Is a Watch the Smartest Design for Apple's Next Big Thing?



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This is just an example but say you have a family that may need to get a hold of you for some emergency or non emergency reason. Now say your someone that works with their hands i.e. you get them real dirty, say like a mechanic. As it is now if you feel the vibration or hear your iPhone ring, you have to decide whether to answer the phone and get your clothes and the iPhone unnecessarily dirty, or forget about it until later when you can look at the phone when it's more convenient.

I have a Pebble and when my nephew who is a lineman saw it, he is the one that told me how when his cell phone rings when he's up a pole and doing something that makes it almost impossible to answer his phone, how great it would be to glance at his watch to see if there really was an emergency.

I like it not only for all of the things it will do, but that it weighs 1/3 as much as the Casio Wave Ceptor watch I had been using and I hate heavy watches. It also keeps as accurate time as an a so called atomic watch.

Well even if you think it's dumb, here are some things that I can do with my Pebble.

Get e-mail & SMS notifications including up to 12 preview lines.
Reply to SMS with archived messages.
Control the iPod music player on the iPhone. This includes all functions including volume. Great for when I'm playing tunes through my car radio when driving.
Get weather reports, stock prices, GPS information.
Close my garage door.
Control my home automation.


Michael Simon

I'm not saying the iWatch won't appeal to some people--it will. And it's great that you love your Pebble. Ultimately, though, it seems like a gimmick that won't last. I just don't see the watch being a natural evolution of the smartphone. Seems like a step backwards.

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