Who needs an Apple Watch when you could have this?

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    Just stumbled upon this Indiegogo project, which is apparently real and not at all an elaborate joke of some kind. A few things struck me about it. First, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the "cuff" and simply strapping your cellphone to your wrist, and yet the cuff requires a tethered cell phone. It also seems to share almost all of its functionality with the Apple Watch, with a few exceptions. It just boggles the mind that this concept has made it as far as I has.

    I did like the way it alerts you when you move out of a certain range of the tethered phone, though. (I also stumbled upon this beauty while researching this.)

     
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    LOL. That video looks like something from Saturday Night Live...
    They may as well just strap an iPhone 6+ to their arm!
     
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    I found this about a month ago but couldn't find it again. I like the of a cuff "idea". Their design is way too thick and bulky.

    If someday there was a 3'-5' screen, paper thin and breathable, I would be in.
     
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    I thought Apple Watch did that too. But because of Wifi range you don't go out of range often?
     
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    Nope it does not notify you. You have to look at the watch to see you are out of range.
     
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    Well, it shows an icon at the top of the screen when it's disconnected, but to my knowledge there is no alert or sound played.
     
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    Having had two Garmin bands & now watch that does this, I for one am glad the watch doesn't, and it's one of the bigger reasons I'm getting one. My current garmin vibrates probably 30-50 times a day when I'm at home at the weekends as I move around my house and it loses the connection to my phone. I could turn Bluetooth off but then I miss notifications when they come through on my phone. If Apple introduce this, I hope it's an option the user can control. the garmin forums have many threads from people asking for it to be configurable. I get why it's there, but make it an option, not on for all....
     
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    Priceless. Without the video, how I am supposed to figure out why the band in photo 1 is different from photo 2?
     
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    It would definitely be an option, but with your home it shouldn't be an issue if you have wifi that your iPhone connects to.
     
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    Apple watch being an additional device that depends on an iPhone is a concept that invites other companies to create gadgets for Apple Watch. Ringly is one such example.
     
  11. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    Insane. Its literally an apple watch that is easily ten times as large. What a crazy idea... I would laugh if I saw someone wearing that...
     
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    And had you pulled out an iPhone 6+ to make a phone call back in 2007 people would have laughed at you.

    Trust me. After 6 years of people wearing Apple Watches we'll all be used to them and then there will be products like this from Apple too.
     
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    Am I the only one completely angered and appalled at the concept of this?

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    They already do. Buy a workout strap for your iPhone, presto. The iPhone was a smartphone at 3.5" and is still a smartphone at 5.5". This device, whatever the hell you want to call it, is not a watch. Nor will it ever be a watch. The Apple watch doesn't attempt to mimic a smartphone, it's made to be an accessory. This abomination is LITERALLY a smartphone strapped to your wrist. It's not about being being "used to" the bigger size.
     
  15. mightyjabba thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This I doubt (very strongly). If anything I see wearables going in the opposite direction -- more like "real" watches and jewelry and less like a screen strapped to your wrist.

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    On the contrary -- you still need a cell phone to use many of its functions (it can't make calls or access cellular data on its own) so it is actually less useful than a smartphone strapped to your wrist.
     
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    Agreed.

    So an iPod touch strapped to your wrist. Even better. I can't believe idiots actually donated to this project. Could have just bought one of these....
     

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    People already are complaining about their Apple Watch getting dinged up because it is worn, lets make it bigger so it can get even more destroyed.

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    I really want this from the Apple Watch, I really do!

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    Except one problem, with a screen this big you STILL need to have your iPhone to make this work! Lol! Laughable at best.
     
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    I decided this guy was missing something. Now the picture is complete. ;)
     

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    To large for everyday use, maybe if you are running, riding a bike, or doing something where you cannot access your phone.
     
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    No. Just no.
     

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    And it goes with everything! (except women and gainful employment)
     
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    My goodness, what's with all the discussion... this just left me speechless. Just wow. Woooooow.
     

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