Would you buy an iWatch?

landon

Apparently Apple has 100+ people working on a watch device thingy. I'm not sure that I see the need for something like that - the screen would by necessity be very small, and for those of us who wear dress shirts everyday, if it is VERY flat, it will interfere with the sleeve. I don't see how it could be anything but a very limited device. Too small for most video, limited interface unless you talk into your sleeve to Siri like you are a G-Man, limited camera possibilities, and so on. I like the idea of small and portable, in theory, but the more I think about it, the less need I see for a minimized iPhone you were on your wrist. But hey, I've been wrong before. What do you think - coolest potential device ever or meh?

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owen
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A lot of people are pretty excited about the Pebble watch, although of course that may be a completely different product that whatever Apple comes up with. I think you make valid points about the limitations of a display the size of a large postage stamp. Still, I could also see its usefulness at times.  For me, that would mainly be the ability to check incoming SMS and email without pulling my phone out of my pocket. Really, I don't know what else I would use it for. One thing that really annoys me is people pulling out their phones and putting it in front of their faces while talking to me, so I guess having someone glance at their watch would be a slight improvement. 

 

It's interesting, and I would like for someone to give me one (hint, hint), but at this point it isn't compelling enough to spend $150. As more developers come up with innovative uses, that might change. Also, whatever Apple comes up with might be radically different than the Pebble. If it reached the point of actually being a smartphone on your wrist, that would be pretty cool, although the screen size would still be an issue. 

jimlynch
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No, I have no use for any kind of watch. My iPhone works fine for all of those kinds of functions. I also live with two parrots. Do you know what parrots do to jewelry and watches? If you are wearing any, they focus on the object like a laser beam. Then they chew, bite, pull, tug and otherwise try to remove or destroy the watch or jewelry.

Ugh. Can you imagine spending hundreds of dollars for an iWatch, only to have a parrot tear it up?

I'll pass. Heh.

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