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Apple places order for six million smartwatches but without critical health features, will it sell?

By Shawn Knight
Feb 17, 2015
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  1. Apple has reportedly ordered between five to six million Apple Watches from its overseas suppliers in preparation for an April launch. The Cupertino-based company may have a tougher time convincing prospective buyers to shell out hundreds of dollars for the...

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    According to reports the fitness and health aspects of current smart watches are about as reliable as Kinect. It's gimicky and I don't think the majority really even care.
     
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,648   +521

    These things will sell just like any Apple product, to the uneducated masses striving to have better gadgets then the next person in line. Whether it has any real practical purpose is irrelevant, it says Apple on it, can be linked to an iPhone, clearly all that is required for a product to sell in the iLife portfolio.
     
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    Blondes are hotter then brunettes.
     
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,550   +852

    the majority doesn't care because their past experience with these things HAS been gimicky. At least in my experience. if these things worked as designed theyd be a hit.
     
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  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    The same could be said about Kinect and look where it ended up.
     
  7. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Maniac Posts: 317   +115

    The calories listed on food items aren't completely accurate either. So it's really all about gathering a general estimate of calories taken in, distance traveled (with GPS) & calories burned. Plenty of people are able to reach their fitness & weight goals using these various fitness trackers and tools.
     
  8. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 817   +231

    You are wrong!
     
  9. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    ok, then brunettes are hotter then blondes :)

    either way, it all comes down to ones preference. What maybe nice to one, might not horrible to someone else. This works with phones, girls, guys, soups, etc. Apple hating kids will never see this sadly.
     
  10. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    I'm not bashing the idea, just its execution. Don't get it twisted.
     
  11. aTree

    aTree TS Rookie

    True, but at least we'll know who to avoid a little easier :). Oh and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cux9T9wvERs
     
  12. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,506   +498

    They'll sell this product the same way they've sold every other product, as a life style rather than a product, making them feel that it will bring a certain status.
     
  13. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    the only people that feel like it brings status are people who hate apple.
     
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  14. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    Its those people that wear Timex that I try to avoid like the plague.
     
  15. "either way, it all comes down to ones preference. What maybe nice to one, might not horrible to someone else. This works with phones, girls, guys, soups, etc. Apple hating kids will never see this sadly."

    I guess that would make this generation of apple's smartwatches sort of like the woman who looks somewhat decent but ends up having a rather useless personality. But at least she's part of the same crowd as the that high status iphone woman. Even if she does keep getting cloned with some slight variations, at least the iphone still has that blind status. Because Apple.

    I guess those apple sheep just love the UI so much they don't need such silly things like functionality. The sales on this particular smartwatch will be an interesting spectacle indeed.
     
  16. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    You think having an iphone puts you in high status? weird... you need to get out more.
     
  17. I'll still take occasional PC infections over roughly half the hardware power any day.
     
  18. "You think having an iphone puts you in high status?"

    I cant stress the word sarcasm enough.
     
  19. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    What's sarcastic about it?
     
  20. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 817   +231

    Ok, just as long as we agree on the brunettes :p
     
  21. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,506   +498

    That it was written by a Guest.
     

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