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Runners have been running for decades without GPS, and they can, and will continue to do so. I'm not saying that it isn't useful. All new technology adds to what we can do. But the question here is whether as a pacing device, this is useful without GPS, and the answer is yes.What you are forgetting, is that those here, or elsewhere, who are saying that this or that is required, and that since the watch doesn't have that, it's useless for what Apple is promoting it for, are...
Nobody wants any error. But there are a,says errors, even with equipment in a doctors Office. What matters is that it's close enough, and 5% Is close enough. We see results from some of the Android devices out there that are 50% off. For example, Samsung's phones have heart rate monitors that have been described as being as much as +75% to -50%. That's obviously useless. But you're wring in insisting that we need 1%. We don't. These are not devices that are used for...
Again, that's exactly what I said in the first place. Thanks for agreeing.
There's no work hardening in poly as there is in metal. Besides, work hardening requires serious bending. I believe that Apple used some sort of blend in their bodies, and that material is more brittle than pure poly.But I'd you do bend something seriously over time, you will weaken it. You also can't bend it back to its original shape.
That's a very unusual problem for poly. Poly bends, but doesn't break like that. All I can think of is that it's some sort of blend to give it more rigidity. I can take a thin piece of poly, say .375 x .128, and if it's long enough, bend it so that I've got a knot in it.
I don't see why. Curves aren't a problem. Thickness f plastic is a problem if you want stiffness in thinner bodies. But this series is less expensive, and going to plastic is giving that thinness race up.Hinges in laptops have always been a problem no matter what the material of the case. The poly bodies had no more problems with that than anything else. It's a matter of design. Its VERY hard to crack poly. It's just as easy to crack aluminum, easier, even. Apple's main...
That's what I just said.
Polycarbonate is very tough. Nokia has made polycarbonate phones for several years, quite successfully. Microsoft has taken that over, and continues to use poly.Many people think of acrylic when they think of cracking. Acrylic is brittle, and will easily crack with a decent blow, or twist. But poly is almost unbreakable. I build a lot of things with it. It's not as stiff as acrylic though. ABS is also used for phone bodies, and it's also pretty rugged, but it's hard to...
We can't tell from the "fact" that the camera isn't going to protrude that it will be using the older design. I assume it will because of cost and differentiation. But the polycarbonate shell is notably thicker, and that difference could allow a 6 camera to be flush. Again, I'm not saying it would use that, just that the flush lens itself means nothing.
As I say, too much is being made of this. I simply don't believe that Apple is doing this willy nilly. Apple takes their time. And sometimes that time seems glacial. But when it comes to something like this, where they are making such a massive push into health, I simply do not believe that they would have the watch be so inaccurate as to be useless. If it differs from the phone by a percent, or so, it's of no importance. And no one here can point to any knowledge that...
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