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Does anyone have/want a smartwatch?

Is anyone interested in smartwatches at all? Can't see the appeal myself!

Most Useful Answer B1zarr0Prim3  Mar. 17, 2014 at 12:19

Google Glass - yes
Smartwatch - no

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 15, 2014 at 13:19

It's been 32 years since I last wore a watch. Any watch. I jog without tweeting about it...
Guess how much I want a smartwatch? :p

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 15, 2014 at 13:25

I don't have or have any intention of acquiring a smartwatch (or any watch for that matter).

spruceyb  Mar. 15, 2014 at 13:33

I have the first generation Sony Ericsson LiveView which I rarely use.

I am interested in a SmartQ Z Watch though.
Although unless it drops to £50 I'll just wait to see what Google does and it's development kit.

I'm more interested in Google Glass though.

B1zarr0Prim3  Mar. 17, 2014 at 12:19

Google Glass - yes
Smartwatch - no

smileyadam  Mar. 17, 2014 at 12:31

I would love a smartwatch - but one which actaully serves a purpose - the problem as far as I can see it is that the current (and future?) crop take smartphone features and make them either more difficult to use - or much less advanced/user friendly than what already exists.

At the moment the combination of a regular watch and decent smartphone seems to outperform the smartwatch/smartphone combination. Once manufacturers actually identify a real need and fulfill it then I will be right on the bandwagon.

Either that or prices need to come down by about 70% - the Qualcomm Toq looks great but needs to be sub £100.

Stelph  Mar. 17, 2014 at 14:25

Because I do a competitive sport and so health and fitness and performance are important to me so I am interested in getting a smartwatch, but only when the new range of watches that include optical HR and activity trackers come out (to replace the PITA HR belts I have to use currently)

No interest in the current range of smart watches that only have a second screen function

mrew42  Mar. 17, 2014 at 14:56

No

IndianaBlues  Mar. 17, 2014 at 16:43

I have the Sony SW2, which I admit I do use regularly despite it being an impulse buy. Mostly use it at work in meetings, it's much more discrete to see who's calling you than fishing about in my pocket when my phone starts vibrating, or to check incoming emails and messages when walking (or in said meetings :) ).

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