Are smartwatches useful?

Discussion in 'polls' started by ams963, Dec 30, 2013.

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Are smartwatches useful?

Poll closed Jun 28, 2014.
  1. Yes [please mention how]

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. No - maybe in the future [please mention what you expect]

    21 vote(s)
    56.8%
  3. No - never will [please mention why]

    13 vote(s)
    35.1%
  1. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    Agreed, smartwatches will have to work with other things like a smartphone or a PC at home or your computer at work the Tablet in your car.
     
  2. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Smartwatch is yet another device I have to remember recharging. Another device I have to turn off during my airplane ride and yet another device that will be regulated in government buildings. Mechanical watches, especially automatics offer none of the above problems. They do their job and they do it well.
     
  3. guest

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    Useful as if it makes sense to buy it and use it for daily activities.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Then in that sense, absolutely not.
    Mrk
     
  5. guest

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    I tried to create scenarios where smartwatch could be useful. But I couldn't find one either. People wants smartphones with bigger screens, not the opposite. So definitely they won't replace smartphones. And to replace wristwatch, that's a regress IMO. As mattdocs12345 said, you'll have to turn it off when on flights. I've never told to turn off my wristwatch when I'm on the plane. :p I prefer pocket watch than wristwatch though, but couldn't find anyone sells it in real stores.
     
  6. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Freezing Navy EA-18G Crew In Ice Filled Cockpit Navigated Home Using Their Smart Watches

    A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler recently made it back to base after suffering a terrifying mid-air mishap, which left its two-person crew flying blind and frostbitten after the aircraft’s environment control system failed in part thanks to a pair of high-tech wrist watches..."

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...kpit-navigated-home-using-their-smart-watches
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    There should be a comma after the word failed, otherwise it sounds the system failed in part thanks to a pair of wrist watches - and not that the pilots made it back.
    Mrk
     
  8. ttomm1946

    ttomm1946 Registered Member

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    I have an apple series 1...Cheaper one.right now the mouse has both hands on 10.....:geek:
     
  9. Infected

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    I have a Fitbit Ionic. Love this watch. Tracks everything that I need, plus you can download other apps on it, ie, starbucks, weather and such..
     
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