Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Jun 2015 16:26 UTC
Apple

I bought an Apple Watch, and I've been wearing it for about two weeks. I'm a notorious mobile computing fanatic and early adopter. How does it hold up to real-world use? How does it compare to the hype?

Let's get this out of the way: I've been waiting for an Apple Watch for a long time. While a lot of people were quick to dismiss the whole idea, I've been on board with the idea of a wrist-mounted companion to a smartphone since I first started using a smartphone. I never bought a Pebble or any of the other first generation smart watches, largely because I've been around the block long enough to know that it's hard to be an early adopter, but partially because I wanted to wait and see what Apple would come up with.

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RE[3]: Saw one in the US
by shotsman on Fri 19th Jun 2015 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Saw one in the US"
shotsman
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Ok, I'll take the bait.

I do own some shares (as we call them in the UK). Do I want to trade them on a whim of a notification that might appear on my wrist? Not a chance.
Unless you are a trader/day trader share dealing is not something you do every day. So why does the normal person need to know (instantly) that the FT250 has gone up by 0.01% when 15mins ago it was flat? They don't.
Their life is is not going to end because their portfolio has gove down by $10 in the last hour. If you are in that state then may I humbly suggest that you seek professional medial advice.

On average I look at my investments once a month. I have other things in my life that take priority. But that it just me, a sad sack who owes no one any money and is looking forward to retiring soon.

Share apps and notifications might be useful to some people but once the ownership of device like the apple Watch gets out into the wider public the will be like me and not care about share price notifications. Now the weather... that is another story all together.

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