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So, Smart Watches?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Aonghus, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. MatBlack

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    The smart watch is is interesting but I'm holding out for the mandatory government-implanted tracking device.
     
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  2. netcat

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    Over my cold, dead, ripped apart and composted body...
     
  3. JustinJ
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner

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    if i wore vests and carried it in the vest pocket, I would.
     
  4. Kilted1

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    It's a nice concept. For now it seems to be little more than a controller for a smartphone or other device. Obviously the <2inch screen has it's limits but until it can do more on it's own, I'll pass. I haven't even felt the need for a smartphone yet.
     
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  5. Soosh

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    If you spent a couple of hundred on a watch and expected it to last for a few decades you would be roundly disappointed, unless you applied a very liberal definition of "last."
     
  6. echo63

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    I love tech as much as the next guy, and i like the stuff my Iphone can do - internet, camera, video, games, movies, carry all my manuals etc.

    but i only want my watch to do a few things
    1. tell the time
    2. tell the date
    3. be reliable and accurate
    4. be easy to read
    5. not need maintaining, other than a rinse after being in salt water or when the band smells funky, and a battery change/service every few years

    i dont like watches with a million little dials, or little screens and lots of different functions.
    theres a reason i wear a Dive watch - its simple, reliable, accurate (+5 seconds a month !), and easy to read at a glance, my old Traser was the same

    EDIT - i do like the Garmin Fenix/Tactix watches - but would put it on my other wrist, in conjinction with my normal watch
     
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  7. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    You may be right. But I have several $30 watches that lasted 10 years or more. I would expect that adding a zero to the price would improve that time dramatically. If and when the time comes I'll make sure I do my research
     
  8. netcat

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    That heavily depends on the materials and the environment you use the watch in. I do not expect a watch for 10 bucks last very long in a combat scenario. On the other hand it is possible that a metal watch with a quartz movement for 50 bucks in an urban environment may outlive our grandchildren. As always: choose the right tool for the job.
     
  9. Alex born

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    Samsung's watch is nice, but if you perfer ios based watch, better buy iwatch.
     
  10. machine

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    Concept only, but its kinda cool. Google Yanko Design Cobalt. [​IMG]
     
  11. machine

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    I have the Galaxy Gear, have for a few days. I like it, but I probably wouldnt have got it if my boss hadn't bought it for me :p. The battery lasts 2-3 days so far, and the complaint of having to charge it really isnt a complaint. The little dock is on my nightstand, just where the watch would go anyway, so it only takes a second to snap it in. Traveling might be a hassle for some, but I always have a portable power pack in my bag so meh... The display is great, and its nice having a notification that i got an email or message, or have an alert for a calendar event. I can also get around the stupid no cell while driving laws in a couple towns here, as the volume on it is great and the mic pics up very well. the camera option is fun, but it has a shutter sound that you can't get rid of (yet). I am a professed tech junky, and I prefer Android over Apple anyday. I cant wait to see what people cook up for this thing. I'll come back after I have had it for a few weeks.
     
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  12. Monocrom

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    Hipsters would go insane over that one. LOL !
     
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  13. Hartigan
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    Hartigan EDC Junkie!!!

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    Here's an update to continue this > So, Smart Watches? Yes, there was an update for IOS7 and after that all works really perfect with my iphone5 :D.

    Time has changed and now I have a Samsung Note3 with Android (the dark side of the force :ninja:;)). Works perfect too and there are a bunch more apps for my pebble.
    So if you need a "gadget" that works on both platforms (Android & IOS) I would highly recommend the "Pebble smartwatch" :cool:.
     
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