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The Pebble a smart watch that is everything the iPod Nano should have been.

The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupinesIrvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android

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The funny thing is that most of us here, or most anywhere really, can honestly say they can't remember when they stopped wearing a wristwatch. It's just one of those single use items that people don't need anymore when they have a smartphone in their pocket that will tell them the time in the few seconds it takes to pull out. All that considered I've been really debating if I should invest in one of these, and that just goes to show how much potential they have.

Imagine an e-paper wristwatch that other than telling time, can display text messages, emails, and caller ID when your phone rings, so that you don't have to constantly be pulling out your phone to see what's up? What if you could change the music on your iPod dock from your wrist, what if you could load apps on your watch and have it communicate with your devices via bluetooth? Not to mention it also has a vibrate function and is water-proof.

Hell I can totally get up under that! *makes rump slapping motion in front of himself*

What do you guys think about it, should I kick in? There are a couple downsides to the device though which I'd imagine would get ironed out in a second gen release. There is no mic or speaker. I'd like to be able to voice record texts/emails like I occasionally do with my phone. Though the big problem with the lack speaker is that I'd love to be able to have my watch go off with my phone's ringtone when I get a call, because I often times don't hear it ringing in my pocket. The vibrating on the wrist, which it would do now is a start though. Finally it is only bluetooth 2.1 instead of going with 4.0 which is coming soon and should vastly increase battery life.

So feel free to talk about the device, I'd like this thread to also be general discussion for the Pebble.

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    BullioBullio Registered User regular
    Could be great if done right, but I've always hated wearing wristwatches. Call me when they pack it into a pocketwatch design complete with chain, top hat, and monocle.

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    chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    At present, it's kinda limited in what it can do. I was going to kick in, then decided a Luminox was a better use of my money for the time being. It's not like there won't be a second gen Pebble given how much money they've taken in.

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    Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Eh that's not fair. My 4th gen Ipod Nano is basically the most impressively engineered piece of application-specific small electronics I've ever used. Granted, they've seem to have just gone downhill from there, but still.

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    I'm kind of undecided on it myself. I have a very nice Swiss made chronograph that I no longer wear because it's pretty heavy, eats through expensive watch batteries at 1-2 a year, and I have no real need for a watch. The Pebble is certainly tempting and I like the sleek simple design, but I'm not particularly interested in paying now for a watch I won't have until September/October. I want one but I think I'll wait for the retail release a few months from now to see if it's really all it's claims to be.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Cormac wrote: »
    I'm kind of undecided on it myself. I have a very nice Swiss made chronograph that I no longer wear because it's pretty heavy, eats through expensive watch batteries at 1-2 a year, and I have no real need for a watch. The Pebble is certainly tempting and I like the sleek simple design, but I'm not particularly interested in paying now for a watch I won't have until September/October. I want one but I think I'll wait for the retail release a few months from now to see if it's really all it's claims to be.

    The price will jump 35 bucks if you purchase at retail.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Nice design, and I already lean pretty heavily on the in-line earbud remote (which sometimes fucks up), so I would definitely use this kind of functionality. Might get me to wear a watch again. Too pricey for me to jump in on though, especially without reviews, but I'll be keeping an eye on it.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Nice design, and I already lean pretty heavily on the in-line earbud remote (which sometimes fucks up), so I would definitely use this kind of functionality. Might get me to wear a watch again. Too pricey for me to jump in on though, especially without reviews, but I'll be keeping an eye on it.
    Yeah it may be a bit pricey, but unfortunately the price is only going up after it hits retail, so I just might roll the dice and take the gamble.

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    FalkenFalken Registered User regular
    Every couple years someone releases these things and they fail. You can read a text on it. Great. You still have to pull your phone out to reply. What's the point again?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    ...that's literally one thing it does.

    plus, you're asking the point of being able to read a text without the immediate ability to respond to it? you mean the same thing that lockscreens do?

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    Falken wrote: »
    Every couple years someone releases these things and they fail. You can read a text on it. Great. You still have to pull your phone out to reply. What's the point again?

    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    I mean: $9,342,832


    That's not exactly a drop in the bucket

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular

    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Falken wrote: »
    Every couple years someone releases these things and they fail. You can read a text on it. Great. You still have to pull your phone out to reply. What's the point again?

    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    I mean: $9,342,832


    That's not exactly a drop in the bucket
    Hopefully that means that this time it will really catch on, cause the potential is amazing.

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    Obs++;Obs++; Registered User regular
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Did it?

    A cool 10 million is a lot of money, yes. But will they earn the next 10 million and beyond just as easily?


    All they've shown right now is that they got a good response from tech enthusiasts and early adopters. That's not a big deal. Tech enthusiasts buy any new technology that comes out just because it's new and it fascinates them (regardless of practicality), and Early adopters buy new technology because they love it AND because they can see the potential for it to improve their lives (even if they temporarily have to work a bit harder to use it, they don't care too much).

    These people are basically no different than the kind of people who stood in lines at Apple stores to get the very first iPhone for $600 (and still stand in lines for each new iPhone even though now they can be shipped directly to your house). As long as you go through the right channels, these people are not hard to find and are relatively easy to convince with inspiring stories and flashy demos.

    But you cannot be successful with just these people alone, because you run out of them quickly. At some point, any high tech product needs to tap into mainstream customers, and that's where we will find out if this watch is a success. Not from some kickstarter kickup.


    What these guys need to realize is that you cannot use the same marketing strategy for mainstream people as you do with the early adopter crowd. The more mainstream someone is, the less they give a shit about the technology. They don't give a fuck if some snaggle toothed, ruffle haired geek with glasses says the watch is a cool thing. People say a lot of things are cool. Doesn't mean you want to buy all of it right?

    They want to see and hear about other normal people just like them using the watch and seeing it benefit their lives. They want something easy to use, seamless to adopt, properly priced, and not too disruptive to their current way of life. And most important of all, it needs to actually solve a problem with no easy existing solution. Something that fucking annoys people so much they are willing to pay money to make it go away. That's when they pull the trigger.

    This watch, does none of that. We have smartphones now, the opportunity for smart watches has passed in my opinion.

    A lot of people these days just wear watches for vanity reasons. They wear the most expensive watch they can afford to show they don't fuck around. As of now, this watch does not do that.


    My prediction is that ultimately this thing will fail- and be forgotten; the world being left neither better nor worse from it's brief existence.



    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Famous last words.




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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Depends on how you define success.

    Pretty sure this hitting $10mil before it is even released probably smashed the shit out of their expectations, and probably also destroyed the profits from their previous smart watches for Blackberry.

    Not sure, but I bet if you asked anyone in the company, they would tell you this watch has already succedded.


    Also; Obs, did you make an alt account with the exact same name as your account that got banned? That seems like.....poor.....planning.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'll buy the second gen with the microphone so I can watch-talk like Dick Tracy.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Falken wrote: »
    Every couple years someone releases these things and they fail. You can read a text on it. Great. You still have to pull your phone out to reply. What's the point again?
    Obs++; wrote: »
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Did it?

    A cool 10 million is a lot of money, yes. But will they earn the next 10 million and beyond just as easily?


    All they've shown right now is that they got a good response from tech enthusiasts and early adopters. That's not a big deal. Tech enthusiasts buy any new technology that comes out just because it's new and it fascinates them (regardless of practicality), and Early adopters buy new technology because they love it AND because they can see the potential for it to improve their lives (even if they temporarily have to work a bit harder to use it, they don't care too much).

    These people are basically no different than the kind of people who stood in lines at Apple stores to get the very first iPhone for $600 (and still stand in lines for each new iPhone even though now they can be shipped directly to your house). As long as you go through the right channels, these people are not hard to find and are relatively easy to convince with inspiring stories and flashy demos.

    But you cannot be successful with just these people alone, because you run out of them quickly. At some point, any high tech product needs to tap into mainstream customers, and that's where we will find out if this watch is a success. Not from some kickstarter kickup.


    What these guys need to realize is that you cannot use the same marketing strategy for mainstream people as you do with the early adopter crowd. The more mainstream someone is, the less they give a shit about the technology. They don't give a fuck if some snaggle toothed, ruffle haired geek with glasses says the watch is a cool thing. People say a lot of things are cool. Doesn't mean you want to buy all of it right?

    They want to see and hear about other normal people just like them using the watch and seeing it benefit their lives. They want something easy to use, seamless to adopt, properly priced, and not too disruptive to their current way of life. And most important of all, it needs to actually solve a problem with no easy existing solution. Something that fucking annoys people so much they are willing to pay money to make it go away. That's when they pull the trigger.

    This watch, does none of that. We have smartphones now, the opportunity for smart watches has passed in my opinion.

    A lot of people these days just wear watches for vanity reasons. They wear the most expensive watch they can afford to show they don't fuck around. As of now, this watch does not do that.


    My prediction is that ultimately this thing will fail- and be forgotten; the world being left neither better nor worse from it's brief existence.



    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Famous last words.

    You chumps obviously cannot read.

    Just going by the numbers on the Kickstarter page, they've pre-sold 85,420 of these watches already.

    Show me another single model of watch anywhere in the fucking world that has sold in those kind of numbers and I will print out this post and eat it. Don't try and tell me "Casio sells hundreds of thousands of watches every year", because yeah, whilst they do, it's split across dozens of different model lines.

    This is one watch. Which is selling like crack. Anyway you look at it, this has been overwhelmingly successful...

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    Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Falken wrote: »
    Every couple years someone releases these things and they fail. You can read a text on it. Great. You still have to pull your phone out to reply. What's the point again?
    Obs++; wrote: »
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Did it?

    A cool 10 million is a lot of money, yes. But will they earn the next 10 million and beyond just as easily?


    All they've shown right now is that they got a good response from tech enthusiasts and early adopters. That's not a big deal. Tech enthusiasts buy any new technology that comes out just because it's new and it fascinates them (regardless of practicality), and Early adopters buy new technology because they love it AND because they can see the potential for it to improve their lives (even if they temporarily have to work a bit harder to use it, they don't care too much).

    These people are basically no different than the kind of people who stood in lines at Apple stores to get the very first iPhone for $600 (and still stand in lines for each new iPhone even though now they can be shipped directly to your house). As long as you go through the right channels, these people are not hard to find and are relatively easy to convince with inspiring stories and flashy demos.

    But you cannot be successful with just these people alone, because you run out of them quickly. At some point, any high tech product needs to tap into mainstream customers, and that's where we will find out if this watch is a success. Not from some kickstarter kickup.


    What these guys need to realize is that you cannot use the same marketing strategy for mainstream people as you do with the early adopter crowd. The more mainstream someone is, the less they give a shit about the technology. They don't give a fuck if some snaggle toothed, ruffle haired geek with glasses says the watch is a cool thing. People say a lot of things are cool. Doesn't mean you want to buy all of it right?

    They want to see and hear about other normal people just like them using the watch and seeing it benefit their lives. They want something easy to use, seamless to adopt, properly priced, and not too disruptive to their current way of life. And most important of all, it needs to actually solve a problem with no easy existing solution. Something that fucking annoys people so much they are willing to pay money to make it go away. That's when they pull the trigger.

    This watch, does none of that. We have smartphones now, the opportunity for smart watches has passed in my opinion.

    A lot of people these days just wear watches for vanity reasons. They wear the most expensive watch they can afford to show they don't fuck around. As of now, this watch does not do that.


    My prediction is that ultimately this thing will fail- and be forgotten; the world being left neither better nor worse from it's brief existence.



    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Famous last words.

    You chumps obviously cannot read.

    Just going by the numbers on the Kickstarter page, they've pre-sold 85,420 of these watches already.

    Show me another single model of watch anywhere in the fucking world that has sold in those kind of numbers and I will print out this post and eat it. Don't try and tell me "Casio sells hundreds of thousands of watches every year", because yeah, whilst they do, it's split across dozens of different model lines.

    This is one watch. Which is selling like crack. Anyway you look at it, this has been overwhelmingly successful...

    Kickstarter is a weird place, and not very indicative of how stuff will do on the market. I'm not going to judge how this actually will do until it is produced and on people's freakishly large wrists (seriously, 2 inches tall? really?)

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Craaaaaap! 8 days to go and they completely filled up on the pledges. I was just about to give monies and now I can't... :(

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    Falken wrote: »
    Every couple years someone releases these things and they fail. You can read a text on it. Great. You still have to pull your phone out to reply. What's the point again?
    Obs++; wrote: »
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Did it?

    A cool 10 million is a lot of money, yes. But will they earn the next 10 million and beyond just as easily?


    All they've shown right now is that they got a good response from tech enthusiasts and early adopters. That's not a big deal. Tech enthusiasts buy any new technology that comes out just because it's new and it fascinates them (regardless of practicality), and Early adopters buy new technology because they love it AND because they can see the potential for it to improve their lives (even if they temporarily have to work a bit harder to use it, they don't care too much).

    These people are basically no different than the kind of people who stood in lines at Apple stores to get the very first iPhone for $600 (and still stand in lines for each new iPhone even though now they can be shipped directly to your house). As long as you go through the right channels, these people are not hard to find and are relatively easy to convince with inspiring stories and flashy demos.

    But you cannot be successful with just these people alone, because you run out of them quickly. At some point, any high tech product needs to tap into mainstream customers, and that's where we will find out if this watch is a success. Not from some kickstarter kickup.


    What these guys need to realize is that you cannot use the same marketing strategy for mainstream people as you do with the early adopter crowd. The more mainstream someone is, the less they give a shit about the technology. They don't give a fuck if some snaggle toothed, ruffle haired geek with glasses says the watch is a cool thing. People say a lot of things are cool. Doesn't mean you want to buy all of it right?

    They want to see and hear about other normal people just like them using the watch and seeing it benefit their lives. They want something easy to use, seamless to adopt, properly priced, and not too disruptive to their current way of life. And most important of all, it needs to actually solve a problem with no easy existing solution. Something that fucking annoys people so much they are willing to pay money to make it go away. That's when they pull the trigger.

    This watch, does none of that. We have smartphones now, the opportunity for smart watches has passed in my opinion.

    A lot of people these days just wear watches for vanity reasons. They wear the most expensive watch they can afford to show they don't fuck around. As of now, this watch does not do that.


    My prediction is that ultimately this thing will fail- and be forgotten; the world being left neither better nor worse from it's brief existence.



    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Well, I mean, it kinda already succedded, didn't it?

    Famous last words.

    You chumps obviously cannot read.

    Just going by the numbers on the Kickstarter page, they've pre-sold 85,420 of these watches already.

    Show me another single model of watch anywhere in the fucking world that has sold in those kind of numbers and I will print out this post and eat it. Don't try and tell me "Casio sells hundreds of thousands of watches every year", because yeah, whilst they do, it's split across dozens of different model lines.

    This is one watch. Which is selling like crack. Anyway you look at it, this has been overwhelmingly successful...

    Kickstarter is a weird place, and not very indicative of how stuff will do on the market. I'm not going to judge how this actually will do until it is produced and on people's freakishly large wrists (seriously, 2 inches tall? really?)

    Bro, the current fashion in men's watches is for oversized faces. 50mm dials are common as muck.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Craaaaaap! 8 days to go and they completely filled up on the pledges. I was just about to give monies and now I can't... :(

    Email them and ask if you still pledge them the amount for a watch, will they send you one anyway?

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    MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    Is Obs++ creating a competing device or something?

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Finally it is only bluetooth 2.1 instead of going with 4.0 which is coming soon and should vastly increase battery life.

    It says it's Bluetooth 4.0 now :)

    This seems like a great idea, but now that pledges have run out I might have to wait until they're a bit cheaper - I can't really justify spending that much on a smart watch when I rarely use my smart phone.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    I took the plunge and tossed them 115 when a bid opened up.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    I like that this exists and has a good chance to succeed because, while I have not much excitment for this current implementation, the potential for future iterations is sexy.

    Also I never stopped wearing a wristwatch. Glancing down at your arm is infinitely quicker and easier then pulling your phone from your pocket. Plus it's so utterly ingrained in the subconcious muscle memory. A day I forget to put my watch on in the morning becuase my toddler has hidden it is a day spent glancing at my empty wrist and growling in annoyance every 15 minutes.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    I like that this exists and has a good chance to succeed because, while I have not much excitment for this current implementation, the potential for future iterations is sexy.

    Also I never stopped wearing a wristwatch. Glancing down at your arm is infinitely quicker and easier then pulling your phone from your pocket. Plus it's so utterly ingrained in the subconcious muscle memory. A day I forget to put my watch on in the morning becuase my toddler has hidden it is a day spent glancing at my empty wrist and growling in annoyance every 15 minutes.
    I decided to go for it now because, other than the discount it's going to be a good year before we see v2.0, and it already has plenty of nice features that I'd want to use in the mean time.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    I'm military. I'll stop wearing a wristwatch when I'm dead.

    Still, this is a cool idea.

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    useless4useless4 Registered User regular
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    You chumps obviously cannot read.

    Just going by the numbers on the Kickstarter page, they've pre-sold 85,420 of these watches already.

    Show me another single model of watch anywhere in the fucking world that has sold in those kind of numbers and I will print out this post and eat it. Don't try and tell me "Casio sells hundreds of thousands of watches every year", because yeah, whilst they do, it's split across dozens of different model lines.

    This is one watch. Which is selling like crack. Anyway you look at it, this has been overwhelmingly successful...

    I think Casio G-Shocks sell that many a year, granted there are lots of variations but these watches are the F-150 of the watch world. I know people who own over 20 of them - they are very popular with collectors but what really moves them off shelves is Military sales. You can't keep them in stock at a BX/PX.

    World wide I bet a Citzen Skyhawk has numbers over that annually as well.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    If you can cite figures for the Skyhawk I WILL print out that post and eat it.

    Which model, anyway? The 0000, the 0005, the 0010, the 0040, the 0100, or the 0110?

    I actually have one of these myself:
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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    While saying this watch, and it's styling really isn't for me. Saying that the sales of this watch is anything but successful would be incorrect.

    What is the expected battery life for this anyway?

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    While saying this watch, and it's styling really isn't for me. Saying that the sales of this watch is anything but successful would be incorrect.

    What is the expected battery life for this anyway?
    At least 7 days, though they are making improvements on it.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    It charges over the micro USB port anyway, so hook it to your phone on your nightstand while your phone is charging overnight.

    Double whammy!

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    useless4 wrote: »
    I
    You chumps obviously cannot read.

    Just going by the numbers on the Kickstarter page, they've pre-sold 85,420 of these watches already.

    Show me another single model of watch anywhere in the fucking world that has sold in those kind of numbers and I will print out this post and eat it. Don't try and tell me "Casio sells hundreds of thousands of watches every year", because yeah, whilst they do, it's split across dozens of different model lines.

    This is one watch. Which is selling like crack. Anyway you look at it, this has been overwhelmingly successful...

    I think Casio G-Shocks sell that many a year, granted there are lots of variations but these watches are the F-150 of the watch world. I know people who own over 20 of them - they are very popular with collectors but what really moves them off shelves is Military sales. You can't keep them in stock at a BX/PX.

    World wide I bet a Citzen Skyhawk has numbers over that annually as well.

    I've seen estimates that indicate Omega sells roughly 40,000 Seamasters (including all the in-model variations, like the Planet Ocean, etc) per year, and those are $5,000 - $10,000 watches.

    That said, the Pebble is absolutely successful, assuming they price it high enough to make a tidy profit on each one. Honestly, I think it's a hideous watch, but I'd be tempted to use it as a cyclometer. Price-wise, it's not too expensive compared to over high-end models, and with the phone connection, it could potentially do a LOT more.

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    JandaruJandaru New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2012
    The funny thing is that most of us here, or most anywhere really, can honestly say they can't remember when they stopped wearing a wristwatch. It's just one of those single use items that people don't need anymore when they have a smartphone in their pocket that will tell them the time in the few seconds it takes to pull out.
    Just no.

    I was allowed to wear a watch at school - in class and even during tests! Never been asked to take off my phone at a movie theater. My watch doesn't need a "flight mode," only to be switched off anyway because somehow airline staff don't understand flight mode anyway. I've never been pulled over by the cops for looking at my watch while driving. I'm allowed to wear a watch while I'm working at my shitty retail job.

    My watch died a couple of weeks ago and reaching into my pocket then pressing a button to wake up my phone just to see what time it is is driving me nuts.

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    OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    i wear a watch because i think it looks cool. also i've gotten really used to the comforting weight on my wrist.

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    AllforceAllforce Registered User regular
    Yeah a watch to me is really one of the only acceptable forms of male jewelry. I've got a ton of watches for different occasions.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    I just love my wristwatches.

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
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    As someone that has started a daily cycling regime as an exercise plan, this looks killer.

    I have a little LCD readout/sensor setup but I doubt it's accurate for some reason.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Jandaru wrote: »
    The funny thing is that most of us here, or most anywhere really, can honestly say they can't remember when they stopped wearing a wristwatch. It's just one of those single use items that people don't need anymore when they have a smartphone in their pocket that will tell them the time in the few seconds it takes to pull out.
    Just no.

    I was allowed to wear a watch at school - in class and even during tests! Never been asked to take off my phone at a movie theater. My watch doesn't need a "flight mode," only to be switched off anyway because somehow airline staff don't understand flight mode anyway. I've never been pulled over by the cops for looking at my watch while driving. I'm allowed to wear a watch while I'm working at my shitty retail job.

    My watch died a couple of weeks ago and reaching into my pocket then pressing a button to wake up my phone just to see what time it is is driving me nuts.

    I'm not arguing the usefulness of a watch, but that statistics have shown that 2/3rds of people under the age of 30 no longer wear them, considering that 90% of watches serve one function that multiple devices you usually carry on your person at any given time serve the same function as a throw away feature.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Jandaru wrote: »
    The funny thing is that most of us here, or most anywhere really, can honestly say they can't remember when they stopped wearing a wristwatch. It's just one of those single use items that people don't need anymore when they have a smartphone in their pocket that will tell them the time in the few seconds it takes to pull out.
    Just no.

    I was allowed to wear a watch at school - in class and even during tests! Never been asked to take off my phone at a movie theater. My watch doesn't need a "flight mode," only to be switched off anyway because somehow airline staff don't understand flight mode anyway. I've never been pulled over by the cops for looking at my watch while driving. I'm allowed to wear a watch while I'm working at my shitty retail job.

    My watch died a couple of weeks ago and reaching into my pocket then pressing a button to wake up my phone just to see what time it is is driving me nuts.

    I'm not arguing the usefulness of a watch, but that statistics have shown that 2/3rds of people under the age of 30 no longer wear them, considering that 90% of watches serve one function that multiple devices you usually carry on your person at any given time serve the same function as a throw away feature.

    That being said, I would so totally buy a watch that integrated fully with my smartphone. I just want one with a speaker and a microphone as well, so I don't have to plug up an ear with my bluetooth device.

    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Jandaru wrote: »
    The funny thing is that most of us here, or most anywhere really, can honestly say they can't remember when they stopped wearing a wristwatch. It's just one of those single use items that people don't need anymore when they have a smartphone in their pocket that will tell them the time in the few seconds it takes to pull out.
    Just no.

    I was allowed to wear a watch at school - in class and even during tests! Never been asked to take off my phone at a movie theater. My watch doesn't need a "flight mode," only to be switched off anyway because somehow airline staff don't understand flight mode anyway. I've never been pulled over by the cops for looking at my watch while driving. I'm allowed to wear a watch while I'm working at my shitty retail job.

    My watch died a couple of weeks ago and reaching into my pocket then pressing a button to wake up my phone just to see what time it is is driving me nuts.

    I'm not arguing the usefulness of a watch, but that statistics have shown that 2/3rds of people under the age of 30 no longer wear them, considering that 90% of watches serve one function that multiple devices you usually carry on your person at any given time serve the same function as a throw away feature.

    That being said, I would so totally buy a watch that integrated fully with my smartphone. I just want one with a speaker and a microphone as well, so I don't have to plug up an ear with my bluetooth device.
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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yes, I did mention Dick Tracy up-thread.

    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
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