What do You Guys Think About a Nexus Smart Watch?

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    There is talk that Google is going to introduce a new smart watch with Nexus, called "Gem". This will be launched at the end of October with Android Kitkat version 4.4. Will you be interested in purchasing this watch over Samsung's Smart Gear watch, or is it another gimmick you will pass on?

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    Pfft. Whatever. I am NOT interested at all.




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    Only if it comes with a built in GPS.
    Cause then i could justify it for my running.

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    It would depend on the price. If it's in the $100 range, maybe i'd pick one up around the holidays. If it's near the $300 that samsung wants, thanks but no thanks. I would also haveto see what features they through into it.
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    Every time I see something about this, I say the same. Google showed off a lot the Pebble watch on this years I/O, if they are going to do something like this, it might be with pebble
    Which BTW I have one, and I like it, but I can see why a lot of people don't like them
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    I want a smartwatch. I want something with an accelerometer in it and more health related sensors. Something like a jawbone up but better. I want to be able to sleep comfortably with it on and have a silent vibrating alarm that won't wake up whoever I'm in bed with.

    The bands will be more 3 dimensional than in the render though as I'm pretty positive these will utilize those wire-shaped batteries LG Chem has cooked up.
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    Meh.

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    I personally don't see any use for it and would never consider one by any manufacturer. Now if someone were to give me one then I'd reconsider:p
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    I find it funny that everyone is ccoming out with 'smart' watches right after everyone stopped wearing a watch. I'm old, I wear a watch, but no one I know thatis younger does anymore. The exception of course is runners so these have to do what a runner needs or will fail hard.
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    Right. These seem little more than remote app access UIs. And not very many apps, beyond fitness, at that.
    What everyday utility does this really give me? I can get a watch for $20...and if I break it, I won't sweat it.
    Plus, I can sweat in it. What's the water (read: sweat) resistance on this?

    How long will the charge last, and how will its connection to my phone affect the phone's charge? If it reduces a mostly all day charge to something less, it will only be used for certain functions...so we're back to mostly fitness type use...

    I'd still get one at the right price point (~$100), since I do exist in that fitness niche pretty frequently.
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    *Yawn*
    But I bet it won't be $300...

    And why does Sony get zero recognition for being first. AND at the $80 Pricepoint. I don't know what Samsung was thinking. If you are in the Verizon store and there is a Sony (Generation 2 by the way) watch for $80 next to a Samsung one that doesn't even work with all Samsung gear yet for $300.... what are you going to buy?
    (Me? Neither...)
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    Just what the people asked for.....another TOY!
    Why would I need another smart anything to complement an already-carried smartphone?
    My wife and I are avid extreme hikers, and this watch is nothing more than a costly toy to excite the gadget buying public, so why not gold plate it like the HTC-ONE and offer it to Trump and create a 'rich niche' market for the fabulously stupid to show off?

    For us, it really has zero uses, and of zero value.
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    Only if it can kill zombies, but I don't think it has that capability.
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    I think it'd be cool to have a smartwatch, but It'd really need to have some advanced functionality to be worth it. Also, I'd be reluctant to buy wearable tech if it's not durable, scratch/impact/water resistant. But ultimately for me, it definitely needs to look good. I'll never buy one if it makes me look like I just stepped off the set of star trek.

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    That is why I stopped wearing a watch. Even rugged watches don't stand a chance on my wrist for more than a month. I can't imagine wearing something that isn't "Mark proof" at any price.
    I wonder if Spock had seen the gear Worf used if he'd have called him a bone headed nerd wannabe?

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    What's a watch?

    There is obviously a market for it. When the iPod mini added the strap accessories and had watch faces that users could download and install I think we began to see a glance at the smart watch market. Be interesting to see if smart phone OEMS team up with well known watch companies to mix fashion with tech. Rolex smartwatch by Motorola or something.

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    o wow... didn't realize the Smartwatch 2 got bumped to $200?!?!?
    and no longer available at VZW?
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    I spent $60 on the original Smartwatch and it ROCKS, even though it's an inferior product to the 2.
    It keeps me connected - BUT it helps me never to have to check my phone, tablet or PC. e-mail, chat, FB, Twitter? I get a discrete notification. I take a glance, decide it's not important 90% of the time, nobody notices. My phone doesn't make a sound and it stays in my pocket. Calendar reminder? I just feel my wrist vibrate and head off to whatever meeting I have. Want to see what time is it? Phone's in my pocket, again just wake up the watch.
    No noise, no interruptions, no need to place my phone on the table / desk. I don't look rude by answering a phone call I shouldn't or looking at a mail that is unimportant.
    Yes, it's worth it. A single day of use and I was a convert.

    Comment on a review I found. Nice!
    Sony Smartwatch 2 Available From MobileFun for $170, Actually Pairs With All Android Phones ? Droid Life

    Sorry, Samsung, not trying to steal your thunder here...

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    It's in the marketing. I can't even recall having seen any Sony Smartwatch commercials. I've already seen multiple Samsung/VZ ads for their new pieces. People still buy watches, and though not at the same rate as they used to, those who do so despite having a cell phone handy most of the time likely buy at a higher price point and generally have more disposable income available so I don't think this is a market that won't see any returns. I wouldn't mind having something to save me from pulling my phone out, especially if I get something like the Note or One Max, etc. If connectivity has a large enough range and I can use it on its own for things like music it would be an okay investment.

    Lot of negativity for such a tech-savvy forum :p Considering how many people here buy multiple phones per year I don't think it's out of the question that a few manufacturers could talk a person or three into picking up a smartwatch of some sort.
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