1. jean15paul's Avatar
    This send heartbeat feature. Do you think it will be useful for anything or just fun? Or is it completely a gimmick?

    I could see teenagers using it for flirting with each other. (Next generation of the facebook poke, anyone?) But really, I can't imagine it being useful any other time. Do you plan to use it? I mean, you gotta try it out at least once, right? But really, it feels like a gimmick or at best a technology demonstration. Thoughts?
    04-14-2015 05:16 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Gimmick.
    04-14-2015 05:38 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    Just seems like feature that Watch wearers can share.


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    04-14-2015 05:43 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The romance/flirting tool people started using is called sexting and that started in the early 2000's when text messaging became prominent.

    I think a few features that the watch provides are nothing more than a gimmick.
    04-14-2015 06:03 PM
  5. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Huge gimmick. I don't think it will take off at all.
    04-14-2015 06:25 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    Probably not meant to "take off" it's just small feature. I don't think it's meant to serve a great purpose.


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    04-14-2015 06:40 PM
  7. John Yester's Avatar
    Ya just a fad, but not to forget the over all main purpose of the watch.
    04-14-2015 07:34 PM
  8. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Yes, it's a gimmick, but . . . darn it looks cool.

    I can't wait until I can send my wife (20 years) a heartbeat.
    04-14-2015 07:39 PM
  9. jean15paul's Avatar
    Yes, it's a gimmick, but . . . darn it looks cool.

    I can't wait until I can send my wife (20 years) a heartbeat.
    ^romantic
    04-14-2015 09:42 PM
  10. hydrogen3's Avatar
    romantic
    How is "sending a heartbeat" romantic?
    04-15-2015 08:07 AM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    How is "sending a heartbeat" romantic?
    I assume due to the association of "heart" and "love".
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    04-15-2015 08:09 AM
  12. hydrogen3's Avatar
    I assume due to the association of "heart" and "love".
    SMH


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    04-15-2015 08:10 AM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I don't think it's a gimmick or a fad. I think it is meant to encourage users to buy an iWatch for their significant other or family. It is just a cool thing that the watch can do. Just like Photobooth back in the day. It is all but forgotten now but who hasn't seen people playing around with photobooth laughing hysterically on a Mac or iPad? It is still around today even though no one uses it.
    04-15-2015 08:20 AM
  14. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yes, it's a gimmick, but . . . darn it looks cool.

    I can't wait until I can send my wife (20 years) a heartbeat.
    Reading this I feel like your underlying message is that after many years this is just a novelty. So young couples who find it cute, romantic are what silly? I don't see why it wouldn't be cute to send your wife of 20 years your heartbeat. If anything the fact that you guys have been through thick and thin for 20 years would make it even more of a gesture.
    It is not for everyone because everyone's sensitivity is on a different level. Just like some people love poetry, to write poetry and others think it's non sense. It's the same way some people are more business minded than others. Some people will find it cute, they will find it romantic to send it to their wife on their anniversary like "I'm thinking about you" or "You will always own my heart". It is a marketing aspect for Apple, they are a company marketing is what they do. However just like you could scoff at the thought of a heartbeat conveying romantic feelings. If you're a heart surgeon you could look at a real heart and scoff at the thought of it being in any way associated with love. It looks nothing like the heart shapes we draw.
    04-15-2015 08:28 AM
  15. Bigeric23's Avatar
    First, I can assure you there is no underlying message. It’s a gimmick to sell more watches, on this you can be sure. Moreover, I don’t “need” a watch to let my wife know I love her or I’m thinking about her; I do this every day without a watch.

    In addition, regardless of your age, this is still a “cool” feature.
    04-15-2015 08:39 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Gimmick, but one that may get used more than we think, especially among the younger generation, in my opinion...
    04-15-2015 08:58 AM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    First, I can assure you there is no underlying message. It’s a gimmick to sell more watches, on this you can be sure. Moreover, I don’t “need” a watch to let my wife know I love her or I’m thinking about her; I do this every day without a watch.

    In addition, regardless of your age, this is still a “cool” feature.
    Like I said that was what I read into it didn't say I was correct. This is what happens on forums when there are just letters on a screen.
    04-15-2015 09:16 AM
  18. HankAZ's Avatar
    Gimmick.
    Yep. I see it as a bit cheesy. For those that like cheesy, it will be a home run. For others, not so much.
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    04-15-2015 10:19 AM
  19. jean15paul's Avatar
    Yes, it's a gimmick, but . . . darn it looks cool.

    I can't wait until I can send my wife (20 years) a heartbeat.
    ^romantic
    How is "sending a heartbeat" romantic?
    To be clear. what I meant is that Bigeric23 is a romantic. Not that sending the heartbeat is romantic.

    I'm not saying that it's not, just that what is romantic is depending on the person.

    I should post less 1-word replies.
    04-15-2015 11:04 AM

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