Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2015 20:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Early December 2014, I bought the Moto 360 with Android Wear. As someone who loves both watches and technology, it seems like a great time to jump into the world of smartwatches, and see if it has evolved beyond the bulky '80s stuff that has come before. I'll first give you a concise history of smartwatches, after which I will dive into Wear and the 360 themselves.

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RE: IBM
by Carewolf on Fri 9th Jan 2015 15:36 UTC in reply to "IBM"
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

I'm deeply fascinated by the IBM/Citizen one. It's a touchscreen device meant to interface with (among other things) your phone, has fingerprint unlocking, and you can twist the crown to navigate the GUI. I wonder if Apple licensed any patents from them.

Apple never license any patents without being forced to do so through a court case.

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RE[2]: IBM
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 9th Jan 2015 15:44 in reply to "RE: IBM"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"I'm deeply fascinated by the IBM/Citizen one. It's a touchscreen device meant to interface with (among other things) your phone, has fingerprint unlocking, and you can twist the crown to navigate the GUI. I wonder if Apple licensed any patents from them.

Apple never license any patents without being forced to do so through a court case.
"

And even then. As far as I know, they are still trampling all over Samsung's patents.

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