nolamacguy wrote: »
Exactly. mac_128 is just trying to spread FUD.
rogifan wrote: »
Can someone explain why you would be recharging your watch in the office? The rumors say 5 hours battery life with "heavy use" and all day battery life with light to moderate usage. Who's gonna be heavily using their watch during the day in the office? Seems to be like people are coming up with exaggerated worst case scenario is just to trash this product. :rolleyes:
solipsismy wrote: »
1) You're a doctor working a 24 shift... or any other number of professions with atypical schedules and timeframes.
2) You work a second or third job (probably to pay off your ?Watch Edition).
rogifan wrote: »
Seems to me that's creating a not very frequent/worst case scenario just to trash the watch.
The watch stays on all day if you are just checking the time. LOL.
I was thinking about what Apple might have held back on the September Apple watch demonstration and what capabilities might exist in the Watch that haven't been drilled down into over the intervening months. What capabilities Apple might highlight in its presentation on Monday.
One thing that comes to mind is the interaction with iBeacons and geofencing. The watch might be a perfect way to indicate to a person that they have come within range of an iBeacon with context of potential interest to the wearer. Or into a geofenced area for which one of the installed Watch apps would come into play.
We've heard that Starwood hotels will offer a virtual hotel room door key app, so wearers won't need to carry a separate and dedicated access card. That same Starwood app could check you in at the hotel gym, give you access to other hotel amenities, etc. But it could go further. An app on the iPhone could run in the background and wake up apps on the Watch when the iPhone detects that the owner is within a geofenced area defined for each app. So when you first arrive at a Starwood hotel, the generic locator app could detect the geolocation using GPS, do a quick web query to see who the geofence belongs to, and then determine whether there's a Watch app installed associated with the geofence owner. In this example, it would know that there's a Starwood Hotels app. The app would then take control, determine that it's the day of the wearer's hotel reservation and that the wearer has not yet checked in to the hotel, and would therefore awaken and present the wearer with a quick check-in option. Just in time as the wearer pulls up to the front of the hotel or as he walks in.
Similarly, apps could wake up to report significant new information pertaining to an event within a geofenced area or an area defined by iBeacons. Unlike presenting information in your iPhone's notifications panel, a Watch app that could present information about the next batter up at a baseball game, just as the batter is stepping to the plate, or perhaps a little earlier, based upon the ball/strike/out count while the previous batter is still at the plate. Player stats that are customized to the current situation (this batter has a 400 batting average with two men on base, for example). Such notifications to a smartphone would mean constantly removing the phone from your pocket or sitting there with it in your hand. But a watch app allows you to quickly glance and then direct your attention back to the game.
I could probably come up with dozens of such context and location specific notification/take-action apps that will surely come to the Watch. Just one or a few that pertain to a wearer's life, interests, and activities will make the Watch indispensable.
Just imagine when you're golfing, the just-in-time information that would be valuable based upon exactly where you are standing relative to the hole you are playing. Distance to the hole, speed and direction of wind relative to direction to the hole, effect of current humidity level on ball travel, etc... All at a glance...
Can anyone think of others? Something along these lines you'd get excited about and that would work much better being accessible from the Watch versus the iPhone in your pocket?
mac_128 wrote: »
He may have brilliant industrial design sensibilities, but get a load of those bright red socks.
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I actually had a separate battery charger for my Anderoid phone. It was that bad.
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suddenly newton wrote: »
How dare Jony Ive not conform to status quo I'm gonna rage quit Apple¡
Of course they are. There running scared and want to start unfounded rumors supported by vacuous conclusions with no facts at all.
I wish they'd joined forces with Casio and had a way for the phone to transmit messages to the watch.
The current iWatch sounds like it's too much of an extension of the iPhone with limited battery. But as someone said, we'd like a watch that kept people from watching (pun) their phones all day, then just transit messages. Well, whatever, keep the watch as limited as possible (an Apple trait) and keep the battery l life L-O-N-G. My Casio watch as like a 10 year battery. If my phone could just alert me on my watch, that's most of what I or most people need.
We will see. But complexity is not my strongest suite or interest.
mac_128 wrote: »
Well, ?Pay will no longer function once the watch is taken off your wrist without re-authentication. Now while it's possible that feature can be disabled for notifications, do you really want just anybody to be able to receive your private notifications remotely just by strapping it onto their wrist?
Unless there's a built-in DNA reader, if the watch doesn't lock out the iPhone when removed from the wrist, then anyone can put it on and access all your data without some kind of "touch-ID" passcode re-authentication. We'll have to wait until Monday to see how cumbersome that may or may not be.
I actually liked the socks. Adds a bit of eccentricity to him.
rogifan wrote: »
Can someone explain why you would be recharging your watch in the office? The rumors say 5 hours battery life with "heavy use" and all day battery life with light to moderate usage. Who's gonna be heavily using their watch during the day in the office?
And now I see one of the Pebble founders is out there saying Apple's going to find out apps aren't the way to go with smartwatches. Except the "apps" on ?Watch aren't full blown iPhone apps. And yeah if I can use an "app" to control my ?TV or unlock my door or start my car hell yeah that's useful.
Seems to me like people are coming up with exaggerated worst case scenario is just to trash this product. :rolleyes: