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New iWatch concept render takes inspiration from the Nike Fuel band

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New iWatch concept render takes inspiration from the Nike Fuel band
Apple didn't even make a passing remark that could be misconstrued as being a hint about a possible iWatch in the works, so that means it's time to go back to rumor, speculation, and the most fun of all: concept renders. The newest concept render of the iWatch comes from Thomas Bogner, who has obviously taken his inspiration not from any Apple products, but from the Nike Fuel Band.

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. 

source: Dribble via 9to5Mac

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posted on 23 Oct 2013, 19:55 5

1. Beijendorf (Posts: 355; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


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 23 Oct 2013, 20:32 5

4. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)

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 23 Oct 2013, 20:49

6. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Why couldn't the screen face inward and you lift your arm similar to how you would give the finger...only without the finger of course.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 23:34 2

8. donphone (Posts: 64; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)

He's obviously not an design engineer ;)

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 03:29

9. shahrooz (Posts: 785; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

Obviously, English is not your native language :D (neither mine)

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 19:55 3

2. GeekMovement (unregistered)

hm.. interesting. I can see people who love wristbands purchasing this; however, i'm waiting for the google gem smartwatch (:

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 20:36 1

5. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)

The Google 'Gem' has definitely captured my attention, especially if Google/Motorola incorporates some of that Moto X/Droid 'always on' goodness into the OS.

Let's Hope So!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 20:28 1

3. roddymerritt (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)

Close but think 2" band

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 23:19

7. BigBoss10 (Posts: 278; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:16

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Tim Cook is on the Nike board of directors

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:12

10. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)

It honestly loos like a fuel band from that some one photo shopped...

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:11 1

11. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

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 24 Oct 2013, 20:42

13. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

hmm...if this was the same price as the $1.99 Livestrong wristbands i'd be all over this.

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