Titles are for toffs
"Stop vigorous wrist agitation long enough to allow you to attach watch to said wrist"
A mini-series of tutorial videos has appeared on the Apple website, giving step-by-tap instructions on how to use the new shiny wristjob. All the videos have the same super-high Apple production quality and patronising voice-overs, telling you things like “to read the time you don’t even need to switch it on”. In the message …
If you want an Apple Watch to look like a Tag Heuer watch, then I think Tag Heuer has a word to say about that. I'm quite sure that if the company wants to, they can put a Tag Heuer watch face on the AppStore and sell it. They might not want to, and I bet it wouldn't be cheap. But I think there would be a market for really top quality watch faces being sold for not insignificant amounts of money.
But I think there would be a market for really top quality watch faces being sold for not insignificant amounts of money.
I suspect that market would collapse soon, either under the weight of IP lawyers or by the release of an SDK so people can cook up their own watch faces (that is probably the watch app development equivalent of "Hello world").
"In the message video you are told to “raise your wrist” to see a message: not quite as inane as it sounds, because it makes the watch show an incoming message."
Okay, I take your point, but it's still sounds a bit patronizing. And, even going beyond the wording, generally speaking you'd need to raise your wrist before doing just about anything with it, if you wanted to see it that is. I've never been told I need to get my phone out of my pocket in order to use it. It's similar to being told to take your trousers down before taking a shit.
Oyster by Bonk! OK, I know it's not enabled/possible in this iteration, but it's clearly a utopian vision of the future...
Except people generally wear watches on their left wrists, and Oyster touch pads are on the right - I foresee carnage ;-)
Even if you did wear your watch on your right arm, it would still require an awkward movement to get the front of your wrist on top of the card reader. It might actually be slightly easier to rotate about 30° and do it with your left hand.
How the UI behaves also depends on what the watch or your iPhone is doing. Swiping up will do different things if the phone is playing music or the phone is running maps.
Erm, what happens if you're doing both? If I'm walking somewhere, I often listen to music, and take quick glances at the map to work out how I'm getting on.
"... 1974 Vauxhall Viva, in the owners manual ..."
The early Honda C50 owners manual (c1966) - supplied in English but "translated" from Japanese, included, as one of the advantages of this machine:
"Is having large wheels for giving very pleasing sensation when travelling bumpy ground"
"Okay, I take your point, but it's still sounds a bit patronizing."
Understatement of the year award winner...
Lou Abbot does marketing.
John Brown (no body) doesn't RTFM? After they went to the trouble of packing such a big one with the watch?
Took me, old mainframe know-nothing fit-for-the-human-scrap-heap idiot all of ten minutes to get it unpacked, synch'ed to NYC timezone and running on the Steviewrist.
The old PAG40 had a better display (which could be read from the ISS I reckon), the compass was less flaky in the presence of electric fields and the backlight was brighter, but changing the batteries every three years was a pain and eventually resulted in damage.
The PAG240's solar cells have gone from a medium charge on unpacking to full charge during everyday wear.
Admittedly, it can't do the internet, but then, that's why we have smartphones and tablets. But it will tell me the time without need for a wall socket until the solar cells go nails-up.
And I can get it very wet indeed without the need to visit an iStore to see if I can beg them for a replacement under warranty.
And it looks 21st century awesome, not like it should be adorning the wrist of Roger Moore as he takes on Count Saruman in The Man With The Golden Watch.
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