- 03-26-2013, 11:55 AM #1
Microsoft makes good products, but they make them one to two years after everyone else. Our smartphones will inevitably migrate to our wrist one day since it is much more convenient and if Microsoft think that no one will buy a smart watch they are wrong, because there is a need for improved watches.
I hope Microsoft will take the best decision possible. I believe that Microsoft took too long to modernize itself and now they are struggling.
Let me know what you think about smart watches and do you think being late could hurt Microsoft once again?
- 03-26-2013, 12:03 PM #2
I think other companies are too early with smart watches. Kinda like how Google Glass is ahead of its time. I certainly have no intention of replacing my traditional, fashionable wrist watch with a touchscreen version of a calculator watch I wore in the 80s.
- 03-26-2013, 12:06 PM #3
- 03-26-2013, 12:10 PM #4
I just don't think smart watches will really take off... Just a tired extension of your phone.
More and more people forgo even wearing watches now. I love yo wear a watch, nice ones at that, but I still leave them at home most of the time.
I think it will be a quick fad... Now, for a smart watch that is designed to be used in certain circumstances like a gps watch for training is a little better.
- 03-26-2013, 12:13 PM #5
- 03-26-2013, 12:13 PM #6
Who knows.... I just don't see myself wasting any "time" with a smart watch.
More and more I realize that these technologies that are supposed to help save time end up taking mode time with constant hand holding, monitoring, etc. If your phone ring, check it. I don't need to waste my time charging a watch or checking my watch for missed called, texts, email, only to have to then go to my phone anyhow. Why waste the time.
- 03-26-2013, 12:21 PM #10
- 03-26-2013, 12:29 PM #11
- 03-26-2013, 12:36 PM #14
In the near future, maybe. But I would certainly prefer a fashionable smart watch to a regular watch. I love trying new interfaces and devices.
As for when it will take off, I expect it to take off on day one, have a big buzz and fade away for a while then come back as an all-in-one device that you carry around.
- 03-26-2013, 12:46 PM #16
- 03-26-2013, 12:46 PM #17Blackberry Pearl (8130) -> LG Optimus 7 (LG E-900h) -> Samsung Ativ S (SGH-T899M) -> Nokia Lumia 625
- 03-26-2013, 01:08 PM #21
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Besides if you want to create a vision for the future why worry about watches or sleeves - why not a small device that pins to your clothing and projects a holographic screen on command right in front of your face with crystal clear 3D HD and gesture voice commands? I think that is more likely to be the future, not smart watches. Doubt its 2-3 years away though!.
- 03-26-2013, 01:16 PM #23
The thing is though that something like the internet would have to change quite radically for these to take off I feel. There's just no way you will comfortably browse the web on a 2" watch screen. Voice commands for example can make operating these quite easy for the most parts if voice recognition etc advances alot like it probably will, but I really don't want to walk around the city talking to my hand.
Point being, I don't see these be anything more than accessories to your phone and at that point most people probably won't bother and will just dig the phone from their pocket.
Somehow having to charge a watch daily isn't that attractive idea either, but hey.. wireless charging: just lay the watch next to your 920 on the nightstand :P
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