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Someone has finally figured out a practical way to interact with smartwatches

By Shawn Knight
Apr 30, 2014
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  1. While there are plenty of smartwatches to choose from at this stage of the game, nobody has come up with an interface that makes much sense yet. Touchscreen technology works beautifully on a full-sized smartphone or tablet but tapping and...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This is brilliant.
     
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Other than the obvious concerns of durability, this is an amazing idea.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Finally! Someone is playing Doom on a wristwatch. LOL
     
  5. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +10

    Now all they have to do is make a smartwatch that want to make you vomit when you look at it. Motorola showed of a nice chronometer style smartwatch concept which hopefully takes off. These hideous square watches have to just go away.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Digital displays are naturally square. How are they to make a small form factor (the size of a watch) and ignore the naturally square digital screen? Sure the device could be programmed to take advantage of a non-square screen, but that is not what this video was demonstrating for the practical use of this device.
     
  7. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    Why not controls on the sides like regular digital watches? A jog wheel works great on something like this.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,055

    Maybe smartwatches will start getting somewhere now, they have to be useful for something, I think... The problem is nobody seems to know for what.
     
  9. I just love the fact that smartphones have gotten bigger and bigger and now are approaching 6 inch.
    So to save you having to deal with your massive slab of a phone you can buy a second device that allows you to interact with it on a tiny little screen. In fact I find it laughable.
     
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