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Smartwatches are coming, but here are 5 reasons NOT to buy just yet

0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2013, 09:00 posted on

We all know that something of a "smartwatch revolution" is on the way. Although there have been smartwatches on the market for a bit over one year now, no one has really paid them much mind, because realistically they haven't been able to do what we all want a smartwatch to do. We are getting closer and closer to the point where smartwatches can be a legitimate companion device for our smartphones, but getting closer doesn't mean we're there yet. So, here are some reasons why you should slow your roll and not plan on buying a smartwatch anytime soon...

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posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:43 3

11. piyath (Posts: 503; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


People who are ready to spend their money on what they love will buy things what they love. That's so simple. That fact cannot be changed by a nonsense article like this. If we buy that only moire and more smartphones will come to the market and innovation prevails.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:44 2

12. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Telling people not to buy these devices is a bad Idea. The only way these companies can know what we want, is if they sell them to us and we tell me what is missing or what is wrong. Isn't that how technology improves? Someone comes with something that looks or seems to be useless and we all find use for them?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:49 9

13. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


To be straight in to the point....he says don't buy Samsung gear....wait for iWatch.....

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:04 1

14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


TL;DR = make up whatever conclusion you want.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:09

16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Thank you for the definition.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:16

18. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Auch!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:29

19. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


it's supposed to be a joke...

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:33 4

22. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


"Apple is rumored to be aiming at a price point anywhere from $149 to $229 for its watch, the value will be much better"

this thing made me to say that....

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:44

24. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Ah, I see. You're misreading that, the Apple price is an aside in the middle of the full statement saying "The hardware and software will both be getting solid quality overhauls, so even if the price doesn't change the value will be much better."

The comment on value doesn't connect to Apple. I've edited that section to remove the confusion.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:52 2

26. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


if you wrote this article about smartwatch as whole... i wouldn't have said that....but you where pinpointing samsung everywhere....

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 13:46

48. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I wrote the article about smartwatches that are being released soon, which is why I pinpoint Samsung and Sony everywhere. Other smartphones don't matter because Apple and Microsoft aren't going to be releasing anything until late next year at the earliest.

The title says reasons not to buy "JUST YET". Someone will get it right eventually. My personal hope is that Google gets it right, but we have to wait and see.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:39

59. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You're best in PA....but i have question for you...you're happy to spend your money in ubuntu edge...which is a first gen product...but you're advising not to buy this....personally i have no need for a smartwatch now...but if people din buy first gen product how will manufacturers will improve on them....i know this is your opinion.that's it....but stop it there....everyone has thier own opinions....

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 21:31

65. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


why also not write an article "10 reasons to buy a smartwatch" ? please.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:59 3

29. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


well done micheal....you have edited it so fast...

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:24

57. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well said+1

What's wrong with Michael H...... The Google Android user, Nexus guy is giving so much credit to Apple lately.

Something's not right?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:05 4

15. Nesco (Posts: 12; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


great article..but i have a feeling that he wanted to say DON'T BUY THE GALAXY GEAR :D

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:11 4

17. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I think so too. Why now? Why didn't I see this article when Pebble, I'mWatch, Sony Smartwatch were all showcased? Why when Samsung is about to release Galaxy Gear?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:07

40. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I have to agree. We're on the eve of Samsung's unveiling and we have a anti smartwatch article? That does smell fishy. Personally I don't want a watch and I see this entire watch movement crashing no matter how good the smartwatch is. It takes one movement to pull out my Note 2. And with Apple keeping the iphone small you can easily fit that phone in any pocket. It's too redundant to have 2 smart devices fighting for attention.
At the end of the day Google glass makes more sense because I already wear eyeglasses.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 16:58

55. dorianb (Posts: 600; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


"I have to agree. We're on the eve of Samsung's unveiling and we have a anti smartwatch article? That does smell fishy"

I agree with this.

"Personally I don't want a watch and I see this entire watch movement crashing no matter how good the smartwatch is. It takes one movement to pull out my Note 2. And with Apple keeping the iphone small you can easily fit that phone in any pocket. It's too redundant to have 2 smart devices fighting for attention. "

I don't agree with this. When tablets (all touchscreen variants) came out I believe this same argument was made. Why buy a 10 inch ipod? Now look where we are.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:27

58. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Even though the watch is equipped with a powerful E4412 CPU at 1.4 to push that 1.5 screen will be very fast. Doesn't have to push lots of pixels. Where Apples iWatch will be known as a fashion trendy iThing ™

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:30 1

21. DFranch (Posts: 210; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


When they can make a smartwatch that looks like a watch, with a battery that lasts at least a week, and doesn't cost more than a good watch. Then I might consider a smartwatch.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:51

25. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Just buy a Sony Smart watch 2.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:52 2

27. ronjr123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


The way I read it he doesn't want the Sammy product to succeed. Don't we think apple will only work with Apple? Lets wait and see the difference between the two and which is better. I'm betting on Sammy.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:22 1

32. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i'll bet on apple.

fanboy out the window... they have succeeded making a simple and elegant products... hell all of apple products are simple and elegant looking.

samsung will try to crowd as many cool/useless features in it as possible.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:19

31. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


A designer watch (Movado) will run you from $500 to over $1000 just to tell time.

i'm interested in the smartwatch concept if it falls in the $200 range especially from samsung or apple since they've managed to associate quality with their products...

but like most people in here saying, i want my watch to at least last me a week or two on a single charge.

The battery in most watches lasts for months!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:32

33. Blazers (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I'll reserve judgement until it is officially unveiled. If it reminds me of an 80's calculator watch, forget about it.

Personally I would never trade my Tag in for any smartwatch ever. Smartphones are mainstream, but I really think smartwatches will only be popular with the tech crowd and women (since they can make them look like bracelets).

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:45

36. Blazers (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I also believe that the iWatch will be a failure among the die-hard Apple fans. They tend to have disposable incomes, and won't trade in their expesnsive designer watches for what is essentially a downgrade. Just like the movie "Jobs", the iWatch will be an embarrassment for Apple, and another nail in the coffin for Tim Cook.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:57

38. Mr.Singh (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)


Already bought 'Kreyos Meteor'. Just waiting for shipping :)

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:08

41. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Not going to waste money on a watch when a 7" tablet and a smartphone are far more valuable. Smart watches is just another gimmick too get more money out of consumers. Wow, with more people living off government than working in the U.S., what a great idea.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:08

42. FadyNabil (Posts: 39; Member since: 10 May 2013)


good article,
what are this stupid watches are for? really what? i stopped wearing watches since the mobile is there, no need since the mobile can tell me the time. only girls wears watches now just as a kind of jewelery

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