Video on the watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shacky, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. shacky macrumors regular

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    Looking forward to delivery of my SS, 42. I don't think I've seen any mention of video on the watch. I know it's a small screen, but could you view Netflix, YouTube, or even FaceTime?
     
  2. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    Where is the face palm image when you need it?
     
  3. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    If your phone is with you (it has to be for this type of activity), why would you want to watch video on a TINY screen when you could watching it on your phone?
     
  4. Juansito macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]
     
  5. Notme90 macrumors member

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    Hahahahaha this guy is funny.

    But I think FaceTime will be great on apple watch's 8MP camera
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Until you realize your arm gets tired of holding the watch up.
     
  7. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    I know these clowns are making fun of your question, but you actually bring up a good point. I'm curious about apps such as Instagram or Twitter, where people can post videos. I haven't seen anything mentioned, so there's a chance that the watch can't play videos, but I'm wondering how it'll handle those type of videos.
     
  8. Munky macrumors 6502

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    So when you Facetime you hold your phone down by your waist?
     
  9. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    No camera on the watch so no point for facetime. I think some video may be possible but uses up bandwidth and would be slow. The emoji's are little animations so who knows what they may end up doing some day.

    There was a big thread a while back about facetime audio but the final conclusion was to just pull out your phone that is nearby anyway for that.
     
  10. Munky macrumors 6502

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    I'm very aware there is no camera. I'm more or less against everyone who is saying "you don't want to hold your arm up for X amount of time". It's simply untrue.
     
  11. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Can't wait for gen 2 to watch porn on the Apple watch

    Or maybe a jailbreak
     
  12. The19th macrumors regular

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    Granted, it may be pre-rendered:
    http://www.apple.com/watch/built-in-apps/ and about halfway down in the center column is the Camera Remote built-in app. Clicking play shows a "video" of what the camera is seeing and you can trigger the shutter from there.

    I don't see why it couldn't do an Instagram video, for example.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    It's more comfortable holding a phone because your elbow isn't up
     
  14. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Some of us can hold our arms up for a long time but I think you would be surprised how short a time most people can do that. If you think about the angles you hold a phone versus a watch they are very different. If looking at the phone most would probably have their elbow resting at their waist. Anyone can hold that position for a long time. BUT the watch goes on when holding it with the elbow perpendicular to the wrist. That is much harder to hold for a long time. I can do that but I do TRX and that makes that angle stronger.
     
  15. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Found this interesting, but there was a "Videos" section on the try-on Watches (that I accidentally accessed) full of the demo loops.
     
  16. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    The rather large segment of Apple enthusiasts that covet tiny screens would like to watch video on their Apple Watch.
     
  17. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    The first thing I'll do when my AW arrives is watch Lawrence of Arabia on it, letterboxed in 2.35:1 Panavision.

    :p
     
  18. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    My arm gets tired holding the phone up...
     
  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    Only 45 minutes left to go watching my show. :eek: No chance of arm and neck cramping holding this position, so the :apple:Watch is the perfect video watching device.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    Could see it working well for quick 10-15 second clips , say a goal in a match or something.
     
  21. shacky, Apr 13, 2015
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    OK, so I think we have adequately pointed out that watching a movie on the watch would not be an optimum viewing experience. But, there are times when a person may want to be able to watch a Youtube video, a quick Facebook video clip, or check in on my workshop using the video camera that I can access with everything from a 3rd party app to a browser.

    I also like to have Xfinity live stream on a news channel, available currently on my iPhone or iPad. I can see where I may want to do that occasionally for 5 or 10 minutes to see what's going on.

    So, in spite of the condescending posts from self important geniuses, I can see where video on the watch would be a nice feature. And, I believe that a "personal device" should allow choices. Just because video viewing isn't judged to be optimal, should it be impossible? It reminds me of how Apple has "Hey, Siri" enabled on the iPhone and iPad ONLY if it is plugged in. Let me decide if I want to have it active other times and let me decide if I want to be able to check out a Youtube video on the diminutive screen.

    One more thing. Facetime? Why not? Because there is no camera. OK, I get that, but it reminds me of a couple weeks ago when I saw a woman using Facetime so her husband could see their son get an award at a basketball banquet. In other words, occasionally, 2-way video is not required. Again, small screen? Yes it is, but not much smaller than this: http://smile.amazon.com/Latte-LP-IP...=1428927562&sr=8-2&keywords=1.5"+video+screen
     
  22. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Don't worry about people making jokes about it here.
    As soon as you can watch video ect on the Apple watch, people here will be fully supportive of it.

    They mostly only rubbish things that Apple products can't do, until they can do them, then they all shut up and suddenly it's a great idea.

    Smaller iPad = Dumb, no one wants them, Apple should not make them.
    Large Screen Phones = Dumb, no one wants them, Apple should not make them.

    Now the iPad Camera:
    We're gradually seeing people shut up here about a camera on a tablet being stupid, dumb and should not be allowed, the more Apple are starting to promote this as a feature.

    Same will happen for the watch, people here will rubbish ideas as dumb as the current watch can't do it.
    They will almost all do a 180 degree turn around and say how amazing it is, once a future model from Apple can.

    It's just how Apple fans are.... We're used to it :)
     
  23. murray macrumors regular

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    How's this thread working out for you, shacky?
     
  24. deckard666 macrumors regular

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    Sorry bud I wont be changing my mind - some rubbish ideas stay rubbish ideas.
     
  25. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure some kind of video will eventually come to the watch screen, just like there will eventually be some kind of games. I wouldn't discount it per se. It's still fun to imagine grotesque scenarios like watching full length movies... :)
     

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