Doesn't remove the limitations of the watch, in that it's dependent on the smartphone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Zellio, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Zellio macrumors 65816

    Zellio

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    This is nothing more then a me 2 gesture from Apple. Beyond a new control mechanism, this brings nothing to the table. This is the Rokr E1, or an iPad with osx and a pen and no multitouch.

    The main issue with smartphones is that after the honeymoon period a lot of people sell them. Why? Because they figure out that in order to do a lot of things you need to take out the superior smartphone! And if you are using a superior smartphone, with games, bigger screen, music, etc, why use a smart watch?

    The one thing would be for exercise (Since if you are running it's not a good idea to have lots of things in your pocket), but then you can easily buy a nano and a wrist/arm or watch attachment for it!

    This should go the way of the Rokr E1 until Apple figures out a way to make the smartphone it's own unique item... Assuming they can actually come up with new ideas now.
     
  2. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    How many times are you going to use the Rokr comment?
     
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  4. Kiju macrumors member

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    I think this is one of the more valid arguments about the watch.

    Personally, I carry my phone everywhere, even when I run, so it's not much of an issue. However, I also think that the benefit of not needing to carry a phone around is immense, and we'll probably see a detachment from that dependency in a generation or two. If apple wants to keep up with the market, it's definitely something they need to be thinking about.
     

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