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  • iWatch is the Perfect iPhone Companion?



    At times it appears that our iPhones are practically glued to our hands. So perhaps to free up our hands, we can just glue our iPhones to our wrists? That's sort of the concept behind a new prototype wristwatch called the iWatch, which would would link up to your iPhone and communicate with it via Bluetooth.

    To clear up some confusion around the blogosphere, however, this is not an Apple product. Nor is it a patent application put forward by Apple. And it certainly isn't on Apple's agenda at WWDC 2010. The Italian design firm behind the iWatch says that should such a product come to fruition, it could serve up approximately 16GB of internal storage and act as an out-of-pocket always-accessible iPhone companion that would let you answer calls, read news, check weather, review notes, and enjoy a multitude of other features native to the iPhone.

    One of the first criticisms levied on the iWatch, of course, is that it represents yet another sign of how lazy we're becoming. After all, the iWatch doesn't provide any functionality that our iPhones can't. They simply prevent the need for reaching into our pockets to obtain the device. Nonetheless, while the idea for an Apple-style device of this nature is cool, chances are, if such a product were to ever roll out, we would have seen it by now.

    Myriad accessory makers have dabbled in Bluetooth watches and presented concepts like the iWatch, but they are yet to truly resonate with consumers. And perhaps for that reason above all others, the iWatch may never leave the prototype stage to actually become the next big thing in technological wrist attire.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: iWatch is the Perfect iPhone Companion? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      This would be f*cking amazing. I don't know what you guys mean?
      It would be cheap, sure it wouldn't have all the features of an ipod/iphone. But it will have some cool features we would use everyday. Students = tests = this watch = win? lol

      And sure, if Apple decides to do this, it wont be the same design and will be almost as small. It would have potential to be best watch out there next >
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      we've sunk to a new low with this...interesting but again useless
    1. DarkoNova's Avatar
      DarkoNova -
      Quote Originally Posted by rpgpromaster View Post
      what if apple made a camera...
      like a 5inch multi touch screen
      so like pinch and zoom 8x optical zoom. tap to focus
      no buttons and like a camera/video camera switch with like like a LED flash and 12 mega pixel lens

      i would buy one
      Nikon says hi.

      Matt
    1. clive.weller's Avatar
      clive.weller -
      Of course, it will have to be jailbroken to be of any real use!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      I'd buy it.....imagine you're in the living room and your phone in the room rings. Look at your wrist and hit the button....BOOM.....that's as close to Tony Stark as I'll ever get...lol
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      Quote Originally Posted by clive.weller View Post
      Of course, it will have to be jailbroken to be of any real use!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      So true !!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by giancarlo View Post
      I'd buy it.....imagine you're in the living room and your phone in the room rings. Look at your wrist and hit the button....BOOM.....that's as close to Tony Stark as I'll ever get...lol
      They have bluetooth headsets for that...
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      They have bluetooth headsets for that...

      Your blutooth headset tells you who is calling? Cuz i haven't found that feature ever since my Motorola from 2003

      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      They have bluetooth headsets for that...
      Plus...walking around your house with a bluetooth headset on looks funnier than someone walking the mall with it on.
    1. mlauth's Avatar
      mlauth -
      I would buy one. I bet SJ is beating some marketing people right now for not thinking of that idea first.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      im going to stick the apple sticker from my ipod on my trainer and sell the right one for $350 and sell the left one for $230 but you can only buy the left one if you have the right one :P
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      This is a great idea for the working people. When at work I can't always answer my iPhone (3GS) but with this IWatch I can make calls via Bluetooth check emails mms my wife check weather maps play music skip to the next track and almost everything and yes I also have an iPad 3G 64GB & a black MacBook. I would pay upto 200.00$ for it and by the way Apple Rules.
      BigMacBook1300
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      It's a small apple device that basically has less functionality than the iphone. I think it would cost less.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      wouldn't i just be better off clenching my ipod between my teeth?

      i mean, come on
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      This is an amazing idea, all i would really want out of it is music, time and the weather
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I like that.
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      I'm starting to think that some of you think that these are real... they're mock-ups for an idea of a product. Apple is not involved with them in any way.
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      these iwatch things are pretty stupid in my opinion. i dont have any need for the ipad nore would i have any need for that iwatch ugly thing that only a mother (or creator) would love. the iphone is perfect for me and it does what i want it to. i honestly think that this would be a waste of money and i doubt that this would even make a mark in the electronic market.
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      I AINT EVEN GONNA LIE MY NERD *** WOULD DEF BUY ONE...LOL

      I am still waiting for them to come out with a:

      Digital Camera
      Car Deck (or i guess i can install my ipad)
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      What a waste of money, I mean really you can't take out your phone from your pocket? What is the point of this money waster?
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by giancarlo View Post
      I'd buy it.....imagine you're in the living room and your phone in the room rings. Look at your wrist and hit the button....BOOM.....that's as close to Tony Stark as I'll ever get...lol

      Lol so true. The pictures for that thing, omg, so effin sick. I would love to buy one.

      -Projector
      -Wifi/blueray
      -Pictures
      -Videos
      -Etc etc music player
      -Camera

      Damn, you have to be crazy not to buy one.