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Comment Re:cost and durability (Score 1) 325

The main issue is that any watch over $200 is expected to last 10-20+ years. A smart watch is designed to last 1-2 years.


I may well buy a smart watch one day. One necessary precondition is that it has to be cheap enough that I won't regret the purchase if it turns out to be useless.

Comment Re:So much hate/So much love (Score 1) 325

You got something that turned out that you enjoy and has a killer app for you.

A week or so ago, there was an article about GPS in cars being something that most people don't like - personally I love it and I would never own a car without it.

Everybody loves something different and there is enough different things out there for everybody to find something that they can't live without. Without being ironic or facetious, it really is a great time to be alive.

I think what the article is pointing out (and was noted in other posts) is that the smartwatch market is now saturated with people who love it and, as they last a few years, there is considerable shrinkage in the market.

Comment Well, duh (Score 1) 115

A good rule of thumb is that if a large telco thinks a major business decision is good idea, it's probably bad for consumers.

There's obvious exceptions to this rule... building out and maintaining telco infrastructure is usually a good idea, but even there you have to scrutinize the fine print or you'll find your copper landlines left degrading while they roll out fibre and wireless.

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