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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 31 Aug 2013, 17:51

64. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

What are those stupid time pieces for? I still wear a traditional wind-up or kinetic watch for work and play. I have my smartphone secured and only use it when I need to reply to an email, adjust my calenders, and take a call. The battery life on my smartphone and pantent phone is limited, despite me carrying around a high capacity battery for charging it.

Watches are cool looking time pieces that gives time and that's it. It also tells a story about the person depending on the type of watch they wear. Yes it is jewelry on some levels. However it is much more sophisticated than any smarthphone/smartwatch would ever be. So I assume that you really can't tell time and you are really insecure about your sexuality

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 13:03

44. gregorymichael (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)

Smart Watches would be great and worthwhile if and only if they could be used independently from your smartphone. Ie. I don't want to carry my phone with me so I put my phone into watch mode and use that for all my basic needs throughout the day. They need to act as stand-in ultraportable extensions of our existing phones. Absolutely no need to have a smartphone in my pocket and a smartwatch on my wrist.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 14:42 1

50. Pyoung0560 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

People who wants to buy a smart watch now should buy one if they want one now. dont rely on Michael H , all he saying is when Apple comes out with it smart watch that is the watch to buy and we have come a long way. Michael H is all Apple. Just watch the praises he gives on Apple smart watch next year.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 15:44

52. SIGPRO (Posts: 1431; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

Euhm smartwatches are already here, PA please do some research! For example Burg is a dutch company that makes smartwatches since 2009. Even the new smartwatches cant beat Burg. Look Burg 17 smartwatch up, it has wifi, gps, 3g, 2mp camera, voicereorder, simcard, bluetooth etc etc and running android 4.0 it is a watchphone. Not like the new crap watches that you need to connect via Bluetooth with your phone.....i dont call that a smartwatch!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 04:03

63. AlvinKane (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2013)

I can see the point in a smart watch, but I think it be cool to figure out a way to put like a mobile hotspot on the watch. It would basically a hotspot on your wrist.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:42

66. LokifishMarz (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

1) Rushed hardware is not the case for all smartwatches.
2) Battery life is an issue but what about the bogus claims of innovation by the big names? Except for maybe 720P video what have they done that we haven't seen already?
3 & 4) There are smartwatch apps and a large number of apps in the Google Plat Store that function just fine on smartwatches. There is also more than one smartwatch based on AOSP and AOSP is far from limited.
5) Then that would mean almost every flagship smartwatch and smartphone is garbage. I developer for and work on smartphones and know differently.

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