I feel like the mockups looked better

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  1. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    Although I'm judging this without actually holding one, I feel like the mockups of iWatch were much better than what was produced. Not saying that it's ugly - it's decent, but these mockups raised the bar for me, personally. One thing it does have that I really like is the interface. Now that's awesome!
     
  2. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    so do all iPhone mockups. people still buy it. people still complain. Apple stock goes higher. Rinse. Repeat
     
  3. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I doubt most of the people who made those mockups have any actual experience with engineering or UI design.
     
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    *SOME* mockups always look better. you can get rid of the bezel, make it thinner, and make up whatever you want.

    Look at car concepts. Sure they look nice, but they never make in into production that way for a reason. Practicality.
     
  6. AndroidKing macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]

    I loved this design cause it got away from the square metal housing concept. Not practical for the next few years though, until one of those bendy Oled screens and tiny powerful batteries become cheap.
     
  7. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    I didn't like this one, mostly because it reminded me of those cheap bangle bracelets you can get.
     
  8. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I don't see how you could get the firm contact with the skin needed by sensors in the Apple watch with such a design.
     
  9. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

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    The design is a lot less versatile. It looks great on teenagers, not so great on businessmen. Also, the screen is long enough that you would have to rotate your wrist as you shift your focus from the top to the bottom and vice versa.
     
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Quite a huge difference between the constraints of Photoshop and imagination versus the constraints of physics, economics and stuff actually working.
     
  11. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    The Samsung Gear Fit is similar to that design though.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I have that. I like the fact that the battery life is around 3 days. Feels very cheap and low quality now that I have seen the :apple: Watch. Not to mention that doesn't do much really, except the notifications. Steps, heart rate and other stuff, not accurate at all.
     
  13. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    The fit still has a flexible strap.That concept design appears to have a a rigid spherical body.
     
  14. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Yea, that's why I said similar. Concepts are just concepts, like a rough draft.
     
  15. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    i hope it comes one day.
     
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    These look good.
     

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  17. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    I really hoped it wasnt going to be like this...really dont like them. I prefer a watch to look like a watch not a bangle or one of those charity wristbands.
     
  18. thedeejay thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I personally like this one: http://bit.ly/1pcdFxd

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    That one...not my favorite.
     
  19. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    The bangles work better for those of is who don't want a watch from Apple...
     
  20. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I think the actual watch is better than any of the mock ups. Every mockup took the existing ios paradigm and squeezed it into a watch. The Apple Watch's UI is is the best I've seen for a smart watch, and that's probably because they tried to start from scratch and actually test it.
     
  21. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    It is amazing what one can create when not bound by the realities of technical, practical, and financial limitations.

    Unfortunately, Apple (or any tech company for that matter) does not live in that world.
     
  22. thedeejay thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This here is a beauty. I'm not usually into these Android phones/gadgets but damn this sure is beautiful.


    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm tempted to make one of those (with the Apple Watch face) and wear it to work as a joke :p
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    While the render looks great, it's actually pretty terrible in real life (i.e., on the wrist).

    [​IMG]
     

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