Apple Watch's competition.....

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  1. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    Just saw this video of a LG G Watch R running Android Wear.

    If this is the competition for Apple Watch, I can't see how the Android fanboys can put down Apple Watch :eek::eek:

    See the "elegant" flow of playing a music track by voice.. So smooth...
    https://vid.me/WHYu

    And regarding circular design, I'm glad Apple didn't go down that path. Pretty limited screen estate (look at how the text is cut):
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  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yup. Those pictures clearly demonstrate why a circular design is a bad idea for displaying text.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I didn't see anything "smooth" in that video.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I guess the sarcasm flew over your head!
     
  5. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Until people get thier apple watches, should we be comparing products ?

    Also android fanboys are chirpy cause the apple watch is just iOS version of android wearables. There was talk how apple we're going to reinvent what wearables was, instead they just jumped on the bandwagon.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Haha. I guess it did!
     
  7. Armen, Mar 14, 2015
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    Apple Watch's competition.....

    I don't understand these threads. How is a watch that doesn't WORK with the iPhone considered competition?

    It's not a choice like picking between an iPhone or an android phone. To change the watch you would need a new phone.

    Android fanboy "your apple watch sucks! You should sell your iPhone, break your carrier contract and then buy an Android phone so you can buy this watch" wtf? No thanks.
     
  8. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha :D
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It's not direct competition, but there IS an ecosystem to ecosystem competition going on.

    For example, if Android Wear is significantly better than Apple watch, then I might not break my carrier contract to switch, but next time the contract is up for renewal, I might consider switching to Android.
     
  10. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not to me.

    - See how it lags from 0:36 when he clicks the watch face. Suddenly he's in a calendar event because he clicked to many times because it was slow.
    - App launcher is horrible. Just a long list. It would take a lot of time to reach the last app is the list..
    - Overall the UI looks pretty bad. Not thought through and inconsistent.
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    These are not the competitors you are looking for
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    You're making it sound too easy. Not many people would be willing to switch sides and get a new phone just to get a watch that may offer some additional features.
     
  13. Ries macrumors 68000

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    The point is that round watches work just fine.

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    Audi has their own UI even.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LimM65U25A
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    What's so hard about switching phones? Go into the "alternative devices" forum and you'll see people switching from Android to iOS to Windows phone and then back around again.
     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

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    Apple Watch's competition.....


    Changing from an iPhone to an Android phone or vice versa is not a simple decision to make especially if you are invested in their respective eco system, money spent on apps and accessories you've purchased.

    On top of that you have to buy a new phone and buy a new watch also?
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You're not hearing me, if you are going to buy a new phone ANYWAY, why not get one that goes with the best watch?

    I understand that not everyone thinks this way, but I think there are enough people who would consider switching ecosystems for the best watch, that comparing watches is a valid discussion to have.
     
  17. Armen macrumors 604

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    Apple Watch's competition.....


    The circumstance you are describing will work for those users that don't really have a brand loyalty and tend to switch every now and then. I for one love my iPhone. Unless a smart watch is available that will work with my iPhone I will not switch to another phone just to meet requirements for an accessory like a watch.

    I like the Moto 360. Too bad it doesn't work with the iPhone. That's where the story ends.
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yes, I understand that's you. But just because you wouldn't switch to Android in order to use Moto 360 doesn't make comparisons between Moto and Apple watch useless. You pointing out features of Moto might convince someone else to switch. :D Or if enough iOS users became aware of desirable features in Android Wear, they might make the demand felt enough that Apple adds them to Apple watch.
     
  19. Armen macrumors 604

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    That's a good thing.
     
  20. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Watch is irrelevant to a vast number of people, even those who use iPhone's.

    Most people will continue to make their choice of phones based on their personal preferences and usage. Given that a phone is far more useful, it's a much higher priority.

    There's a distinct and rather large number of advantages to_not_ using a smartphone. Especially for those who have a desire to disconnect or reduce the level of connectivity when away from work.

    Consider the millions that aren't wearing watches today, they're the least likely to strap one on just because Apple makes them. Being tracked doesn't appeal to everyone, no matter how warm and fuzzy Apple makes it sound.

    There'll be plenty of others that'll take the bait Apple puts out there.
     
  21. Armen macrumors 604

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    Agreed. The watch is just an accessory and shouldn't be the driving force behind people's decisions of what smart phone to get.
     
  22. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    There will be people who champions Android no matter what. They championed Google Glass. They championed Google Wallet, which by the way is a failure and now will be changed to work more like Apple Pay.
    And now they're championing Android Wear. But like Eric Migicovsky, the Pebble founder, had said about Android Wear:

    ..of which I agree completely.
    There will be people who are blind on both camps. The difference is one camp just ain't willing to accept the reality, that all they got is a useless market share. If they could just stop blindly follow the big G for a second, or stop blindly hate all the Apple did for a sec, I think the tech discussion will be much more healthy and useful.
     
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  24. Armen macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I read about that. I mentioned in another thread that since the Apple watch companion app is baked into iOS it most likely has system level privileges. i.e. it will be set to always run in the background regardless if the user closes it or not and be immune to iOS' memory management system killing it to recover memory and it is more integrated into iOS.
     

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