or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mac Hardware › Future Apple Hardware › Apple experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Apple experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass - Page 4

post #121 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkVader View Post

No. Watches are dead as far as a useful object, they're only used as bling now.

As you've seen from some of the other comments in the thread, it's people who claim to know "how to dress" who still wear the silly things when in fact they know nothing about that subject, since the fashion statement their gaudy watch makes is roughly the same one as the rapper's gold chain with diamond dollar signs on it.

They certainly are used as fashion statements and I'd wager is the most common reason for watches but they aren't without utility. For instance, while your phone battery needs charging daily a watch can go many months or even forever without needing the battery replaced or winding (if you have a self winding watch which uses the motion of the arm to wind it).

There are definitely ares where a watch is much more ideal than a phone. For instance, diving. You can buy underwater cases for a lot of electronics these days but you're not going to see many divers replacing their dive watch with an iPhone app.

"The real haunted empire?  It's the New York Times." ~SockRolid

"There is no rule that says the best phones must have the largest screen." ~RoundaboutNow

Reply

"The real haunted empire?  It's the New York Times." ~SockRolid

"There is no rule that says the best phones must have the largest screen." ~RoundaboutNow

Reply
post #122 of 123

I started a thread about this here over a year ago.

 

http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/135228/iphone-nano-wristwatch

 

The discussion back then mostly centered on what features Apple would be willing to cut, but now that time is moving on that's becoming irrelevant.

post #123 of 123
For keeping track of time at work a wrist watch is far more convenient (and at times, safer: I work in a research lab) than having to handle a cell phone. For something easiest to just "see" the wrist is still the best location.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Future Apple Hardware
AppleInsider › Forums › Mac Hardware › Future Apple Hardware › Apple experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass