This is what Apple watch should be

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by atlatnesiti, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. atlatnesiti Suspended

    Sep 4, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    A few things:

    - This thread discusses why apple went rectangle instead of circle

    - Given the nature of a smart watch you wouldn't even see the face in the video you posted most of the time because the screen would be off to conserve battery. You'd see a black circle on people's wrists.
  3. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Thanks for sharing. So we can assume you won't be buying the Apple Watch. I can tell you for sure that I won't be buying what is in that video. It looks hideous to me. I can only assume you work for that company.
  4. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    That is pretty cool but definitely not Apple.
  5. Speechless macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2015
    Non-gentrified Brooklyn.
  6. SixtyK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2013
    You have questionable tastes in my humble opinion.
  7. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    That thing looks like a barbecue grill designed by Liberace.
  8. AS90 macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    Wirral, UK
  9. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    But isn't this a "real" mechanical watch with a smartwatch screen superimposed over it when necessary? When the smartwatch elements weren't being used, you would just see the traditional watch. Seems really clever, actually, although I don't know how it would work in practice.

    EDIT: It's worth noting that these apparently start at around $1200.
  10. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    It's also important to note that all the pictures are computer renderings with the overlay screen made to look a lot better than they actually do.
  11. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    I think that this is a nice men's watch. As a woman I wouldn't even think about buying this. Part of the apple watch's appeal is that it is attractive for both men and women, so Apple would never use this design, for good reason.
  12. AS90 macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    Wirral, UK
    Most men would swerve this monstrosity too :)
  13. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    They've been in 'pre-order' status since last summer. The watches still haven't been produced.

    They're hard to read, even with the 40% transparency models.

    Round faces are good for exactly one thing: following the traditional round watch face. They're terrible for being efficient with space, text, etc.

    It's a sexy looking promo youtube vid, but when you start looking at the website and thinking about the implications, not so much.
  14. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

    I am Sampson

    Sep 16, 2007
    Plymouth, UK
    I think it looks glorious personally.
    But then it does look quite thick and also is fake due to not showing what it would really look like with only partly transparent screen.

    Not apple by any means, but awesome.
  15. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    * how long does it take to change the watch face on that?
    * mechanical + digital. The easiest way to clog up the pipes is to complicate the plumbing.

    I wouldn't want one of those.
  16. Cyberstven macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2012
    I personally think that this is where we could be headed long term. I am extremely bullish on the Apple watch. I purchased a Microsoft Band for the fitness/sleep tracking functionality (where obviously didn't turn out to be great), but I "saw the light" in terms of having a smart device on my wrist. I pre-ordered a watch for myself...convinced others to pre-order, etc.

    That being said, I am a huge mechanical watch fanatic, and I am struggling with what happens to my other watches. I'm considering just double fisting as well as switching to the double neck ties seen in Back to the Future II :).

    At the end of the day, I think a device that does 100 different things will "win" over a device that simply tells the date and time. The biggest concern I have about the Apple watch is that everyone is going to have the same damn watch. Sure, there will be different bands, but I feel like it might get a bit boring with everyone having a rectangular screen on their wrist. Watches have been such a great conversation piece for me, and I often bond with people who have the same, or similar watches.

    Apple obviously can and will change the shape over time, but I think it would be so cool if the apple watch simply becomes a chip, and sapphire crystal that can be integrated in any mechanical watch. I would easily pay extra to integrate "watch OS" into a true luxury watch that I can pass down to my children.

    Time will tell, but I think it is silly to slam someone for thinking that this is an ideal solution.
  17. die444die macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2008
    This is a very good point. I found a video of the actual watch to compare:
  18. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    Oh god no, not the Moto design! Anything but that! I hate the "perfect circle sitting atop a band" design! It's so plain and boring; simplicity overdone!

    Also, according to the Kairos website, their smartwatch is 17.1mm thick.. that's nearly 70% thicker than the Apple Watch. I wonder how those who think the AWatch is too thick would feel about that?
  19. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Yeah, it's actually a pretty cool concept.

    Limited thinking naysayers concentrate on the particular shape of the initial model, but the general idea is really good.

    Correct. In real life, the screen is nice, but it's difficult to see the watch underneath. Still, things can only improve. We're in the early stages of a lot of this stuff.

    Darn tooting. We should all be wearing highly efficient text displays like this:


    Because blind efficiency always trumps fashion and personal desires.
  20. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
  21. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    That's all just CGI, isn't it?

    Edit: NM. I see there's a prototype out now.
  22. Dub1ous macrumors regular


    Apr 13, 2015
    Wichita, KS
    It looks kind of cool, but the design looks really complicated. And I'll be surprised if the screen functionality works nearly as well as in the CG renderings.
  23. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    I don't like it. Also it looks like it has an exhaust fan grill from my computer in it

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