iPhone Watch (Wristwatch) / It's coming?!

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  1. lellis2k macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys,

    I was about to write a post asking why we don't yet have an iWatch, made by either apple or a 3rd party that links to the iPhone.

    It seems so obvious to have a watch that shows your sms, emails, who's calling etc without having to get your phone out.

    Some would call this lazy, I call it effiency (e.g. in a meeting, do I need to answer this vibrating phone in my pocket or not?)

    So anyway, it looks like one is coming! Is this for real?

    http://www.imwatch.it/en/smartwatch/imcolor/

    Discuss!

    Leigh
     
  2. rovex macrumors 65816

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    LG have had a watch phone out for ages but obviously hasn't gained much traction with the public. I remember meeting someone who had one and it looked extremely awkward answering a call.

    Not to mention you look like a fool having your arm against your ear in that manner.
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I can't see a "lot" of guys wanting to wear this!:eek:
     
  4. lellis2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't use it for answering calls, just to see who's calling then get the phone out if I wanted to answer it.

    It's mostly just for convenience, this one's running android but apparently compatible with iPhone 4 or 3GS as well as Android phones and BB/WP7 next year.

    It looks too good to be true IMHO but they've promised real photos/videos in august, of which today is the last today...
     
  5. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I can't say I foresee this being a big hit. To me it seems like a waste of time and money, I'd rather just get my phone out. I guess if you have super tight pants or something, or spend hours and hours driving every day it may be handy, but other than that no.
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    ^^^^
    How is that more convenient? :confused:
    Just pick up the iPhone.

    Anyway, I have no great hope that this product is going to be a runaway hit.
     
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  8. lellis2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The phone is in my pocket, so if I'm driving or in a meeting its much easier to look at my wrist. By your logic nobody with a mobile phone would have a watch, which is most definitely not the case.

    I think the price-tag will hold it back for now, but I'm pretty confident that in a few years these will be quite common.
     
  9. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I think most people would rather opt for a decent dress watch than one of these. That's what I'd do
     
  10. rovex macrumors 65816

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    Is a Bluetooth headset not sufficient? At least you can answer the call whilst you're driving if it's deemed necessary.
     
  11. kdarling, Aug 31, 2011
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    Reminds me of the Sony Ericsson LiveView watch, which can link to some Android phones.

    It can be clipped to your shirt like an iPod Nano, or used with a wristwatch band.

    Amazon sells it for about $70. Reviews are so-so. Needs refinement.

    live_view_watch.png
     
  12. lellis2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I've been looking at this, much better price but not as good a product, no touchscreen, smaller screen, and like you say it's just for a few android phones.
     
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  14. lellis2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like a good stepping stone, I'm impressed with the amount of apps that have been created for it. Combined with the number of people that develop apps for iPhone/Android I'm sure there'd be loads of apps in a very short amount of time for an iWatch.
     
  15. The Great Boony macrumors regular

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    If they brought out an iWatch it would have to be 32gb, or I'm not interested.
     

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