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Lol! Sarcasm, right? Imagine the battery life on that (5 seconds?) if the prototype we saw lasts 10 hours.

 

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I think u have overestimated Shamesuck . What u say only applies to Shamesuck shame which is always unexpectedly shameful .

 

On second thought's pulling out such a watch as shown before, is kind of technically impossible. Considering the whole thing's flexible, where do the put in the circuit board and components like chips, batteries etc ? That is a concept render, but i dont think the hardware technology today will allow for such a design.

In that youtube video you'll notice the actual hardware powering those flexible screens are a giant sized block below the flexible display, which they hold on.

So yeah we aren't technologically there yet.. Or atleast Samsung isn't. Who know's maybe Apple will figure it out.

post #122 of 148
What Venture Beat saw is Gugly (Gear ugly)!
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Originally Posted by Patrick Byars View Post

I have a phone... I stopped needing a watch long ago.
I understand a fitness band for when a watch is too heavy and or lot's of water etc may be involved but that's it. Don't need a watch anymore. Just like I don't need my grandfathers slide rule, HP calculator, day-timer, low end camera, separate iPod, GPS and often even my laptop. I have a programable device that does all of that.

Apple knows this though. Tim Cook made that exact point at All Things D - he asked the audience if anyone even wore a watch any more. Then he said that the first problem you have to solve with a watch is making something so *amazing* that people will actually go back to wearing one.

 

That's why whatever Apple comes up with will be totally different to what Samsung have done here. I'm not saying it's rubbish - if you're a gadget nerd it might be quite fun - but they haven't solved that first problem.

post #124 of 148

Apple when they decide to do a watch, will first try and solve the question, as to "What can a computer worn on your wrist help out with, that the phone today can't do".

 

The answer to that, in my opinion are the following.

 

1) A whole lot of body sensors, what ever can be calculated by being placed on the wrist.

     This alone, is a giant sized area that would give an iWatch a lot of value.

 

2) bringing some form of notifications from your iDevice, to the wrist serves little value,but none the less, worth doing.. (But this cannot be the devices primary focus)

 

3) They need to make a breakthrough tech, that will allow a wrist worn device to be thing and light, with some awesome battery.  (Coz a fat device ppl wont like wearing for long).

 

4) Come up with some ground breaking tech like projecting light onto the hand behind the iWatch making your hand an alternative projection surface. Interacting on this projected image should let you interact with iOS running on the device.

 

Those are some of the regions that will justify the purpose of the existance of a computer on your hand, or the iWatch.

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So, Apple doesn't need to be afraid then. That thing looks hideous.
It is a prototype. And I wouldn't be surprised if they had smart watch prototypes laying around. You people need to stop wasting your time criticizing and defending big bcorporations don't give a hoot about you. Just enjoy their technology.
post #126 of 148

Wait for the Microsoft Watch !

 

 

 

 

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Wait for the Microsoft Watch !

Looks like no pulse.
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post #128 of 148
Clunky Brick-On-A-Wrist.

I won't expect any decent 'smartwatches' until 2015. We're waiting for the maturation of flexible displays and flexible batteries. Meanwhile... crap.
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They are so hard to use though.  You have to look at it, check out where the arms are, then think about what time that means it is.  Most of them don't even have numbers too, so then you're left counting the marks to see which number it represents. 

 

A digital watch you can just glance at, and see the time.

You can also set it for the more sensible 24 hour time and not be bothered by all that, "Is it 12:00 AM or 12:00 PM?" nonsense. 

Anyone who cant tell whether its 12am or 12pm seriously needs their eyes tested, 12am is when its dark and 12pm is when its daylight. I wont ever buy a digital watch regardless of who makes it.

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Originally Posted by crazy_mac_lover View Post
Will there be any success with Shamesuck if it doesn't shamelessly copy Apple ?

 

They need to be legally barred from making electronics. They'll do just fine stealing washer, dryer, and refrigerator designs from that industry. 

 

Originally Posted by Bondm16 View Post
Anyone who cant tell whether its 12am or 12pm seriously needs their eyes tested, 12am is when its dark and 12pm is when its daylight.

 

 

What time is it in this picture?

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post #131 of 148
BIG FAIL!

When they eventually copy Apple the truth of their copycat ways will be known.
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BIG FAIL!

When they eventually copy Apple the truth of their copycat ways will be known.

 

It won't matter, even if DED posts a "Samsung watches before and after iWatch" pic, because Samsung will tell Fandroids to flood the Internet with the "So Apple invented the smartwatch?" or "Everyone copies everyone" talking points, or use Dick Tracy as an example of prior art.

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What time is it in this picture?

 

It looks to be about 12am. That picture is from Norway, right?

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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

It looks to be about 12am. That picture is from Norway, right?

 

Something like that.

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post #135 of 148

There is no way any woman would be caught wearing that thing. To exercise/jog maybe they would, but that's about it. And we don't know pricing yet, but why would any pay a possible $150-250 for a watch they're only going to wear to for a jog or in the gym for 30-60 minutes? Especially when any smart phone or iPod that you already have can give you good exercise features and apps. Most fashionable men wouldn't want to wear that either, you got on your nice clothes then some clunky plastic watch with screws ruining your look. Samsung fans better hope this is an early prototype and not the final product. Certainly hope Apple will offer something much better, I'm sure they will. Ive wouldn't allow some cheap junk like this. I agree with an earlier post, this looks like those cheap calculator watches from the early 80's.

 

Unrelated to Samsung I don't get why anyone would buy and wear a smart watch. We're supposed to wear a smart watch AND carry a smart phone AND use a tablet...? When is enough enough? Maybe I'll understand it after Apple releases theirs to help me understand. 

post #136 of 148
Customtb,

Don't worry.. generation 2 will look much better. More like an iWatch 1.0.... or more probably EXACTLY like an iWatch 1.0. They just don't have anything to copy yet. When they do... it'll be great!
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Unrelated to Samsung I don't get why anyone would buy and wear a smart watch. We're supposed to wear a smart watch AND carry a smart phone AND use a tablet...? When is enough enough? Maybe I'll understand it after Apple releases theirs to help me understand. 
I agree with your point about most people not wanting to wear that thing. I think the idea behind Apple's interest is not having multiple devices with screens (I'd say 1-2 if those), but to wear biosensors that change your health and lifestyle choices based on valuable info they provide.
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On the bright side, this will give ammunition to the later articles on how Samsung copied Apple's iWatch.  This will be the part where they show "what Samsung smart watches looked like before the iWatch came out."  

Followed by the shot of the Samsung watch that looks startlingly identical to whatever Apple comes out with next year.  1smile.gif

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post #139 of 148
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It looks to be about 12am. That picture is from Norway, right?

 

Nailed it.  That picture was taken around 12am at the Alta Fjord in Alta, Norway.

post #140 of 148
10 hour battery life... for a watch?! So if you get up at 8 am, your watch dies at 6 pm? You have to recharge it during the day? Great excuse for teenagers staying out way past midnight, though.
post #141 of 148
Hopefully Apple will power the watch part of the device with a standard watch battery so the watch will tell the time even when the smart watch battery is expired.
post #142 of 148

I have said it before and I'll say it again, not samsung and not apple will ever get this iwatch business into mainstream use unless big ass flares and paisley 'body' shirts come back into fashion big time.

 

At best it will be a niche market for joggers and the like.

 

In fact I would not be surprised if Apple's take on this is just a big smokescreen to throw others off the track, if Apple has a new product it's sure to be something from left field, it won't be worn on the wrist. We are not yet in Futurama territory.

post #143 of 148
They should go with pocket watch instead of wrist watch. Just attach gold chain to s4 and add coupon to local tailor to sew in pocket for it.
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This is the place where Apple type innovation is really required. Okay so Sammie's watch in the pic is fugly, brutally fugly. It is a Curly double take, ugly. But the hideousness of it didn't bother me as much as a 10hr battery did. It wouldn't make it through a workday. That is stupid. And why they hell would they need a wi-fi antenna on a watch? But that begs the question, "Just what do you need from a watch?'. And what should you be going through to get it. Is the watch an extension of the phone in your pocket, or something in an of itself? 

A big problem will be battery life, although the Fitbit I have (the One) lasts a few days off of a quick charge. Apple can win this. Easy.

I totally agree with you. It seems that some of people that would go for this watch will end up charging THREE devices every night: Smart phone, Bluetooth earpiece, and the stinking smart watch too! That's kind of a pain...

And yes, as you said, is this device an extension of your phone or a device of its own? I mean, is the purpose of this device to simply make us lazy to the point where we would rather buy a smart watch just so that we don't have to make "the great effort" of taking the stinking phone out of our pocket or holder? We are getting pretty pathetic as a society if that's its ultimate purpose.
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And who the hell wants to do FaceTime/Skype on a smart watch, really?!? Just hold your arm up in that position for 30 seconds and tell me it's a good idea.

You said it my friend, Gorilla Arm Syndrome.
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I mean, is the purpose of this device to simply make us lazy to the point where we would rather buy a smart watch just so that we don't have to make "the great effort" of taking the stinking phone out of our pocket or holder? We are getting pretty pathetic as a society if that's its ultimate purpose.

 

I have to wonder if that's what people said about the invention of the wrist watch back when pocket watches were the norm.

post #147 of 148
Sony just introduced their smartwatch version two. Not that much of an improvement in the looks dept IMO.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/sony-smartwatch-2/
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post #148 of 148

I'm not really sold on the whole watch idea anyway. As has been said by this fine collection of folks, the implementation is what matters. I don't wear a watch now as it is. I work in front of my Mac all day. In the car or out and about I have my iPhone. I don't buy tech for tech's sake. It has to improve my life or help me be more efficient for me to put my dollars down.

 

Even if Apple decides to move into this, I can't imagine it is something I would buy. We'll see.

 

(of course, I'm not implying that I am typical, or that everyone else thinks like me....in fact I know they don't)


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