WATCH lessons from when I was a kid in 1984...

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  1. shawnchittle, Apr 13, 2015
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    When I saw the WATCH with the stainless steel band I could not believe my eyes. It was as if my old Casio Databank I had in 1985 or so had come back to life.

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    I became quite good at typing on it because I had small fingers back then of course. I put all my appointments in it (basketball, homework, chores, practice Nintendo Punch-Out in the arcade!)

    It ran my life. It was great. I loved that little watch. Still have it, too.

    And now with WATCH, I can manage my insane volume of texts. Just glance down. I feel bad when I'm out with friends and my phone is buzzing. I work for three startups and I get a lot of messages. Most can wait. Others from family or friends are more pressing.

    But the killer app for me is the haptic feedback driven by GPS directions where it will tell you when to turn left or right WITHOUT looking. It has a certain tap pattern for left and right so I'm told? I ride my bike and drive a lot. Now I don't even need to take my eyes off the road. Just feel it.

    This thing will change my life for the better, just like it did in 1984 when I was a little kid.

    As I pulled the trigger on the Stainless Steel with link bracelet, I realized that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
     
  2. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    Clicked on this thread expecting some reference to George Orwell's 1984 novel :confused:
     
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    And yet, after all this time, no calculator on an :apple: Watch.
     
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    lmao... so did I! Click bait headline lol. :rolleyes:

    Joking OP.;)

    I was the same way with my old Sony Clie UX50.

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    Yep, I figured this would be a commentary on wearables and the surveillance state.
     
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    I'm sure calculator apps will be among the most common in the beginning.
     
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  10. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    Cool post. Ahhh the 80s, love it
    Calgon take me away
     
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  12. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

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    They should make a similar "complication" or watch face. Would be cool for nostalgic purposes anyway.
     
  13. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure someone is making this app... Actually probably dozens are
     
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    I wish they'd had a link bracelet for this:

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    My first computer. Sadly, it couldn't tell the time...
     

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