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#21 of 27 ONLINE   DaveF

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Posted September 05 2014 - 02:36 PM

That's was a great CG-rendered concept video. I look forward to your review of actual hardware, if it really exists.

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Posted September 05 2014 - 08:08 PM

The Verge likes the moto 360
http://www.theverge....moto-360-review

#23 of 27 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 06 2014 - 08:48 AM

The review is riddled with excuses and caveats from someone who desperately wants smart watches to be more cool and useful then they actually are currently. It has to be charged every 12 hours and: A few months in, there’s still really not that much you can do with Android Wear.

Yeah that's advice worth following.

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Posted September 06 2014 - 09:14 AM

Just a few more days till we find out if Apple is able to do something better.


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Posted September 06 2014 - 09:31 AM

I'm curious what Apple will do. Google's approach with Google Now voice control seems like a good long term plan for these tiny-screen devices. And the consensus seems that Google Now is ahead of Siri.

But I still don't know what the real raison d'être for smart watches is. In her moto 360 review, Joanna Stern repeats the refrain that fitness and health are the killer apps yet to be implemented. I suppose...but I don't get it yet. After the initial fad, is pulse monitoring really a killer app? Not for me. Is step-counting a killer app? Meh.

I think that inactionable data collection is not that big a deal. And if smartphones are betting the business on that, they won't amount to anything more than niche products like the Polar heart rate monitors for exercise enthusiasts.

#26 of 27 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 06 2014 - 09:36 AM

Dave,

 

Just getting a taste of my Samsung Live, I really love the concept.

 

Just to be able to keep my phone in my pocket and be able to glance at all the

most important notifications by just turning my wrist forward.

 

I don't have any need for its fitness implementation at this time.


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Posted September 08 2014 - 03:40 AM

Ars seems to like the moto 360 design, but denigrates its tech.
http://arstechnica.c...de-ugly-inside/




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