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Would you buy yourself a smartwatch?

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Poll: smartwatch poll (21 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you buy yourself a smartwatch as described in the post?

  1. yes (3 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Voted no (8 votes [38.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.10%

  3. yes but it would have to be even better/even cheaper (10 votes [47.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.62%

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Would you buy yourself a smartwatch with Apple Watch capabilities(42mm, Sapphire glass) if the battery lasted longer (one week of average use) and the cost would be 200$ ?

 

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I would get a smartwatch if they were reasonably cheap. It would have all the fuctionality of my Garmin, but I could take pictures and edit Wikipedia while out on a long bike ride =)



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You seriously want to edit wikipedia on the go with a smartwatch? Why not use a smartphone?



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You seriously want to edit wikipedia on the go with a smartwatch? Why not use a smartphone?

Kidding.



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I would maybe consider buying one if it was a stand-alone product and not connected to your smartphone (They already exist but I'm cool with my BlackBerry to be honest - I dont need to be connected 24/7). IMO the Smartwatch (like Apple) is another perfect example of "innovation"  that is not necessary or cool but marketed to the fanboy's needs who will go bonkers about it.


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Once it becomes a true health monitoring device/personal assistant, then it will have value.  That could be a few years away though. 

 

Lots of people would wear it for BP and pulse and activity levels, but just not there yet.



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I was not going to at all, but then I watched the video that Apple put out about all of the things that it can do, and actually, I think I'm sold.  The fitness stuff is super cool, and it would be convenient to have some of the apps right there rather than getting out your phone (in particular the currency converter since I travel a lot).  Now I'm just debating whether to get one now or wait for the 2nd generation.


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Yes. I'm already planning on buying an Apple Watch... next year.

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I was not going to at all, but then I watched the video that Apple put out about all of the things that it can do, and actually, I think I'm sold.  The fitness stuff is super cool, and it would be convenient to have some of the apps right there rather than getting out your phone (in particular the currency converter since I travel a lot).  Now I'm just debating whether to get one now or wait for the 2nd generation.

 

See, that's what I really don't get. Do we really need that much convenience? Looking at your wrist rather than pulling out your cellphone? I have never heard of someone who complained about pulling out their iPhone in order to tell the time because they didn't wear a watch. 

 

When I grew up they launched those watches that could magically change your TV channel .... people didn't give a shit about that. They thought it was kind of cool and some actually bought them. Did they use them? Never. Attitudes towards technology have changed so much, it is crazy.


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I dont think they are selling well otherwise we wouldve heard the figures by now. I think they are still a bit gimmicky and they look even worse. The only use i can think of now is a compass. I would rather wait for smart glasses, im already mentally prepared to look full retard in them.
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I dont think they are selling well otherwise we wouldve heard the figures by now. I think they are still a bit gimmicky and they look even worse. 

 

true. Just googled about the success of the Applewatch and Apple not releasing any numbers on sales might be a sign for it to not meet its expectations. Still, reading those numbers shows that there are a lot of Innovators and Early adopters that will drive the market, so that it would never become a total flop. 


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Apple Watch is so ridiculously expensive that I cannot understand why an average consumer might buy it. Maybe if I had a lot of money I would buy it but that's not the case.



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Apple isn't even trying .... god these ad's are useless.

 

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If it had full voice command and I could write by speaking, lock my front door, turn on my lights and start my car. Well, I might get one then.



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If it had full voice command and I could write by speaking, lock my front door, turn on my lights and start my car. Well, I might get one then.

Check out the Amazon Echo.  It can do some of those things with more things coming.


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