Humor: Google Glass versus Apple iWatch

Humor: Google Glass versus Apple iWatch
These two products are not even available yet and of the two, one has not really been acknowledged to exist. 

That does not stop the masters from The Joy of Tech explaining what could very well become reality through humor though. It is the typical tit-for-tat exchange, “Who wears a watch?” versus making a wearer “look like a complete dork.”  For what it's worth, several of us here at PhoneArena.com do wear watches.

These are certainly valid observations and no doubt the companies will play their perspective strengths of each product…until they make their own version of the competition. We have certainly seen enough of that in this industry. 

source: The Joy of Tech


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27 Comments

2. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I Don't want/need either of these 'not so hitech' devices, i wouldn't wear a digital watch for the world or wear a glass that looks like $#¡+, but i'm only just one person, i'm sure there are a couple of showoffs out there somewhere...

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

its a good gadget to have for instance ur doing a sky dive and you want to save that for later enjoyment. but as you said it's not for all,but there a real good uses for it in science and tech at large

30. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Ever heard of the GoPro?

40. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Sure, but what is better (natural), to wear a glasses or attach that little rectangular (without a viewfinder) camera to your head?

3. mydi.maus unregistered

dork hahahaha!

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Humor: Darn! I thought the 'Glass' would magnify iMaps on the iWatch. Now i'm more 'lost' than lost!

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Google glasses would be a great gaming head set, provided games take advantage of it. Like for American Football plays selection or a Dragon Ball Z game where you can see their power levels or just about any shooter or sci fi game. Smart watches are all right, although I believe watches are mainly for looks like clothing is.

8. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

All I'm saying is that Google glass could very well have night vision, and projector abilities that google could make as attachments if the nanotechnology isn't so advanced. I really don't know how you would provide upgrades to the iWatch, then again, Glass would be open sourced and be taken advantage of like the Kinect, the iWatch would just be closed source with limited uses. Apple, things have to change, and fast.

10. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Why does it have to be one or the other? I'd rather see these two kinds of tech used in conjunction... but I guess neither side is going to play nice, nor concede to the benefits of the other.

12. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I don't care for Google or Apple but I'd take the iWatch over Google Glasses. I don't wear glasses and I can't even stand wearing glasses at the theaters for 3D movies.

13. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

The Google glass may be an amazing work of innovation and ingenuity but its seriously not practical, an "iWatch" seems it would fit in the mainstream market a lot more nicely and be worn/used by more people.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't think that iWatch will have much more practical functionality than any smartphone already has. So why would you need two smartphones, one in your pocket and another on your wrist just dumber, how is that practical? While Google Glasses will bring us more flexible and totally different way for interaction with a smart device.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31103; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"I don't think that iWatch will have much more practical functionality than any smartphone already has. So why would you need two smartphones, one in your pocket and another on your wrist just dumber, how is that practical? While Google Glasses will bring us more flexible and totally different way for interaction with a smart device" Patience Einstein...let them release the products first.

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Patience Einstein...let them release the products first." So what that they are not released yet, does that mean that I can't have any opinion and my own forecast about upcoming products?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31103; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Also who cares what you think. "I don't think iWatch this, and that. Millions do, and will think otherwise... You actually don't really matter to apples bottom line, so stop hopping on every apple article to hate, bash, and talk about what you don't think.

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! Are you trying to take away my rights to free opinion and expression? :D

22. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Okay, but i think the iWatch is more consumer friendly. Smartwatches are far more flexible for the consumer plus a smart watch with full voice commands and maybe a media player would be cool. Yes the Glass opens us up to a whole new level of tech but it is a dramatic change, affecting the 5 senses, touch, hearing, smell, feel and perception (glass affects perception) can lead to health issues etc and the Glass has too many privacy issues.

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But don't you think that iWatch is basically the same smartphone just attached on your wrist, then what is purpose of having iWatch if you already have a smartphone?

24. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Very much so, i understand the Google Glass is well, amazing! but these are products, and to sell a product you need ease of use, accessibility, brand, marketing, features, design, and flexibility for the consumer. Apple (hopefully) have some new, fresh ideas with the watch concept and *may* make it a hit, same with the Glass concept. The tech market is so unpredictable that its almost impossible to make any assumptions.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31103; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

don't you think that iWatch is basically the same smartphone just attached on your wrist, then what is purpose of having iWatch if you already have a smartphone? Man you just don't get it do ya?

39. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

1st of all he never said that that iwatch is something new he's just saying that google watch is ahead of it;s time and will probably be more expensive than iwatch for example look at when bill gates released the pc tablet everyone was like wtf is this crap because it was ahead of it's time therefore it was unsuccessful on the other hand 9 year later or so the ipad was released and this time people were ready for it and it came out more affordable the a pc tablet would've been in 2002 same applies to google glass yes i do agree that the iwatch is like a smartphone on your wrist but it's as cool as it a useless concept but for the normal consumer it has an apple logo on it and is cheaper therefore the iwatch we'll have more success because the google glass is ahead of it's time and is more expensive makes any sense ??

14. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Ha ha ha..... Not even funny

26. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I haven't worn a watch in probably about ten years. However, I can see an advantage to Glass, especially if they manage to implement the technology into maybe designer sunglasses/regular glasses to make them more stylish and versatile? If my Coach sunglasses could also browse, make calls, text, email, etc, I would never take those things off. :o)

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about Google Glasses, as far as I know it should be a very handy device in various situations because you won't need any additional moves with your hands or head in order to interact with it. :)

28. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

You can see the time in front of your eyes, with glasses, so isnt it killing the watches. Apple is so outdated, as always.

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't even think about making an iGlass, Apple. Because Google is gonna sue you for that.

34. GeekMovement unregistered

I like how the iWatch has Nike+ instead of Google+ on it. Stealing from nike eh?

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