You'll Probably Own a Smartwatch Someday. Here's Why Discussion

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  1. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    He wakes up in the desert with that thing welded onto his arm and no idea what it is, until an attack by aliens kick-starts the mechanism. :eek:
     
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  2. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    I think the latest trend of fitness wearables is a huge potential for smartwatches. Right now, devices like my Fitbit Flex and a friend's Fitbit Force are primarily overglamorized pedometers, but add in notifications (Fitbit notes that this functionality is coming soon to the Force) and an accurate heart-rate monitor that doesn't kill the device's battery, and you've got a lot of functionality you can't get from a smartphone.

    I also like the fact that my Fitbit Flex can buzz on my wrist. Right now, the feature is used as a silent alarm clock (set via the app on my phone), so I don't wake up my wife when I wake up. Add in this sort of silent alarm for other circumstances, like voice calls on your phone, and you can keep your phablet in a briefcase or purse with it set to "vibrate" and you won't ever miss calls OR disturb people around you with your ringtone.
     
  3. EdmundDantes

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    Thanks Lelisa, that refreshed my memory.
     
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  4. ward.smith

    ward.smith OldSurfDog

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    Until they can make one that I can wear in the ocean while surfing, I am not remotely interested.
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Pebble is rated 5 ATM for waterproof.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II.
     
  6. The Turtle

    The Turtle Slow, not stupid

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    I still remember the Fossil "smartwatches" (from 2002-2003) and all the practical problems that came with that tiny form factor. This is one of those things I don't see anyone getting "right" anytime soon because of problems inherent in the design.
     
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  7. weegie

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    I'm not a wearable person, even a ring is too much wearable.
     
  8. jigwashere

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    Don't get sunburned! ;)
     
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  9. weegie

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    Nah, got plenty of sunblock jig :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Magellan

    Magellan Moderator of Ill repute Super Moderator

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    Android Wear sure makes things allot more interesting.
     
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