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dcawrey
dcawrey
1/15/2017 12:58:32 PM
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@mhhf1ve Maybe it won't even be called a smartwatch - I mean, the name itself evokes adding functionality on top of something old. When has that ever worked? Maybe with a smartphone, but those were actually called PDAs before. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2017 5:53:17 PM
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I think that might be right -- that there may be a new category of smart watch before it really takes off. Perhaps a new kind of display will be needed?

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dcawrey
dcawrey
1/10/2017 4:46:15 PM
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@mhhf1ve You have a point there. It's funny - the smartphone really become its own category - no one even associated them with PDAs. 

If we were to make that comparison with smartwatches, does that mean it will require a totally new category for this to take off?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/8/2017 1:26:33 AM
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I think smart watches are in the "palm pilot" days and they'll get better as battery tech and display tech gets better. The iPhone wasn't the first PDA device, but it made palmtop computing tolerable. Smart watches haven't yet hit the right combination of utility to make wrist-top computing tolerable. Maybe the concept of a full body network will come back, and we'll get a local area network for our watches, phones, earbuds and whatever else we can carry around.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
1/7/2017 11:24:15 PM
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Wait, you mean people want more than just a mobile device?

I'm hoping that's the change IoT brings. But it's a tough to imagine vision right now: Smartphones are doing what PCs could not, and we've seen smartwatches flop. But it will be interesting to follow, that's for sure. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 7:29:40 PM
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Hmm. So I'm a bit skeptical that the data collection alone will produce something that valuable. It's the analysis of what that data from all the sensors can predict that will be valuable. It's a kind of "garbage in garbage out" system -- if the sensors aren't collecting useful information to be analyzed or the analysis is faulty, then nothing will be gained.

Additionally, there's the saying that if you asked a stage coach driver what he wanted, he wouldn't say "a car" -- similarly, adding sensors to a stage coach isn't going to get you to an autonomous car, either. Some innovations just have to happen organically, and they don't come from collecting gigabytes of data.

That's not to say there won't be innovations based on exobytes of data...

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Ariella
Ariella
1/4/2017 1:56:06 PM
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I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of fitness trackers selling in the beginning of this year because anything associated with fitness tends to be snapped up in early January. The real question is: will people continue to use them once the first flush of keeping the resolution fades. If it's like people's new yar gym attendance, that will happen as soon as next week.

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