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

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by LightyKD, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. LightyKD
    OP

    Member LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,354
    Location:
    Angel Grove, CA
    Country:
    United States
    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
     


  2. Ammako

    Member Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    6,372
    Country:
    Canada
    GBCoid on a watch.
     
    4 people like this.
  3. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,802
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    "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!"

    or

    "What time is it?" "Hang on! I'm busy rooting my watch to get Cyanogen Mod Watch edition!"
     
    11 people like this.
  4. mercluke

    Member mercluke ‮҉

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,161
    Location:
    Perth
    Country:
    Australia
    ipod nano android edition?
     
    2 people like this.
  5. LightyKD
    OP

    Member LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,354
    Location:
    Angel Grove, CA
    Country:
    United States
    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
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,351
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    for that price i'd rather buy a tablet
     
    2 people like this.
  7. LightyKD
    OP

    Member LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,354
    Location:
    Angel Grove, CA
    Country:
    United States
    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.
     
  8. LightyKD
    OP

    Member LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,354
    Location:
    Angel Grove, CA
    Country:
    United States
    More video...



    Some pics

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. rehevkor

    Member rehevkor GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    420
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    $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.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. yusuo

    Member yusuo GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,196
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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
     
  11. JinTrigger

    Member JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,550
    Location:
    Lunesta/Mysteria
    Country:
    United States
    I think it would be a nice joke if they put everything on this watch but a clock
     
    4 people like this.
  12. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,802
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    I want this thing to be rooted and then we can make use of that ARMv11.
     
  13. KingVamp

    Member KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9,597
    Country:
    United States
    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.
     
  14. NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU

    Member NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU Now with extra redundancy!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    859
    Location:
    The EoF
    Country:
    Australia
    Looks cool, but $300 is VERY steep.
     
  15. Joe88

    Member Joe88 [λ]

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,187
    Location:
    NYC
    Country:
    United States
    battery wont even last a day
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. DinohScene

    Member DinohScene The Gift of Dino

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    12,901
    Location:
    В небо
    Country:
    Antarctica
    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.
     
    1 person likes this.
  17. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,802
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    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.
     
    2 people like this.
  18. LightyKD
    OP

    Member LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,354
    Location:
    Angel Grove, CA
    Country:
    United States
    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!
     
  19. DinohScene

    Member DinohScene The Gift of Dino

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    12,901
    Location:
    В небо
    Country:
    Antarctica
    I honestly thought it was from Google since they bought it....
     
  20. Bladexdsl

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,351
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    does it even tell the actual time? :creep:
     

Share This Page