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This is HP's smartwatch, designed by Michael Bastian for Gilt

By Shawn Knight
Aug 1, 2014
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  1. HP is prepping what looks to be a high-end smartwatch compatible with both Android and iOS. The yet-unnamed smartwatch is being crafted by US designer Michael Bastian in partnership with online fashion flash sale site Gilt according to a report from...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    If it is a nice product, this could be a good hit for HP.
  3. Gaara

    Gaara TS Rookie Posts: 63

    Look Great!! Looking Forward it!!
  4. mctommy

    mctommy TS Enthusiast Posts: 112   +13

    Maybe the companies realized that it's time that smartwatches look more like a timepiece than a square gimmick. Many people who still wear watches wear them as an accessory to their wardrobe rather than to tell time... You are not going to entice them with the Samsung gear. So far the motorola and this one have a lot of potential!

    I for one wear a watch everyday as both an accessory and to tell time during meetings where my phone stays in my pocket.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,912   +362

    Smartwatches are insignificant to me at present time because:
    1.) battery life on both the watch and the phone are short as it is
    2.) bluetooth drains even more battery
    3.) IMO smartwatches would be more useful as an independant device, although I cringe at the thought of paying ANOTHER phoneish plan.

    And I think alot of people feel this way.
  6. insect

    insect TS Booster Posts: 202   +50

    This.

    Also, look at Beats, Apple, and Nike. None of these are top of the line products, but sell at top of the line (or higher) prices with fewer/inferior features and less lifetime than competitors. So why do people still buy them? Fashion and social statements. Every time I see a teenager with these products I think to myself, "Look at me - I'm ignorant/stupid and have a lot of money! Please rip me off!".
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,525   +300

    ^ Do you also have those same thoughts when you see someone driving a nice car or wearing a Rolex?
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,026   +736

    A fancy car stands out but who the hell notices a watch?...
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,525   +300

    If Apple launches one, just watch around here, EVERYONE will notice (or pretend they do).
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,026   +736

    You mean when Apple launches one, then the big iFans eyes will go all heart (or apple) shaped, they'll start foaming at the mouth, loose control of their bowels and bladder, all they'll be able to do is stare, point and gurgle incoherently until they have one.
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    Maybe but just as likely, if not more so, will the Apple haters come out in full force.
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,670   +879

    Just make sure you don't yawn while you're checking the time..!

    You rang, Sir?
  13. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,026   +736

    Oh yes, they know good entertainment when they see it.
  14. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 565   +81

    Mostly gold diggers.

    They usually look at

    1. Cars
    2. Watch
    3. Shoes

    To them these gives them a good indication if a man has money lol.
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,026   +736

    So these gold diggers wouldn't be interested in me because of my bicycle, LCD display watch and beach thongs then... :D How disappointing.


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