POLL! Which Apple Watch is your Favorite! ~~> #poll #applewatch #apple watch

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POLL! Which Apple Watch is your Favorite!
You can vote once per week

What Apple Watch are you going to buy when it’s available? Are you wondering what is the most popular watch/size/band? Now you can find out! Please let us know what your choice is! Ask your friends to vote for theirs and compare your choices!

The Apple Watch has so much of a variety that almost everyone can find that perfect look for themselves!

Choose Your Apple Watch Size

Choose Your Apple Watch Case

Choose your Band
(NOTE: not all bands are available for the 38mm and the 42mm.
The Leather Loop is available only for the 42mm
The Modern Buck is availably only in the 38mm.
Your vote will not be restricted however.
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Brilliant!! Build your iWatch and see what it looks like! ~ #apple watch #applewatch

  MixYourWatch.com has gone and done it! We can now build our own personalized apple watch and see what it will look like with our personal choice of watch, bands and colors! Brilliant! 

I was hoping to see Apple.com do something like this! Thank you MixYourWatch.com  Great Job! 

This is a screenshot. Please go and build your own Apple Watch(s) at their website! MixYourWatch.com 

What Smart Watch can do more? What smart watch is actually smart?

There is a site you can look up smart watches, add them to be compaired and then get a great side-by-side view. specout.com.


Here is a side-by-side sample with the Galaxy Gear by Samsung vs. Watch (42mm) by Apple

One of the biggest issues with all smart watches is looks. Yes, in the battle of the wearables this matters a lot! Ladies? Would you wear a big plastic clunky watch out on a first date (or almost anywhere?). Watches that do not have an option for a femanine look will chop their target market by 50%.  Food for thought. (Men if you buy your lady a big plastic watch don’t be upset if that $100 + item is worn only to make you happy and never when you aren’t around.)

My last note is functionality, if your watch doesn’t do much you will most likely not remain interested long. A watch that you can add and remove and have a choice on functionality so that you can customize your smart watch to meet your personal needs will do best. So before you buy I advise that you make sure that you are getting a watch that will be able to match your personal needs in functionality.

~ A smart watch that can’t do much or use new apps isn’t very smart now is it? ~

TechCrunch Shows Apple Watch Apps with interactive previews. Nice! #applewatch

With everyone so focused on battery and the fact that you need an iPhone people lost sight of what the Apple Watch offers for functionality. The Apple watch has double the functionality of all the leading smart watches on the market now. This doesn’t include the apps being developed now by third parties. Developers make more selling iOS apps so there is bound to be a lot.
What will help Apple pull into the lead? Functionality. If the watch cannot do much you’ll loose interest, if you can keep expanding and altering what the watch can do you’ll hold interest.

Battery isn’t the issue, being paired to your phone will boost the functionlity far beyond what you can imagine. I don’t sleep with a watch on so charging at night is a non-issue. For having to pair to a phone, well I don’t leave home without my phone, most people don’t, so this is also a non-issue.

Anyhow, for the meat of the post … techchrunch’s compilation of apps/app previews!
(The below image if from the techcruch website)

http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/03/curious-about-apple-watch-apps-watchaware-provides-interactive-previews

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Here is a list of apps from maclife.com
http://www.maclife.com/article/features/apple-watch-iwatch-ultimate-guide#slide-11 

  • Alarm
  • Apple TV and iTunes: Control Apple TV or your iTunes library on a Mac or PC; listen to iTunes radio
  • Calendar: Meeting reminders, calendar invitations
  • Maps: Turn-by-turn navigation that is accompanied by varying wrist taps that hint at which way to go when walking
  • Music: Can control music playback on an iPhone, or you can even leave your phone at home and listen to music while jogging
  • Passbook: Works with Apple Pay
  • Photos: Meant for a more personal collection of photos that you’ve checked as favorites
  • Remote Camera: Works as a remote for your iPhone’s iSight camera. You can set your phone down, stand in front of it, and use the watch display to frame the perfect photo.
  • Siri: Dictate a message, find nearby locations, view your events, and more.
  • Stocks
  • Stopwatch: Digital, analog, or hybrid view; can show an average of your lap times on a graph.
  • Timer
  • Weather
  • World Clock

 

New News on the Apple Watch

Apps Tweeted As They Are Added Follow @watchaware 
http://watchaware.com/watch-apps

Curious About Apple Watch Apps? WatchAware Provides Interactive Previews
http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/03/curious-about-apple-watch-apps-watchaware-provides-interactive-previews/

Cook teases ‘ton’ of Apple Watch announcements, including Panera Bread, Salesforce enterprise & fitness apps 
http://9to5mac.com/2015/03/02/cook-teases-ton-of-apple-watch-announcements-including-panera-bread-salesforce-enterprise-fitness-apps/



Pornhub wants you to turn your dirty thoughts into clean energy — using this wristband

Grist

The good people at Pornhub are a green-minded and innovative bunch indeed, and as such are quite concerned about the amount of energy that goes into streaming Welcome to the O.C., Bitch 1-7 to millions of screens all across the world. Enter the “Wankband,” which is a wristband that will ideally generate enough “dirty energy” — I GET IT! I get it. — to charge your various devices while you jack off.

Like any reasonable person, I have a lot of questions about the Wankband. Let’s acknowledge, to start, that it’s awfully male-focused — which makes a lot of sense, as the porn industry caters to men far more than it does to women. A 2013 Pew survey found that of internet users, 25 percent of men and 8 percent of women reported watching porn online — and honestly, both of those numbers seems really low.

So, because I am nothing if…

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Pebble Time … Steel!     @PebbleTimeSteel  #PebbleTimeSteel 

http://www.cnet.com/products/pebble-time-steel/



    Plastic, I’ve never been a fan. Laptops, phones, tablets and watches that are plastic seem cheap to me regardless if it’s a screamer under the hood. So yes, I don’t like plastic. The Pebble Time in plastic as you can guess was not my choice however this announcement makes it more appealing. 

     I think the only thing left is a more feminine Pebble Time for the ladies!! Then this smart watch should head to the leader board with ease. (Don’t flame me but so far the Pebbles market shares were dwarfed in the flood of people that put out smart watches after apple announced the Apple Watch). 

Here is the 2014 market shares for the smart watches :  http://www.forbes.com/sites/arieladams/2014/03/07/the-size-of-the-smartwatch-market-its-key-players/





#PebbleTime #PebbleTimeSteel #smartwatch @PebbleTime @PebbleTimeSteel @smartwatch

The Apple Watch will fail, The iPad was supposed to fail… #applewatch @applewatch 

      The iPad will fail! No one needs that! No one will spend that much money for that!  Boy were they ever wrong!!
      The iPad was a want, not a need. 
The iPad was simply a bigger iPhone. Why would you want that?!? 
As it turns out that size up in visual real estate was needed and wanted and we did’t even know we did want it!! Soon the world was full of Tablets by all manufacturers trying to get a piece of the apple pie! 

      The Apple Watch will most likely be the same but in reverse. Less visual real estate and ease of access to our information!
      I don’t want to reach into my pocket with every update or twitter, FB or my weather app! It would be great not to thumb through my wallet to pull my iPhone out to pay for something. Guess what, The Apple Watch will make all of this convenient, fast and just at the flip of your wrist! 

      Apple specializes in and excels in figuring out what we want or need before we know we do and then how to do it as simply as possible. This watch will be no different. This being said, this is the quality that separates Apple from the rest, this is a huge contributing factor as to why Apple is the most valuable company on the planet. It’s worth doubles Samsung. 

      What distinguishes this ‘smart watch’ from the rest of the companies that rushed to beat Apple to the punch and get their smart watches on the street first after Apple announced they were making a watch? 
        It’s the apps and functionality and even that phone integration everyone is boo-hissing (besides, who leaves the house without their phone?) !  
(Yes yes you need to charge it daily, I don’t sleep with a watch on so it’s a non-issue) 
However the apps, now there’s $ for developers and lucrative additional functionality to Apples new watch which already has double the functionality of the leading smart watches on the market now! 

I was an iPad doubter. I’m betting I won’t make the same mistake twice. The Apple Watch will do fine but we shall see soon enough one way or the other.



Advertising fail = “Apple killer”, “this will beat Apple”! 

Stop using the horrid sales  pitch of “beating Apple” with your new product! 

      You don’t compete against losers, you compete against winners or your betters. 

     You are also giving free publicity. Why is your tablet great?!? (Leave Apple out of it). 

     If you think using Apples name to generate web traffic you’re right and you are sending the message that Apple is the one to beat, or Apple is the best. So you get a lot of hits letting people know your product is second best out the gate. 

#applekiller #applefail #beatapple

Apple Watch Prices leaked, far less than thrilled. @#AppleWatch @#PriceLeak

TechForUs has revealed the much awaited Apple Watch’s prices.

Click Here for the Prices! (3/2/2015 update, multiple sources are saying this is a projection now. Most are doubtful of this pricing scheme, myself included.)

My excitement was high for the Apple Watch, I have $600.00 squirreled away for it and I was planning on buying a second one as a gift. If this is in fact the actual prices my excitement has deflated and that gift won’t happen.

Let me explain what you are seeing on that page:

You have 3 types of watch: Aluminum, stainless steel and Gold. You have 2 sizes of watch 38mm (Ladies?) and 42mm (mens?). You have several color schemes, space grey, silver, gold and rose gold. Please note a few key things. Not all bands fit on all size watches, some bands you can only get with a watch and the prices….

My issues:

  1. Paying extra for the 42mm as apposed to the lower priced 38mm (with the exception of the gold watches this is lame at best) The Aluminum and stainless steel shouldn’t have different prices between the 38mm and 42mm.
  2. You will notice that the Milanese Loop and the Stainless Steel link watch bands can only be bought IF you buy the Apple Watch with it! So if you want one of each you would need to buy TWO Apple Watches.
  3. All bands are not for everyone! You cannot get a “Modern Leather Strap” unless you buy a 38mm Watch. Likewise the “Leather Loop” bands you can only use on a 42mm Apple Watch.
  4. In order to get the *space grey stainless steel* Apple Watch you must buy the Steel Link band version that costs $999.00
  5. Price. $999.00 for a stainless Steel watch is too high! Apple or otherwise.

I have been a Apple person for a long time. I know they cost more than other brands and I’m fine with that, However, this device is over priced.

  • I would have expected that the 38mm/42mm (gold excluded) would be the same price and that the bands would all be interchangeable as we were led to believe in every single Apple Watch add to date.
  • Lastly the prices. $350 for aluminum and $500 for stainless steel. What happens next year when you have a new model of the Apple Watch?

Disappointed!

NOTE: —->  This may or may not be that actual numbers, let us pray this is wrong.  We shall see on March 9th

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