gadgets for gadgets sake

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Do I care that the apple watch

  • Is a precise timekeeper? No, I have a beautiful classic, hand crafted Tissot
  • Is a ‘comprehensive’ fitness device? No. I’m not interpreted in spending time counting and tracking health related things
  • works seamlessly with my iPhone. No. Both my phones work fine in my back pocket.

Apple hasn’t successfully ‘sold’ their watch to me. But it could offer value. I’m disappointed they haven’t bothered to point out that value….   I’ll wait and see what the dedicated fan boys say after paying their premium to own it first

Apple’s business model relies on them selling more hardware…  I wonder what they’ll do next….

gadgets for gadgets sake
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  1. James Sutherland writes:

    I’m not particularly attracted by *that* smartwatch, but I do rather like the idea of *a* smartwatch – something waterproof I can check both the time and email on, for example. No interest in the “e-health” stuff though. As it stands, my phone (in a Lifeproof case, to keep it safe and dry!) does a perfectly good job.

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  2. wendy writes:

    I can think of ways they could totally capture my imagination with the value of investing in a smart watch, which is why I’m surprised they didn’t do it. Maybe watch App developers have more imagination and will make the difference. I would have expected Apple to have a few totally compelling Apps for the unveiling. Weak, but with possibilities…

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    James Sutherland writes

    I suspect the problem there is that no developers have these watches to develop for yet, or even simulations of them – just ideas. I think developers will be able to start writing watch apps now, then try actual hardware early next year, so we’ll have to wait until then to see what comes out. (Remember, the original iPhone didn’t even have the App Store, and no developers could write apps for it yet either, but that ended up OK!)

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    wendy writes

    Yes, and exciting wait, and a time when it’s easy to have lots of creative ‘I wants’ developers must be excited…

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