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shehan
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Re: big fan of these
shehan   7/31/2013 7:14:38 PM
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@NadineJ – I am a big fan of this watch, I saw Sony announcing that the Smart watch 2 will be out very soon with much more features. This is one of the greatest innovations from Sony

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apresher   7/30/2013 9:23:02 PM
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I'm not sure that Facetime on a watch wouldn't be a popular app for the smartwatch.  We may see in just the next few months a significant foray by Apple (if rumors are true) and other in this space to offer new solutions. Sould be interesting.  I haven't worn a watch in years.

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Charles Murray   7/30/2013 7:49:51 PM
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You're right, Rob. I'm dating myself. Any smartphone is better than Dick Tracy's two-way wrist radio, and probably equal to his two-way wrist TV.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   7/30/2013 6:12:50 PM
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Nancy, don't get me wrong, I think the idea is cool. I just don't think it makes sense for everyone. I do miss the finer detail I could see when I was under 30.

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Nancy Golden   7/30/2013 5:52:51 PM
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I agree, Ann - I can see just fine with my glasses. But I get really frustrated trying to scroll to get the information I am trying to see on a web page with a phone sized screen - I can't imagine how much more frustrating it would be on a smart watch.

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Nancy Golden   7/30/2013 5:51:14 PM
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I can envision Greg's comment regarding a camera-phone function since no text would be involved. On the go video-conferencing makes sense and would work with the smaller screen size.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   7/30/2013 5:46:26 PM
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I have the same issue as Nancy with such tiny screens--I can't see anything on them. A t least for me, it's not a matter of wearing glasses, I do wear them. But the images don't resolve into something meaningful.

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Re: big fan of these
Rob Spiegel   7/29/2013 8:08:24 PM
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The funny thing is, Chuck, we might be out future-ing the gadgets of our childhood heros. We've way past Dick Tracy's watch. His watch couldn't check the performance of a factory.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/29/2013 7:56:37 PM
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Good point, Rob. Out-teching the smart phones is probably the only way to salvage the market. If they could put the phone in the watch (think of Dick Tracy's wrist radio), they might successfully combine two markets into one bigger one.

Ken E.
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Does size matter?
Ken E.   7/29/2013 12:27:08 PM
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Maybe, but maybe flexibility will solve this.  My wrist measures about 7" around, my iPhone 5 measures about 5x2.3, the screen only 3.5x2".  In other words, it could wrap around my wrist with room to spare were it flexible.  Taken off ones wrist and flattened, it could be bigger than it is now.  The potential for wearable electronics is limited only by our imagination and the technology that springs from it.

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