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#16 Wilfrid

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:36 PM

Appearance is crucial.  First adopters won't wear ugly, intrusive stuff: see Google Glass.  Hence the initial price.  I think it's smart to start at the high end with this product. 

 

The challenge for wearables generally, outside an industrial setting, is that they mustn't make wearers look stupid.



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

eta: responding to sneak

 

All of their products function that way. 

 

But more seriously, speaking of SF/NYC differences, everyone there already seems to be sporting one of those barely-functioning health tracking bracelets and will gladly drop $500 or so on an apple version (although maybe not on the only-for-Nathans, pre-alpha version), so there's no incentive to suddenly drop the long standing allergy for swapping stuff out.

 

eta2: also, all of south east asia is waiting breathlessly for the Hermes/LV/Prada/whoever skinned apple watch. It doesn't even have to do anything.


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#18 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 05:05 PM

 

If they are smart - and they are. They'll figure out a form factor that allows one to swap internals in a very nice professional looking case.

 

That's never been the apple game, though. 

 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 05:32 PM

Forgetting about apps, price, etc. the biggest issue remains battery life. For both apple and android fugly-wear, straight out of the box they barely last the day if you use them at all, which probably means in a year you need to recharge them every 6 hours. 


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:07 PM

Forgetting about apps, price, etc. the biggest issue remains battery life. For both apple and android fugly-wear, straight out of the box they barely last the day if you use them at all, which probably means in a year you need to recharge them every 6 hours. 

 

Battery life is an enormous challenge.

 

The issue of co-branding an Apple watch with Hermes, Prada etc is going to be extremely tricky.  It's way outside Apple's traditional comfort zone


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#21 Sneakeater

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:12 PM

But we just KNOW battery life will improve greatly over time.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:32 PM

It hasn't with phones.  At least not recently.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:33 PM

Right.  But with the Apple Watch, we're back at version one.

 

(It's recently gotten better with laptops, right?)


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:35 PM

will someone come around soon and note that analog hand wound pocket watches made in the 1890's work much better than apple watches?


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:36 PM

Right.  But with the Apple Watch, we're back at version one.

 

(It's recently gotten better with laptops, right?)

 

Nope. If you buy a laptop that's as powerful compared to two years ago as it should be, you're still at 3 hour battery life. They've just been getting (relatively) less powerful. 


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#26 Sneakeater

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Fortunately, I have an Apple laptop, so I have no idea how powerful it is.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:40 PM

Always the right time to repost this.

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:47 PM

Fortunately, I have an Apple laptop, so I have no idea how powerful it is.

 

Exactly, and you don't care. Lawyer stuff hasn't become more cpu intensive (I'm guessing)


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:48 PM

Hasn't.
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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:56 PM

I got rid of my Blackberry today. :(



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