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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2014, 09:20:20 PM »
Just saw the Apple Watch.

All I'm going to say is that Steve is rolling in his grave.
Something tells me you'll be eating your words soon.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2014, 10:25:49 PM »
Something tells me you'll be eating your words soon.

Well, we'll see -- won't we?

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2014, 10:32:36 PM »
In what way is the apple watch better than the various android watches?

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2014, 10:39:46 PM »
I think it's a nice looking device, though some configurations looked pretty ugly to me. However, Apple has been pushing "customization" so it makes sense not everyone will like all the options.

From the keynote the watch didn't seem to be so intuitive to use, unlike other apple products. I guess we'll have to wait and see what it's really like to use one.

Overall, I feel that this is the first time that apple released a fully fleshed 1st generation product that isn't missing obvious features.

Sales wise, I think that the Sport version will do the best, as that serves the large health-oriented demographic, who'd probably be willing to buy an apple watch even if they have a dumb watch already.

P.s. Can we have a vote to see if anyone's getting one?
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2014, 10:47:24 PM »
In what way is the apple watch better than the various android watches?

It's better in some ways and worse in some ways.

The real question is, are there still millions of die-hard Apple fans who will buy just about anything that Apple produces, or is there a limit? Will people (like myself) who haven't worn a watch in years start wearing one again? Most importantly, will people find such a compelling need for this that they will pay $350+ for it?

My belief is (as I stated early on in the thread) that smartwatches are not compelling enough to spend money on. For the record, I myself am a huge Apple fan.

Analysts who don't know jack sh#* about technology are already making huge sales predictions, like this pinhead:

Katy Huberty, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, said before Tuesday’s event that Apple may sell as many as 60 million of the new wearable devices in its first year on the market, adding as much as $9 billion in revenue for fiscal 2015.


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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2014, 11:05:08 PM »
It's better in some ways and worse in some ways.

The real question is, are there still millions of die-hard Apple fans who will buy just about anything that Apple produces, or is there a limit? Will people (like myself) who haven't worn a watch in years start wearing one again? Most importantly, will people find such a compelling need for this that they will pay $350+ for it?

My belief is (as I stated early on in the thread) that smartwatches are not compelling enough to spend money on. For the record, I myself am a huge Apple fan.

Analysts who don't know jack sh#* about technology are already making huge sales predictions, like this pinhead:

Katy Huberty, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, said before Tuesday’s event that Apple may sell as many as 60 million of the new wearable devices in its first year on the market, adding as much as $9 billion in revenue for fiscal 2015.

60 million is crazy high number.
That man is on crack even if he somehow ends up being right.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2014, 12:57:55 AM »
I dont think this watch needs a Apple logo on it, its already thick like an apple....

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2014, 01:45:14 AM »
Just a thought:
Features like the the heart rate monitor may be able to detect a heart attack or an irregular heartbeat. Alerts can be sent to family/first aid immediately.
Also,  a doctor or therapist may be able to sync up with your activity monitor so they can track your health and offer guidance and goals.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2014, 06:03:44 AM »
Just a thought:
Features like the the heart rate monitor may be able to detect a heart attack or an irregular heartbeat. Alerts can be sent to family/first aid immediately.
Also,  a doctor or therapist may be able to sync up with your activity monitor so they can track your health and offer guidance and goals.
Sounds like you are unaware of the dozens of fitness bands on the market that are synced to great apps that do all that and more.
They also are lightweight and very customizable. This is not aaple innovation at all. Nothing about this watch is AFAIK.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2014, 08:08:43 AM »
Have you ever adjusted the time on your watch whilst wearing it on your wrist?

I haven't,  because it's quite difficult to manipulate the crown with a wrist in the way. 

Did you notice there wasn't a single demo with the watch on a wrist?

A totally unrelated question; can this be worn on Shabbos as a timepiece? Assuming one turns off all notifications,  it would be similar to the calculator watches of the 1990's.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2014, 08:25:44 AM »
I would think it is muktza

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #56 on: September 10, 2014, 08:30:34 AM »
I would think it is muktza
:( I was going to put the entire shabbos davening on there.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2014, 08:40:18 AM »
Sounds like you are unaware of the dozens of fitness bands on the market that are synced to great apps that do all that and more.
They also are lightweight and very customizable. This is not aaple innovation at all. Nothing about this watch is AFAIK.

Link for one fitness band/heart monitor that has that capability?
It's easy to build a fitness monitor. Its much harder to integrate that technology into a doctors health software system.

It's very hard to build a eco-system around a product. Apple is different because they've built up
(with help of 3rd party developers) tremendous ecosystems whether for the iPhone, iPad, or iTunes.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2014, 08:43:11 AM »
Have you ever adjusted the time on your watch whilst wearing it on your wrist?

I haven't,  because it's quite difficult to manipulate the crown with a wrist in the way. 

Did you notice there wasn't a single demo with the watch on a wrist?

A totally unrelated question; can this be worn on Shabbos as a timepiece? Assuming one turns off all notifications,  it would be similar to the calculator watches of the 1990's.

The demo couldn't be on their wrists because the watch had to be connected to the display.

Soon enough we'll find out if it's easy to use. Until then I'll give apple benefit of the doubt based on their history of designing products that are easy to use.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2014, 08:51:18 AM »
The demo couldn't be on their wrists because the watch had to be connected to the display.

Soon enough we'll find out if it's easy to use. Until then I'll give apple benefit of the doubt based on their history of designing products that are easy to use.
Seeing the videos of it sure makes me want to buy one. Though I always first go into an apple store & check everything out before buying.