10-13-2014 06:34 AM
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  1. Draconica5's Avatar
    I'm so excited about these smart-wearable right now!

    Apple - Apple Watch

    LOOK AT ALL THESE STAINLESS STEEL STRAPS AND THE CROWN!!!!

    The damn CROWN! Why there's nobody thought about it! We always using the crown to config a mechanical watch!!!

    No, I don't have any plan buy an apple watch! I excited just because there is a real watch that has smart features and really existing! It's a real watch! Not a smartphone that are scaled to become a watch! Android smart watchs are never make me excited like this, including Moto360 (too big for me). Maybe it's because they're all focus on hardware and android stuff. I don't want to buy a smartwatch to play games or typing document, so why should I care about those hardware? Seriously!

    Now i'm waiting to see what will Microsoft doing with their wearable. Can't wait to see some real watch with Lumia/Surface/HTC metal design including Cortana features!!! One more (and hope it's not the last) thing to bet on Microsoft beside Windows 9!

    Is there anyone got excited about Windows(?) Watch like me now?
    09-09-2014 05:49 PM
  2. RoarinRow's Avatar
    Not the coolest looking, but claims to work with Windows Phone as well iPhone and Android - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...smartest-watch
    09-09-2014 05:57 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    Seriously, they look terrible. Even if I liked them I'd only wear them if I was a woman, as they all look very feminine, but I admit that is completely subjective.

    Anyway, if I wanted a luxury watch, I'd get one that actually is a luxury watch. To me this just seems to say: "I want a luxury watch but can't afford a real one":

    09-09-2014 06:39 PM
  4. rodan01's Avatar
    The apple watch disappointed, an ugly device with a complex UI and a high price. Microsoft should wait until q4 2015.
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    09-09-2014 08:02 PM
  5. winboy's Avatar
    One word to describe it...UGLY!
    09-09-2014 08:59 PM
  6. 1101x10's Avatar
    I don't think any of them are worth it until the battery tech advances. Really couldn't be bothered to charge one every night. Out of interest my solar powered watch I bought about 14 years ago is still going strong without any battery change.
    humanhowever and RichardBurt like this.
    09-09-2014 09:25 PM
  7. Draconica5's Avatar
    Not the coolest looking, but claims to work with Windows Phone as well iPhone and Android - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...smartest-watch
    No Cortana. :(

    Seriously, they look terrible. Even if I liked them I'd only wear them if I was a woman, as they all look very feminine, but I admit that is completely subjective.

    Anyway, if I wanted a luxury watch, I'd get one that actually is a luxury watch. To me this just seems to say: "I want a luxury watch but can't afford a real one":

    Yeah, I just excited because it has some elements of a real watch and focus on fashion stuff.
    How about luxury hybrid watch? https://kairoswatches.com/ (too big though)

    I don't think any of them are worth it until the battery tech advances. Really couldn't be bothered to charge one every night. Out of interest my solar powered watch I bought about 14 years ago is still going strong without any battery change.
    I can take my watch off before go to sleep. So if there is a smartwatch that has the battery which is good enough for 3 days or up and has the power saved mode, it's not really a problem (I think).
    09-10-2014 02:23 AM
  8. dkediger's Avatar
    After having the night to reflect on it, I think the hardware tech for a large feature set "watch" just isn't there yet. I really don't think Apple wanted to reveal it just yet, but felt compelled to in order to show something to the media and financial analysts and in order to not let Samsung completely define the category. This is a text book example of being a victim of their own success.

    Honestly, Apple's approach in this case reminds me of Flavor-Flav more than it evokes Apple's design language.

    I truly think this kills the full featured smartwatch for a while in favor of specialized, limited function bands. Speaking of which, and again after an evening of reflection, my feature list is: Music controls, Caller ID, Ignore only call control (I'll use the phone for everything else), a clock, alarm, and fitness controls (start/stop/pause/resume workout). That's it for me. A more svelte Samsung Gear Fit if you will.
    Last edited by dkediger; 09-10-2014 at 08:47 AM.
    09-10-2014 08:36 AM
  9. philhachey's Avatar
    I think apple missed an opportunity to add wireless charging to the iPhone and make a dock that holds both... I mean that would not be innovative, but imagine how apple fans would react to something like that.
    09-11-2014 03:37 AM
  10. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, the Apple watch is cool, I like it.... but, want something for Windows Phone that is seamless with cortana and everything else WP can do, not a Android Watch with a driver to work with WP....

    Just like everything else with Windows Phone....wait, and wait, and wait for what you really want (Cyan for the ICON, and about 20 apps, still waiting)
    09-11-2014 08:42 AM
  11. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Cf
    I think apple missed an opportunity to add wireless charging to the iPhone and make a dock that holds both... I mean that would not be innovative, but imagine how apple fans would react to something like that.
    That... Would be kind of neat, no matter who the maker is - Apple, Samsung or Microsoft / Nokia.
    09-11-2014 08:51 AM
  12. leo74's Avatar
    I am less exited about the Apple Watch than I am about the opportunity this announcement means for MSFT if, yes IF, they could benefit from it.

    I believe Apple got something fundamentally wrong with their watch.
    The watch should be an extension to your phone and provide convenience. The Apple watch is packed with stuff nobody needs. Who would want to watch pictures on that tiny screen? Who would want to be nudged by someone via a watch? (I personally think that is creepy). Who would want to draw doodles on the watch (looks really childish to me)?
    While they got some things right, I think the amount of features they tried to load on that thing resulted in battery life they didn't even want to mention.

    Availability in 2015 leaves a nice window of opportunity though, because Apple did one thing: I took the smart watch from nerd to mainstream. Pretty much everyone I know did not have a last clue about what is out there on smart watches before the announcement and now they all talk about it.

    Microsoft could rule the market if they would have a watch ready centered around Cortana with notification features, fitness tracker and basic navigation and music control. That is all it needs. And if it would work on all major platforms (including older iPhone models) AND be in stores in time for the holiday shopping business, priced at least 100 dollars below the Apple Watch, I bet they would be able to capture a nice big junk of the market before Apple could even get their watch out there.

    Now all that would be pretty cool for Microsoft.

    Unfortunately, I am not too confident that any of that will actually happen. If it did though, it would allow Microsoft to define the market while having let Apple do the groundwork.
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    09-11-2014 02:45 PM
  13. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I can't believe that my interest has been woken up by apple watch, and I am so invested into the Microsoft ecosystem. I was for real blown away by the new interesting way of adding to instant messaging, adding a heart beat or little doodles.

    Microsoft has now seen what Apple is focused on, so the gauntlet has been thrown.

    I have wanted a Smart Watch for a long time now, going back to the very first Microsoft Spot Watch. I am glad I did not buy back then, as with Tablet, Microsoft was out of the gate far to early.

    However now Microsoft had better take a good hard look at direction, as this new watch could pull away even some of the most loyal Windows Phone users. If I am an example of what can happen.....apple has turned my eyes. As much as I hate to say it, it is true.

    I don't care what name any future watch from Microsoft comes out under ( Surface or Lumia), but I want a Smart Watch and I am going to pull the trigger soon. I hope Microsoft does the right thing and release something to pair with my Lumia phone that will turn my eyes back to Microsoft.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    09-11-2014 08:56 PM
  14. onysi's Avatar
    the hype on apple watch.. lol the watch is **** ugly.
    leo74 likes this.
    09-12-2014 03:26 PM
  15. Draconica5's Avatar
    The apple watch disappointed, an ugly device with a complex UI and a high price. Microsoft should wait until q4 2015.
    One word to describe it...UGLY!
    the hype on apple watch.. lol the watch is **** ugly.
    Well, I heard this a lot. But Apple still success to selling their product. Don't say anything like people buying apple product are "iSheep" because the real "sheep" are WP fan. The only people who really want to buy a product using an OS that even their company don't even care to marketing.

    Now i'm losing my hope about some "windows watch"... dammit!
    Last edited by Draconica5; 09-12-2014 at 11:45 PM.
    09-12-2014 10:55 PM
  16. T Moore's Avatar
    I can see all the soccer moms now, comparing their watches.
    Not gonna happen.
    09-12-2014 11:12 PM
  17. rodan01's Avatar
    Well, I heard this a lot. But Apple still success to selling their product. Don't say anything like people buying apple product are "iSheep" because the real "sheep" are WP fan. The only people who really want to buy a product using an OS that even their company don't even care to marketing.

    Now i'm losing my hope about some "windows watch"... dammit!


    I like Apple, but that watch is ugly and it didn't add much over the failed Android watches already in the market. It was a disappointment.



    People won't pay $250 - $350 for a device that has to be charged everyday and add so little value. The cost in money and time is too high for so little.



    Microsoft should concentrate their efforts on a fitness band.
    09-13-2014 06:42 AM
  18. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I like Apple, but that watch is ugly and it didn't add much over the failed Android watches already in the market. It was a disappointment.
    People won't pay $250 - $350 for a device that has to be charged everyday and add so little value. The cost in money and time is too high for so little.
    Microsoft should concentrate their efforts on a fitness band.
    Most here at Windows Phone Central are not Apples Market, so in truth what is said here matters not.

    Apple lovers for the most part are in love with the new Watch. Stephen Fry, who has been an Apple Fan over 30 years, is over the Moon for it.

    Just a few errors in your thinking....... People won't pay $250-$300 for a device that needs to be charged each day and adds little value.........ummmmm sorry but please refer to Google Glass $1500 for Explorer Edition and they had to limit who they sold to, and the line was huge.

    I bought my Nokia Lumia 1020 outright + paid for unlock.....well over $700 all in.

    Both require daily charge. This is no great hardship. People will just add a plug next to the bed side and plug in their phone and Apple Watch, which will add maybe 2 seconds to their daily things to do.....
    09-13-2014 09:11 AM
  19. Wall-SWE's Avatar
    LOOK AT ALL THESE STAINLESS STEEL STRAPS AND THE CROWN!!!!

    The damn CROWN! Why there's nobody thought about it! We always using the crown to config a mechanical watch!!!
    Because a crown on a touchscreen watch is an idiotic idea?
    09-14-2014 02:23 PM
  20. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    The apple watch disappointed, an ugly device with a complex UI and a high price. Microsoft should wait until q4 2015.
    Oh god don't talk about the UI, I don't know who's idea was it to have a UI that is 5 pixels wide for icons but come on, not everyone has feminine fingers.
    09-14-2014 08:03 PM
  21. Draconica5's Avatar
    Because a crown on a touchscreen watch is an idiotic idea?
    You forgot smartwatch only have 1 inch touchscreen, right? You have no idea what you're talking about.
    • Quick adjust volume when playing music without open the watch screen.
    • Zoom in/out on map by scrolling the crown instead putting your 2 finger on the watch screen.
    • Scrolling contact list and still can read the screen.
    • bla bla...

    In short, the crown help you doing something on your watch without being half covered by your finger.
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    09-15-2014 03:49 AM
  22. Pete's Avatar
    In short, Apple takes the click-wheel off the iPod and puts it onto the side of the watch...

    I'm not engaged at all with this smartwatch fad - I wouldn't really like the impression of me it would give other people, and I'm not happy with the idea of the constant connection to information. If I had a smartwatch, I'd be looking at it all the time waiting for it to do something.

    It's all **** Tracey's fault...
    09-15-2014 04:48 AM
  23. jmshub's Avatar
    What sucks is that right now, watches are a giant black hole. Samsung and LG have built several watches that are basically terrible. Now Apple released a watch that overall fails to be interesting, and apparently suffers from all of the downsides of the other watches, terrible battery life, and at best, it's a companion device to your phone, which isn't out of reach, it's already in your pocket!

    Microsoft would do well to avoid this black hole of a product for the time being, but the problem is, that one day, technology will allow these smart watches to not suck. I don't think it will be for a few years. Processors and battery capacity isn't there, but eventually, someone will release one that isn't garbage. And if Microsoft hasn't been building a loser product like Apple and Samsung all along, they'll be accused of being behind as always. It is an unfortunate catch-22.
    pjs37 likes this.
    09-15-2014 08:47 AM
  24. DavidinCT's Avatar
    See, the smartwatch thing is STILL a new tech. Companies are making them and trying to do they best they can with current tech. There are limits on what they can do in a device that is that small. When you talk about motherboard, CPU, ram, sensors, battery all in side a little watch, something has to give and right now it's battery and over all design.

    Apple knew they could not fit, iOS in a watch nor that it would work well. I think it's a decent design as a OS for a watch(a lot better than I have seen in some "Android wear" devices), and with proper application support, it could really be a awesome item. As we have learned, a phone OS is great but, if you don't have the applications to extend it, it then starts to show it's limits.

    There is only rumor of Microsoft designing something for this. I can honestly say that I have not seen anything that truly shows a Microsoft watch besides some 3rd party concepts.

    The big questions are, Is Microsoft actually working on something ? If they are, are they going for compatibly for other devices(iOS/Android) or something designed JUST for Windows Phone ? Or will this be a stand alone device ?

    If Microsoft makes something JUST for Windows Phone, with a custom OS that Only works with Windows Phone, then AWESOME. If they design something for compatibility between iOS and Android, then I think it will be just like the other devices, with some driver to make it work with WP.

    Sad to say, the money will drive them, so they MIGHT release something that is compatible across the board and in that case, it could be a fail.

    I really hope they come up with a watch designed just for Windows Phone....and dedicate it to Windows Phone.

    and yea, the Apple watch got me excited for a smartwatch...but, still not sure they are ready for prime time (1 day battery life)
    09-15-2014 10:05 AM
  25. pjs37's Avatar
    I really hope they come up with a watch designed just for Windows Phone....and dedicate it to Windows Phone.
    I think this would be a mistake. A microsoft watch is not going to push sales of Windows phones at all I feel and to make a watch that is dedicated to Windows phone will ensure it dies an early death. That is just my opinion though.
    09-16-2014 02:00 PM
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