Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Feb 2015 23:49 UTC
Android

Wow. There are quite a few people talking about yesterday's Canalys estimate of 720,000 Android Wear shipments in the last six months of 2014. And most of that talk is ridiculous, with little to no perspective on the market itself. All of the doom and gloom I’m reading about Android Wear may yet come to pass, but to base it on shipment data at this point in time is premature for several reasons.

It's an interesting perspective, and the author certainly makes some good points, but disappointing or no, the real problem for me is still that Android Wear and current smartwatches in general are, simply, shit.

I've never based my opinions on popularity, and I don't intend to start now.

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RE[3]: Pebble works for me.
by Langalf on Fri 13th Feb 2015 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "smart" watches? now, come on"
Langalf
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I have had a Pebble for over a year now, and I think it strikes the right balance. It does not try to do everything my smartphone does; it is a watch with extras.

That being said, I have found it very handy. I never have my phone on ring or vibrate anymore; I get all the notifications on my wrist in a very unobtrusive manner. I can leave the phone charging in my office and wander around the house and still get messages. The battery life of at least seven days is more than adequate. The screen is good enough for the purpose the Pebble is meant to serve.

I have looked at the newer smart watches, and they just try to do too much. As people have said, the packaging and controls are woefully inadequate for the functionality they are trying to cram into them.

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