screen and all of them do something different and have their own purpose.

    Look at the list of various tech I own in my signature. they all display pretty much the same content but each is perfect for a specific job.

    Genuis.
     
  19. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple S1 SiP has a faster CPU, more RAM and more storage than my first three computers combined.

    Your move.
     
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    You guys don't know what your are taking about. The :apple:Watch is way too tiny to qualify as a computer. As meechy and I know this is what a real computer looks like.

    [​IMG]
     
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    My Mac can't make phone calls or receive LTE signal without my iPhone. Is it a computer?
     
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    I think of it as a terminal that lets me get to my phone in my pocket. My phone is the central CPU with all of the connectivity and real processing power. AND it happens to be a nice looking watch.

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    Very funny. The watch has more CPU processing power and memory than the computer that ran my entire university! Anything with a processing chip is a computer. It may not be your main computer but it IS a computer.

    KIDS :rolleyes:
     
  23. meechy macrumors 6502

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    My mac can make phone calls without my iPhone. It's a thing called Skype.

    HTH
     
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    Nice try, but not quite. You can't call 911 or other emergency services via Skype. If a phone can't call 911, is it a phone? By your logic, the answer is "no".

    Also, it was nice of you to side step the LTE portion of my question. Face it, you took an illogical position that you can't defend.

    HTH. NEXT.
     
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    The :apple:Watch probably has more computing power than that entire computer room.
     

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