Wearables..Which would you choose and why?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by itsmeorthedog, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. itsmeorthedog macrumors member

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    Smartwatch or Glasses?

    Me, I'm leaning more to watches.. They are more natural (and less intrusive) compared to someone who wears a camera on their face.
     
  2. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    I dont like wearing a watch and ive never tried on a Google Glass so cant say if id like them or not but neither really interest me.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    A watch for the reasons you mentioned. Society is not ready for everyone to be wearing glass
     
  4. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

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    Neither, and not because they "aren't cool" or "look weird"..I just can't figure out what purpose they serve beyond what current smartphones can achieve?
     
  5. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    I'd much prefer a watch to something on my face, but neither seem really compelling to me.
     
  6. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I like the look of the Galaxy Gear. I wish it did more than it currently does but I'm hoping the next version will fix that.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    In the mall and can't hear my phone ring. Driving and don't want to look at my phone. Someone text me when I'm in a meeting
     
  8. Shrink macrumors G3

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    None.

    Because I don't feel the need for, IMO, less than attractive electronics hanging off my person. I prefer to keep my devices in my pocket, or my briefcase, if needed.

    Yes, I know, it's all very old school to wear a nice watch, and not some clunky piece of electronics on my wrist. Reaching into my pocket for my phone to access my emails or texts does not seem to me to be an insurmountable or arduous task

    And as for Glass...well...

    Just one old man's opinion...:D
     
  9. itsmeorthedog thread starter macrumors member

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    I believe we are a LONG way from wearables replacing phones and tablets.
     
  10. navra233 macrumors newbie

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    As of now Smart Watches
    Because they can be used whenever we want to use them easily. I don't want all time stuff around my eyes. Although Smart Watches aren't so much smarter in use as Google Glass seem but with recent trend it will be good to try. :)
     
  11. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Depends what I'm doing. If I want to be totally engrossed in doing something then I'd say glasses. If I need something convenient, but not in my face (literally) I say smartwatch. Personally I don't see the convenience of glancing at my watch though, versus just glancing at my phone but that's just me. But to have my info in front of my face all the time seems to be more valuable, I just don't know if I'm ready to surrender to the electronic world quite that much. Yeah I'm old fashioned, but I still think there is a point where we are connected too much.
     
  12. itsmeorthedog thread starter macrumors member

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    I think Glass is actually more intrusive than phones or tablets.

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    Glass is a device that is best suited to things like the medical field, industry professionals and law enforcement.

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    I quote.

    "Take Glass's head-movement control shortcuts, for instance. Snapping your head back and forth in casual conversation looks ridiculous and (more importantly) is illegible as phatic communication. In other words, other people around you have no idea what your jerky head movements might or might not signify: Is he turning something on, or off? Is he going to record this conversation, take a picture, or is he just silencing an incoming notification? Or did a bug just land on his ear?"

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    Why Google Should Ditch Consumers And Sell Glass To Enterprise Instead

    http://www.fastcodesign.com/3016674/why-google-should-ditch-consumers-and-sell-glass-to-enterprise-instead#comments
     
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  14. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Watch makes the most sense I think. I couldn't handle wearing glasses since I don't under normal circumstances.
     
  15. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    You shouldnt be looking at your watch either. I dont see anything here you said that would be any different than having your phone on you unless the watch will also vibrate and you can feel that better being on our wrist when in the mall.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    A visual cue on the wrist is a lot easier to see and notice than a sound in my pocket. I don't use vibrate b.c it annoys me.
     
  17. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. And it intrudes on everyone around the wearer as well. Folks who don't want to be photographed. I can see the wearer being treated as some sort of social pariah.
     
  18. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I really like the idea of glass and am looking forward to seeing it develop
     

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