New Android Watch "i'm Watch" Coming Soon, VERY Soon

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  1. LightyKD
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    Has anyone seen this yet? This watch (the "i'mWatch") was displayed at CES last week and will be releasing in the states very soon. Take a look and judge for yourself. I don't agree with the price BUT I can see where a Android watch would be very useful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhGhIhaemJ8
     


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    GBCoid on a watch.
     
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    I forgot
    "What time is it?" "Hang on lemme check my watch! SHIT, FORCE CLOSED".

    or

    "What time is it?" "Hang on, I gotta kill this hooker in GTA 3!"

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    "What time is it?" "Hang on! I'm busy rooting my watch to get Cyanogen Mod Watch edition!"
     
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    ipod nano android edition?
     
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    Too funny. If I were to get one of these watches I would have to totally "streamline" the thing. No games maybe not even browsing, just Music, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Time and maybe Pictures and Youtube. I mean really keeping it simple. Also, running on Android 1.6 that thing isn't worth the 300 ish U.S. dollars. I'm pretty sure someone from China could make a version with half the price with a really good resistive screen
     
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    for that price i'd rather buy a tablet
     
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    Blade, you just voiced the biggest issue with this watch. These guys should have focused on pricing. Damn the capacitive screen, for what they are offering, you can get a tablet for about 120 U.S. dollars and have a better experience. Seriously, why stick a ARMv11 processor in something that small and couple it with Android 1.6? It's a huge mistake. They could have created the same experience with a ARMv6 processor and Android 1.6 and the price would have been way cheaper.
     
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    More video...



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  9. rehevkor

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    $300? Crikey. Looks like the Sony Ericsson LiveView. (Which I can see on Amazon for about £25 now.) And neither are actual phones, but rather Bluetooh syncable phone companions.

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    Bit over kill on the specs, for the basic features its actually going to be used for, No way I would pay 300 for that, and I don't think anyone else would either realistically unless they've got loads of money to spare or just have to have all the newest gadgets, $80-$100 seems little bit more realistic for this, you can get a budget android phone for that price
     
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    I think it would be a nice joke if they put everything on this watch but a clock
     
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    I forgot
    I want this thing to be rooted and then we can make use of that ARMv11.
     
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    Is that thing legal for testing? :P

    Seriously thought, while a Android Watch sounds nice, I rather just use my phone and the watch I barely use...

    Even with a much better price, I just didn't see myself using it anyway.
     
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    Looks cool, but $300 is VERY steep.
     
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    battery wont even last a day
     
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    Watches where designed to show the time.
    They did so for years and years and years.

    This isn't a watch, it's just a gadget that is designed to make Google even richer.
     
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    I forgot
    It's...not made by Google? Just because it's Android doesn't mean Google made it. Google ONLY makes a profit if they are involved in any of the services or features (like the market). Android is open source, I could make an Android sock if I wanted to, doesn't mean Google gets profits from my socks.
     
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    You do know that Android OS is free right? Also, this watch wont be using the official market so it's not like a lot of ad dollars are going to Google. Either way I LOVE Google an Android. The price is a killer but a Android watch, with proper apps for it and done well would totally kick ass!
     
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    I honestly thought it was from Google since they bought it....
     
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    does it even tell the actual time? :creep: