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Erwin
12th February 2013, 01:10 AM
Quite a few rumors about the development by Apple of an iWatch.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/9861891/Apple-testing-smart-watch-designs.html

I know the iPod nano 6th gen could be used like a watch. With the rise of Pebble, this space is where Apple could be disruptive again.

Who would get one? I know I would.

Drifter
12th February 2013, 08:08 AM
Erwin that story was on mac rumors yesterday too.Speaking of the nano watch I just bought a nano to use as one. Waiting for the Lunatik Lynk watch band to arrive from China though.

DagrtheSnide
12th February 2013, 08:12 AM
A stand alone device or an iPhone accessory ?

gehenna
12th February 2013, 10:09 AM
My favourite tweet about this so far has been from @Wired: "Only time will tell if Apple is developing a smartwatch".

Just like everything else Apple makes, analysts and "journalists" can spin the rumour mill as much as they want but it's always been the same - no-one knows until someone gets on stage and says "look what we made".

Erwin
12th February 2013, 11:34 AM
Can the nano link to the iPhone to take calls, check emails?

Drifter
12th February 2013, 12:40 PM
Not as far as I know Erwin. The band just turns it into a watch.Check out the Lunatik website it shows how its put together and shows how to set the nano as a watch.
In the story I read the writer talks about what could and what should be added to the watch.

mmulhern
12th February 2013, 12:55 PM
Erwin that story was on mac rumors yesterday too.Speaking of the nano watch I just bought a nano to use as one. Waiting for the Lunatik Lynk watch band to arrive from China though.

Inconceivable! I just received my Lunatik Lynk (Silver) last week and popped in a nano I'd bought a couple of weeks ago. A tad chunkier than I'd expected, but as I'll never be accused of having fine delicate hands, it's not out of scale on my wrist.

bennyling
12th February 2013, 01:59 PM
Speculation: the watch will have as much to do with telling the time as the iPhone has to do with making calls.

Erwin
12th February 2013, 03:24 PM
I was looking at the Cookoo watch - essentially because it's cheap. It was a Kickstarter project.

COOKOO? the connected watch - COOKOO app available on App Store (http://cookoowatch.com/)

Only AU$139 delivered on eBay.

Anyone here used it?

EDIT: I went ahead and bought one off eBay - will let people know how it works when it arrives.

Erwin
19th February 2013, 09:07 PM
Ok, got my Cookoo smart watch today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/281/photofeb19120941.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/7693/photofeb19122204.jpg

Came in a nice box. Works well so far. Looks understated. A bit large but light. Getting call, calendar, FB notifications.

Nice prelude to an iWatch.

grfxninja
19th February 2013, 09:39 PM
Geez it is big! (Either that or you have very small wrists :P)

Comfortable to wear?

Erwin
19th February 2013, 10:10 PM
I have small wrists and hands. Yes, quite comfortable - a bit rubbery and plasticky overall though. But you pay for what you get.

Erwin
19th February 2013, 10:25 PM
It's even cheaper on Kogan - just saw it:

COOKOO Watch (Black) - Buy your COOKOO Watch (Black) from Kogan Australia (http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/cookoo-watch-black/)

Darn it.

Erwin
20th February 2013, 12:16 AM
Okay, because I'm a bit nuts I've gone and also preordered the Martian smart watch as well - I got the white Victory model:

http://store.martianwatches.com/Victory_silver_case_and_white_band_p/mv100wsw.htm

This was also a kickstarter project originally. Much more expensive but looks better and you can make calls with it. I'll call this an early birthday present to self.

May end up selling the cookoo once this arrives - will see.

gehenna
20th February 2013, 06:01 AM
That Cookoo looks really cool, does everything I'd want it to do and looks great. I love the size too, I often have a problem with watches being too small for my arm.

Erwin
20th February 2013, 06:25 AM
It's a cool watch. It's cheap enough that I'll keep it as a spare once my Martian arrives.

Drifter
20th February 2013, 08:22 AM
I now have my Lunatik Lynk black with nano inserted. Yes they are a bit large but I like it. I may yet buy a silver and a red Lynk it depends on the cost.

Joe98
8th March 2013, 08:35 PM
There are no rumours of an iWatch.

Instead some tech writer was wondering aloud what Apple's next product might be.

He came up with iWatch and iTV.

There is no rumour.

MrJesseRoss
8th March 2013, 10:17 PM
What do you mean 'there is no rumour'? When people discuss the existence of a product or event or creature or whatever, whether ultimately true or not, that's called a rumour.


some tech writer was wondering aloud what Apple's next product might be.


What you have described is a rumour. If I were to say 'Joe98 has a dislike of puppies', that is a rumour. Even if I made it up just now.

Alec Fraser
8th March 2013, 10:30 PM
What do you mean 'there is no rumour'? When people discuss the existence of a product or event or creature or whatever, whether ultimately true or not, that's called a rumour.

What you have described is a rumour. If I were to say 'Joe98 has a dislike of puppies', that is a rumour. Even if I made it up just now.

How could anyone not like puppies?!

MrJesseRoss
8th March 2013, 10:33 PM
How could anyone not like puppies?!

Well I heard this rumour you know...

Alec Fraser
9th March 2013, 07:02 AM
http://i.imgur.com/K8ZwUka.jpg

cosmichobo
9th March 2013, 09:01 AM
Not a rumour... Ive (Jony) has been working on the iWatch for a decade... Maybe.

http://zonareality.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/riverwired-c013anthonydevito53_barret_knight_rider181.jpg

Oh - that's not it... That's just what I was thinking of whilst reading this thread.

Back in early 2000's Jony requested some of Nike's watches...

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/1c/f/AAAAAtf3NgMAAAAAABzyng.jpg?v=1166645694000

They were so honoured by his request, they gave him a box of them...

The iWatch is what sparked my Apple-taking-over-the-world-thread...

Joe98
11th March 2013, 07:27 AM
If I were to say 'Joe98 has a dislike of puppies', that is a rumour. Even if I made it up just now.


Well thats not a rumour because you made it up. You guessed correctly but you still made it up.

A rumour is where somebody claims to have spoken with an Apple insider and claims the insider said: "Apple is looking at the idea".

MrJesseRoss
11th March 2013, 07:50 AM
Well thats not a rumour because you made it up. You guessed correctly but you still made it up.

A rumour is where somebody claims to have spoken with an Apple insider and claims the insider said: "Apple is looking at the idea".


rumor

noun 1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts.

If you make up a claim of something's existence, it is a rumour. Again, that is literally the definition.

Erwin
11th March 2013, 08:09 AM
Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour HD - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-SV0LwmwoY)

bennyling
11th March 2013, 09:58 AM
There's an interesting investigative piece at 9to5Mac that talks about the different watches Apple execs wear. (?!)

Apple executives and a long history with watches | 9to5Mac (http://9to5mac.com/2013/03/04/apple-executives-and-a-long-history-with-watches/)

cosmichobo
11th March 2013, 10:33 AM
Rolex or nothing isn't it, if you're earning $700,000pa... maybe you'd have one for each day of the week...

(D'oh! Forgot about the big watch lovers thread on this site... No doubt Rolex is actually just for New Money or something... :} )

VALANDI
22nd May 2013, 10:49 AM
So back to the topic of this thread, there have been further updates that Apple are working on a watch device from a OLED supplier.

Erwin have you received your Martian yet? Can you give me a brief on what it does? I am looking to get this one G2G red face & band (http://store.martianwatches.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MG100RSR)

Or a pebble. But I have no idea what the wait on that would be and if anyone here in Aus actually has one.

Evidentilly, I do not believe an Apple iWatch would be used as a standalone device. It would be something to heavily join arms with iPhone. Could be really wrong but I just don't see the purpose of have an iWatch with its own sim.

I once had a Watch phone. Lol. Funny stuff. It could hold 2 sims and was 8gb storage and could connect to any 2g network. But was like strapping 2 6th gen iPod nanos on your hand.