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New Sony SmartWatch might be released next week

By David Tom
Jun 21, 2013
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  1. For a product that has yet to be released, Google’s Project Glass has definitely sparked an interest in wearable computing. In addition to their high-tech eyewear, the search giant is purportedly working on a phone-compatible smartwatch. On a similar note,...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,927   +569

    I'm wearing my current watch since 2007, never once having any problem, even after having hit real hard against just about any type of surface (asphalt, steel objects). Solar panel for the dial assures I never have to worry about the battery, there isn't any, a perpetuum mobile, pretty much :)

    With this new kind of product I will have to always keep my eye on the battery, instead of time, and I suspect it won't last pass 2 days. Probably will crack if dropped and die under water. Not the kind of technology you would trust on a trip, if at all. I think it is just a fashion toy, a gimmick more or less.

    Ever heard a reference for something being "like clockwork"? Well, making a clock that's highly unreliable in this age is like introducing a square wheel.
     
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  3. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    This is so awesome,I'm so tired of a stupid watch that just tells time.
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,927   +569

    Right, how about watch that tells you nothing at all? You look at it and find out the battery is dead yet again. That should feel stupid, especially when someone asks you time, you look at it and arh, well,...sorry... :)

    A good watch can be passed on to the next generation ;) And if you still feel the old-fashioned watch is stupid, tell it to this guy... ;)
     
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  5. What likely is going to happen is that when battery is low, the watch turns to low power mode and only display time and have no other functionality.
     
  6. Sony needs to bundle the Smart watch and the phone together. People will use it because it comes with the phone.
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,174   +761

    I'll really have to invest in a Google smartwatch & glasses before anyone else does then go stand in the queue at MI6 and hope like hell 'Q' will employ me as Agent 007.1 (I wonder if they'll consider non British subjects) It should be a cakewalk with all the gimmicks I'll bring to the table.
     
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,273   +152

    The top comment on that video is priceless :)
     
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 982   +97

    LOL@VitalyT

    I can't wait to see the new generation of smartwatches.
     
  10. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Yea, it's like owning a phone that only calls people. Lame.
     
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 981   +31

    I agree that battery life matters. I do think that a tech watch is cool, but I don't want to charge it often. Touch Time is the only tech watch I know about which promises a long battery life (1 year), but I'll be waiting to see how it ends up before getting too excited.
     
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Meh, nothing to get excited about unless some new technology is released in tandem with this. E.g. battery tech...

    For something as low-profile as a watch at $150, I have my 'hope dial' set to 1.
     
  13. Shaun2312

    Shaun2312 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Why only Twitter? and who the hell wants to find out the weather on their watch?
     
  14. Shaun2312

    Shaun2312 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I'd still buy one though...
     


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