1. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Samsung has announced a new Galaxy Watch. It's very similar to the S3 Gear (I think).

    C'mon, Apple! It's time to catch up to Samsung!-galaxy_watch_42mm_rose_gold.jpg

    This is a really nice looking watch with a really nice looking watch face.

    I love my SSAW. Put a nice band on it and it's an elegant looking Watch case. The faces not so much. The only elegant watch faces are on the Hermés versions. So whether you get the SS, Ceramic, or BSS Apple Watch, you get only pedestrian Watch faces.

    Yeah, Woody is cute, not who I'd bring to a Black and White soiree.

    The Apple Watch (of which I have a few) is a very nice device in the form of a Watch. But the Galaxy Watch, with it's really nice analog faces, is a watch.

    I don't know what Apple has got planned for the fall, but I really hope it's more than just a squaring of a rectangle or another inelegant watch face.

    Whether in the I hate Apple, I hate Samsung, or I hate Round Watches camps, Sammie has definitely raised the bar.

    The ante has been upped.
    08-10-2018 12:48 AM
  2. ksassy's Avatar
    Wow now that's a pretty watch face! I prefer a clean traditional analog watch face therefore I use the Simple watch face on my Apple Watch. @ Mac Guy we may be in the minority who like our watch to look like a watch and not a smart device on our arm. I love my Apple Watch but at times I wish it looked more like a traditional round watch with a nice analog watch face. I know a round Apple Watch has been rumored possibly for the future but we'll have to wait and see if Apple plays nice to give us a choice of both round and rectangle alongside each other. Here's to hoping that Apple gives us a few nice looking watch faces this fall.
    08-10-2018 04:21 AM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    That does look really nice but I also see why Apple is sticking with the rectangular display of the Apple Watch. At the end of the day functionality is most important to me. From a functionality standpoint I haven’t used a smart watch that does quite as well as the Apple Watch. Maybe Samsung has done something magical here and made a round display work really well but I still don’t see that happening. It hadn’t with the last version anyway.
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    08-10-2018 05:34 AM
  4. Mac Guy's Avatar
    At the end of the day functionality is most important to me.
    And that would be a good reason for you to stick with the rectangular display, not Apple. Just as Apple offers a myriad of Watch bands they could offer one round Watch, and some elegant Watch faces.

    There are times and occasions where I don't need maximum input saturation, and would instead appreciate some form over function. It wouldn't be a first for Apple. Choice is all I'm sayin'.


    From a functionality standpoint I haven’t used a smart watch that does quite as well as the Apple Watch.
    I don't understand the either or mentality. 'There can be only one'. That's just ridiculous. Chevrolet makes the Suburban and the Corvette. A buyer has a choice.

    There is no doubt in my mind that if Apple made a round Watch it would sell well. My guess is Apple doesn't want to be seen as 'me too'. A round Watch doesn't have to be every bit as efficient as a rectangular Watch.

    Almost every Apple product makes a compromise in choice compared to the competition, as to form and function. Sometimes some manufacturers follow suit, sometimes they don't.


    we may be in the minority who like our watch to look like a watch and not a smart device on our arm. I love my Apple Watch but at times I wish it looked more like a traditional round watch with a nice analog watch face.
    Sister, you are indeed preaching to the choir along with everything else you said! Looks like just you and me against the world! I use the Simple face a lot, because it is really nice. Another nice face would be a rectangular Simple face that actually compliments the Watch's current shape, without paying the big $$.

    I won't give up hope!
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    08-10-2018 09:16 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well, that's because the Apple Watch is more of a computer that just a watch.

    If I want just something that tells time, I'll go to Target or Wal-Mart and get me a $10 cheapo wrist watch, or I'll just use my phone to see what time it is.

    The Apple Watch is more an extension of your iPhone that just a device on your wrist that tells time.

    I really don't think Apple needs to do anything more than what they are already doing.
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    08-10-2018 09:18 AM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    That’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL♥️♥️ I for one love an elegant watch, which is why I don’t have an Apple Watch yet & when considering one I only consider the Hermès version. I definitely think options are good, but I doubt if Apple will offer two different shapes, especially since the current shape sells very well. I do, however, think they should offer more elegant watch face options. While the cartoons & butterflies ‘n such are cute, I don’t want them on my arm. That’s just my personal preference.
    08-10-2018 10:04 AM
  7. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Well, that's because the Apple Watch is more of a computer that just a watch.

    If I want just something that tells time, I'll go to Target or Wal-Mart and get me a $10 cheapo wrist watch, or I'll just use my phone to see what time it is.

    The Apple Watch is more an extension of your iPhone that just a device on your wrist that tells time.

    I really don't think Apple needs to do anything more than what they are already doing.
    Galaxy Watch nor every other Android Wear smartwatch are any different to Apple Watch in terms of functionality and use case. So, please, Apple Watch isn't superior to others when it comes to 'what it can do'. However it is superior when it comes to 'how well it does those things'.

    The key difference with round and square is that content is readable and easily accessible in a square display. Try reading a news or message notifications - it is weird to read and respond to as well in a round display.

    From my experience, using apps in Apple Watch is more intuitive than using apps in a round display. Yes, I have used an Android watch and Gear S3.
    Tartarus likes this.
    08-10-2018 12:28 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’ve stated on numerous occasions that Apple need to incorporate some elegant watch faces into its Watch. The current batch of watch faces are fine for a first generation Watch, but not now.
    08-10-2018 01:00 PM
  9. Quis89's Avatar
    That is gorgeous.
    08-10-2018 02:46 PM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    8179]Just as Apple offers a myriad of Watch bands they could offer one round Watch, and some elegant Watch faces.

    I don't understand the either or mentality. 'There can be only one'. That's just ridiculous. Chevrolet makes the Suburban and the Corvette. A buyer has a choice.
    While you find my opinion “ridiculous” I’m just being realistic. It’s doubtful Apple will offer both options. And yes, I do very much choose function over form. That being said, Apple Watch is still a really good looking device and if I’m looking for something more fashionable I have plenty of other non-smart watches that look way better than that Samsung watch.
    Last edited by Rob Phillips; 08-11-2018 at 05:48 AM.
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    08-10-2018 08:00 PM
  11. tcuprof's Avatar
    That watch is not for me, but it is very elegant.
    08-13-2018 03:57 PM
  12. scruffypig's Avatar
    I don't understand the either or mentality. 'There can be only one'. That's just ridiculous. Chevrolet makes the Suburban and the Corvette. A buyer has a choice.
    Samsung doesn’t make any of their Gear Classic, Sport or Frontier watches in anything other than round. To get a rectangular, not even square really, Samsung watch I have to go with Gear Fit, which doesn’t have the same features as the Sport, Classic or Frontier.
    Last edited by scruffypig; 09-27-2018 at 11:29 AM.
    09-27-2018 11:14 AM

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