Motorola, LG announce first crop of Android Wear-powered smart watches

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  • Reply 21 of 82
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    clemynx wrote: »
    Keep note of all these devices. I wish AI would make a nice comparison once the iwatch comes out.
    A round design is a nice departure from what all others have been doing though.

    Remember all those ill-fated tablets that arrived at CES 2010 with no specs or pricing?


    edit: Looks like "under $1000" was a popular phrase for booth owners that year. Also note that pre-iPad was when it was still OK to call them tablet PCs.
  • Reply 22 of 82
    joelsaltjoelsalt Posts: 827member
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    We already have a term for adding water to poop. Diarrhea.

    I thought that was a bioga?

  • Reply 23 of 82
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    Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post





    What do iWatch renders by fanboys have to do with Motorola's Moto 360 or a hypothetical production Apple iWatch?

     

    What do notifications by jailbreakers have to do with Android's notification system?

     

    Same thing. Haters love to claim Apple copied Android/Samsung/Whoever while ignoring the fact the same ideas were around long before EITHER of them had an actual product/feature.

  • Reply 24 of 82
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 19,985member
    What do notifications by jailbreakers have to do with Android's notification system?

    Same thing. Haters love to claim Apple copied Android/Samsung/Whoever while ignoring the fact the same ideas were around long before EITHER of them had an actual product/feature.

    Jailbreakers did not have a notification bar on an iPhone before it had already been demoed on Android. IMHO the jailbreakers themselves may have borrowed the (very good)i idea from the Android intro videos that appeared a few months before. Just in case you thought otherwise as it's seems to be a common misconception. Apparently it didn't bother Google in any event so it really doesn't matter at the end of the day.
  • Reply 25 of 82
    gwydiongwydion Posts: 1,067member
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    Originally Posted by EricTheHalfBee View Post

     

     

    What do notifications by jailbreakers have to do with Android's notification system?

     

    Same thing. Haters love to claim Apple copied Android/Samsung/Whoever while ignoring the fact the same ideas were around long before EITHER of them had an actual product/feature.


     

    What jailbreaker notifications came before the ones on Android?

     

    And no, Apple didn't copy Android notifications

  • Reply 26 of 82
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 19,985member
    gwydion wrote: »
    What jailbreaker notifications came before the ones on Android?

    And no, Apple didn't copy Android notifications
    Nor would it concern Google if they had IMO.
  • Reply 27 of 82
    clemynxclemynx Posts: 1,509member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    Remember all those ill-fated tablets that arrived at CES 2010 with no specs or pricing?


    edit: Looks like "under $1000" was a popular phrase for booth owners that year. Also note that pre-iPad was when it was still OK to call them tablet PCs.

    I perfectly remember when people thought the Apple tablet would cost around 800$, and no one seemed to be shocked by the price. And now some people say it's too expensive lol
  • Reply 28 of 82
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,445member
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    They have the right idea with the round display (which they did on the $2000 Aura in 2008), thin bezel, and more jewelry-like appearance as compared to other "smart" watches, but I wouldn't say they have it right.



    The display is too large to be unisex and probably even too large to appeal to most non-geeks (unless they can change the culture like we've seen with smartphone sizes).

    The casing is too thick.

    No evidence of advanced biometrics which I believe are key.

    The round display gives rise to cost and production concerns.

    The thin bezel is great but I wonder if the final product will different.

    No info on specs like the PPI, processor, display type, or battery life make me wonder how this can be ready this Summer.

    The bright, mostly white display being shown seems to be strikingly different from what I'd expect from a device with a small battery.

    You are correct as soon as I saw it i thought of the Auro product which was designed for the rich and famous but they hardly sold any, They must have pull the design out of moth balls since the Auro was suppose to do what the watch does today.

     

    As you pointed out no spec on the product and battery life is key, if you have to charge it up every day it is a deal breaker even once a week could be trouble some. 

     

    But I will say it again, watch the kids and what they do, they do not wear watches. Those people who do wear a watch do it for a fashion statement more than anything else.

     

  • Reply 29 of 82
    macbook promacbook pro Posts: 1,605member
    I just don't see this being successful. Manufacturers can barely make Android devices responsive with octo-core processors.
  • Reply 30 of 82
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,730member

    I quite like the hardware design of the 360; maybe a bit on the thick side, but otherwise quite sleek, and not too big.

     

    But what little they've shown of the software looks very uninspiring.  Pretty, but nothing much to be interested in.

  • Reply 31 of 82

    I like the look of the 360 but it is a little too big for my taste. If it is responsive, shock resistant and water resistant it may sell well. I guess we will find out in good time...

  • Reply 32 of 82
    If this actually works I would consider buying it if it is compatible with my iphone. I think the design is great and doesn't actually look geeky. Thumbs up for them but it all depends on how it operates.
  • Reply 33 of 82
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,989member
    maestro64 wrote: »
    You are correct as soon as I saw it i thought of the Auro product which was designed for the rich and famous but they hardly sold any, They must have pull the design out of moth balls since the Auro was suppose to do what the watch does today.

    As you pointed out no spec on the product and battery life is key, if you have to charge it up every day it is a deal breaker even once a week could be trouble some. 

    But I will say it again, watch the kids and what they do, they do not wear watches. Those people who do wear a watch do it for a fashion statement more than anything else.

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    I used to have a V70, now that to me is a "tiny screen" not this nonsense about iPhone screen size.
  • Reply 34 of 82
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 1,876member

    Be notified these wearable devices are gimmicks.  What the video purposely not showing is it requires an Android smartphone nearby.  Most of the functions will not work without the phone.  This is the same as the much hyped Google Glass.  these devices are simply bluetooth accessories.  And these deivces will cost hundreds of dollars up to fifteen hundred dollars for the Glass.  They are only suitable for hobbyists. 

  • Reply 35 of 82
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,103member
    I like how these useless companies need to wait for someone else to announce software, before they can shit out a hardware product. Clearly, a shitload of thought went into these..
  • Reply 36 of 82
    It seems any company who launches any product, no matter how incremental or insignificant it is, are yelping how their product is so "innovative" and a total "game changer". They're watering-down those terms to a point where one starts to look for new adjectives to describe what these terms once meant.

    You've pre-empted what I was going to say. I’ll say it anyway.

    Oh, Motorola. That Moto 360 vid is trying so hard to be an Apple wannabe. All the buzz words are there, the music, the engineers. But where's the substance? It tells us precious little of what the watch is going to do or be like. I don't know why they release a video like this without a full-blown presentation.
  • Reply 37 of 82
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    They have the right idea with the round display (which they did on the $2000 Aura in 2008), thin bezel, and more jewelry-like appearance as compared to other "smart" watches, but I wouldn't say they have it right.



    The display is too large to be unisex and probably even too large to appeal to most non-geeks (unless they can change the culture like we've seen with smartphone sizes).

    The casing is too thick.

    No evidence of advanced biometrics which I believe are key.

    The round display gives rise to cost and production concerns.

    The thin bezel is great but I wonder if the final product will different.

    No info on specs like the PPI, processor, display type, or battery life make me wonder how this can be ready this Summer.

    The bright, mostly white display being shown seems to be strikingly different from what I'd expect from a device with a small battery.

    Spot on. My first thought was, It's not thin enough. I agree biometrics is a key component. It's like I woke up this morning and everyone in the USA is 30-100 pounds overweight.

     

    The watch is a good try. More manufacturers should be concerned with quality (like Apple) instead of putting out plastic Googley crap products. 

     

    P.S. Did anyone see my letter to the editor in this month's MacWorld (April 2014) "Photo Power-CLH126?" I've been "published!" Yepeeeeeee! :)

  • Reply 38 of 82
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    Originally Posted by tzeshan View Post

     

    Be notified these wearable devices are gimmicks.  What the video purposely not showing is it requires an Android smartphone nearby.  Most of the functions will not work without the phone.  This is the same as the much hyped Google Glass.  these devices are simply bluetooth accessories.  And these deivces will cost hundreds of dollars up to fifteen hundred dollars for the Glass.  They are only suitable for hobbyists. 


    I agree...All I want really from Apple is a Heart Rate Monitor on my wrist. Designed by Apple with Apple's customary top-notch software.

     

    As a distance trail runner, it is imperative I stay in a fat burning zone which is a certain heart rate (180-age). So right now, my running HR is 125BPM and my mile times are around 14'/mile (pretty slow).

     

    But, 4 months ago my times were 18'/mile at the same HR.

     

    In another 12-18 months, my HR will still be 125 but my times will be around 7'-9'/mile. All the while burning fat not sugar. 

     

    The human body (Liver, blood, muscles), has about 90 minutes of energy (Anaerobic). But even the fittest olympic athlete with <5% body fat has enough stored energy (fat) to run a 1,000 miles. All I want to run is 50 miles.

     

    A little known fact, is that one of the keys to human success is we have the ability to outrun just about every animal on the planet! :)

     

    Sorry, probably should post this on a different site! :)

     

    Best.

  • Reply 39 of 82
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,103member
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    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post





    You've pre-empted what I was going to say. I’ll say it anyway.



    Oh, Motorola. That Moto 360 vid is trying so hard to be an Apple wannabe. All the buzz words are there, the music, the engineers. But where's the substance? It tells us precious little of what the watch is going to do or be like. I don't know why they release a video like this without a full-blown presentation.

     

    Yep. I was rolling my eyes throughout the entire video at how desperately it was trying to channel Apple product videos- in every single respect. So, so sad. 

  • Reply 40 of 82
    solipsismx wrote: »
    Advanced biometrics (which don't look present by looking at the bottom of the rendered device), smaller size or sizes, thinner design, more classic design, better fit and finish, better UI, better battery life (which I interpret as using something like OLED with a light coloured Thin Helvetica Neue font on a black background to reduce power consumption), and a general lack of trying to make it a watch that has smartphone capabilities but rather a wrist-worn wearable that complements the iPhone and perhaps other Apple devices, like a secure BT system that will auto lock/unlock my iDevices and Macs based on proximity.
    Done done & done!
    Moto have already pioneered ahem the mobile phone,& the granddaddy of wearables (motoactv) which came in a bundle that included a heart rate monitor which I'd bet one is embedded in the 360, already better battery life in the form of a combination of amoled/ active display already in use on the x plus it's just coming from arguably the battery life masters...
    & trusted Bluetooth keeps your device unlocked when in proximity of other paired devices you own.... Though this feature will be obsolete with the 360 cox you'll never need to get your phone out of your pocket let alone unlock it anymore
    & the only thing ifanboys have to wank over are some ifanboys generated dream images?
    Anything else?
    It would appear the reason apple are taking so long with their rebuttal is because the bar keeps getting raised on them
    Best just add another gimmick to & release another iPhone
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