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[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Dec 2012 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

My jokes are often presented in a serious way and cause such reactions to my sadistic amusement. :-p

I don't think the screens needs to be very big. It's only used for time and notifications, perhaps some media controls. Voice control (Siri)?

But to succeed it needs to have some good specifications and not be made from cheap material, this will drive the price up, add to this profit margin and it may become an expensive watch. Add a little more money and you got yourself a (small) tablet.

So I do think an Apple watch can be useful, but I doubt it can be good AND affordable AND make Apple enough money for them to go ahead with it. I guess they would if millions of Android users would dance in the rain with their Android watches, but they aren't so Apple might not do it.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by novad on Fri 28th Dec 2012 13:33 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
novad Member since:
2010-06-10

Let's imagine a funny device (No need to talk about who makes it for now) that I could also appreciate:

Ok... A watch... How should it be:

- no (too) visible difference with a "normal" watch.
- Voice recognition
- It MUST have 3-4-Whatever-G
- bluetooth connection with other device for:
--- Phone answer/reject (Must work in conjunction with a headset)
--- Read media from portable device (Music / Radio) (still has to work in conjunction with a headset).
--- Biometric records and real-time advices for cardiovascular training (like a Polar Watch) (Another one commented about it and it's a good idea)
--- Stream media to other devices (TV / Radio / Computer)
- NFC for easy payments
- Cable-less charging
- Wifi (client and hotspot)
- Open protocols to communicate with a maximum of devices
- And a little personal touch... Why not a little steampunk touch :-)

Edited 2012-12-28 13:37 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Dec 2012 13:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

That's a very expensive watch!

- Voice recognition - Why not relay your voice to the phone? My Bluetooth car kit has the option to activate my phone's voice recognition. The regular people I call are in the car's memory, others I dial using the phone's voice recognition,

- It MUST have 3-4-Whatever-G - What for? That would only make sense if it was a stand alone device. I'm looking for a watch that acts as an kind of remote for my phone.

- bluetooth connection with other device for:
--- Phone answer/reject (Must work in conjunction with a headset)
- Yes.

--- Read media from portable device (Music / Radio) (still has to work in conjunction with a headset). If by read you mean play, yes!

--- Biometric records and real-time advices for cardiovascular training (like a Polar Watch) (Another one commented about it and it's a good idea) - I guess it would be okay if it just received and displayed information, embedding a sensor increases the cost and size. If you use an external sensor you have a wider choice of brand/cost/quality.

--- Stream media to other devices (TV / Radio / Computer) It makes more sense for another device to do this, unless the watch itself contains the media. It would be fun though, although it's hard to make this a selling point.

- NFC for easy payments - Again I'd leave that to the phone, but it may be more convenient to make NFC payments using a watch than a phone.

- Cable-less charging - Kinetic charging would be nice, but it seems no smart phone does this so I guess that doesn't yield enough power. Wireless charging isn't very efficient (yet), but I do like the idea of it.

- Wifi (client and hotspot) - Perhaps a bit over-the-top for a watch, but why not. Doesn't make much sense if the watch doesn't have 3/4G though.

- Open protocols to communicate with a maximum of devices - Yes!

- And a little personal touch... Why not a little cyberpunk touch :-) - Animated wallpapers!!!

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