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gazuty
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Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:28 am

Good explanation in this video for Apple success.

http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_ho ... ire_action

andyfuller
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Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:43 pm

Cheers for the link. Interesting watch. I recommend you read Steve Jobs if you haven't though it is a big one at ~600 pages:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steve-Jobs-Excl ... 34914043X/

andyfuller
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:12 am

So the Apple Watch, not the iWatch is being launched today.

What are people's views on it? I still can't see the appeal of such devices. Listening to Wake up to money this morning the guest's arguments for why you need one were utterly unconvincing, she described basically everything you can do with your phone already.

I do not see the watch replacing the phone and as such I don't see it as being a success.

There is a lot of talk about the fitness things you can do with it but I think the fitness monitoring stuff is also a fad and has little real benefit.

All in all I am far from convinced that the Apple Watch will do for the watch what the iPhone did for the mobile market.

I look forward to being wrong!

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Euler
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:14 am

Depends if it includes health related features perhaps?

Could replace a GPS watch and do all that other stuff. I've yet to be convinced, but I do love gadgets.

steven1976
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:09 am

I got the Samsung gear 2 when it came out and can say that it was rubbish. Became even more rubbish when I cracked my screen on my note 2, as half the apps sync with that. I bought it mainly to try the fitness apps but it didnt seem accurate and seemed to keep stopping at will.

I'll not be going for another watch option in the near future.

andyfuller
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:34 am

Euler wrote:Depends if it includes health related features perhaps?

Could replace a GPS watch and do all that other stuff. I've yet to be convinced, but I do love gadgets.
What kind of fitness/health features would you be interested in seeing Peter?

My view with the fitness/health stuff is that you use it to begin with and collect data but then what do you do with it. At first it is interesting to see but I find you soon become uninterested in it as other than track/monitor there isn't really anything you can do with it and the tracking and monitoring becomes pointless.

There are a few cases where people do continue to use the information, things like Strava have really taken off but still I find people becoming bored with it.

I use a GPS running watch to track my runs but that is because I am training with a target in mind and pace and distance is important. If I am doing a general run I don't tend to bother with the watch as I would sooner not see how fast I am running as the point is just to go for a run at whatever pace I feel like.

I don't see the watch being of a huge use in making near field payments, is it really such a chore to get your phone out? Likewise with checking email and texts, but in cases such as these I think the larger screen is of more importance and the larger phone has really taken off recently.

I await with interest what they announce....

steven1976
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:04 pm

It could be used as a motivator to some fatties Andy to do exercise if they were able to keep a reasonably accurate account of the amount of exercise and calories they had burnt during a day. That was the main reason I got mine but it was always going to sleep (phone not me), and I gave up. A watch would be always with you where a phone may not.

I have mates who use fit bit (I think the name is) and they love it. They now walk to the pub instead of taking motorbike taxis and do generally a lot more walking, which I suppose has got to be a good use if it works well for the general public?

PeterLe
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:53 pm

I love watches; but I would never get excited about buying one of those? It looks a bit tacky to me? :? It certainly isn't something you would want to pass down to your son?

I use MapmyWalk on my iphone (just done 3 miles!)..it works perfect and even emails you the results every month...and its free! :D

steven1976
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:15 pm

showing your age with passing down watches Peter! :roll:

PeterLe
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:32 pm

Sure is! Time waits for no man!

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