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Comment: Re:Pioneers get arrows in back (Score 1) 96

The difference is we are quite tired of being beta testers so they can build a base faster than the competitor. These watches are truly half-baked proprietary pieces of crap. That sort of thing was excusable for the smartphone explosion, the need for usable pocket computers was enormous and the market huge. These smartwatches are doomed because the price has nowhere to go but down. Build a cheap smart watch that can work with any phone, and that will be the winner.

Comment: Re:So? (Score 4, Insightful) 96

Smart watches ARE a good idea, they just need to have better characteristics then they have now. They need a much longer battery life, a LOT cheaper and they must universally work with any device, not just proprietary ones. There is nothing wrong with the idea of a programmable display on your wrist, but so far the implementations suck.

Comment: Re:Humanity is lost (Score 1) 289

Yeah Google is kind of shitting the bed with Wear, Android TV and the car stuff. They want to protect Android's image so much that they are losing sight of what makes Android great. I thought Android TV would be great, but with Google's restrictions, no one cares about the platform.

Comment: Re:Humanity is lost (Score 1) 289

I use a dedicated MP3 player i paid $40 for. The idea of using my pocket communicator's battery to listen to music is silly. All my life i have been into tech, but these smart watches are a joke. They need to be MUCH cheaper, work UNIVERSALLY with any computer/device, hold a charge for days, and not look like the crap they currently do. Its a lot like 3D video tech. Its great and fun but im not paying a premium for it, come back when its baked into the feature set for low cost.

Behind every great computer sits a skinny little geek.