Originally Posted by maccherry
Nice mock ups but in reality you have to engineer that sh**!
That ain't so easy.
Many of you fail to realize that this pretty much already real and in existenxe. This is the Google Now (on Android and iOS via Google Search app) stream on your wrist, and the UI is quite similar to Google Glass' UI. This isn't all that hard to realize given what's already present. If you used the SDK, you can already see how real and close to finished this thing is. Outside of that, it's also good for app notifications and this will work with any app that utilizes the advanced notifications system in Android 4.3 and up. Out of the box for my Nexus 5, this thing will work seamlessly without me having to do anything, or have the app devs update their app. KILLER.
The other KILLER is Google Now. Apple simply doesn't have a service that can compete with that right now, and it won't happen over night. Google's been developing and enhancing that for several years now. Apple's really great at hardware, but Google's really, really great at software and services. Google Now, overall, blows Siri out of the water. In addition, one has to wonder how the notifications would work for an iOS device. I would assume this coming from Google, they want to appeal to both platforms. WP and any other platforms are just SOL.
People were constantly asking "why do I need a tablet?" when iPad and other tabs came out. After getting a chance to use these, people will have that question answered. For me, it's the perfect companion device, and I need that Moto 360 on release day. I hope the price is a bit high to eliminate any additional hurdles for me.