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Presumably this watch, costing $160 in Minnesota, does nothing more than tell time, unless $500 _/- a year is spend to purchase mobile content. Does anyone know? Presumably the Strib either incorrectly assumes the reader knows, assumes the reader doesn't care, or never considered the biggest factor in the operation of the wristpiece.
Steve, it says right in the article that the watch connects via Bluetooth. No subscription needed (other than what you are already paying for your phone). I think it will be a cool technology. I might hold off to see what else comes to market though.
I've seen one of these via the original kickstarter project. Pretty cool...for about three minutes. After that, the novelty wore off and we changed the subject to something more interesting. These things are WAY behind in apps and are definitely not the cutting edge beyond their ability to mount to your wrist.
It would be nice to see what the watch looks like
Dick Tracy was ahead of his time.
This device requires that you remain tethered to a bluetooth device. So, I'd need to be close enough to my iPhone in order for it to be of any use. Duh!?!.
If it was truly mobile and able to be connected to my wireless phone provider and/or any WiFi network, then it might add valued functionality.
If this is the way Best Buy intends to be perceived as a technology leader, they need to invest more in technology leaders who are more astute.
However, when you turn on your bluetooth expect to see your battery drain far faster-unless-of course-you are dragging a car battery behind you. Sorry, not for me.
Wow. It alerts you to texts, emails and phone calls. Just like the phone it will be bluetooth connected to! Why would anyone want this?
I think the only real solution would be if the watched looked just like a normal watch but could support 1 or 2 of your top apps and alert you of new email. If you have to have a smartphone with you anyway, you don't want something that looks like a smartphone on your wrist. You just really want a normal looking watch with a couple of key features. Hopefully….in time….all watches would have similar technology. Just a plain old normal watch with a couple of tech upgrades.
I don't wear a watch anymore, I get the time from my phone. Now if this watch could get the time via bluetooth from my phone... wait a minute... I seem to be stuck in a loop here...
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