Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:50 UTC
Apple "According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays with ITO-coated glass." It must be the holiday lull. I'm this close to putting this in the joke category.
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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by novad on Fri 28th Dec 2012 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
novad
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2010-06-10

Hello MOS6510

I appreciate your answer.

I didn't realize it was a joke and a reference to Knight Rider (My fault)

I don't think smart watches will ever have any success. It's not a question of Apple or anyone else making them.

The main problem with such a smartwatch is its size… To be usable it must have a big screen (Maybe not 4’’… but big enough). If it has a minimalistic screen it can be used for very limited tasks like:

- Answer/reject calls
- Bluetooth music player
- Hum… heuuuuu… Maybe pay stuff with a NFC chip

With a big screen, it's simply that you (Generic you... Not you MOS6510 :-) ) look stupid, except for specific tasks like jogging.

It's not the kind of object people like to show or are proud of.

That makes it an expensive gadget for a niche market.

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