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Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,763 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
I'm in the smart watch club now
« on: May 01, 2015, 08:09:22 PM »
A Pebble Classic smart watch arrived for me today, an unexpected gift from my parents.  It's a nice little watch, but never having had a smart watch before I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do with it.

Does anyone have any experience in these things to make suggestions on what apps I should download and install?

So far my only real observation is that it is a lot lighter than my Orange Monster!

Def



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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,575 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 08:34:25 PM »
Have you downloaded Android Wear on your Tablet or Smartphone first? Play then with some watchfaces. And think what you would like except telling you the time. Compass? Weather? Calls notification with silent vibration? Biometrics? A salute? (I suggest "Megan: I agree with Def"). An image of Megan, Monicca Belucci or your kayak? GPS location?
No Life Club Posts: 4,694
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 08:46:57 PM »
All I know is now you will no longer your outdated, mechanical MTO watch - Send it over to me for proper disposal...  :D

I´m interested to hear about your experience with the pebble although I won´t be getting a smarsmurfch anytime soon.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,575 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 08:48:42 PM »
We should start spelling smarsmurfch as smart-watch at some point.
No Life Club Posts: 4,694
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 08:56:38 PM »
Yep, you´re right - unless the Boss says it´s smurf, then we can just continue typing smarsmurfch.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,763 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 11:50:51 AM »
I'm installing Android Wear now.  I see I am limited to 8 apps or so, but many apps are multifunction type apps So I think I'd rather sick to those kinds of things?

Def

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,575 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2015, 01:06:25 PM »
You have your Smartphone and/or Tablet for anything else. You need your Smarsmurfch for quick glimpses at small pieces of info.
1. Time and Alarms
2. Weather
3. Incoming Calls
4. Calendar and Tasks notifications
5. GPS position (coordinates and height)
6. Maybe your heart rate, steps and other biometrics (not recommended if you are neurotic though)
7. Perhaps other notifications, such as from Social Networking programs or News

That's what I can think of. 8 apps would be more than enough I guess.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,763 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2015, 12:00:35 AM »
You have your Smartphone and/or Tablet for anything else. You need your Smarsmurfch for quick glimpses at small pieces of info.
1. Time and Alarms
2. Weather
3. Incoming Calls
4. Calendar and Tasks notifications
5. GPS position (coordinates and height)
6. Maybe your heart rate, steps and other biometrics (not recommended if you are neurotic though)
7. Perhaps other notifications, such as from Social Networking programs or News

That's what I can think of. 8 apps would be more than enough I guess.

 That's kind of what I was thinking.   I don't much care about social networking updates although a fitness tracker would be nice.  I use Samsung Health built into my Galaxy S5 but it would be nice to have a quick way to view the pedometer results.

Time, weather,  alarms etc are good, but text messaging is hit and miss.  I find the responses too limited, at least in the core software.  It makes little sense to be able to read messages easily if I can't respond the same way.

Def

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No Life Club Posts: 4,658 I'm an Adult?!?! When did that happen?
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2015, 08:25:12 AM »
We should start spelling smarsmurfch as smart-watch at some point.

or as smartwatch    seems easier   ::)

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,575 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2015, 08:29:23 AM »
Checking:
Smarsmurfch
smurf
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,575 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2015, 08:29:57 AM »
It doesn't work with me. Smurf!
Btw, what does smurf stand for? This?
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Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 06:26:50 PM »
My mother got my son a Pebble a couple of years ago when he was still in middle school. I understand it's really good for reading your text messages in class without your teacher realizing it :D
Hero Member Posts: 744
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 04:00:21 PM »
The way I figure it is that smart watches are a solution without a problem. Like Kevlar answer Silly Putty it will probably be a couple years before they have a standard functional use beyond novelty.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,618 You're amongst friends.
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 06:15:10 PM »
Count me in with those who don't want to say "Hello" to my wrist. Nor do I wish to have a need to "pair" a watch with my phone.

I don't get all the fuss. :td:

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Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 06:43:05 PM »
I come from a primitive and fearful people who don't understand smart watches (or phones) and thinks they should be cast into the volcano along with everything else we don't understand....like margarine and microwave ovens...





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Hero Member Posts: 843
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2015, 09:40:44 PM »
I'm in the not seeing the point camp,  but then I've only had a smart phone for a little over a year,  and I have never worn or used one,  so can't even make an educated guess. I can see receiving and reading a text message being simple.  Can you send messages too?

To be honest, I like the way idea of smart glasses more. A HUD sounds neat, though I'm not sure it's practical either. Did Google Glass ever take off? I never hear anything about it.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,763 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2015, 09:49:12 PM »
The watch has a few canned responses (yes, no, ok, call me and give me a number to call) and some smileys but that is about it for responding.  There may be apps that expand on that, but that's about as far as I've gotten.

I have found one really annoying issue with the watch, and that is that every time I look at it someone says "is that an Apple Watch?"  Then I either feel like a jackass if I say "no,  it's the watch Apple copied" or destitute if I say "no,  it's a cheaper version."

Thanks for ruining yet something else Apple......

Def

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Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2015, 10:00:12 PM »
I got a camera that can be controlled via wifi from a smartphone. this will be good fun -spy stuff - with a watch.

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Hero Member Posts: 537
I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2015, 02:27:59 AM »
Wearing a Pebble for a year and a half now. So easy!!!
The apps I've installed:

Leaf
Evernote
WunderPebble
Smart watch+
No Life Club Posts: 4,658 I'm an Adult?!?! When did that happen?
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2015, 12:22:49 AM »
...

I have found one really annoying issue with the watch, and that is that every time I look at it someone says "is that an Apple Watch?"  Then I either feel like a jackass if I say "no,  it's the watch Apple copied" or destitute if I say "no,  it's a cheaper version."

Thanks for ruining yet something else Apple......

Def

I say be a Jackass and proudly stick it to the fan-boys.

Not that they will believe you. "GASP. Apple COPY something!!  I won't have it. They are INNOVATORS. Don't you know ANYTHING???"

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,560 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2015, 01:09:14 AM »
...

I have found one really annoying issue with the watch, and that is that every time I look at it someone says "is that an Apple Watch?"  Then I either feel like a jackass if I say "no,  it's the watch Apple copied" or destitute if I say "no,  it's a cheaper version."

Thanks for ruining yet something else Apple......

Def

I say be a Jackass and proudly stick it to the fan-boys.

Not that they will believe you. "GASP. Apple COPY something!!  I won't have it. They are INNOVATORS. Don't you know ANYTHING???"

Agreed!

What did apple invent?


If I can help, let me know 
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,763 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2015, 08:59:36 PM »
Come now, let's be realistic- if it weren't for Steve Jobs insisting on it we wouldn't have little rounded corners in windows or other dialogue boxes, and we'd probably have less fonts available to us. 

I don't know about you, but I don't want to live in a world with square corners and a few less fonts.

Def

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Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2015, 09:06:08 PM »

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Hero Member Posts: 744
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2015, 09:57:00 PM »
Lets not forget the Mouse and GUI would still be collecting dust in a closet at Xerox if he hadn't talked them into giving it to him.

What was I saying about a solution without a problem.

Why did Xerox invent the most influential data input device since the typewriter and a rudimentary GUI to go with it and yet had no product to attach it to...
And in came Apple, harvester of the ideas of others. :assimilate: :assimilate: :assimilate: :crash: Resistance is futile  :assimilate:
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 10:00:58 PM by Noa Isumi »

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2015, 10:32:17 PM »
Watches just don't work for me.  Dangerous on the farm and constantly getting scraped at work.  I do like pocket watches, so maybe a smart pocket watch.   :dd:

Hero Member Posts: 537
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2015, 10:38:03 PM »
Bought one of the coolest gadgets ever today!!!

Apple Watch Sports 38 mm…

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Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2015, 12:25:27 AM »

Bought one of the coolest gadgets ever today!!!

Apple Watch Sports 38 mm…

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well I'm green with envy. That's cool! Do anything cool with it?
Hero Member Posts: 537
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2015, 05:09:04 AM »


Bought one of the coolest gadgets ever today!!!

Apple Watch Sports 38 mm…

(Image removed from quote.)
well I'm green with envy. That's cool! Do anything cool with it?

I can control my home automation system with it now…
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,763 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2015, 03:39:59 PM »
That sounds pretty cool!

Def

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,378 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: I'm in the smart watch club now
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2015, 03:43:41 PM »




Bought one of the coolest gadgets ever today!!!

Apple Watch Sports 38 mm…

(Image removed from quote.)
well I'm green with envy. That's cool! Do anything cool with it?

I can control my home automation system with it now…

What is automated in your home or what can be automated? If you don't mind me asking.

Nate
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