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  • Premier Icon tomhoward
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    IMO they are a solution on a desperate quest to find a problem.

    ahm oot.

    clubber
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    Thanks, but not really what I asked… 🙂

    traildog
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    Yes, but smart phones & pads are also solutions on a desperate quest to find a problem. It doesn’t stop many people enjoying them and blowing their disposable income on them…

    No experience of them I’m afraid. I imagine they’ll be useful on the bike as I often get a call and want to know should I stop riding or not to ring back. The main trouble is wearing a watch messes with my sun tan…

    clubber
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    You could argue that any number of successful product are desperate quests to find a problem – just because we don’t know that they’ll be useful or appealing, doesn’t mean that they won’t be.

    Anyway, I quite like having a watch mark in my tan 🙂

    DrP
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    Clubber, you want those futuristic glasses that area always advertised on here >>/^^ !!

    Forget having to move your head to get distracted by flashy images, when you can have them beamed direct into your line of sight…!!

    DrP

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    IMO they are a solution on a desperate quest to find a problem.

    Isn’t that what people said about the iPhone!

    I’d like one that ran Strava and had a built in Heart Rate monitor.

    TooTall
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    I equate gadgets like this with people who are sooooo important that they think they need wifi in aircraft.

    traildog
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    I want Google glasses for work. Finally the solution to browsing the internet while looking like you are actually working.

    Last flight I was on there was a guy sitting across with me endlessly fiddling with one. Think he must have bought it in the airport swatch shop. Looked quite nice.

    I had a swatch in the 80’s, it had hands on it.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    I’d like one that ran Strava and had a built in Heart Rate monitor.

    ta daa

    http://www.magellangps.com/Echo

    clubber
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    Oooh! Wifi in aircraft you say?! 🙂

    I like gadgets. I definitely don’t need one but I think I’d like having one. A bit like more than one bike as it goes.

    DrP – I don’t see those ads…

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    ta daa

    Is that the Toys’R’Us version!

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    IMO they are a solution on a desperate quest to find a problem.

    Not really, you just lack imagination/vision. Integration between phones and other devices is the next step IMO. Watches/glasses/car/tv etc.

    clubber
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    I just happened on a couple of stories last night about smart watches after a mate posted something about his new pebble on fb.

    Looks like a good idea and I reckon it’d be really useful to have notifications on your wrist when you get texts/call while riding to know whether it’s something you can ignore or not, not to mention that I’m sure there’s all sorts of other clever things you could do with them.

    So, anyone got one? experiences?

    Or who’s geeked up on them and knows about the various ones out now/about to come out (Like the Sony smartwatch 2)

    FWIW, I’m interested in the android compatible ones and probably the ones at the pebble sort of price point ($150).

    How Sony’s SmartWatch 2 Stacks Up To The Pebble And The MetaWatch Strata

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Everything I’ve read about the Sony Smartwatches is negative. Gread idea really badly implemented (which is a shame as they look ace).

    Really quite fancy a Pebble myself.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    shirley the biggest problem is that for video calls you will be looking directly up someones nose

    I think its a good idea, always loosing my phone but not my watch

    IA
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    I’m proper pebble-curious. If I could just buy one, I probably would’ve.

    I like the idea of apps like strava/whatever being able to surface data to them, and the potential to use it on my bars like a cycle computer – strava mode for trails I know or just tracking distance, some sort of navigation mode when I need to know where to go.

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