1. Pepe D Vegas's Avatar
    I have absolutely no interest in ever purchasing a smart watch. I fiddled with one the other day and it just doesn't seem right using one. Awkward is the word that comes to mind.
    01-10-2014 03:57 AM
  2. ag1986's Avatar
    I have absolutely no interest in ever purchasing a smart watch. I fiddled with one the other day and it just doesn't seem right using one. Awkward is the word that comes to mind.
    Thank you for your opinion. Many people, however, feel otherwise.
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    01-10-2014 05:46 AM
  3. MojoDoj0's Avatar
    I would, if Nokia makes one :D
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    01-10-2014 05:28 PM
  4. badplanet's Avatar
    I have absolutely no interest in ever purchasing a smart watch. I fiddled with one the other day and it just doesn't seem right using one. Awkward is the word that comes to mind.
    I think a smart watch makes sense if you have a specific use for it or you like to tinker with new tech. Many people would like to see incoming notifications but getting the phone out is not a convient or available option.

    For instance where my wife works they are not allowed to have their phone out on their desks. If she wants to know who sent the text that just came in she can just glance at her watch. If she wants to listen to music with her earbuds she can control it from the watch. There are probably many jobs where you may need to use both hands, like on an assembly line, where having the ability to glance at your watch to see a text or subject of an email would be a great benefit.

    For me I like tinkering with tech. Always have. As a programmer the first I thought when hearing about smart watches is how can I come up with a way to interface the watch with my phone or computer. When the Pebble hit Kickstarter I was pledged right away even though I did not have a supported phone.

    Since then I wear the watch while programming at my corporate job and get meeting notifications and Twitter alerts while I am doing my job creating intranet apps for my company. MIcrosoft announces something, boom I get the notification as soon as it hits Twitter. I am not a baseball fan but if I were I could just follow my team on Twitter and get updates as the game was going on while I am working.

    I think for most people smart watches are like computers, smart phones and tablets before them. Until you have a specific use for them, they are not interesting. Unless you are a tech fan like myself.....
    01-10-2014 06:17 PM
  5. DavidinCT's Avatar
    When I first saw this gen (thinking of the Pebble), I was like no way, no use for it at all. Then after thinking about it more and more (CES made me really look over them more), I MIGHT be able to use one. Thinking about not having to pull my phone out to see texts, incoming emails, appointments, and gee wiz, even the current time (yea, I pull my phone out of my pocket to check the time and I do it a lot). It would be sweet if I could use voice commands with it too (like reply to texts, start a call over speaker, etc), EVEN more reason for one....

    So, as of now, I MIGHT see a use for it, but, all the current models are bulky, ugly or do not work with Windows Phone...

    As the OP, I had the same thoughts at one point, but, I can see the uses for it, and I could see why I could use one....but, for me, they still are too ugly...
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    01-10-2014 09:03 PM
  6. Pacus1x's Avatar
    I feel the same way, the screen is just too small to see anything, needs to recharge battery. Usually i have some precautions with gadgets hype.
    01-10-2014 09:26 PM
  7. spaulagain's Avatar
    I think they could be very useful. But right now they are all to ugly and chunky. I can see a sleek, smooth screen smart watch as being a nice compliment to a smartphone.

    I hope Microsoft pursues this ASAP. A Metro watch would be gorgeous!!
    01-10-2014 09:34 PM
  8. badplanet's Avatar
    I do frequently hear people say they think smart watches are ugly and I can see that if you are viewing them as jewelry like a nice traditional gold watch. I do not think of smart watches as jewelry at all. I view them as a convenient extension of my phones screen. We are still at the beginning of the smart watch development cycle. I think they will get better with time.

    We are already seeing different companies come out with different styles. The new Pebble Steel looks nicer than the first gen. But when it comes to the Samsung Gear, Sony Smartwatch or even the red and orange Pebbles I would have to agree. (I do like the look of the black Pebble even though that is a subjective thing.)

    I think any smart watch looks better than Google glass. That is where I draw the line....
    01-10-2014 10:45 PM
  9. spaulagain's Avatar
    I do frequently hear people say they think smart watches are ugly and I can see that if you are viewing them as jewelry like a nice traditional gold watch. I do not think of smart watches as jewelry at all. I view them as a convenient extension of my phones screen. We are still at the beginning of the smart watch development cycle. I think they will get better with time.

    We are already seeing different companies come out with different styles. The new Pebble Steel looks nicer than the first gen. But when it comes to the Samsung Gear, Sony Smartwatch or even the red and orange Pebbles I would have to agree. (I do like the look of the black Pebble even though that is a subjective thing.)

    I think any smart watch looks better than Google glass. That is where I draw the line....
    I agree that a smartwatch doesn't need to look like a classic Rolex or Tag. It should just be a sleek designer looking watch. But the current smartwatches still look like big chunky kids toy watches.
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    01-11-2014 12:10 PM
  10. DAIMONDY's Avatar
    Im very interested in owning a smartwatch. The Samsung watch is awesome imo and i wish we wp users had something similar. I hope Nokia come up with something sleek like their phones.

    The pebble looks ok but i want something that works fully with wp.
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    01-11-2014 12:24 PM
  11. FinancialP's Avatar
    Those new Cookoo watches look pretty sleek.
    01-11-2014 12:26 PM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I had no interest for smart watches until I saw the razer nabu. Love that thing!
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    01-11-2014 12:29 PM
  13. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I thought I would have no use for a smartwatch however after doing some research I really fancy getting one it will be so useful for quickly looking at the time or messages!


    I think I will wait for the SONY smartwatch 3rd gen to come out then I will consider purchasing such a device.
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    01-11-2014 07:48 PM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    I want a pebble steel soo badly!!! If we get full integration with Windows Phone I would buy immediately! I'm not really sure how well these third party apps are working for it ...
    01-11-2014 08:23 PM
  15. Pepe D Vegas's Avatar
    I think a smart watch makes sense if you have a specific use for it or you like to tinker with new tech. Many people would like to see incoming notifications but getting the phone out is not a convient or available option.

    For instance where my wife works they are not allowed to have their phone out on their desks. If she wants to know who sent the text that just came in she can just glance at her watch. If she wants to listen to music with her earbuds she can control it from the watch. There are probably many jobs where you may need to use both hands, like on an assembly line, where having the ability to glance at your watch to see a text or subject of an email would be a great benefit.

    For me I like tinkering with tech. Always have. As a programmer the first I thought when hearing about smart watches is how can I come up with a way to interface the watch with my phone or computer. When the Pebble hit Kickstarter I was pledged right away even though I did not have a supported phone.

    Since then I wear the watch while programming at my corporate job and get meeting notifications and Twitter alerts while I am doing my job creating intranet apps for my company. MIcrosoft announces something, boom I get the notification as soon as it hits Twitter. I am not a baseball fan but if I were I could just follow my team on Twitter and get updates as the game was going on while I am working.

    I think for most people smart watches are like computers, smart phones and tablets before them. Until you have a specific use for them, they are not interesting. Unless you are a tech fan like myself.....

    You bring up some nice and valid points, however I can see smart watches being deemed a distraction at work and not allowed as well. Using it to trigger music isn't a bad idea however something I still feel isn't a hassle to trigger on the phone. I guess having a 4.5 inch screen ruins any and all needs for something as small as a smart watch.
    01-12-2014 12:48 PM
  16. IamDefiler's Avatar
    I had no interest for smart watches until I saw the razer nabu. Love that thing!
    This is the first smart band that caught my interest. I just hope there will be support for WP.
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    01-12-2014 11:42 PM
  17. Jorlon's Avatar
    I had no interest for smart watches until I saw the razer nabu. Love that thing!
    You would think Razer would make it compatible with WP8 since all their products are made for windows pc. I wanted one after seeing it as well.
    01-13-2014 10:18 AM
  18. IamDefiler's Avatar
    You would think Razer would make it compatible with WP8 since all their products are made for windows pc. I wanted one after seeing it as well.
    I think the issue currently is that it's a BT 4.0 LE device and that technically isn't widespread with WP devices. With the latest Black update though, that may change. Which is what I am hoping.
    01-13-2014 10:22 AM
  19. Jorlon's Avatar
    I think the issue currently is that it's a BT 4.0 LE device and that technically isn't widespread with WP devices. With the latest Black update though, that may change. Which is what I am hoping.
    Lets hope cause that Nabu was sleek looking hoping the price is decent.
    01-13-2014 10:25 AM
  20. jleebiker's Avatar
    Kreyos is pushed back to April now. That's disappointing.


    Which smartwatches are people looking at? I still like the Kreyos, but at this point, wonder if it is vaporware more than anything else?

    Pebble seems nice in theory. Agent is down right ugly. Razer Nabu looks nice, but no support for WP8.

    What else? Seems choices are pretty limited for our environment.
    01-25-2014 05:21 AM
  21. bilzkh's Avatar
    Regarding support (or lack thereof) for Windows Phone, Daniel Rubino discussed the matter on the main website some time ago. Basically, Microsoft/Nokia are fully aware of the demand and are basically taking steps to make Windows Phone smartwatch/wearable-tech friendly. He didn't go into too many details, but the gist of it is this (from what I got)... Whoever the manufacturer, whatever the form-factor, Microsoft will make Windows Phone compatible (see BT 4.0 and OEM access). Down the line we will see WP-compatible tech from someone, whether it's Pebble, Sony, Recon Instruments, Nokia (post-devices), etc. we don't know, but the WP shelf won't be empty.
    02-01-2014 09:25 PM
  22. badplanet's Avatar
    Could you post a link to what you saw? Thanks!
    02-02-2014 10:36 AM
  23. jleebiker's Avatar
    Regarding support (or lack thereof) for Windows Phone, Daniel Rubino discussed the matter on the main website some time ago. Basically, Microsoft/Nokia are fully aware of the demand and are basically taking steps to make Windows Phone smartwatch/wearable-tech friendly. He didn't go into too many details, but the gist of it is this (from what I got)... Whoever the manufacturer, whatever the form-factor, Microsoft will make Windows Phone compatible (see BT 4.0 and OEM access). Down the line we will see WP-compatible tech from someone, whether it's Pebble, Sony, Recon Instruments, Nokia (post-devices), etc. we don't know, but the WP shelf won't be empty.
    People can say this all day long. Proof in the pudding is what is avail on the market. Where are the devices? Best intentions are just that, intentions.
    02-03-2014 12:40 PM
  24. Charlene Chua's Avatar
    hi guys, just wanted to share with you that Meteor is compatible with WP. We'll post an update soon and do check us out http://www.facebook.com/kreyos
    03-24-2014 02:36 AM
  25. jleebiker's Avatar
    hi guys, just wanted to share with you that Meteor is compatible with WP. We'll post an update soon and do check us out http://www.facebook.com/kreyos
    Charlene, Kreyos has been on many WP supporter radars. The issue is that it keeps getting pushed back. Also, with Google's announcement for their API, it begs the question of who will win the war for the wrist/wearable space.
    Can Kreyos actually COMMIT to a hard and solid deliverable date?

    Also, wrist based GPS technology has been around for YEARS. Why was this not implemented in the Kreyos? It would be AWESOME if Kreyos could have this ability as well.
    03-24-2014 01:01 PM

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