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[2]: Good idea, wrong producer
by Carewolf on Thu 27th Dec 2012 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Good idea, wrong producer"
Carewolf
Member since:
2005-09-08

Maybe the technology should have gone the other way. Watch manufacturer to improve sales adds programmable backlight to most high end watches. And the Phone manufactorer could then find ways to integrate that. Because I would not buy a Sony or Apple digital watch, but a good Seiko that is augmented by bluethooth integration to my phone would be awesome.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I think you're in the minority there.

Most people wear watches as a functional fashion accessory or because they can't use a phone at work.

In the case of the former, bluetooth isn't really pretty / fashionable enough to wear on ones wrist; and in the case of the latter, bluetooth would be useless.

So I think it will be a long time yet before such things ever take off - assuming they ever will.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Apparently men didn't wear wristwatches, but used pocket watches (I guess mobile phones compare to those now). Wristwatches were for women. This changed during the war, don't know which one, I guess the first world war.

I don't know about England, but here in The Netherlands most people still wear watches. Personally I have a number, each for certain occasions. Most of the time I wear a Casio F-91W:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_F91W

It's the cheapest watch I have, but I wear it because it's small, light and complete. In other words: you don't feel it, it doesn't get in the way and has an alarm, stopwatch, backlight.

When I wear an Apple shirt I have 3 Apple watches to choice from. If its a Formula One weekend I have a F-1 watch. On holiday I have a water proof (swimming pools and sea) watch with a button to switch between local and back-home time. For meetings I have 2 expensive watches, for musicals and stuff a classic looking watch and for weddings I have a few pocket watches. And a couple of others.

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