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Thread: You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?

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    You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?

    Interesting take that I can't find much to disagree with:

    http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042987/...-to-flop-right

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    Yup, pretty much agree with all of that.

    2.5hrs of battery, wow, thats terrible

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    Most interesting thing from my perspective is that except when its being used the screen will be blank, a big blank on your wrist. Which is kinda the opposite of what I'm wanting from a watch

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    So if I buy this I will still need to carry my phone to actually do anything, still need to carry a wallet to pay for anything and may as well still wear a watch as this may go flat. If I am the sort of person who likes to have a fitness tracker wrist band I've probably got one and they don't cost this much.
    I am unclear as to exactly what extra this will bring to my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    So if I buy this I will still need to carry my phone to actually do anything, still need to carry a wallet to pay for anything and may as well still wear a watch as this may go flat. If I am the sort of person who likes to have a fitness tracker wrist band I've probably got one and they don't cost this much.
    I am unclear as to exactly what extra this will bring to my life.

    It's not what it brings to your life that matters. It's what it takes from you. Cash.

    I could see the Huawei being successful, but I will not be getting one of those either.

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    Haven't had a chance to read the article yet, but 2.5hrs battery? How is that even remotely acceptable, no wonder they've been so quiet about it.

    edit: read the article, tough to disagree with him.
    Last edited by Chase; Mar 2, 2015 at 06:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    I am unclear as to exactly what extra this will bring to my life.
    A need to be near a power source every 2.5 hours

    Told you battery would be crap, battery tech (for that volume right now) can't fill the void , so they're gonna have to slow the processor down and do other power shedding stuff.

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    Everyone I know who has bought a Smartwatch so far is no longer wearing it.

    I think there will be an initial run on them being Apple and all but it will be interesting to see who will attach end up continuing to us them.

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    Why can't the brains at Apple develop this concept, a mechanical rotor to power a digital display. Or why not a bit of solar energy to top up battery.



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    Just patiently waiting until we all get microchips implanted at the base of our skull, then this will all be moot.........
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