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Smart watches - pointless?

Postby rodgers73 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 23:02 pm

What niche are these things serving? They seem quite pointless yet they're getting a lot of money and hype thrown at them.

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Postby Ride hard » Fri Sep 06, 2013 05:21 am

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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby Giraffoto » Fri Sep 06, 2013 06:43 am

Two words - Dick Tracey
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Postby paul_mck » Fri Sep 06, 2013 07:03 am

Id have thought as cyclists the benefits would be obvious.

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Postby Pituophis » Fri Sep 06, 2013 07:16 am

I would have thought that keeping the correct time would be the smartest thing a watch would need to do! :roll:
But I'm sure 1000's of blokes will buy one (Just like 3D Tv's :shock: :D )

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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby VTech » Fri Sep 06, 2013 07:23 am

Almost everything in the tech world is pointless but these companies survive on the layman who strives to have the latest tech. The regurgitation of cash keeps the world spinning.
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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby Ballysmate » Fri Sep 06, 2013 07:48 am

I seem to recall someone saying on here that a person's watch says a lot about them :roll:

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Postby Giraffoto » Fri Sep 06, 2013 08:22 am

Ballysmate wrote:I seem to recall someone saying on here that a person's watch says a lot about them :roll:


People who think that there possessions say a lot about them generally find it's the same sort of thing that disgruntled former partners say about them
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Postby arran77 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:20 pm

Giraffoto wrote:Two words - Dick Tracey


Why, is she fit?

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Postby arran77 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:22 pm

VTech wrote:Almost everything in the tech world is pointless but these companies survive on the layman who strives to have the latest tech. The regurgitation of cash keeps the world spinning.


Got one yourself then VTech?

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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby apreading » Fri Sep 06, 2013 14:02 pm

I have a MotoActv which is really useful for running when you dont want to lug a smartphone or garmin computer with you, which are bigger and bounce around in your pocket. So I can track my route on the GPS, could use it for planning a route but unlikely to, and listen to music. Also use it at the gym if I dont like the music they are playing. Can wear it as a watch or on an armband which is better if using headphones with it.

On the bike I have a garmin 800 and only consider the MotoActv as a backup in case my batteries run out or the garmin fails for some reason.

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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby team47b » Fri Sep 06, 2013 14:44 pm

Are they self winding - based on wrist movements?

Otherwise they have missed an opportunity for their target audience :D
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Postby VTech » Fri Sep 06, 2013 16:39 pm

@ballysmate, I do think a nice watch says a lot about someone, just as a decent pair of shoes. If you cant look after yourself how could you look after someone else. If your not bothered by your own appearance would you be bothered about doing a good job for someone ?

You may not like or agree with the above but thats how a lot of people think, I wouldnt give a big contract to a guy in a dirty suit with dog hairs and scruffy dirty shoes.

@arran77, No, not my cup of tea. I prefer mechanical watches myself.
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Postby team47b » Fri Sep 06, 2013 17:10 pm

whoooooooosh. :D
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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby Ballysmate » Fri Sep 06, 2013 17:16 pm

VTech, on a recent thread, there was a debate about the validity if an Oxbridge degree. There then followed a discussion which listed universities and their standing in various spheres of academia.
Would you be kind enough to do all of us jobseekers a huge benefit, by listing by make, the watches that are of keenest interest to interviewers. I mean, I wouldn't like someone who managed to get a first from Cambridge, blow their interview for the sake of the wrong watch.
I agree to some extent regarding appearance. I would expect anyone going for an interview or to seal a contract to be smartly turned out.
But as far as I am concerned, someone who makes snap judgments on the character of a person by the watch they wear, is marked out as being a pretentious tw@t.

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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby VTech » Fri Sep 06, 2013 19:17 pm

Ballysmate wrote:VTech, on a recent thread, there was a debate about the validity if an Oxbridge degree. There then followed a discussion which listed universities and their standing in various spheres of academia.
Would you be kind enough to do all of us jobseekers a huge benefit, by listing by make, the watches that are of keenest interest to interviewers. I mean, I wouldn't like someone who managed to get a first from Cambridge, blow their interview for the sake of the wrong watch.
I agree to some extent regarding appearance. I would expect anyone going for an interview or to seal a contract to be smartly turned out.
But as far as I am concerned, someone who makes snap judgments on the character of a person by the watch they wear, is marked out as being a pretentious tw@t.



I didnt suggest nor imply that I would hire anyone due to the watch they wear. That was just another sample of how people act here, or maybe on forums ?
I said it says a lot about a person and I stick by that, I really do think having a nice watch (I have said several times that this doesnt mean valuable) is a decent thing, why do you think it was given as gifts of service and at weddings for so long ? Ill tell you, because its a possession that will often stick with someone.

I would suggest that your attitude may be the defining factor although I do think you leave that for the forum as I couldnt see anyone acting like that in real life ?
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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Fri Sep 06, 2013 19:30 pm

VTech wrote:...I do think a nice watch says a lot about someone, just as a decent pair of shoes. If you cant look after yourself how could you look after someone else. If your not bothered by your own appearance would you be bothered about doing a good job for someone ?

You may not like or agree with the above but thats how a lot of people think, I wouldnt give a big contract to a guy in a dirty suit with dog hairs and scruffy dirty shoes.

Not sure I'd jump at the chance of giving a big contract to someone with a flashy watch and shoes, but whose spelling and grammar were poor. It implies a preference for the superficial rather than substance.

As well as a lack of care for others - if you can't be bothered to write well, maybe it implies that you believe your writing time is more valuable than others' reading time.

Just as well we don't stereotype people here...
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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby Pituophis » Fri Sep 06, 2013 19:32 pm

VTech wrote:@ballysmate, I do think a nice watch says a lot about someone, just as a decent pair of shoes. If you cant look after yourself how could you look after someone else. If your not bothered by your own appearance would you be bothered about doing a good job for someone ?


Are you seriously saying that someone who doesn't have a decent watch or shoes can't be trusted to look after another person? Any other person in particular, children, dissabled, elderly?
I'm pretty sure there are people who don't even wear a watch who have done a pretty fine job of looking after other people!
I like a nice watch myself, but can't really justify one to be honest. This has absolutely no bearing on how I treat other people though. When I walk by old ladies, they don't look at my wrist an cower away!

You always complain that people missquote you. Well, there it is, just read it your self.

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Re: Smart watches - pointless?

Postby VTech » Fri Sep 06, 2013 19:35 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:
VTech wrote:...I do think a nice watch says a lot about someone, just as a decent pair of shoes. If you cant look after yourself how could you look after someone else. If your not bothered by your own appearance would you be bothered about doing a good job for someone ?

You may not like or agree with the above but thats how a lot of people think, I wouldnt give a big contract to a guy in a dirty suit with dog hairs and scruffy dirty shoes.

Not sure I'd jump at the chance of giving a big contract to someone with a flashy watch and shoes, but whose spelling and grammar were poor. It implies a preference for the superficial rather than substance.

As well as a lack of care for others - if you can't be bothered to write well, maybe it implies that you believe your writing time is more valuable than others' reading time.

Just as well we don't stereotype people here...


Thats an excellent reply but arguing with me wont change the fact that im right.
Do you honestly believe the best person gets the job every time ?
If you do then fine, its a great place to be but id put a 50p piece on it that this isnt the case.

I love it when people argue with me here when they KNOW im right, just because I speak the truth doesnt mean I agree with it by the way, Im just keeping it real ;)
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