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Comment: Re:Pioneers get arrows in back (Score 1) 116

Its a bad idea, full stop. Its a watch that requires a phone to be of any real value

Duh. Wrong in two ways: First, it "requires" a phone because everybody already has a phone. Second, it doesn't require a phone for many of its functions. Pick the one that makes you most unhappy.

Comment: Re:Is it the Apps? (Score 1) 116

Except that Sooner wasn't the only device planned and Dream (large touchscreen, etc.) was already supported by the software:

Nice theory. Too bad that the video (released after you could already buy the iPhone) showing the "support" proves you still needed to use hardware buttons to navigate web pages in the browser. If that's support planned from the start that's fucking shitty support so far in the development progress.
"I'm gonna show you an advanced device, with touch screen [that would be your Dream]. Here's the web browser" - and goes on to press lots and lots of hardware keys before he begins what you can do with that advanced touch screen: oh, look, you can jerk the web page around on the screen. In Streetview you can even zoom.

Comment: Re: Good (Score 1) 289

The round LG is about $50 cheaper and it looks like a nice $100 watch. Which is problematic since it costs $300.

I especially like the functionless bezel on the G Watch R - nothing says like "sophisticated" like a watch that has a upside-down "30" printed below the face, All the time, even when not using an analog face. Just in case you forget that the 30 minute/second mark is on the 6.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 289

As for looking cleaner and less blocky... Have you seen one? They are not exactly compact, and the look pretty ugly. Not as nice as the LG and Motorola watches, which cost a fraction as much. If it's jewellery, there are better options IMHO.

Errm, those Android watches are almost all way blockier than even the large Apple Watch. Even the round ones.

Comment: Re:And watch makers everywhere sighed. (Score 1) 289

generally out of the price range most people set for watches

What, £42?

Highly complicated mechanical watches and mechanical chronographs range in price from 'expensive' to 'my lifetime earnings', but basic clockwork is affordable.

If you don't mind your watch being off half a minute or so per week.

Comment: Re:And watch makers everywhere sighed. (Score 1) 289

News flash..... Digital watches have existed for decades, Hipsters have been cringing for a long time now about them and lamenting about how the mechanical movements are far superior and make their records sound better.

That's why all hipsters have a Rolex and a Samsung phone. No Apple products, that's not for hipsters.

Comment: Re:Who wears a watch these days (Score 1) 289

Apple didn't invent the smartphone, they added a slick case and a few additional features that existing phones already had. At most, it was an incremental improvement in functionality wrapped up in a slick marketing campaign.

They removed all those "necessary" buttons everybody all of a sudden can live without. You're welcome Fandroidcheaple.

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