Samsung Smartwatch ad

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  1. Jon Hein is God

    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    Looks cool, but isn't it better to just have a smartphone?

    [video=youtube;B3qeJKax2CU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3qeJKax2CU[/video]
     
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    I aint wearin' that shit.
     
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    Dump Button Former Mall Security Guard

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    its gonna be hard to play angry birds on that little screen
     
  4. markluke

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    I've been keeping an eye on these smart watches, but there's something that screams 80's Casio calculator watch about them. Not that I'm buying one from Apple but hopefully they will release something cool that the others can copy.
     
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    one more piece of tech junk to spend your $ on. and it prob wont work right, nothing does
     
  7. Jon Hein is God

    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    I don't understand it because ever since I got an iPod a decade ago, I stopped wearing a watch.

    I find watches annoying.

    I don't need to know the time every minute.

    With a smartphone, it takes a few seconds to pull it out and do whatever you want to do.

    With a watch, it's 3 seconds faster, but you get a smaller screen. what's the point?
     
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    It's going to be very difficult to watch porn while I beat off.
     
  9. The Snork

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    If you think about it what the hell would you do with one? Ready access to your phones capabilities without taking it out of your pocket: answer calls: check time: take pictures/video: receive a text message (or dictate one verbally). Add health monitoring like Nike Fuel bands and that's about it.
     
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    that's stupid, no one wants to have a phone watch after having a smart phone that does 1000 more things.
     
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    The cool thing is we've achieved the technology that was once the basis of this short-lived tv series in the 70's called search. Doug McClure/Hugh O'Brian/Tony Francisco as guys with these integrated chips with live video and audio feeds disguised as rings/lapel pins linked to some computer center where Burgess Meredith did their thinking for them.

    Now if I could only get my flying car, jet pack, robot servant, and bionic testicles.
     
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    Its linked to the phone ... ready access to crucial functions only. That's all I can see it providing.
     
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    From what I've read, you have to have a smart phone for it to link to. Basically it keeps you from having to pull it out of your pocket or purse.
     
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    I still have one of those brick phones with the bigass carrying case! How funny would it be if I could find a carrier to reconnect it? :jj:
     
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    the Samsung smartwatch is rated the worst of the bunch so far: no battery life, crappy display, and no software.
     
  17. RonHeinzkaboot

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    I dont get the purpose of them. Maybe for women if you could make a call from them when your phone battery is dead. Or maybe kids, I could see it being useful for posting to FB continually. aboutBut otherwise I dont get it. Just another camera or recording device you have to worry about. Are you watching movies or ESPN on them?
     
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    That's the easy part. It give drivers one more thing to look at right before they crash into you... :idea:
     
  19. ZeroZed

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    I've had a smartwatch for a couple of years. It is an Android based watch made by Motorola--called the MotoACTV
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    It was marketed (and designed) as a fitness product...it has GPS and an internal accelerometer, but it also lets you put music on it, pair it with your android smartphone for txt and call displays, as well as gives you weather updates. It has both ant+, bluetooth, and wifi built in.

    Besides being a GPS running watch, it loaded basic maps (from Google) and the accelerometer supported lots of fitness activities from an elliptical trainer, to yoga, and everything in between. This MotoACTV also had a model that had golf courses pre-loaded (this model originally cost more). They made the golf-courses a free upgrade eventually....it would apparently pre-load the golf courses and use the GPS to give you detailed info.

    Some things I like about it are the ability to chose a "watchface"...e.g. one is a skull, one is a standard digital watch, one is a chronograph. Also, it has a cool feature that you can move your arm a specific way (rotate your wrist a couple of times, then lift your arm) and it will turn the display on--which allows it to save battery life.

    The biggest drawback to this watch was the lack of waterproofing. It was rated at being able to take a little rain, but it has both an earphone jack and a micro-usb charging jack, so I was never comfortable getting it wet (although both ports have rubber grommets). That said, I've had the watch over 2 years and haven't had a problem with it. My watch doesn't have a mic, so you can't answer calls through it...it also doesn't have a built-in speaker--instead it uses bluetooth or earbuds.

    Although I didn't do it, you can root the watch and throw regular Android apps on there (like Angry Birds). I root all my devices, but I was never seriously tempted to do so with the watch because I couldn't think of any apps I'd want on there.

    Although I like my smartwatch, I don't know if I'd be tempted to buy another one...at least until there were apps that were really compelling. Some of the features are really neat--I especially like having my music playlists on my wrist while I'm driving...I just stream them to the bluetooth in my car. But anything costing over $200 better really deliver something useful to me...I don't see that happening for another couple of years.
     
  20. markluke

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    And another proprietary charger. At least the new Sony one uses micro USB.