Android smartwatch coming next month; watch will be compatible with Android phones
0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2013, 14:42 posted on
Android is more than just an operating system; a small company named Android has been turning out watches for years which makes them perfectly named to jump on the smartwatch craze. Next month, Android will introduce its new smartwatch which will hook up with an Android phone. Based on the video below, which shows the watch paired with the Samsung Galaxy S4, the device will make and take phone calls, play your music, and record a voice memo...
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1. mturby (unregistered)
cool!!! do we need it?
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
No, I don't need it, at least such is my opinion.
17. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Who needs a watch at all? That's what my phone is for. It is my watch. Personally, I think rolex's are for douches. I mean if you want to show you have a small d!ck with lots of money, they are great. But for a person that is secure in their status, be it poor or rich, rolex's are pointless.
23. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I don't really see a need for a SMART watch, but was taught that a man should always wear a watch. It shows he's punctual and respectful of time (his own and others). But I don't expect others to share that same view, and I'm just old school like that. I think a nice watch great to have because cellphone batteries die all the time. They also look nice too.
24. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I can see that logic, but it is very flawed. I am always on time. I actually have anxiety over being late. I'm usually to work like 30 mins early. So I just hope people don't view everyone that refuses to wear a watch in that light. I personally just hate all jewelry. I think the only 2 pieces of jewelry I still own are the wedding ring for when my fiance and I finally get married, and my class ring from HS. (The later I didn't buy, nor do I hold sentimental value of, just have no reason to get rid of it.)
29. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Lol! Nah, I think it's just an old school thing. I don't think it's totally accurate either, but there was no way I was going to be the one to tell that to my dad, lol. It was just one of those things your dad tells you and you figure you'll just go along with it until you turn 18. But here I am, 20 years later and can't go anywhere without a watch.
More importantly, congratulations on getting engaged!!!
35. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Thanks, but I've been engaged for 7 years now. That's why it is more of a running joke now. Life gets in the way of getting married. I know what you mean about what your parents saying sticking with you forever. I think that is why I have anxiety over being late.
15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Sony smartwatch2 compatible with all androids 199$
28. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
I think was made by Apple to make android smart watch horrible... Worst design ever.. Gear so much better
39. jiaullah123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Ofcourse. This is really attractive. I have also got the benefit to have such a nice experience.
3. mturby (unregistered)
it is too small, it should ve been bigger, almos like the phone itself. (its sarcasm)
4. quakan (Posts: 1361; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Making a phone call with a smartwatch will be as irritating as someone talking next to you on speakerphone and acting like you're the one all up in their business.
5. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)
I already have an accessory to make phone calls or read the time. I'm not buying an accessory for my accessory, the whole smartwatch thing is ridiculous unless the smartwatch itself can replace the smartphone which I doubt
7. mturby (unregistered)
21. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I think the smart glass could eventually replace the phone, or be a nice companion to it. But the watches are just plain dumb. Like you said, it is an accessory to an accessory. WTF? What next, smart rings?
27. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)
Like you said, in a couple of years will be buying a smart-ring for our smartwatch that works with our smartphones. We don't need more tech to walk with us and I agree with you, Smart glasses are a very promising replacement for our phones
8. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Not the best looking out there... Sony Smart Watch 2 is still the best one.
12. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
its just let down by a crappy screen and all review i seen they didnt like it
16. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
All smart watches right now are pretty crappy.
9. dorianb (Posts: 592; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Tell me when they get svelt. So far all the smart-watches out there look thick as h*ll.
10. mturby (unregistered)
if u cant have a 007 hot laser that could hurt me or someone else on it whats the point? stupid comment, i know. sorry
14. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I stopped wearing watch after starting to use mobile :-)
Smart watches are not smart enough to replace smart phones.. So y smart watch?
As a guy above said, accessory for a accessory?
18. nctx77 (Posts: 1778; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Keep up the good work Google, Samsung, Sony. You are going to make Apple look like a rock star next year when they come out with iwatch
19. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
We'll I'm no hater on any os but I'd like to see what apple really can produce followed by a nokia watch
20. Team051 (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
I need smartwatch with tranquilizer dart-gun ability, :P
26. bvalde09 (Posts: 181; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
If you ever get one please let me know. My dad loves #JamesBond Gadgets and that will be so cool XD
22. StorageUniversal (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Google 'Neptune Pine smartwatch'. This smartwatch will not only work most Android smartphones, it actually can be used as a cellular device by itself since it has an microSIM slot. This Android smartwatch from article looks terrible...
30. skipo (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 May 2009)
Good night...Looks like I need to start hitting the gym!
31. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Galaxy gear is the best looking one so far but all of them are kind of pointless. I'm not looking to buy one but if I stumble across a Samsung watch ill definitely sport one with my S4...If I ever get the update that is...
P.S...The watch shown in this video is hideous...
33. lilhart (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
First, you had small mobiles, that you could carry in your one hands & pockets and operate with a finger. You got comfortable and loathed big screen phones. Then got used to them and now every phone is a big phone which you can't slip in your jeans pocket and sit comfortably without worrying about the safety of the device. So they came up with smart watch which does a few of the functions that your mobile does and you don't buy one big mobile, you buy one big + a small wearable one. Way to go!
34. berry889 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
I rather have a beautiful crafted Swiss made self winding mechanical wristwatch than a smart watch
36. BaltiCzar (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)
They are accessories to our accessories but they do have their place, particularly with active people. I am a p/t runner (only like two to three miles, 3-4 X a week) and I enjoyed glancing down and checking my pace and distance on my Motorola MotoActv. It was also fun to use to count my steps and while on a run it was nice to see who was calling and texting to allow me to decide if it was important enough for me to stop.
However, I sold it to subsidize the purchase of the piece-o-crap Gear. I was not happy with the Gear. The pedometer was wildly innacurate, calls, text and emails carried over to the phone when they wanted to despite several long tech call sessions with Samsung and there were other reasons I wasn't happy with it.
Anywho, that's all to say they are a luxury, unecssary piece of tech that has its place for some people. The market is small though.
I don't think I'll be buyng another MotoActv. I'll wait and see what this new slew of offereing will bring. For now, I'll deal with my dumbed down Jawbone Up.
37. MyJobSux (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Well. I look at it like this. Its an accessory. Not so much a fasion accessory as it is an accessory to augment mobile phone technology. Lets say your in a meeting. Looking at your watch isnt really considered proper etiquiet but then again, neither is a smartphone. The watch isnt quite as obviouse. Im thinking it can display texts, missed calls, calendar notifications such as the reminders from google calendar. Having the watch so the face is on the underside of your wrist instead of the top of your wrist can be a bit less obvious i guess. To me, this could be something nice if you have the need. If your never really in an environment when a bit of disgression when checking your messages is beneficial then maybe this simply isnt for you. If the price isnt too much I might look into it, then again, theres a lot of toys i would like to have and i dont know just how high on my list this one would rank.
38. sniperdroid (Posts: 146; Member since: 23 May 2013)
I'd buy it. I like trying out new things and lets be honest, majority of the folks out there would probably get it to replace their digital watches, kids because it looks cool and the rest would get it just to have. I just wish we could get to the point where technology would make it a lot more slimmer to the size of a regular watch.