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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #60 on: September 10, 2014, 09:18:34 AM »
They're forcing people who want it to also buy an iphone. That really limits their market potential. Close to 85% are already on Android.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #61 on: September 10, 2014, 09:27:49 AM »
Now that Apple has invented the smartwatch, it's amazing to see all the other android manufacturers suddenly pretend they had the idea over a year ago.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2014, 09:41:30 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.
From the few minutes I watched, I do remember seeing a demo on wrist, where he asks his friend about going for dinner and the sushi, no?

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2014, 10:05:56 AM »
Now that Apple has invented the smartwatch, it's amazing to see all the other android manufacturers suddenly pretend they had the idea over a year ago.

Um?

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2014, 10:07:48 AM »
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #65 on: September 10, 2014, 01:19:02 PM »
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.

TimT, what makes you want to buy one?

I'm not asking in a defensive way, I really want to know what is it about this watch that makes you want to spend $350+ on it.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #66 on: September 10, 2014, 01:32:20 PM »
:( I was going to put the entire shabbos davening on there.
I'm not a posek... Besides for the muktza question, the thing must be loaded with sensors...

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2014, 01:34:24 PM »
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.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/doctors-monitor-patients-vitals-via-smartphones-fitness-trackers/


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Microsoft HealthVault — Microsoft’s web-based electronic health records platform — lets doctors access data from fitness trackers like Fitbit or Nike+ Fuel Band and glucose and heart monitors that patients have uploaded themselves. It’s an attempt to create a one-stop shop for health information.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2014, 01:42:32 PM »
They're forcing people who want it to also buy an iphone. That really limits their market potential. Close to 85% are already on Android.
This will get them the undecided Apple-Android people who now wanna get the watch.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2014, 02:16:02 PM »
I really want to know what is it about this watch that makes you want to spend $350+ on it.
I like cool gadgets. I would wait till the price goes down a little, though.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2014, 02:29:02 PM »
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/doctors-monitor-patients-vitals-via-smartphones-fitness-trackers/

A) Nothing about a heart attack alert system, what were you coming to prove?

B) The ecosystem is far from created yet, as proven from your own article:
"Scripps’ Topol called the announcement an important but “baby” step toward making data-powered medicine a reality. “It’s the future,” he said. “But we’ve got a long way for this to become routine.” Integrating data into medical records can be clunky. Topol’s patients, after all, must still email him screenshots of their information before it can be put into their records."

As I commented,
"Its much harder to integrate that technology into a doctors health software system."

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Microsoft HealthVault — Microsoft’s web-based electronic health records platform — lets doctors access data from fitness trackers like Fitbit or Nike+ Fuel Band and glucose and heart monitors that patients have uploaded themselves. It’s an attempt to create a one-stop shop for health information.

Again, this is also not what I mentioned, though it is a step towards that.
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2014, 03:59:50 PM »


(My thoughts exactly)

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2014, 06:04:23 PM »


(My thoughts exactly)
ha ha. He must be an "Ihater". Apple has made a few of those.

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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2014, 09:39:59 PM »
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Re: Thoughts on the "Smartwatch" category.
« Reply #74 on: September 13, 2014, 11:57:19 PM »


I might be wrong after all...