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Q: Do you plan on buying a smart watch?

  • 19%
    Yes, I think they're a great idea

  • 3%
    Yes, but I'm not really sure why

  • 44%
    No, they're pointless

  • 5%
    Don't know

  • 29%
    What's a smart watch?


(Based on 1771 Votes)

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PC Advisor

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Smart watches are set to be the next big thing, but what do you make of them?

Let us know in our poll.

Poll: Do you plan on buying a smart watch?

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wiz-king

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I suppose if they do a 'hunter' version on a gold case I might be tempted.

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wee eddie

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It is said that the market for watches is falling as so many people have the facilities on their Smartphone.

However, as the watch is about the only socially acceptable piece of jewellery that a man can wear, I see a market for Smartwatches to replace Smartphones. All that is needed is an earpiece/mike that does not look as-if you have a mini Mars Bar strapped to the side of your head and it becoming voice opereted.

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Joseph Kerr

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My first ansewr is "what is one?" and my second is "ah, then no".

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Pine Man

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What watch!

The day I retired so did my watch.

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Bing.alau

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Doesn't a smart watch do sat-nav then? Not worth the proverbial carrot.

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sunnystaines

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sat nav watch would be better

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Aitchbee

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I will probably get one, then put it in a drawer for safe keeping ... like all my other watches.

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TonyV

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oops!

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TonyV

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If it's anything like the rest of the small bits that Apple make, like mice and Trackpads keyboards et al, it won't work and will be sent flying to the iBin. A complete waste of time. (Metaphorically speaking!) There are devices around that will do exactly as that will and probably better!!

Jaundiced MAC user!!

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TonyV

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If it's anything like the rest of the small bits that Apple make, like mice and Trackpads keyboards et al, it won't work and will be sent flying to the iBin. A complete waste of time. (Metaphorically speaking!) There are devices around that will do exactly as that will and probably better!!

Jaundiced MAC user!!

TonyV

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Quickbeam

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iUsed to have a smart pen, when iWas about 10.

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Woolwell

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Quickbeam - idon't know.

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Quickbeam

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Does Apple officially have the iWorld rights to all small iUses...?

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Woolwell

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Quickbeam - It isn't an Apple one. It is another firm using the "I" and I suspect that Apple may be annoyed. It may have more functionality than the Sony one but Sony are not usually the cheapest. Apple are rumoured to be working on producing one.

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Quickbeam

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wiz-king

I hope you didn't lose any of your araldite watches, in a couple of centuries, an ape like archeologist might find it and think it's been preserved in amber!

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Quickbeam

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woolwell Why is the iApple one £200 more expensive than the Sony one, is it more iNtelligent?

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Quickbeam

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woolwell Why is the iApple one £200 more expensive than the Sony one, is it more iNtelligent?

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wiz-king

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Will it work down caves? I remember quite a few years ago buying cheap LCD watches from the local shops and garages and setting them in araldite to use when caving. I might sill have a few about in the caving/climbing junk boxes.

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morddwyd

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woolwell

Thank you.

QB

Sorry, I missed your earlier link.

Don't think I'll be bothering!

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Woolwell

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In addition to Quickbeam's imsmart. It is rumoured that Apple is developing one.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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"As yet no-one has answered the question, what is a smart watch?"

A watch that is smart.

Like me in a suit........If you squint at me whilst wearing someone else's glasses!

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Quickbeam

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I posted a link earlier.

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morddwyd

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As yet no-one has answered the question, what is a smart watch?

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caccy

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Will they have touch screens? If so do you have to use your "pinkie" or will they be the size of touch screen mobile phones so you can use your fingers?

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Quickbeam

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Watch out...

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Matt Egan

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For the record, I'm very much in the 'I don't see the point but I kind of want one' camp. It's how I feel about tablets (and I have a couple of them...)

More importantly: sorry all posts were seen as spam on this thread for a while. It turns out we had banned the word 'watch', because a watch vendor was spamming the site! Apologies.

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Blackhat

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I love this sort of technology. When Casio brought out their first digital watch with a calculator I had one strait away and found it very useful.

Then came the programmable infrared remote control watch, brilliant I thought. Pre-program all your TV, cable box, dvd player settings and no more need to even pick up remotes. I had previously tried those all in one types of remote but they were always very unreliable.

After many hours setting up the watch for all my systems it became impossible to use. Due to having so few feature buttons you had to remember so many configurations of buttons to change between TV volume or channel or dvd on/start etc. Never used it again after a couple of days.

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Quickbeam

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You could always put a smart MP3 player on a gold watch chain across your weskit.

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Woolwell

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I cannot wear a watch and have to have a pocket watch instead. However I increasingly find that I look at my mobile phone for the time. I think this is on the increase with others too as wrist watch sales are in decline.

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Chronos the 2nd

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But having said that, I often speak to myself in supermarkets and out and about,

Probably the less said about that the better spuds. Lol

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spuds

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In answer to the above QB question: Yes.

But having said that, I often speak to myself in supermarkets and out and about, and I get some rather strange looks?.

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Quickbeam

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What's a smart watch?

Can we expect a new generation that speaks to their wrist 24/7 to evolve?

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spuds

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Yesterday after 17 votes were displayed, I ticked "What's a smart watch?", and about 33% were asking the same.I see its now down to 30% with 287 votes.Ignorance is bliss :O)

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Bing.alau

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I've already got a smart watch. It does everything I want it to. Are they not satisfied with turning a mobile phone in to an all round entertainment center. They want to do the same to a normal watch.

Eat your heart out Dick Tracy!

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Quickbeam

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I'd sooner not be associated with the 4% Yes, but I'm not really sure why lot!

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Chronos the 2nd

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I did not want to show my ignorance by adding my vote to What's a smart watch?

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Quickbeam

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...they've mended it.

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Quickbeam

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I'm with the pointless camp.

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