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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. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Its pretty cool but having our iPhones and iPads I don't think that many would need or want such a thing... I would buy it because the large numbers... when one gets older it gets hard to see and this would work great for people like me!
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      I would get it for the large numbers too. If they do just watch like this with number and the weather I'll get it, Plus I don't need a watch to have any amound of GBs in it. Just something that can give me the time and weather.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      According to this site At the WWDC Apple will announce iWatch

      Al WWDC 2010 Apple presenterą?iWatch ADR Studio

      Check these all out! I think I really want one!











      Images from: Album 1 Gallery 37 portfolio ADR Studio
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      that looks amazing and one day Apple probably will make these i hope they are gonna be slimmer tho
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Fugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. HitNWakes's Avatar
      HitNWakes -
      I like it! Sign me up! (as long as its not over $200)
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      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
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      It's a cool idea but I wouldn't buy it
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Complete the look when wearing that watch with this shirt -
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      I would buy one in a heartbeat if they were not over $100-$150. Keep some essential music in there, photos, weather. dang. oh, yeah, time too.

      The tag line could be something like, "I wear my geek on my sleeve. (or wrist, whatever)"
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      you guys are cheap!! LOL... a regular watch withouth bluetooth and wifi and all that stuff is at least 300 bucks. of course this will be a lot more than 200... I love watches and, not collect them, but have quite a few, so I might just get one, looks cool, but fragile.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      you guys are cheap!! LOL... a regular watch withouth bluetooth and wifi and all that stuff is at least 300 bucks. of course this will be a lot more than 200... I love watches and, not collect them, but have quite a few, so I might just get one, looks cool, but fragile.
      but it would be sold as an idevice companion, thus, It should cost less.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Stick an apple logo on it, And the price goes up 300$!
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      I called this a month ago....
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Why don't they make a giant headset for us to wear that syncs to our calendar events and automatically brushes our teeth for us at the intervals we set?
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      most f*cking retarded idea ever. Ok now we have an iPhone that needs an attachement to display time. How about another accesory that acts as a camera for the iphone and how about a seperate mic that we can pair with the iPhone omg awesome right. How many products that do the same thing as the iPhone do we need. The iPhone is already complete why have over 9000 "complimentary" products?

      And anyone wearing this would look like a f*cking tool. Watches are jewelry.
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      Cool !
      Now I can update my iWatch
      I'm still using the old Nixie Tube Technology

    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      most f*cking retarded idea ever. Ok now we have an iPhone that needs an attachement to display time. How about another accesory that acts as a camera for the iphone and how about a seperate mic that we can pair with the iPhone omg awesome right. How many products that do the same thing as the iPhone do we need. The iPhone is already complete why have over 9000 "complimentary" products?

      And anyone wearing this would look like a f*cking tool. Watches are jewelry.
      My thoughts exactly.
    1. Bill69's Avatar
      Bill69 -
      this would be great if you could plug your headphones into it change the song and read texts and emails without having to dig into your pocket if you driving or on a bicycle or you iphone is in your gym bag and your on a tredmill it would be perfect.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiger92 View Post
      but it would be sold as an idevice companion, thus, It should cost less.
      There are plenty of things sold as iDevice companions, namely Bose and other high-end speaker docks, which cost over $300. I think the argument that it works with the iPhone, therefor it should be inexpensive is a poor one.