for those that stopped dealing with the pc or web players and consoles
and now focus solely on mobile. will you now shift focus to watches. if
watches get the same functions of cell phones. when the first lcd for
the computer came out. my first thought was this would be great on
watches. and the screen could be projected out. well that time isnt far
off. It took longer than I expected.
but will you now shift focus, if watches become popular and offer the
same functions as mobile
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I absolutely second this! But just, why just watches - why not also
pagers (once they get LCD with 1 GHz CPU), sport testers (you know,
playing 3D action games while training), car HUDs (play the game while
driving), etc. etc.
The possibilities for input on a watch are even more limited than on a
phone. You can have a few tiny buttons, or a touchscreen, but your
finger will cover half the screen. I don’t even like playing games on my
phone because of the small screen; I sure as hell wouldn’t play any on a
For me, it’s the surround experience for a game. I like to feel like I’m
there. I know you can do the distraction type, which I play also, but
it’s not a game I would care to write.
So if you had a watch with a composite out connector that linked to a
HUD system, would you then play it?
Yeah. Microprocessors keep getting smaller and lower power and I think
that’s great. I’m just not expecting anything like that for a while yet.
Probably not a good use for a watch, either. I picture something mostly
voice activated like Dick Tracey with a tiny screen, or talks back like
Siri. I haven’t carried a watch in ages. They’re uncomfortable and who
needs them when you don’t work a 9 to 5? I don’t even have a cell phone.
I wouldn’t mind having one for emergencies and may eventually keep one
in the car for that. Games and surfing are for laying back in the living
room for me. I have a desk in my living room that gets used more than
the couch. Using a 17 inch laptop was a big step into the future for
People still wear watches? :) Unless they project a holographic user
interface, I don’t think they’ll ever make a comeback in that way. At
most, it will just be a set of gimmicks to make a quick buck off it. I
think cellphones have a very powerful future given their size and
capabilities. As long as they remain pocket sized and become more
powerful, the possibilities of integrating them into all our daily
activities will become predominant. From acting as a TV remote, to
remote controlling your car, to turning your appliances on and off,
I always wear a watch when I’m out of the house.
I need to have an accurate time as I use trains as my primary form of
transport, without accurate timing travelling by train can be a
You can fit all the key hardware for a mobile phone in a watch now, tie
that in with a bluetooth headset and AS A PHONE, you would have an
attractive product for me.
I don’t play games on my phone, I write them, but I don’t play them.
I don’t listen to music on my phone, I personally think anybody who
walks around with a pair of headphones on is an idiot. The world is too
dangerous to cut off your primary defensive sensor system just for the
sake of a bit of music.
I don’t surf the web on my phone, I have a laptop for that
So for me, most of the features of a modern mobile are a waste of space.
During the winter, I don’t mind carrying around a phone. It goes in my
jacket pocket and is there if needed.
In the summer, I hate it. I have to wear a shirt with a breast pocket,
it goes in there and I’m constantly aware of it’s weight and the
possibility of it falling out of my pocket.
A phone in a watch would be great for me, I would just need some easy
way of storing the headset so I wouldn’t need to wear it all the time.
to the nut, I believe its the internet that gives the phone its value.
without the internet, what can it do. besides make calls. controlling
another device or appliance could be done with anything that can send a
signal. and phones are getting bigger not smaller. because of the screen
I wouldnt mind a watch I could make calls from. it would take up far
less space than a phone. at the very least its easier to carry
Well, if you want to make it easier to carry around, you could always
get a phone
:D Oh man. Almost every time I stand outside the front of a pub, I get
mistaken for a doorman.
Doormen in UK now have to wear their identity badge on their arm, it’s
about the same size and shape as those phones.
NO WAY AM I GOING TO PUT MY PHONE THERE
an armband doesnt make the phone any smaller. phones were criticized for
being too big. in the past, now its the bigger the better