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(Gizmodo)   Author misses 90s watches that had dozens of features. Hasn't heard of Apple Watch. Asks you get off his lawn   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2020-10-21 11:24:23 PM  
I saw this for sale and wanted it desperately. I could only imagine how wonderful it must have been to be able to play video games anywhere and everywhere. Right there, on my wrist. Joy. Sadly I couldn't even begin to afford it at the time and I never saw one in person again.

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2020-10-22 3:17:32 AM  
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
 
2020-10-22 8:29:45 AM  
All my watches are decidedly anachronistic, with about half of them not using electricity.  Its funny; I love Casios with all the weirdo functions but generally find smartwatches utterly charmless like most tech these days.
 
2020-10-22 8:34:45 AM  
I had a with a speaker on the front that would dial a phone number by playing the touchtones. Just hold it up to the receiver and hit the button.

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Cool as hell and the definition of "a solution in search of a problem".
 
2020-10-22 8:36:00 AM  

Windle Poons: I had a watchwith a speaker on the front that would dial a phone number by playing the touchtones. Just hold it up to the receiver and hit the button.

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Cool as hell and the definition of "a solution in search of a problem".


It appears I accidentally a word.
 
2020-10-22 8:57:30 AM  
I had one of these for awhile, then I had no watch for about 5 years until I got an Apple Watch
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2020-10-22 9:51:45 AM  
They have made huge strides, but smart watches still aren't quite "there" for me yet.  Biggest issues?  Size and battery life.  They did finally solve the always on thing, but a "regular" watch needs to have a battery changed every 2 years.  I would say a week would be the minimum for a smart watch to clear that hurdle.
 
2020-10-22 10:32:02 AM  
I've got a calculator watch:

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Circular slide rules......     Rule.
 
2020-10-22 11:51:38 AM  
Who needs a watch that does stuff when I've got a phone that does stuff and you do too ?
 
2020-10-22 5:37:16 PM  

dittybopper: I've got a calculator watch:

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Circular slide rules......     Rule.


Hey, me too!
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2020-10-23 12:16:16 AM  

firegoat: dittybopper: I've got a calculator watch:

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Circular slide rules......     Rule.

Hey, me too!
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And your arm's hairier!
 
2020-10-23 2:14:57 PM  

OldJames: I had one of these for awhile, then I had no watch for about 5 years until I got an Apple Watch
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I had the first gen and second gen of that watch and loved them to bits. I was sad when we went to flat screens and couldn't program it any more.

As for the smart watch doing what the smart phone can do, it's not the same. The phone can do what a computer can do, and I don't need a timepiece to do that. I want it to tell me the time and when my next appointment is. It's a bonus that I can set the watch alerts to only the important things on my phone so I don't have to keep digging it out of my pocket or bag or table.
 
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