New iWatch concept render takes inspiration from the Nike Fuel band
posted by Michael H. / Oct 23, 2013, 7:32 PM
It leads to quite an interesting concept for the device and not one that you would normally expect. The general consensus when it comes to smartwatches is that you would probably want something of a square display in order to show the most information at a time. Bogner has decided that maybe a thinner, wider display could work just as well (assuming you pare down the functionality of the device to only the uses best suited for a watch, meaning no photos or video).
Bogner’s concept of the iWatch would feature Siri voice commands, and access to apps like like Mail, Messages, Calendar, and Music, as well as integrated Nike fitness software (obviously). It is certainly one of the more innovative ideas we've seen, which is why we thought it worthy to pass along.
... How are you supposed to hold your arm in order to view that display? I can see it being the right way up but still awkward if you put it with the display facing the palm-side of your arm. But then there's the risk of scratches on the display, and quick-peeks at the "smartwatch" is made more difficult.
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 7:55 PM 5
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It's just a 'concept' though I certainly understand your concerns. As one who owns a SONY Smartwatch, an I'm Smartwatch, a Pebble, and now a Galaxy Gear (easily the very best of the lot), I don't see the change to a more bracelet-like/loose form factor to be a step in the right direction for smartwatches. The display of these devices needs to be stationary, NOT something that's highly susceptible to moving/rotating around one's wrist. This 'concept' may be nice enough looking but it appears to be far less than ideal for its intended purpose.
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 8:32 PM 5
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He's obviously not an design engineer ;)
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 11:34 PM 2
hm.. interesting. I can see people who love wristbands purchasing this; however, i'm waiting for the google gem smartwatch (:
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 7:55 PM 3
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for a girl who wear's bracelets maybe.. I don't see this being a good male accessory. I can't remember the last time I saw a guy wear a hard bangle type bracelet. silicon and links.. sure. This design would NEVER catch on, in my opinion. For me.. I want a WATCH design.
posted on Oct 24, 2013, 9:11 AM 1
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