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2013-02-17 06:37:54 AM
www.rei.com
It'll be a cold day in hell when an Apple product gets between me and my trusty G-SHOCK
 
2013-02-17 06:52:02 AM
"We were the first to come up with this idea and others stole it from us"

I can see it now

//used to own a g-shock until it died, 15 years after I got it.
 
2013-02-17 07:09:45 AM
I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?
 
2013-02-17 07:20:32 AM
Samsung and apple are making over priced ugly wrist watches? Where do I sign up?
 
2013-02-17 07:23:50 AM

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


To ensure muggers are able to see your expensive hardware instead of risking that you might not have something worthwhile in your pocket or bag?
 
2013-02-17 07:27:59 AM
the multi purpose Leila wrist bracelet is way overdue.
 
2013-02-17 07:40:37 AM

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?




Well.... Because Apple.

Geesh
 
2013-02-17 07:43:48 AM
Well that article was a whole lot of nothing other the a pebble fanboy (those exist?) wanting some hits.

Also, where did the whole "you have to invent a completely new class of product every year or else you've failed as a company" mantra come from?
 
2013-02-17 07:46:40 AM

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


Because you don't really need the cellphone?
 
2013-02-17 07:52:07 AM
So their source is random pictures from a Korean messageboard that just shows alleged pictures on the operating system without any pictures of the actual watch?

Seems legit.
 
2013-02-17 07:58:59 AM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-17 08:00:50 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Well.... Because Apple.

Geesh


shutupandtakemymoney.jpg
 
2013-02-17 08:08:03 AM
Someone owes Chester Gould a dollar.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-17 08:08:25 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Well.... Because Apple.

Geesh


Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.
 
2013-02-17 08:08:46 AM
So the iWatch is just vaporware to try to stop people from buying a competitor's product? Holy shiat, they're pulling a Microsoft!
 
2013-02-17 08:57:35 AM

digistil: Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.


You forgot to somehow work in Nazis.

JMacPA: Also, where did the whole "you have to invent a completely new class of product every year or else you've failed as a company" mantra come from?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence
 
2013-02-17 09:00:42 AM

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.
 
2013-02-17 09:02:27 AM

EngineerAU: digistil: Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.

You forgot to somehow work in Nazis.


?
 
2013-02-17 09:12:00 AM

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


This and if I need a fancy dress watch I have my Seiko and my Tag, I don't see any reason for this hunk of shiat to be on my wrist just so I can break it in a few days.
 
2013-02-17 09:14:06 AM

Robo Beat: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.


If you are meeting with clients you sure as fark aren't going to have this toy on your wrist, unless you're a toy salesman.
 
2013-02-17 09:18:36 AM
The Pebble watch seems far more practical, namely for their use of e-ink. I would guess both the Samsung and Apple watches will have full color screens and need to be charged often enough to make it a hassle. An e-ink display would be far less of a chore. Part of the reason I wear a watch is because it's always there and I only have to change the battery annually. Taking my watch off every night to charge is just not worth it.
 
2013-02-17 09:22:27 AM

EngineerAU: digistil: Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.

You forgot to somehow work in Nazis.

JMacPA: Also, where did the whole "you have to invent a completely new class of product every year or else you've failed as a company" mantra come from?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence


I know what planned obsolescence is.  But recently the thinking seems that if Samsung and Apple or Google or whoever isn't coming up with something no one has even thought of doing before (not just improving last years model) they have ceased to be relevant.
 
2013-02-17 09:23:54 AM

steamingpile: Robo Beat: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.

If you are meeting with clients you sure as fark aren't going to have this toy on your wrist, unless you're a toy salesman.


Well, no, perhaps that wasn't clear.  I'll wear my stainless-steel Citizen, or if it's a really big deal I'll borrow one of the partners' fancy Swiss pieces.  The watches in TFA would probably look quite silly outside of certain narrow contexts.

/Casio G-Shock for when I'm exercising.
 
2013-02-17 09:30:27 AM

JMacPA: EngineerAU: digistil: Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.

You forgot to somehow work in Nazis.

JMacPA: Also, where did the whole "you have to invent a completely new class of product every year or else you've failed as a company" mantra come from?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence

I know what planned obsolescence is.  But recently the thinking seems that if Samsung and Apple or Google or whoever isn't coming up with something no one has even thought of doing before (not just improving last years model) they have ceased to be relevant.


that's the textbook definition of a bubble bursting right there
 
2013-02-17 09:36:21 AM

steamingpile: Robo Beat: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.

If you are meeting with clients you sure as fark aren't going to have this toy on your wrist, unless you're a toy salesman.


Well I'm a programmer.  I rarely meet with clients.  If I do, I probably have my cellphone on the desk.  Plus a laptop open.  And there is probably a clock on the wall as well.  On top of which, I don't really need to know the exact time that often.

If I'm anywhere else, I have the phone in a holster and it's really easy to get the phone out.  Not as easy as glancing at a wrist, but still pretty easy.

I just hate wearing jewelry of any kind.  I wore a wedding ring for about the first year after I got married, and then couldn't stand it any more.  Watches drive me up a tree.  I can't understand why they don't have the effect on everybody.
 
2013-02-17 09:41:49 AM

steamingpile: Robo Beat: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.

If you are meeting with clients you sure as fark aren't going to have this toy on your wrist, unless you're a toy salesman.


There is not 'discreet' way to check time with clients.  If you're checking time, people are noticing. rolling your wrist to check and flashing your antiquated bling is no more or less than whipping out the phone.  You could easily say 'I'm sorry, my wife is sick, I had to check her text' or some other bullshiat.

You LIKE having a watch. That's fine.  It's still outdated technology.  Hell, there are even circles where you 'have' to have a watch to do business, it's a boys-club thing, like needing the 3-piece armani and the overpriced car and trophy wife.  It's just part of doing business.  But it still doesn't mean there's a logical reason for it, any more than there is for ties.
 
2013-02-17 09:46:04 AM

kroonermanblack: steamingpile: Robo Beat: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I usually walk around with my phone buried in an inside pocket of my suit jacket (which during the winter is underneath a buttoned-up topcoat) and only have a pair of headphones with a microphone sticking out so I can listen to my music and take calls.  So while yes, there is a clock on my phone, if I'm out and about it's faster and easier to turn my wrist than to dig out my phone, check the time, and put it away again.

Plus, I find it to be much more difficult to be suave and/or discreet when checking the time on a phone.  If I'm meeting with a client, the last thing I want to do is to look impatient.

If you are meeting with clients you sure as fark aren't going to have this toy on your wrist, unless you're a toy salesman.

There is not 'discreet' way to check time with clients.  If you're checking time, people are noticing. rolling your wrist to check and flashing your antiquated bling is no more or less than whipping out the phone.  You could easily say 'I'm sorry, my wife is sick, I had to check her text' or some other bullshiat.

You LIKE having a watch. That's fine.  It's still outdated technology.  Hell, there are even circles where you 'have' to have a watch to do business, it's a boys-club thing, like needing the 3-piece armani and the overpriced car and trophy wife.  It's just part of doing business.  But it still doesn't mean there's a logical reason for it, any more than there is for ties.


You're an idiot. There are plenty of occasions where a watch works better than a phone. When your phone dies. While doing water sports. I personally use mine at work as a cop and overseas with the Army where I don't have my phone at all. Simply checking the time quickly without an expensive device that loses power in a day and dies if it touches water is still a useful thing.
 
2013-02-17 09:47:36 AM

kroonermanblack: There is not 'discreet' way to check time with clients.


Set alarm at 15 minute intervals. Set notification to be vibrate. Phone vibrates and if it's in a pocket they don't even notice it.
 
2013-02-17 09:50:09 AM

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.
 
2013-02-17 09:52:22 AM
I found an Apple-branded iWatch that a developer "lost" in a San Jose bar last week. Didn't alert the media, just tossed it in the drawer at home. I went back two days later and found another one. What are the odds?
 
2013-02-17 10:04:11 AM
Well, that was a whole lot of unfounded speculation for an article.  It did have this howler of a line though:

Samsung's growing wall of innovation.
 
2013-02-17 10:09:03 AM
Shrinking a cell down so it fits on your wrist will probably just give you a crappier signal, fewer functions, and lower battery life in one convenient package.
 
2013-02-17 10:12:00 AM

Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.


real men break concealed weapons laws?
 
2013-02-17 10:21:04 AM

dumbobruni: Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.

real men break concealed weapons laws?


Not in free countries and states. Carrying a pocketknife is a natural and responsible as a tire jack in the car and smoke detectors in the house. It's a tool. I've used my pocketknife hundreds of times. Never stabbed anyone though. It's no more of a weapon than a baseball bat is a club. Both resemble things that used to be common weapons hundreds of years ago but now are common tools for everyday uses/sport. Sure they can be used as weapons. So can anything. I can hit you over the head with my printer. That doesn't make it weapon.

Try thinking instead of feeling next time. You might be surprised how the world looks through a sensible mind and not a scared heart.
 
2013-02-17 10:22:30 AM

dumbobruni: Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.

real men break concealed weapons laws?


Where the hell do you live???  Even California doesn't ban carrying pocketknives.
 
2013-02-17 10:24:00 AM
He might be a British subject. They ban pocketknives.

\I'm glad I'm a citizen and not a subject
\\Having rights is awesome
 
2013-02-17 10:30:25 AM

Lyonid: Where the hell do you live??? Even California doesn't ban carrying pocketknives.


Maybe he thinks all pocketknives are switchblades.

The gov't hasn't quite found a way to effectively ban people from carrying something sharp in public locations. They've only banned carrying certain methods of attaching sharp objects to handles .
 
2013-02-17 10:51:24 AM

dumbobruni: Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.

real men break concealed weapons laws?


Real men are giving you an incredulous look like you just shat on the carpet then wiped yourself with the drapes.
 
2013-02-17 10:54:40 AM
I'm not paying a could hundred dollars to have a watch that is basically nothing more than a Bluetooth answer /decline button for my multihundred dollar smart phone.  Maybe some people get so many farking phone calls they can't be bothered o actually touch the phone to answer and need this waste of technology and money, but I thought it was a retarded idea when Fossil introduced it nearly a decade ago.

Call me when someone makes a wrist smart phone that is in fact a farkING PHONE. ( not like the 2foot thick wrist phones the Chinese make with batteries that have to be changed every 2 hours either)
 
2013-02-17 11:01:03 AM
www.coolfunpics.com
 
2013-02-17 11:01:23 AM

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Well.... Because Apple.

Geesh

Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.


Congrats on threadshiatting.  Here is your trophy.
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2013-02-17 11:04:42 AM

Smeggy Smurf: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Well.... Because Apple.

Geesh

Your hate for Apple is rivaled only by the GOP's hate for a black POTUS.

Congrats on threadshiatting.  Here is your trophy.
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I am amused how he and bingethinker posted back to back.  now all we need is gingerjet to show up for an apple fellating hat trick.
 
2013-02-17 11:13:26 AM
I'm not going to put anything on my wrist that looks like a shackle though I'm sure the iFaithful will be lining up around the block to embrace such a visual sign of their servitude to Apple.
 
2013-02-17 11:16:03 AM

Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?


I have a sony smartwatch. It's not perfect, but having the ability to see if as call is important or not (useful if you have a toddler in daycare who may or may not get sick at any given time and need to be picked up in <1 hour) and to silence a call while my cellphone is in my pocket makes it worth it. Then again it is really only useful if you have a job where checking your cellphone would be considered inappropriate.  It also receives texts and emails, which is somewhat cool as well. The sony smartwatch is a bit clunky so if someone comes out with an improved smart watch I will probably pick it up.
 
2013-02-17 11:19:32 AM

taurusowner: The Pebble watch seems far more practical, namely for their use of e-ink. I would guess both the Samsung and Apple watches will have full color screens and need to be charged often enough to make it a hassle. An e-ink display would be far less of a chore. Part of the reason I wear a watch is because it's always there and I only have to change the battery annually. Taking my watch off every night to charge is just not worth it.


Based on my Sony watch a color OLED screen has the potential to last 3-5 days, but won't be very readable in sunlight. Of course apple/samsung could go with mirasol or some other exotic display tech and still have the "epaper" (the pebble isn't really epaper btw, it still always uses energy to display the screen, it is just a high contrast B&W LCD that is readable in sunlight) properties.
 
2013-02-17 11:27:56 AM

Snargi: I'm not going to put anything on my wrist that looks like a shackle though I'm sure the iFaithful will be lining up around the block to embrace such a visual sign of their servitude to Apple.


For every iThing you don't buy...

I'm going to buy three
 
2013-02-17 11:30:11 AM

dumbobruni: Terrible Old Man: Kibbler: I no longer wear a watch. If I have a cellphone, why do I need a watch?

Real men carry watches just like they carry pocketknives. We don't carry cell phones because we're too damned busy doing things with our hands, not acting like women.

real men break concealed weapons laws?


Even in "nanny state" UK it's legal to carry penknives, leatherman's, etc. Bigger knives are 'subject to reasonable use', so a six inch knife if you are a chef travelling home from work or on a camping trip is perfectly legal. A six inch bowie knife while trying to enter a nightclub or a football match is an offensive weapon.
 
2013-02-17 11:32:08 AM
I'll stick with my 10 year old Citizen Eco-Drive for a watch.

Recharges by any light source while I'm wearing it and I don't have to turn it off while the airplane is in the air or taking off or whatever.

I've only had one problem with it, somehow some moisture broke the seal but I sent it back and they warranty fixed it.

The only gripe I have is that for a titanium watch which is pretty much indestructible, the stupid band pins are aluminum and have a tendency to break.  Oh well.

Sure it cost $300, but it's still working and most likely will continue to work for quite some time without having to deal with OS upgrades and viruses.
 
2013-02-17 11:34:39 AM

taurusowner: He might be a British subject. They ban pocketknives.

\I'm glad I'm a citizen and not a subject
\\Having rights is awesome


Cite? 'Cos I live here and I've never heard that.


/And most of your rights are copied straight from our rights, which many come from Magna Carta in 1215. Right to trial by jury? Magna Carta. Right to see evidence? Magna Carta. No detention without speedy trial? Magna carta.
I don't have to carry any ID when driving. Hell, my driving licence hasn't even got my picture on it, though they're going to change that in a couple of years.
 
2013-02-17 11:39:43 AM

Stratohead: I'm not paying a could hundred dollars to have a watch that is basically nothing more than a Bluetooth answer /decline button for my multihundred dollar smart phone.  Maybe some people get so many farking phone calls they can't be bothered o actually touch the phone to answer and need this waste of technology and money, but I thought it was a retarded idea when Fossil introduced it nearly a decade ago.

Call me when someone makes a wrist smart phone that is in fact a farkING PHONE. ( not like the 2foot thick wrist phones the Chinese make with batteries that have to be changed every 2 hours either)


I think the watch that is Bluetoothed to my smartphone is a good idea. Especially when driving if my phone rings by the time I dig my phone out of my jeans pocket the caller has hung up. A glance at my watch to see the caller ID and to press Answer and talk handsfree would be great.  Text messages, emails, calendar reminders etc etc Being able to deal with them without having to dig my phone out of my pocket would be spiffy.

As a mere Bluetooth device with a LCD b+w screen there is no way it should cost anywhere near $200. Unless it is made by Apple of course.
 
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