What's Stopping You Buying A Smartwatch?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Duncan, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Duncan

    Duncan @mobilephone2003

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    From what I've seen in real life around me, nobody is wearing a smartwatch.

    In terms of the Forums, I've only seen one person mention they have one.


    My question is, what is causing you not to get one? Is it...

    • Price?
    • Battery Life?
    • Style?
    • Waiting for better?

    What's your thoughts?
     
  2. InsaneMatt

    InsaneMatt Exabyte

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    Common sense?
    What's so difficult about getting your phone out of your pocket? If you're a teenager, it's likely in your hand anyway.

    Once more, not many people even wear watches any more due to using their phones for time keeping yet they're excited for wearing a watch that does many things their phone do, just in a more limited capacity?
    It's a complete "fad" in my opinion.

    Personally, I still wear a watch; mostly out of habit.
    Think I'll stick with my Casio Wave Ceptor watch, thanks!
     
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  3. Jamie

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    It's a gimmick.

    I stopped wearing a watch years ago, as I have a clock on my phone. Personally, I have no difficulty getting my phone out of my pocket to check the time and my notifications, so why should I have this tiny device on my wrist that cost hundreds of pounds extra to show me this?

    Smart watches just seem like an expensive extension to your phone. Until they can replace a phone entirely with a large holographic screen and perfect voice recognition... then maybe I would consider one. Actually, no.... I can imagine trying to send an inappropriate message in public on that.
     
  4. WizardCM

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    Two reasons for me - most are designed for only iOS or Android, and those that aren't (Microsoft Band) aren't sold in Australia. I was originally planning on getting a Kreyos Meteor, but turns out the device is a cheap piece of utter rubbish.
     
  5. Adrian Cauguiran

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    I think honestly biggest thing is I'm a huge fan of traditional time pieces & haven't yet seen a style of smart watch that I'd wear on a daily basis. Just as I see a smart watch as an extension to your phone I see a watch as an extension of my outfit (thats just me thought). Of course functionality is important as of late the only watches that seem promising look/functionality wise have been the 360, Apple Watch, Pebble Time, and LG Urbane.

    I try to use my phone less & less while out & about with people I like the idea of glancing at my watch for quick notifications without having the urge to pull out the phone. Battery life wise I'd say at least 3-4 hours heavy usage at most is what'd be key for me as I think that could last most of the day with on/off usage. Think I'll be looking into the Apple Watch & Pebble at launch so we'll see how it goes.
     
  6. Creaky

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    I dont need one. I've got a smartphone and a tablet already, dont need a watch that does exactly the same thing.
     
  7. Gekz

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    Only use I can find for it is NFC payments, and even then I don't even trust such a system.

    Considering that they are meant to compliment apps on a device you are carrying on yourself and not meant to be full fledged applications is understandable, I just don't find any logical reasoning to get one.

    I'll rather have a smart ring for NFC / voice memos / and possibly camera possibilities (Sounds weird, Point at something to take a picture xD)
     
  8. Dan Valverde

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    Always going to be battery life for me. Doesn't look like solar is an option currently either.
     
  9. matt112234

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    Battery life and price. I'd rather put the money to a better phone.
     
  10. jake12001200

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    I don't like the idea of charging yet another device every day
     
  11. Imkihca

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    I don't like wearing watches or anything bulky around my wrists in general.
     
  12. AppleHead493

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    My mobile is my watch. No need for one nowadays.

    It's just another gimmick for people with money to burn to say "Look at me I have money to burn"
     
  13. thedigi321

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    i got a watch for my mother and I, mine is digital and hers is analog, i got mine for looks

    as for smart watches the fad will pass or get better i try not to buy first gen stuff because it is more of "hey we can do this" and they are buggy
     
  14. FriendsNone

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    A normal clock/watch/phone or computer clock is much more ok than a smartwatch.
     
  15. Duncan

    Duncan @mobilephone2003

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    Interesting responses.

    So far whilst owning Pebbles and an Android Wear watches, I've found that smartwatches aren't smart enough to be something people MUST have on their wrists.

    Too many compromises to pulling out a phone with an already mature app ecosystem that seems to limit itself to a small amount of use cases.

    Although some have been out for a few years, the whole smartwatch thing isn't taking off quickly due to all the opinions shown here.
     
  16. jake12001200

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    It just seems like a status symbol to me - which is pretty much what apple products are

    Maybe if the design options become more widescale it will change my opinion, but a good old analogue watch is enough for me
     
  17. illage2

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    Smart Watches to me seem good but at the moment they're not really all that great and don't appear to offer anything that a phone can't plus you need a phone to use a smart watch so having a smartwatch is essentially useless.
     
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