March 18th 2014 12:17 pm

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frankspin

by frankspin

A mechanical chronograph smart watch?! Yes please!
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I've bemoaned over smart watches and their lack of utility in (my) life. Aside from lack of utility I have found most of them to be pretty ugly. I'm the furthest thing from a watch enthusiast (though I have gone to an actual private watch showing) but I do appreciate the finer details of a fully automatic watch. I don't expect to ever see an Omega or Sinn smartwatch, that just isn't their style. However Kairos is probably the closest we'll see to a proper watch right now.... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Are we too connected to the internet?
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This is going to sound a bit luddite, please hear me out, but I think we may need to re-evaluate our "need" to be on top of everything going on around us. I started to get this feeling after watching the Android Wear demos and exploring all the different watches currently available. If you go back and re-watch the onstage demo, and look at any press shots or hands on, every image shows it receiving a... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

What's the deal with smartwatches?
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There was no shortage of smartwatch announcements today, with Google announcing Android Wear [1], featuring partnerships [2] with HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola [3] and LG [4]; the latter two showing off their first smartwatches under that partnership.
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Even after watching Google's concept videos for Android Wear I am still having a hard time understanding what benefit smartwatches bring to the consumer. I... Read more →