Apple positioning iWatch as a home automation companion, report claims

By Shawn Knight
Oct 11, 2013
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  1. Samsung beat Apple to market with their Galaxy Gear smartwatch a few weeks ago. Unfortunately for the Korean tech giant, the device was met with a ton of criticism from tech experts. Described by some as fat, ugly, expensive and...

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  2. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    If so they have a while to make it into mainstream, consider the lack of supported device that's out there. I can't see it becoming mainstream until there're at least a handful of devices already at home that are net/iphone compatible. you wouldn't buy a watch so just so can control the thermalstat and appleTV.
  3. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed Newcomer, in training Posts: 112   +24

    I get it, "personal fitness", right. You don't have to get off the couch, because you can control the thermostat from your watch. Brian White has always been a supporter of Apple, and that is why his articles are sooooooo biased.
  4. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TechSpot Booster Posts: 191   +13

    Wow...that is pretty cool. You know, this could be the thing that puts them back in the game...if they execute it right...if they perfect it...I will label this as a "watch and see."
  5. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 178   +25

    Wow, I wish I had money to spend buying all these new smart controls to justify buying an iWatch.

    Is the sum total going to cost less than a PS4?
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,815   +702

    Sounds to me this is also going to be "relentlessly inessential" as well. What's wrong with society nowadays? Don't people want to get off their fat asses anymore? Well I hope it can also control their wheelchairs as well seeing that they're too lazy to get up off the sofa to turn on the lights. iWatch with interest.
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +498

    This will be cool if its an easy setup and not too expensive for the component to wire up the house like this. Otherwise, it would just be another thing that noone can afford.

    Ill wait to see a functionality list and how people like it.
  8. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    But the kids don't wear watches anymore. They have their phones.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Nest smoke detector is $250 a pop. Thermo is probably similar? And then not to mention Apple will have to spend the majority of their liquid assets to bribe the majority of the manufacturers making the devices in the above picture? Why? To make a universal but closed standard again, that only works with Apple stuff.

    Good luck.
  10. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    Seems from the illustration it can't control the TV/surround sound. Maybe it's a Samsung model.


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