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    A 'smart' Omega?

    Seems Swatch is set to turn some of its watches smart(ish). What do you think of an Omega you can use to pay your restaurant bill?

    http://m.bbc.com/news/technology-31857418


    Edit: this is actual watch talk, I guess, so I will allow on this occasion the mods to move it to the other forum. You are welcome.
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    Everyone is getting very edgy abouth the imopact of the Smart watch now. I wouldn't be forking out thousands for an Omega which may have technology that will be out of date in very little time though.
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    No thank you. I think CamB said it best.

    Apple is in the consumer electronics market. Their products go obsolete by design. In contrast, I hope my grandchildren wear my Omega and my grandfather's Patek.

    This is a strategy doomed to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamB View Post
    Everyone is getting very edgy abouth the imopact of the Smart watch now. I wouldn't be forking out thousands for an Omega which may have technology that will be out of date in very little time though.
    like a co-axial movement?

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    There's no mention of Omega in the article, though - just Swatch Group.

    If I were them, I think I'd be putting my toe in the smart water too - initially with Swatch.

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    My Omega tells me the right time whenever I want, with no button pushing or advance notice required: that's pretty darn smart.
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    "Mr Hayek suggested the firm's Omega brand would be among those to get NFC chips."

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    There's no mention of Omega in the article, though - just Swatch Group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statius View Post
    "Mr Hayek suggested the firm's Omega brand would be among those to get NFC chips."
    Beg your pardon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Beg your pardon...
    It was in a caption for a pic and not in main text. Easily missed.
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    NFC? My past 3 phones all had it - never once used it.

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    Edit: this is actual watch talk, I guess, so I will allow on this occasion the mods to move it to the other forum. You are welcome.
    Thank you Mr Statius - appreciate it.
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