solipsismx wrote: »
You test positive. You now have iAIDS.
mpantone wrote: »
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.
wizard69 wrote: »
Could be! If Apple does have success it will likely be something significantly different that is Now on the market.
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.
sirlance99 wrote: »
The Gear Fit literally does all of this.
constable odo wrote: »
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.
rogifan wrote: »
I hope Apple hires some of these guys. Don't let competitors snatch them up.
saintstryfe wrote: »
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.
izaiahmazin wrote: »
macky the macky wrote: »
Who knows, they may be a bunch of drones... Don't assume they know anything unique.
jaayco wrote: »
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...
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...
wizard69 wrote: »
AI has been running like crap all day. Frustration may have set it with posting.
christopher126 wrote: »
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
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.