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Wearable technology has nothing to do with textiles at this point. It's a piece of technology that just happens to be associated with an article of clothing. You can take a Nike sensor, put in a plastic bag and tie it to the top of your non-Nike running shoe and it basically functions identically as if you had put the device in the special Nike shoe.

Hell, I can pin my iPhone 5s to a twenty year old jacket. That doesn't make is a "smart jacket". It's just a jacket with a smartphone.

"…at this point."? Are we talking about what has occurred in the past and up to this point or where the future of wearable technologies will go? I don't think I can make my comment any more clear.

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Could be! If Apple does have success it will likely be something significantly different that is Now on the market.

I agree, it will be very different. It will be considerably more intelligent than a fitness monitor, but not try to copy features from a smartphone that simply make no sense (which is what most of these "smartwatches" have tried to do.

This seems like it's hard than the iPhone because the size needs to be much smaller, the battery life much longer, the utility high to make it a great accessory for an iPhone user that also has its own independent feature set, and needs to be nice enough that it's not considered out of place on the wrists among affluent iPhone users but not to priced too high as to prevent less affluent iPhone customers from being able to purchase it. And that's before we tackle the common men and women's sizes with watches, as well as various styles.

The wearable electronics market will be huge but I'm not sure 2014 is the right time for it even though I hope it is.

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...I agree, it will be very different. It will be considerably more intelligent than a fitness monitor, but not try to copy features from a smartphone that simply make no sense (which is what most of these "smart watches" have tried to do...

 

I wonder whether an iWatch will be more an 'intelligent' (whatever that is) super-transducer, a device to interrogate the body but hands off the processing to a nearby iPhone, you know, that 64 bit supercomputer. :-)

 

If so, the iWatch can be created as a dress watch (the Swiss connection, even an Angela Ahrendts connection?) in various designs but include the sensing and communications capability required only.


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The Gear Fit literally does all of this.

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Nike isn't ceding the market to Apple because Apple has no wearable devices as of yet.  Nike is ceding it to Android/Samsung/Motorola.  Nike wouldn't stand a chance against Google's Destroyer OS or Samsung's Tizen.  By the time Apple gets into the wearables market, they'll be lucky to grab 5% of that potentially lucrative market.  Samsung already dominates the entire smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear and Motorola's 360 might get lucky and snatch the rest.  Apple is well behind the eight ball to begin with and it's a given they'll never have much in terms of market share.  Apple usually needs to get first mover advantage before Android eventually takes all market share away from the company.  Apple starting in a market that Android already controls is practically suicide.  Nike is smart to give up because they would have no chance of being profitable after the wearable's price war starts among the mega-rich tech companies.  Any market Samsung wants, they just take it and make it look easy.
Horse shit, Apple will reinvent the genre, and the current crop of wearables will quickly release Apple clones. How much proof do you need? iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad. FFS
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Feel bad for engineers. But if they made their wearable using kick starter money, they would have been probably already sold for a few billions to some Shmoogle/Assbook. Instead they ended up being laid off from a big fat ass company.
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I hope Apple hires some of these guys. Don't let competitors snatch them up.

Who knows, they may be a bunch of drones... Don't assume they know anything unique.
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Constable Odo's comments are ridiculous:

"Samsung already dominates the entire smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear"...what a complete joke. The Galaxy Gear is a pile of crap, and if you think they've got the *entire* potentially addressable smartwatch market, that's totally wrong.

Secondly

"and it's a given they'll never have much in terms of market share"...so if and when Apple do get into wearables and if they do have a great market share, we'll all happily remind you of this presumptuous statement, ok?

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"Apple starting in a market that Android already controls is practically suicide"...

Just like it was practically suicide to get into the smartphone market, because that was already dominated by Nokia?

Ye of little faith.
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Nike isn't ceding the market to Apple because Apple has no wearable devices as of yet.  Nike is ceding it to Android/Samsung/Motorola.  Nike wouldn't stand a chance against Google's Destroyer OS or Samsung's Tizen.  By the time Apple gets into the wearables market, they'll be lucky to grab 5% of that potentially lucrative market.  Samsung already dominates the entire smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear and Motorola's 360 might get lucky and snatch the rest.  Apple is well behind the eight ball to begin with and it's a given they'll never have much in terms of market share.  Apple usually needs to get first mover advantage before Android eventually takes all market share away from the company.  Apple starting in a market that Android already controls is practically suicide.  Nike is smart to give up because they would have no chance of being profitable after the wearable's price war starts among the mega-rich tech companies.  Any market Samsung wants, they just take it and make it look easy.
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I love the idea of a wearable companion to my iPhone but I have no desire for "Fitness apps" - I really, really don't care about calories burned, steps taken or any undefined fitness goals.

I want to know who's calling me, the ability to dismiss that call if I don't want to take it, the time, what Texts are coming in, and notifications that I set up on my phone. I want it light, clear to read, easy to charge, and to look nice.

I want an addition to my mobile. Not a replacement, and not some prettified overpriced pedometer.
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How is this considered a troll? Read the what he asked what he wanted. Now, take a second to take your Apple hat off and understand that the Gear Fit does in fact do exactly everything he asked for. I didn’t say the software was the best. Although the device itself is pretty darn good and does all that. Did I say the Fit was what he should get? No. There is a difference.
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I was very early adopter with the Nike+ and the brand-new iPhone. I tried the precursor to the fuel band. It was awful as was a lighted armband I bought for running at night.

The nike + GPS App is pretty good though. It is one of my most used apps.

Seems to Nike senior management knows is going to get blown out of the water by Apple's new Iwatch
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Who knows, they may be a bunch of drones... Don't assume they know anything unique.
Maybe. But I'm just sick of always hearing how Apple doesn't need to do anything. Honestly I think Apple is understaffed and if Nike has some good engineers/designers on this team Apple should go after them.
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I hope Apple hires some of these guys. Don't let competitors snatch them up.

They're hardware engineers. Apple, at this point, has likely already locked down the hardware design of the iWatch, which is likely a more advanced device than the FuelBand. So Apple would see this particular pool of talent as mildly interesting at best.
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Haha. I'm assuming you are either joking or simply trolling with this ridiculous statement. Galaxy Gear definitely has the market for truly ugly and badly designed watches covered. Pretty sure Apple will be looking to enter a different market - people with taste who wants something that works well.

As for needing the first mover advantage, name one thing Apple has ever had that or needed it. MP3 players? No. Phones? No. Tablets? No. I think you are confused. They are often the first to move with a product that is about good design, considered functionality and quality build. If that is what you mean, if they enter the wearable market, they will again have first mover advantage. Samsung can then simply copy it a year later...

You have to forgive Constable Odo; like so many others, his memory is affected by the fact that, after Apple enters a market, the world soon forgets everything that came before.
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By the time Apple gets into the wearables market, they'll be lucky to grab 5% of that potentially lucrative market. 

Same thing for cell phones...

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Could be! If Apple does have success it will likely be something significantly different that is Now on the market.

That's not what we'll hear from the Apple haters. "The only difference is it has an apple on it". I can hear it now...

It reminds me of when I was a kid and wanted a furby. Furbys were sold out or too expensive and my parents got me a Wuv Luv and told me it was the "same thing". If it was, why were Wuv Luvs $20 when furbys were being after marketed for $100+?

Oh android people. Enjoy your Wuv Luvs. They're basically the same as a furby.

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I was very early adopter with the Nike+ and the brand-new iPhone. I tried the precursor to the fuel band. It was awful as was a lighted armband I bought for running at night.

The nike + GPS App is pretty good though. It is one of my most used apps.

Seems to Nike senior management knows is going to get blown out of the water by Apple's new Iwatch

Tim Cook is on the Nike board.

Nike's ultimate goal with the FuelBand and Nike+ fitness software is to place Nike and its apparel lines squarely center of mind with athletes and fitness enthusiasts (Nike Apparel's target market).

One of Apple's goals with the iWatch and other wearables (earbuds, for example) is to enter the market for biometrics with a focus on health and fitness.

No doubt Apple and Nike management sees that both companies can achieve their goals more efficiently through a close partnership that pairs Apple's world class hardware and software platform with Nike's strong affiliation with health and fitness and trusted brand name in those spaces. Any overlap in that relationship, such as Nike building their own hardware, is wasted effort, fundamentally inefficient, and unfocused. Play to your strengths is likely the meme driving the relationship between these two companies. And that means Apple and Nike are forging a long-term partnership where Nike's brand is front and center in Apple's wearable offerings.
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I wonder whether an iWatch will be more an 'intelligent' (whatever that is) super-transducer, a device to interrogate the body but hands off the processing to a nearby iPhone, you know, that 64 bit supercomputer. :-)

 

If so, the iWatch can be created as a dress watch (the Swiss connection, even an Angela Ahrendts connection?) in various designs but include the sensing and communications capability required only.

 

This is what I also imagine an Apple device could be. It could simply look like a very nice traditional watch for example but would have all sorts of sensors sending information to your iPhone. It really doesn't need to be another smartphone on your wrist since chances are you have one on you. It needs to be a partner to your smartphone with many types of sensors that require direct contact with your skin. 

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Did Nike ever make a profit selling these fuelband thingies?  I've never seen one "in the wild" or even at the gym.  I see lots of yellow "live strong" bands, depsite the disrepute of the celebrity so associated, and they don't even do anything except attract chicks.

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Did Nike ever make a profit selling these fuelband thingies?  I've never seen one "in the wild" or even at the gym.  I see lots of yellow "live strong" bands, depsite the disrepute of the celebrity so associated, and they don't even do anything except attract chicks.

This might be a simpler explanation. Also, an iWatch would almost certainly not be a 'bangle' (as depicted in various linked renderings) as it would require quite intimate contact with the skin for some of the possible sensing modes to function properly, contact that a watch strap or band would facilitate.

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The vast majority of Nike's products are junk!! The last pair of sneakers I purchased haven't lasted nearly as long as they should have and they squeaked terribly. I only bought them because the store actually had sneakers in my size, normally I buy New Balance.
 

I have purchased lots of apparel and golf equipment from Nike but only their highest quality products so I can't speak about issues with their low end stuff, but the high end stuff is really good. I have worn their top tier running shoes for years, but recently tried NB 998, their top of the line,  just because they were made in USA. The best NB shoes available and they have all kinds of defects in the manufacturing, grossly inferior to Nike. I'm switching back to Nike next time. Anyway depending on which shoe you are saying didn't last as long as you expected, I'd like to point out that high end running shoes are not made to last a long time, they are made for performance. Serious runners go through at least a few pairs a year.

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They're hardware engineers. Apple, at this point, has likely already locked down the hardware design of the iWatch, which is likely a more advanced device than the FuelBand. So Apple would see this particular pool of talent as mildly interesting at best.
Go on Apple's website any day and you'll see job openings for hundreds of hardware engineers. These employees very well may have talent outside of FuelBand, and Apple may be working on more than just an "iWatch". I don't see the wearables space as just one thing. And if these are talented engineers and/or designers I think Apple should try and grab them before someone else does.
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What about a health-related device, not necessarily about fitness?

well god knows I'm waiting for the day where a reasonably accurate skin-based glucose test will be available for diabetics (my father's been one for over 35 years) that could be worn on a band, but that can be a separate device. I'm not against fitness apps in such a device, I just wish they'd stop marketing them like they do balance balls. I want cool, geeky tech, not something to sell to middle-aged yoga enthusiasts. 

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well god knows I'm waiting for the day where a reasonably accurate skin-based glucose test will be available for diabetics (my father's been one for over 35 years) that could be worn on a band, but that can be a separate device. I'm not against fitness apps in such ad device, I just wish they'd stop marketing them like they do yoga mats. I want cool, geeky tech, not something to sell to middle-aged yoga enthusiasts. 

It would be interesting if Apple can find an easy solution for monitoring our dietary needs. Telling us our glucose levels are too high or too low could help us to eat at better times and perhaps not eat as much in one sitting.

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You have to forgive Constable Odo; like so many others, his memory is affected by the fact that, after Apple enters a market, the world soon forgets everything that came before.

 

Also, Apple enters a market with 100% marketshare and it's ALL DOWNHILL FROM THERE. /s

 

What Odo doesn't realize is that first movers are also often first losers. Myspace beat Facebook, Yahoo came before Google, MapQuest before Google Maps. Samsung made MP3 players before the iPod, and Palm made smartphones before Apple, the Apple II came before the IBM PC, Mac came before Windows, and Windows and Windows CE tablets came before iPad. Heck, even the Newton came before the iPad.

 

That Apple can enter an existing market and change the way everyone looks at how products should be designed is a testament to Apple's design prowess, not some short-sighted strategy to simply be first.

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I can't wait for this wearables buzz fad to end.

As for the "questionable" anonymous comments... It sounds like management in many places I've worked (the people in charge being clueless political talk jackasses), so I'm apt to allow it some credibility.
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Fuelband needed to be $99.
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Horse shit, Apple will reinvent the genre, and the current crop of wearables will quickly release Apple clones. How much proof do you need? iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad. FFS

It would fit the trend.
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I can't wait for this wearables buzz fad to end.

As for the "questionable" anonymous comments... It sounds like management in many places I've worked (the people in charge being clueless political talk jackasses), so I'm apt to allow it some credibility.

Why do you think wearables is a fad? For a thinking animal like human beings, a computer is surely a hugely useful thing, and if we can build it in to our clothes, more the better.

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This is what I also imagine an Apple device could be. It could simply look like a very nice traditional watch for example but would have all sorts of sensors sending information to your iPhone. It really doesn't need to be another smartphone on your wrist since chances are you have one on you. It needs to be a partner to your smartphone with many types of sensors that require direct contact with your skin. 

Imagine if you could adapt it to your current watch? Something full of sensors that attached to it.

 

Edit: like a watch-strap. You buy an Apple iStrap for your existing watch!

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Imagine if you could adapt it to your current watch? Something full of sensors that attached to it.

Edit: like a watch-strap. You buy an Apple iStrap for your existing watch!
With maybe tens of thousands of different watch/strap types I don't know if that would work, if Apple could build straps that are as versatile as that proposition would need to be.

I don't think it's going to make people just throw away their traditional watches either unless it looks sleek enough to be worn in many non-athletic situations while also providing enough information for athletes. It's going to need to be there and give all this information without being there. Luckily, that's what Apple excels at.
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Tim Cook is on the Nike board.

Nike's ultimate goal with the FuelBand and Nike+ fitness software is to place Nike and its apparel lines squarely center of mind with athletes and fitness enthusiasts (Nike Apparel's target market).

One of Apple's goals with the iWatch and other wearables (earbuds, for example) is to enter the market for biometrics with a focus on health and fitness.

No doubt Apple and Nike management sees that both companies can achieve their goals more efficiently through a close partnership that pairs Apple's world class hardware and software platform with Nike's strong affiliation with health and fitness and trusted brand name in those spaces. Any overlap in that relationship, such as Nike building their own hardware, is wasted effort, fundamentally inefficient, and unfocused. Play to your strengths is likely the meme driving the relationship between these two companies. And that means Apple and Nike are forging a long-term partnership where Nike's brand is front and center in Apple's wearable offerings.

I agree radar...well said! Again, Nike's attempts at hardware leave a lot to be desired! 1smile.gif
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And that means Apple and Nike are forging a long-term partnership where Nike's brand is front and center in Apple's wearable offerings.

Does Apple typically do long-term partnerships? Serious question. Seems as a general rule if they identify a particularly valuable service or component from a partner they try to create their own or at least spread it around rather than be dependent. I'd be a little surprised if Nike views themselves as a long-term partner. FWIW I noted Nike is advertising for a Senior Android Engineer along with several openings for other Android engineering positions in their Digital Sport group.

And for those that missed the article update Nike denies they're abandoning the Fuelband. Then again they wouldn't be the first to deny a rumor that turns out to have been accurate.
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Does Apple typically do long-term partnerships? Serious question.

Besides Nike there is Imagination Technologies, Intel, the record labels, the movie studios, the cellular carriers, all the Maps partners (TomTom to Yelp), Yahoo, Google, MS, Wolfram-Alpha, Foxconn, Wintek, TPK Holdings, Quanta, Toshiba, Broadcom, ARM, Catcher, Dragon Dictation, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and, of course, Samsung.

Those are just a few.

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Besides Nike there is Imagination Technologies, Intel, the record labels, the movie studios, the cellular carriers, all the Maps partners (TomTom to Yelp), Yahoo, Google, MS, Wolfram-Alpha, Foxconn, Wintek, TPK Holdings, Quanta, Toshiba, Broadcom, ARM, Catcher, Dragon Dictation, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and, of course, Samsung.

Those are just a few.

Thanks Soli. A few on that list would fall into the "spread it around so as not to be too dependent" or "trying to replace them altogether" category wouldn't they? Yahoo, Google, MS, Foxconn, Quanta, Toshiba, Samsung. . . But you're right that Apple does have a fair number of "partners" that have stuck around a few years now. Thanks! Glad I asked the question.
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Thanks Soli. A few on that list would fall into the "spread it around so as not to be too dependent" category wouldn't they? Yahoo, Google, MS, Foxconn, Quanta, Toshiba, Samsung. . . But you're right that Apple does have a fair number of "partners" that have stuck around a few years now. Thanks! Glad I asked the question.

Some, like Toshiba and Samsung when talking about displays and SSDs, yes.

Others, like Yahoo, Google and MS, I can only think of specific categorical uses for Apple even though there are competitors they could use in negotiating terms. For example, Apple uses Yahoo for weather and stocks, Google for the default search in Safari, and Bing for the default search for Siri. There is no reason to spread out their suppliers for a SW service like they do with some of their HW suppliers.

I wonder how hard AMD has tried to get with Apple to supply CPUs. They are exclusively Intel CPUs on Macs but they do have contracts with AMD for GPUs. I wonder if it's just because Intel is willing to give them deals that AMD can't match and/or if there is a HW advantage that AMD can't match.

AMD and Nvidia GPUs seem less like "spread it around" partners but some odd alternating partner where one year they favour one heavily and the next the other for discreet GPUs.

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Same thing for cell phones...

 

And music players

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