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Why Smartwatches Won’t Replace My Wristwatch

Post by TemerityB » January 26th 2021, 12:57pm

From TechRadar, of all places:

I also take a look down at my own wrist and think about how to spend the next few hundred words justifying the purchase of a piece of kit I saved many, many years for; the labour of various birthday contributions, try-scoring weekends, hours spent lifeguarding at the local pool and even my first professional paycheck. Not for anything sensible like a high-end PC or a new car, mind, but for what is essentially a 35mm stainless steel box with two bits of leather attached to either side — and all it does is tell the time.

It’s almost embarrassing to admit, as a technology writer, that this is all it does. It doesn’t even have a date window. In the age of neatly-packaged heart monitors, day-planners, mobile phones and sat-navs designed to sit smartly on even the smallest wrists, an overpriced time-teller doesn’t seem the most shrewd acquisition for a journalist with a responsibility to keep up with the latest and greatest gadgets. What’s more, it doesn’t even do that basic function particularly well — have you ever tried reading black roman numerals in the dark? The point being, it’s as far from an Apple Watch 6 as you could get; less Elon Musk and more Jay Gatsby.


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Re: Why Smartwatches Won’t Replace My Wristwatch

Post by Watch Noob » January 26th 2021, 2:45pm

I get why people love smartwatches. Hell when I bought my T-Rex I wore it for probably 6 months straight. They tell you the time, the date, the weather, text messages, steps walked. They have timers galore, they have activity based tracking galore, they can change your music, they can store music, they have GPS and bluetooth. What's not to love?
It took me a while but I got back to my regular watches again and I find these much more pleasurable for some odd reason.
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Post by jason_recliner » January 26th 2021, 6:07pm

Watch Noob wrote:
January 26th 2021, 2:45pm
I get why people love smartwatches. Hell when I bought my T-Rex I wore it for probably 6 months straight. They tell you the time, the date, the weather, text messages, steps walked. They have timers galore, they have activity based tracking galore, they can change your music, they can store music, they have GPS and bluetooth. What's not to love?
It took me a while but I got back to my regular watches again and I find these much more pleasurable for some odd reason.
Yep. I reckon I'll get one this year. There are just so many to choose from though - it's hard to know which ones are good quality and well priced.
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Re: Why Smartwatches Won’t Replace My Wristwatch

Post by TemerityB » January 26th 2021, 8:14pm

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January 26th 2021, 7:44pm
I'd rather put my sister in a whorehouse than a smartwatch on my brother's wrist. Or something.
I still think it's two different markets, and therefore don't care if they sell eight gazillion Apple watches. Their fans don't seem to mind buying something that's outmoded in eight months, so why should I care.
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Post by jason_recliner » January 26th 2021, 8:42pm

TemerityB wrote:
January 26th 2021, 8:14pm
conjurer wrote:
January 26th 2021, 7:44pm
I'd rather put my sister in a whorehouse than a smartwatch on my brother's wrist. Or something.
I still think it's two different markets, and therefore don't care if they sell eight gazillion Apple watches. Their fans don't seem to mind buying something that's outmoded in eight months, so why should I care.
Yep, completely different market I reckon. The young guys here (early 20s to early 30s) have no interest in watches but they all have smart watches (all are super-fit sporty athletic types). Two of them actively research the models / reviews and chat about them at work. I'll probably just ask them which one will make me super-fit, sporty and athletic, and get me laid a lot.
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Re: Why Smartwatches Won’t Replace My Wristwatch

Post by bedlam » January 27th 2021, 7:18pm

I bought a Garmin Instinct for camping. Brilliant for keeping track of your route if you hike away from the vehicle. I almost got lost once in the Simpson Desert...never again.

Other than the GPS function though I have little use for a smart watch.
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