Mar 09 AT 4:23 PM Nick Sarafolean 52 Comments

Android Wear has nothing to fear from the Apple Watch

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Android Wear has nothing to fear from the Apple Watch.

That’s what we learned today at Apple’s “Spring Forward” event. The event’s focus was on Macbooks and the oft-rumored Apple Watch. Apple came forward with new details on the Apple Watch, revealing to the world exactly what it can (and can’t) do and how much it will cost.

The fact of the matter is that the Apple Watch is just another smartwatch that lacks in certain areas and comes in at an extraordinarily high price. The Apple Watch has plenty of apps available for it, but it has yet to find a feature to set it apart from other smartwatches. Apple demoed several uses of the watch that were intended to be intriguing and unique, yet the uses left many scratching their heads, wondering why they’d pay such a high price for a product that essentially has no benefits over their phone.

Apple demoed the ability to unlock your hotel room or open your garage door with the Apple Watch. Yet, there’s never been a problem with using a hotel room key card, and it’s hard to see why opening your garage door with your watch is any easier than opening it with your phone or your garage door remote that came with the system.

The uses are obviously designed to try and save you time and effort, but the examples didn’t show that taking place. The watch is small, difficult to navigate and isn’t particularly speedy. So why would you pay extra for an item that doesn’t offer additional benefits?

The Apple Watch’s only selling point over Android Wear is that it supports Apple Pay, allowing you to pay with NFC using your watch. While the feature is nice, it again begs the question: Why not simply use the phone in your pocket? The Apple Watch requires you to have an iPhone connected in order to use most of its features, meaning that any of the useful features that can be done with the Apple Watch can be done with the phone that you already own.

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An argument could be made that the Apple Watch places an emphasis on fitness and that is its primary use. The problem with this idea is that the Apple Watch lacks two important facets of a fitness-centric smartwatch. The Apple Watch has no GPS for tracking your runs, bike rides or other activities, and it comes without any waterproofing, meaning that you better not to try and swim with it or shower off while still wearing it. In fact, you should probably be careful just washing your hands with the Apple Watch, as the price is high enough that you’re going to want to exercise extreme caution while wearing it.

Let’s talk about that price. The bare minimum that you’ll be paying for the Apple Watch is $349 for the Apple Watch Sport, which comes with a 38mm rubber strap and aluminum body. Upping to a 42mm size will add on an additional $50. If you’d like the stainless steel Apple Watch, expect to start at $549 for the version with a 38mm rubber strap. Prices go up from there depending on which watch band you choose, with extravagant pricing such as $449 for a stainless steel watch band.

Oh, and of course, you could also pick up the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, which starts at $10,000. Looking for a red leather strap to go with that? That combo will run you $17,000.

The pricing of the Apple Watch is its most problematic area. For a watch that offers very little against the competition and even falls behind in certain areas, the prices, even the base ones, are too high. Apple is a company that can usually afford to charge a premium on its devices, but it may have gone too far this time. Even the pricier Android Wear watches like the Moto 360 start at just $249, and the pricing model for watch bands isn’t anywhere near what Apple is charging.

The Apple Watch Edition can’t be overlooked either. For thousands of dollars more, you’re getting the same capabilities of the Apple Watch Sport with premium exterior materials. Some have drawn comparisons to Rolex watches and said that it’s similar. Here’s a key difference: The Apple Watch Edition has a lifetime of a couple of years. A Rolex will last a human lifetime and beyond.

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No matter how you look at it, the Apple Watch doesn’t hit that sweet spot that it was aiming for. It’s an overpriced device that doesn’t offer anything to justify the high price. Will it sell? That remains to be seen. Apple has a marketplace charisma that can’t be matched. But one thing is certain: Android Wear doesn’t need to fear the Apple Watch.

Android Wear is an operating system that’s already begun refining itself and delivering a better product to customers. It has arguably more functionality than the Apple Watch, and in many ways it beats the UI and software of the Apple Watch. More than that, Android Wear is open and available for use by manufacturers, allowing it to run on better devices at lower price points.

Though many feared that the Apple Watch would deal a lethal blow to Android Wear, it seems that the little green robot will carry on without a problem. Will it face some new competition? Undoubtedly. But Android Wear won’t be beat by the Apple Watch. It may even be strengthened by this latest battle. It will carry on to reach new audiences and power new devices.

Android Wear has a bright future ahead.

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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  • http://uhrart.com Albrecht

    Trick the apple guys a bit :D

    http://wearfaces.com/pear-watchface-uhrart/

  • Edge of Surreality

    I still think androidwear needs to have a speaker and allow phone calls to be answered and made from the device…Samsung got that right from the very first Galaxy Gear, and it’s why I still have a Gear 2 instead of an androidwear device. I think that is the key feature that will drive the Apple watch sales for those on iOS who want one and have money to throw away.

  • Justin

    Apple Watch got Apple Pay, the new world standard for mobile payment. My family and friends will definately take the leap in sophisticated technology and innovation, will buy at least six Apple watches. Android is on the way out, sales are declining. Samsung hits rock bottom, HTC a tiny dwarf. Lets join Apple and enjoy the world leader.

    • IJK

      Is Apple joining Microsoft in its astroturfing efforts? If so, their attempts are rather pathetic.

    • Maximilian Malachowski

      Didn’t you read the article? Why pay with your watch when you can more easily take out your phone and pay with it. It´s even more manageable. Instead of trying to touch your watch and the terminal bending your wrists. Your family are just buying techonology that’s existed for months at more affordable prices and with way better options. At least options from different manufacturers, If you want a giant watch, you got it. You want a rounded one? Got it. You want a square one? Got it? You want one with flexible display? Got it. That’s something you cannot say about apple. The same device, the same square watch, only with different straps. Wow that really is magical?? That’s what I call innovation. Apple announced the AW in september, and they sell the Watch seven months later with no leap forward whatsoever?
      Now, about declining sales, I do not know where you get your info but in the world Android dominates with more than 80% of the market. There are more countries than the US, you know? In those countries people actually analyze the best options avaliable. They do not just buy something because it’s from Apple. Like you and your familiy. But you know, keep buying Apple, at some point it will actually look like Android, something you will love.

      • tiger

        Remind me the profits from those Android OEMs? 80% of who? Folks who are poor? Folks who never buy an app? Folks who never invest in the ecosystem?

        Where is Android in what is important? Where do developers go? Where is Android in the business world? Education?

        IF you had a company that makes an app and you want to get paid, then where would you FIRST (and probably only) develop it on? Android or iOS? Don’t let your bias influence your answer. Think deep.

        What happened in China? Android ruled for so long…but what happens when Apple officially enters market? People say that high end phones are no more and that Apple is dead. Yet, Apple dominated China. Android OEMs barely make $1 profit…or they just lie about their profit margins, like Xiaomi! LOL

        • Maximilian Malachowski

          I think you are not seeing the difference. I am not talking about profits, profits don’t tell the truth. Of course developers go first on IOS, because they know those people always overpay for everything. And wow, after one month every single worthy app comes to Android also.
          Based on your comments about profits, the best movie of all time is Transformers? Right? Or maybe the best car is the Corolla, because it sells like crazy.
          I am talking about technology, not brands. Apple knew about wearables since summer 2014. And what did they develop in 10 months? A better technology? Superior funcionality? Of course not, they focused on the outside instead of the inside. Every tech site is not talking about the AW technology, but the 17,000 USD watch. And you know what, they will probably sell those watches like cakes, but not because they are better, but because they are from Apple.
          Apple does not sell gadgets, they sell the brand. Just ask any kid or any grandpa, what´s the best gift they can get from Christmas: of course the iphone or an IPAD. Now a kid does not know anything about technology, they just want to have it, like they want a toy. Now with millions of children having and iphone or an IPAD, where do they spend their money?? Maybe de APP Store?
          Anyway, you can have your overpriced AW, that does not one thing better than my smartwatch that costs half. And yes, I can pick from 6+ brands and not look like a sheep with the same gadget than most grandpas and children. So Good luck.

          • tiger

            So, you’re saying that EVERY top iOS apps appear one month later on Android? Do you want me to embarrass you now? Because if you believe that, then you are truly ignorant.

            What tech are you talking about? I rather that Apple be late to the party and get it right rather than what Android Wear OEMs have been doing…which is churning out pure crap over and over again in an attempt to be a “first”. How many did Samsung make in 6 months? All crap. Moto 360? Plastic back and sensor lens? Oh yeah! LG Watch R that is huge and yet still has crappy heartrate monitor?

            Look at where Android Wear is heading in 2015. Trying to catch up to Apple Watch! Are these new Android Wear watches any better tech? No! They are now trying to use precious metal to try and keep up with Apple Watch. Hell, they are still using crappy HR sensor! That is just plain laziness! And you wonder why Fitbit, Garmin, and Pebble is eating Android Wear for lunch (and breakfast and dinner)! Android Wear is pure crap and sales reflect that.

            Apple appeals to the high-end market…something that Android can only dream of. And if they make profits along the way, so be it.

            You somehow think that Android and Wear as some sort of tech heaven. It is not. Google in general likes to throw a whole bunch of ideas out and hope one sticks. Apple way is much more calculated and focused. Products from each reflect just that.

            Tell me:

            1. Android Wear…can it read heart rate RELIABLY and ACCURATELY? (Hint: no.)

            2. Android Wear…can it last more than 4-6 months with active use? (Hint: no.)

            Yup, i think that functionality and tech/materials are in favor of Apple Watch.

          • tiger

            Android Wear is dead ALREADY. No need for Watch to kill it. Garmin, Fitbit, Pebble already killed Android Wear.

            Remind me…does Android Wear have/do:

            1. Sapphire crystal in front………..but also sapphire over the rear HR sensor? THINK about it. Look under your current wristwatch…do you see scratches? And what happens to HR sensors when it gets scratched? In other words, ALL Android Wear watches are throw-aways after 6 months.

            2. 316L SS.

            3. Water resistance and high-end Heart Rate monitoring. Remember, the HR sensor in ALL Android Wear devices are 99 cent variety…basically worthless! Useless.

            4. Ceramic back…again, classy and scratch resistance.

            5. Developers.

            6. Actually comes in sizes that fit most folks!

            Sure, one of the newer Android Wear devices have some of the above, but not all. Newer Wear have sapphire front, but sensor is crap that is covered by regular glass or plastic! WTF were they thinking?! Or how about charging pins that corrode?! Genius these Android Wear OEMs are!

            Go find me a Sapphire smartwatch that retails below $500. Forget the other features of Apple Watch (e.g. 316L SS, ceramic back, etc.).

  • My Galaxy Prime

    The real reason why Android wear has nothing to fear from the Apple Watch (and there truly is just 1): Android Wear can’t be used on iOS and the Apple watch can’t be used on Android. They can’t compete because Android users won’t buy the Apple watch and vice versa.

  • Agustin Servin

    Of course the apple watch will not beat the other smart watches out there. because they are targeted to 2 different audiences. but just get your facts straight you can use the apple watch while showering:
    2. ….Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529…..

  • tiger

    Poorly researched article. Sad, but true.

    Android Wear is dead ALREADY. No need for Watch to kill it. Garmin, Fitbit, Pebble already killed Android Wear.

    Remind me…does Android Wear have/do:
    1. Sapphire crystal in front………..but also sapphire over the rear HR sensor? THINK about it. Look under your current wristwatch…do you see scratches? And what happens to HR sensors when it gets scratched? In other words, ALL Android Wear watches are throw-aways after 6 months.

    2. 316L SS.

    3. Water resistance and high-end Heart Rate monitoring. Remember, the HR sensor in ALL Android Wear devices are 99 cent variety…basically worthless! Useless.

    4. Ceramic back…again, classy and scratch resistance.

    5. Developers.

    6. Actually comes in sizes that fit most folks!

    Sure, one of the newer AW devices have some of the above, but not all. Newer AW have sapphire front, but sensor is crap that is covered by regular glass or plastic! WTF were they thinking?! Or how about charging pins that corrode?! Genius these AW OEMs are!

    Go find me a Sapphire smartwatch that retails below $500. Forget the other features of Apple Watch (e.g. 316L SS, ceramic back, etc.).

    This article makes me laugh with pity.

    • tiredb

      I can feel your excite brah! Can’t wait to send your heart beat eh?

      • tiger

        You mean a heartbeat that is actually accurate? Yeah, i will send it to my fitness app. Thanks for caring.

        With Android Wear, you can ask a random person next to you of a number b/w 0 and 200…and that will be more accurate than your AW watch!

    • TimL

      Hahaha, as usual tiger the troll comes out to play when a new crappy device is released.

      The will sell in the first week to the people who are slaves, while all the normal people will sit back and laugh at everyone who is wearing an 80′s neon strap on their wrist.

      For that price point they’d better give it saphire! Hell, for the lowest price point of $350 they should have made it waterproof and given it a better battery too!

      Typical of apple to give the people the bare minimum while finding any reason to charge a premium. Oooo, special stainless steel! Since when has damaging a metal watch ever been a problem before? I’ve had metal watches most of my life and I have never worried about that before.

      Most smartwatches out there aren’t perfect, but my cheap p.o.s weloop tommy watch does everything I need it to, lasts 3 weeks on a charge and doesn’t die when I take it swimming.

      You defending this junk makes me sad that you’d be so blind. Have the dignity to be critical of a company that you worship when it’s giving you turds.

      • tiger

        It is water resistant and battery life is 18-48 hours depending on use. Not too bad.

        Read up on 316 L SS…dumbass. IF you think that, then why does every high-end watch brand use 316L too? Ignorance.

        Hint: 316 has to do with allergies.

        And this is the same TimL that predicted Apple was dead last year? LOL

        • steve

          They are a falling os, that’s for sure. apples market shares drops every single year. Is it 14% now? Android is like 75%.

          • tiger

            Falling os? Are you kidding me?! Android is 75% because it sells to the poor around the world. Android is on the cheapest phone…and as Samsung painfully found out…marketshare is useless if you do not have profits (aka customers who invest in the ecosystem).

          • steve

            The top flagships are way better than ishit and iphone sell less each year. You’re a joke, apple doesn’t even make hardware. They pay Sony and Samsung to do it for them. Keep thinking your shit 8mp camera and dual core processor clocked a 1.5 ghz, made by Samsung, that’s not even good enough for their own phones is better. I will keep my g3 clocked at 2.5 GHz with 13mp camera, iso and QHD screen. How is the 8mp camera in the ishit, that’s made by Sony and been the same since the iPhone 4s? Oh by the way, lollipop is proven more stable than iOS 8. With crashing 2.3% and iOS 8 is 2.6%. But keep thinking you’re cool because you pay double for a phone with the same specs as android. I like paying the same as iPhone and actually getting new updated hardware.

          • tiger

            Ghz?! MP?! Seriously?! What an embarrassment!

          • steve

            That you will to pay double for a phone with the same specs that goes for under $200 on android? It is an embarrassment. 1gb ram, 1.5 ghz dual core Samsung made and an 8mp camera lol. 800$ later. Or a 810 quadcore snapdragon running at 2.7 ghz and a 20mp, 3gb ram seems the better route for $700, to anyone with a brain.. I can emulate any system from colleco vision to the PlayStation 2, every system included in between, use a PlayStation remote and hook it up to my TV. Maybe apple will do that in a few more years. Android wakes you up in the morning and tells you how long to work with traffic. Google is years ahead of google. How many people never come back to apple? A whole walk more than leaves android, that’s 100% proven. Who is actually making the apple watch? Sony, Samsung, or lg? Because it ain’t know apple hardware

          • tiger

            Steve, you are an ignorant Android fanboy…which is typical unfortunately.

            Megapixel means nothing, esp in a phone. READ up on how camera works. Hint: with a small sensor, MP actually makes things worst!

            As for processors, have you ever wondered why A7 and A8 are clocked only at 1.3-1.5 GHz?

            Google: ARMv7 vs. ARMv8. Read up on what ARM thinks the optimal GHz for an ARMv8 architecture. (Hint: Apple got it right…hint#2: why do you think Qualcomm is having issues with S810?)

            Clue: Apple uses a CUSTOM designed ARMv8 architecture for their chips. No Android is at that level.

            And no, there is no $200 Android phone that is the same as iPhone 5s/6/6s in processing power.

            Apple also tells me how long it takes to go to work…idiot!

            If people leave Apple that much, then why do you think Apple is GROWING AT ENORMOUS RATE?

            Here another food for thought…who do you think has better RETENTION RATE? iOS or Android? Who is better at keeping their customers?

            Prove it.

            Who do you think makes Qualcomm chips?

            Actually, TSMC is making Apple A8 chips. Apple chooses whoever the worker ants that can make what they design. Unfortunately for the worker ants, they have no idea what they are making…see Samsung being caught with their pants down when Apple introduced A7 chips! Till this day, they are still behind Apple in chip design!

            Doesn’t Samsung uses Sony camera? What is your point?

          • steve

            That apple uses hardware from real phone makers. mega pixels don’t mean shit? To a brainwashed apple fan that has to justify apple using cameras that android did years ago. But keep buying into the bull shit. The iPhone pictures arent even natural. They change colours and make them brighter. Well since you’re using an old processor, you might as well use a old camera as well. In fact, why don’t you go back to early 2000′s, when 1 mega pixel was top dog. You know, since mega pixels don’t mean anything. I wonder why camera makers raise pixels every year, and camera are getting better. I paid 200$ for a moto x 2013. I would put that up to the iPhone 5s anyday of the week.

          • tiger

            Explain megapixels to me. Why do you think MP is the bomb?

            HINT: more mega-pixels on a sensor means that EACH pixel is smaller…which means each pixel gets LESS LIGHT.

            High MPs on a big sensor is a good thing (in general) because the sensor is big and therefore, the hit on light sensitivity is not that bad. BUT, on a tiny sensor, high MP is bad! Again, you are an ignorant dumbass. EDUCATE YOURSELF.

            iPhone pictures are consistently among the best, and most consistent…bar none. Sorry dude. FACT.

            An old processor…tell me why you think that. Apparently you just look at GHz. Again, you’re a dumbass. Read my previous post again and GOOGLE it. I am 100% accurate. You’re are a typical ignorant Android dumbass.

            Are they still raising mega-pixels? Is Samsung raising it? Is LG? Is Sony?

            Moto 2013? The one with the crappy camera? The one with the shitty processor? That one? You think that your Moto 2013 has a better camera and processor than iPhone 5s?? What drug are you using?! Hint: Moto 2013 had one the WORST camera at that time! Bar none. It’s processor was an embarrassment…mid-grade at best…thrown together by Qualcomm and Moto to trick people. I guess that you’re dumb enough to believe it!

          • tiger

            You never answered my questions:

            If people leave Apple that much, then why do you think Apple is GROWING AT ENORMOUS RATE?

            Here another food for thought…who do you think has better RETENTION RATE? iOS or Android? Who is better at keeping their customers?

            Who do you think makes Qualcomm chips?

            Actually, TSMC is making Apple A8 chips. Apple chooses whoever the worker ants that can make what they design. Unfortunately for the worker ants, they have no idea what they are making…see Samsung being caught with their pants down when Apple introduced A7 chips! Till this day, they are still behind Apple in chip design!

            Doesn’t Samsung uses Sony camera? What is your point?

          • tiger

            Android is 75%, right? Android Wear has tons of manufacturers, right?

            Yet, Pebble, Garmin, Fitbit are KILLING Android Wear. So, where is your marketshare argument? None of the Android Wear OEMs are making much money. Fitbit is making a huge killing!

        • steve

          18-48. That’s a far difference. My pebble says 5-7 days, I have yet to make 4 days. You will be lucky to get 12 hours. Lucky

          • tiger

            Hint: why don’t we wait till it comes out to make stupid assumptions.

          • http://kcain.com/ KC

            Exactly. Apple barely gives the iPhone enough run time, and now you have a scaled-down, wrist version of it. I’d suggest people that get one to carry their chargers with them.

        • TimL

          Haha, it’s 48 hours with only looking at the watch for 4 second intervals five times an hour! https://www.apple.com/watch/battery.html

          Let’s do some simple math here: (5 * 4 * 48)/60 = 16 minutes!!!

          So if you only use the watch for 16 MINUTES (Only activating the screen, not actually doing wireless transfers and on the lowest brightness setting), it’ll last 48 hours. And you say “Not so bad”!? That’s frigging pathetic! If your standards are so low, then this watch is perfect for you.

          People who are allergic to metals aren’t to stainless steel. The nickel,which some people can be allergic to, is too tightly bound inside. I’ve already said that being stronger on steel doesn’t make much of a difference since nobody dents their watch. The only plus side to 316 L SS is that it’s slightly lighter. So not really that much of a reason to make it a key point in the marketing.

          Yep, this is the same TimL, but I never said that they were dead.I just that they were out of ideas. This latest product only further proves my point. I enjoy seeing you going on full defensive mode every time an apple product is released (On a competitors website no less). Someone has an inferiority complex!

          Dance more for me monkey!

          • tiger

            Hey, you think Android Wear is better? Why don’t we wait for testings when it comes out? I bet that it will outperform Android Wear.

            Why don’t we make a friendly bet? $25. Paypal accounts. I say that Apple Watch will have better battery life than LG Watch R and Moto 360. If it does not, then i deposit $25 to your Paypal…and vice versa if you lose the bet.

            PUT MONEY WHERE YOU MOUTH IS.

            Can you dance, my little b!tch?

            Read up on 316L SS. Stop making stupid arguments.

          • TimL

            You’re the one that made the argument that 316L SS was there for allergy concerns, not me. I just had to put you in your place by saying that the nickel which people can be allergic to makes no difference in stainless steel. And therefore makes your point moot. Just another buzz word that apple is trying to make it seem like it’s more important than it really is.

            Even though I know for a fact that the moto 360 lasts longer (1.5 – 2 days with regular use), I still think its crap! That’s what it means to be a discerning consumer. Don’t blindly follow a company that gives you junk. If you demand more, they’ll give more. If you take their crap, they’ll see how much they can push on you.

            If I get a different smartwatch, I’ll probably get the new pebble steel watch for $250. At least that’ll last for 10 days and can go in a pool.

            As for the bet , even though I’ve already won, there’s no need for your money because:
            1. There’s no way I’m giving my personal email address to you.
            2. I don’t really need the money.
            3. I think that if I take easy money from the mentally disabled it counts as a hate crime.

          • tiger

            Coward and chickenshit. You just got owned. Lol. Typical TimL.

          • TimL

            So taking pity on someone by not taking his money makes me a coward? Or is it that I don’t feel like getting that close to you by giving you my paypal address? The first makes me compassionate, the other makes me wiser than someone like you who would willfully give their personal info on the net. If you’re so willing, then go ahead and post it here. I’ll see what I can do with it.

            As for getting owned, I don’t think you know how this works. Or maybe your idea of winning is backwards. I now dub you “Wimp Lo” of kung pow fame!

            youtube.com/watch?v=d696t3yALAY

          • tiger

            All talk. No substance. Coward as always for Timmy boy. Insult all you want but it is pretty clear what a coward ignorant fool you are.

          • TimL

            As expected, after being put in his place with logic and facts wimp lo goes into his famous turtle fighting style. Which consists of him curling up in a ball while screaming that he’s right and everyone else is wrong. So majestic!

            Please at least tell me that you’ve reserved one of these wrist turds already! That’ll make things all the sweeter knowing that you’ll be suffering the indignity of having one of the worst products released by Apple since the 20th anniversary Mac.

            Oooooo, maybe I can get one too just so I can feel your heartbeat racing every time someone insults your saviors. Found a fun use for that useless feature!

          • tiger

            You mean a device that accurately measure my heart rate? Yeah I like that. Android Wear, on the other hand, sends out random numbers. Lol.

          • tiger

            Let’s make it interesting. $100 bet.

            Put up or shut up. TimL, the coward.

          • TimL

            Your amazing wit and charisma have triumphed over my logic and facts, you win! Give me your email address so I can wire the money to you ASAP! Just please don’t give me such a lashing like that ever again massa!

          • tiger

            Lol. Liar!! Gotcha!

          • TimL

            Glad you enjoy it. I’m grateful that you’re too brainless to know that it’s not smart to even give an email address that you use for junk on the net. You can call me a chicken all you want, but I’m still in shock that you’d be dumb enough to give any of your backup addresses based on a rainy. You took toeic right? Word of the day: hubris.

            Ive already learnt a lot about you in 5 minutes of searching. Shooting guns, using jeeps and buying Apple crap. It’s the trifecta of Wang compensation!

          • tiger

            Hahaha…”work with 4x4s making them go uphill”???? LOL, yeah, it sure sounds like you’re a girl. WTF?!

            Can’t tell my nationality? Wow, your research got you far!!!

            Ahhh…so, now, look at who is scared!!! Coward and a chickenshit.

          • tiger

            Lol. First jeep then mdx. Lol. Keep digging dude. Love that name.

          • tiger

            Hint: note 2??? Does that make sense to your retarded brain?!

          • TimL

            Yes, you have/had a Note 2, and you didn’t know how to transfer movies from your itunes account to it (I think we’ve already talked about the ridiculousness of itunes before). Even though you swore up and down that the iphones 720p screen was good enough for you :o

            And I was wrong, you didn’t spawn two children, but three actually! I give your wife credit, she must be very patient to put up with an ass like you.

            Also, who the hell rides SUV’s up hills for fun? That’s just beyond retarded! Compensation takes on strange forms it seems….

            Once thing that I think is hiiiiiiilarious is that suddenly your youtube videos (which you said weren’t yours) suddenly went offline (Because you’re scared). So that makes you not only a liar and a chickenshit, but also a huuuuuuuuge hypocrite. But we all saw that coming didn’t we?

            I apologize for not getting all the info as accurate as I wanted right away. The internet has a lot of crap to sift through and I was a bit busy with work and couldn’t find time for my own hobby.

            You can take down your youtube videos if you want, I don’t need them anymore. I have all the information that I need now …doctor… ;P

          • http://kcain.com/ KC

            “That’s what it means to be a discerning consumer. Don’t blindly follow a company that gives you junk. If you demand more, they’ll give more. If you take their crap, they’ll see how much they can push on you.”

            Well said, and 100% on the mark.

  • dussiq

    The author of this article is a teenager. Think about it: who, except another teenager, would rely upon his opinions?

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    I think, if Google is seriously about Android Wear as a smart watch, it should invest heavily into building one or few “watch core” — small Android Wears unit that is basically just a display with the electronic components underneath, and allow traditional watchmakers to build their own “watch core” holders to create their own smartwatch. Think about it, traditional watchmakers like Rolex, Omega are not going to have the technology know-how to create and support their smartwatches. Tech companies like Samsung, LG, etc, on the other hand, will never get associated with “fashion”, no matter how hard they try. Creating the “watch core” will solve this problem. The software side will be managed by Google itself, and the design will be handle by the watchmakers. Better yet — once a new generation of watch core is released, an user can replace their old one with the new one, but keeping their “expensive” holder, solving the “traditional watch lasts a decade, smartwatch lasts a year” problem.

  • steve

    I have a pebble and it’s a great watch, but these are the things it was missing 1 gps 2 speaker so you can use voice without having to dig out phone, or talk on phone using watch. 3 heart rate monitor 4 step counter 5 calorie counte, 6thermometer 7 all sensors. I know the new pebble has some of these thing, but for a watch to be completely successful, you need to be able to do everything you can on a phone. It really doesn’t matter how far behind apple watch is to any available android wear, the apple sheep will line up for days and they will sell more in a month, then android has over years. The apple sheep will think it’s the best because apple said it was. Brainwashed zombies

  • Michael Smith

    Luxury watch makers do this already by using generic watch work kit internals, only on the high end are they replaced with in house designed internals.
    So this is not that far fetched an idea. You could have the case of a rolex with a high tech modern display, a module that can be swapped out to keep current.
    The only problem is part of the mystique that fetches a premium price in traditional mechanical watches is the mechanical nature itself. A hand made precision machine of gears and springs on your wrist is much more intriguing and as a fashion statement more compelling.

  • Olivia

    Truth is, nobody every heard of android wear nor pebble watch, but NOW my whole city seems to talk about the new and amazing Apple watch.
    Guess what happens next?

    • steve

      The isheep will buy anything. Thanks for proving the point. This watch doesn’t do anything new and pebble already works on apple lol