The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    I can't really see why they'd want to do glucose monitoring. The money there is made through strip purchases, not a one time buy. I could see them going after some sort of biometric claims linked to heart rate or pulse o2. There's also the informatics side, linking measurement data to a patient's eHR.
     
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  2. GreenFrog

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    Glucose monitoring is only one piece of the pie. If the next gen apple watches can do a whole slew of biometric sensing to gauge your overall health, it will have a huge impact on the medical industry, including health insurance.

    And yes, Apple has made lots of hires in this biometric sensing field. I'd imagine the apple watch that comes out 3-5 years from now will be extremely capable in this regard. As long as the FDA gives them the green light, this should be huge.
     


  3. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    Fda isn't the limiting factor here, it's the technology.
     


  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Not disagreeing with you there.
     


  5. otc

    otc Senior member

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    apple butt suppository sensor!

    iProbe that shit!
     


  6. NaTionS

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    The idea of a watch as a fitness tracker just doesn't make sense to me. Why would you want to work out while wearing a watch and sweat all over the band and back of the watch? Something like a fitbit or jawbone is easy to slip off and rinse with some soap and water.
     


  7. Fueco

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    I do pretty much all of my runs with a wrist Garmin GPS device... I don't know that I'd use an Apple Watch for the same purpose, but running wearing an expensive watch (a Garmin Forerunner 920 retails at $450) is certainly nothing new.
     


  8. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    This is probably nuts in terms of size and battery life. I wonder if a few years down the line, the watch has o2/glucose/bpm/bp built in.

    This being Apple - I'm not betting against it. Glucose and bp would obviously be the most challenging.
     


  9. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been using a Windows PC for a while now because I needed it for remote work I was doing at home. That's drying up so I'm considering getiing either an iMac or MacBook Pro Retina by the end of the year. I'm leaning towards the MacBook but am not really sure I need the portability since I have an iPad I can take with me on the road for light productivity.
     


  10. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Touched the new Macbook in the store the other day.

    The new trackpad was really neat. The haptic trick totally worked on my GF and she wouldn't even believe me that it was faking it.

    Everything else was meh. Yeah, the screen was sweet, but I expected it to be. It was small, but it wasn't so small that it would necessarily sway me that it was worth switching to that goofy ass zero-travel keyboard (the good thing being it loses a lot of the bezel space from the 11 inch air).

    USB-C felt fine to plug in and out, but it wasn't magical and mystical like the magsafe...
     


  11. Fueco

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    I got the new 13" MBP, and won't look back. But I will say I'm not sold on this new trackpad yet. I'm constantly hitting shortcuts on it while typing.
     


  12. otc

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    Anyone know if the Apple TV works with HBO Go?

    Or will they make you pay for HBO Now even if you already have HBO?
     


  13. ChetB

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    You can use both HBO Go and HBO Now with Apple TV.
     


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    I found that adjusting the click pressure to firm worked well for me.

    The idea of haptic feedback, where a machine makes me feel things that aren't really there, is still a little unsettling though.
     


  15. GreenFrog

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    lol omg i whipped out my old 13" mba for shits and giggles and it feels like im using a machine from the stone age.

    It's heavy as fuck and feels so clunky.

    Dat keyboard doe.. i prefer this key travel.
     


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