HTC Still Making a Smartwatch; Believes Other Manufacturers Still Didn't Get it Right

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  1. dgstorm

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    HTC’s US President Jason Mackenzie recently stated in a Re/code interview, that HTC didn't cancel their smartwatch as has been previously reported. In reality, the company is working on one, but it was delayed. Mackenzie even called out the other smartwatch OEMs claiming that none of them have it right yet. Here are a couple of quotes,

    Mackenzie also added,

    That's a very bold statement from HTC. What do you guys think? Is there some truth to his assertion?

    Source: Phandroid
     
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    No they didn't get it right and neither will htc. Till the watch will be self powered, waterproof to 200m and indestructible face(read sapphire), it will all be a gimmick.
     
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    Self powered... um yea... maybe by 2035.
    Agree on Waterproof.
    Don't totally agree on Indestructible. "Normal" watches aren't. Be as strong as a normal watch.. yea.
     
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    HTC builds awesome products. If they say the others didn't get it right, they have something different up their sleeves.
     
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    I'd agree with HTC, but with one caveat. Apple got the smartwatch right
     
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    Eh, I have to disagree with you there, even many Apple fans are looking at it like uhhh, no. The only thing I will give Apple is the ease at which you can customize the bands.

    The problem with Android Wear for me was the software as it was still in its growing stages. By 2nd generation it should be where it is at. I'm waiting until the price drops before I jump back in.
     
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    I haven't personally used any of these watches (aside from a few minutes with the 360 in BB) but going by looks & style, I like the Apple watch too. The smartwatch is probably not a device I'll get for awhile so my opinion is irrelevant, but you gotta hand it to Apple, they do know how to design a good lookin product.

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    Still loving my Moto 360, it does exactly what I expected from it and even a few things I didn't. I do wish it was water resist to 200m. That would be amazing. Past that, I'm very happy.
     
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    I think a Moto 360 with 200m water resist and its own 3G phone service capabilities would be the holy grail of smartwatches. (Well... a holographic projection from the watch would be nice too as long as we are dreaming, but let's be realistic....lol!)