Will Apple's iWatch turn us all into Agnelli-esque over-the-cuff watch wearers?

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  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    minervau Senior member

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    No. I will wear a mechanical watch and just keep my iPhone where it belongs, in my pocket. That, or get a pair of Google glasses.
     


  3. radicaldog

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    I suppose one could justify wearing a mechanical watch on one's right wrist (where I wear it anyway despite being right-handed) as back-up, since those smartwatches will have battery issues for the first few years.

    I can't quite see Google Glass catching on, at least not until it can be reduced to the size of a contact lens. It would be very useful in glasses format when driving though.
     
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    I think the iWatch will be similar to Bluetooth headsets, those things that appear to assimilate the wearer directly into the hivemind of the Borg collective. Sure some people wear them, and they even may be useful, but everyone else can see how silly it looks. :smack:
     


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    See, the reason why I think that the iWatch will catch on better than Google Glass is simply because the former is far less conspicuous. And certainly less so than a bluetooth headset.
     


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    Google Glass is the future, albeit in a very rudimentary form right now - a watch that speaks to your phone sadly isn't.
     


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    I agree that Glass in contact lens or implant format is the future; but before we get there we'll have a good 5-10 years of smartwatches.
     


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    Nicola Senior member

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    Apple has less then 15% EU market share and falling for smart phones. The only reason it's higher in the US is all the subsidies from the phone companies.

    Does anybody think people worldwide will pay serious money for an Apple watch?

    Most of the set that wants something that stands out are drawn to size. Holding up a six inch phone to your head is a much bigger status symbol for that market segment then any watch.
     


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    I can gurantee this will never replace or even supplement any of my current mechanical time pieces.
     


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    The real question is, how well will it take bathroom WAYWRN shots?
     


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    What is the apple watch supposed to do? I can see the "augmented reality" selling point of google glasses as well as the mobile media functionality of the iphone/ipad but don't understand what the apple watch can achieve except be a prettier but less durable g-shock.
     


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    Screening calls, reading sms and email, run fitness apps, remote controlling phone (e.g. switching silent mode on/off), and so on. Quite useful.
     


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    They will be no need to wear the iWatch on top, as I imagine the screen will be powerful enough to simply burn a hole through your shirt and jacket sleeves.
     
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    If you are a blind, thoughtless sheep, then sure.

    So, probably for many/most.

    You think a watch that requires you to carry the phone for all its input is a revelation?
    Well, like a famous man once said,................


    Why would you need to wear it over your shirt, anyway?

    If they make one that attaches to the band of underwear, then I will be in. I want to peak under my pants often and justify it to all parties around me.
    What do I do when going commando?
     


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