1. Apple Fanatic 44's Avatar
    What if the iWatch isn't for tracking your health or at least not as much as people suspect? What if the iWatch was a home automation device? It could have Siri integration to control things and would be perfect for iBeacons. I mean you would have the watch on you all the time and it would have longer battery life than if you used your phone with iBeacons. The iBeacons would tells your devices where you are and could do things like turn on the lights when you walk in. And you could do things like just say "Hey Siri" to your iWatch where ever you are without fumbling for your phone and then tell it something like "Siri, I spilled some mustard.", and Siri would dispatch the iRobot in the room you were in. And all this could be done in Apple's own home app that comes standard on your device. This app could connect to anything that uses HomeKit and would be where you set the schedules and set it up. What do you guys think of this idea? Would you buy an iWatch if that's what it was primarily for?

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    06-17-2014 05:46 PM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    I think it'd be cool if it worked like that but I don't think I'd buy it in that case because I wouldn't really have a use for me. I want something slightly above the experience you get with a Pebble and around the experience of Android Wear
    06-17-2014 05:49 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What if the iWatch isn't for tracking your health or at least not as much as people suspect?
    It would bother me at all.
    What if the iWatch was a home automation device? It could have Siri integration to control things and would be perfect for iBeacons.
    To the people who are into home automation devices, that could be exciting to them. Personally, it's not a big deal.
    I mean you would have the watch on you all the time and it would have longer battery life than if you used your phone with iBeacons. The iBeacons would tells your devices where you are and could do things like turn on the lights when you walk in. And you could do things like just say "Hey Siri" to your iWatch where ever you are without fumbling for your phone and then tell it you spilled something, and Siri would dispatch the iRobot in the room you were in. And all this could be done in Apple's own home app that comes standard on your device. This app could connect to anything that uses HomeKit and would be where you set the schedules and set it up. What do you guys think of this idea? Would you buy an iWatch if that's what it was for?

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    If it was strictly for home automation, I would pass on purchasing it.
    06-17-2014 05:52 PM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    For ME, it really doesn't matter. I will purchasing the Apple iWatch when/if released.
    06-17-2014 07:21 PM
  5. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I don't own a smart watch at all purely because I think they all look vile and cost far too much. The only smart watch I am intrigued with is the Moto 360 and that's because it uses a traditionally round face fused with some great features.

    I don't care about a health device and I don't have any home automation, I would just like an extension of certain iPhone functions on my wrist.

    In all honesty, Apple have a way to go to convince me an iWatch is something I would want. If they bring out a square faced design, I'll switch off instantly before they've even got onto the features. I don't care how many bells and whistles it has, if it had a square face, the only way I'd own one is if it was free...
    06-27-2014 08:32 AM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    If it wasn't an extremely-focused-on-health device, I honestly think it would just blend in with the other Smartwatches out there, with the only differentiator being the Apple logo
    06-27-2014 07:33 PM
  7. hydrogen3's Avatar
    I currently use a Garmin 210 for health/fitness tracking. I would love to see the iWatch incorporate health/fitness as well.
    07-02-2014 12:22 PM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    I plan to get a Fitbit for those times that I need to run or jog. I don't wear watches during exercise, so that functionality is lost on me.
    07-05-2014 08:22 PM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    I don't own a smart watch at all purely because I think they all look vile and cost far too much. The only smart watch I am intrigued with is the Moto 360 and that's because it uses a traditionally round face fused with some great features.

    I don't care about a health device and I don't have any home automation, I would just like an extension of certain iPhone functions on my wrist.

    In all honesty, Apple have a way to go to convince me an iWatch is something I would want. If they bring out a square faced design, I'll switch off instantly before they've even got onto the features. I don't care how many bells and whistles it has, if it had a square face, the only way I'd own one is if it was free...
    I'm just waiting for Apple to define what a smart watch is. I've no idea if I'd want it or not. It'd have to be compelling though since I don't wear a watch. Can't say I'm interested in the health stuff despite me being more health oriented now.
    07-07-2014 03:47 AM
  10. Inkymycat's Avatar
    I like what Fitbit has to offer. I will wait on the iWatch. Knowing it's an apple product it will be expensive. I'll wait for some reviews first and will research.


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    07-08-2014 11:19 AM
  11. Flow39's Avatar
    I too will probably wait on the iWatch and research it. As of right now, I don't think I'll buy one, but if Apple does something really great with it, then I might consider it.
    07-08-2014 12:08 PM
  12. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Will the iWatch be a stand alone phone or access the iPhone via Bluetooth.


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    07-14-2014 06:28 PM
  13. Flow39's Avatar
    Will the iWatch be a stand alone phone or access the iPhone via Bluetooth.


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    I'd guess a device paired with an iPhone via Bluetooth
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    07-19-2014 11:53 PM
  14. Solamar's Avatar
    Wouldn't hurt.. but it will have some connection to health..
    09-09-2014 09:33 AM
  15. Beryl's Avatar
    I will only get it if it can replace my Fitbit. I don't see working with a iPhone -- especially the super-sized ones.
    09-09-2014 06:22 PM

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