Anonymous, 27 Sep 2015they already can do that with nuclear technology. they can make at least 1 year long lasting s... moreNuclear technology. No way. Didn't you read the news. Fukushima nuclear disaster. A few years has passed and lool at the after effect. Strange mutant plants growing all over Fukushima. Conjoined flowers, multi-stack attached tomatoes, earless rabbit, oranges is half green and orange, double stalked mushroom.
These smartwatches are still incomparable to traditional & simple watches (that includes Casio watches). I'd go for a smartphone but not a smartwatch.
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2015they already can do that with nuclear technology. they can make at least 1 year long lasting s... moreCurrent li-po battery is safe enough to use, in case it explodes, only you will be injured or died. However, if you use nuclear, in case it explodes all, all your family or neighbour will die too.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2015Something new like computer contact lenses within the next ten years. Very probable. I hope th... morethey already can do that with nuclear technology. they can make at least 1 year long lasting smartphone battery with that. sadly too many people afraid with such technology.
Eske Rahn, 26 Sep 2015Currently e-paper type colour displays exists with 8 colours. So if they can get this count up... moreSomething new like computer contact lenses within the next ten years. Very probable. I hope that happened in my lifetime. VR and AR already did. But of course. The battery is always the problem. Why nobody out there ever develop a super small battery that last for century? We need that kind of tech now.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2015I wonder if they could make full color display always on for 2 years. That would be a real bre... moreCurrently e-paper type colour displays exists with 8 colours. So if they can get this count up, and the refresh time down, we could be getting there.
And yes, classical watches might well end up as for feinschmeckers only, if/when they are able to make elegant smartwatches with good specs - and I will be very surprised if that does not happen within ten years - unless something completely new pops up that makes smartwatches obsolete before they ever get good.
Eske Rahn, 26 Sep 2015Well the "smart" part is the communication... All the über fancy health stuff, I for o... moreI wonder if they could make full color display always on for 2 years. That would be a real breakthrough for the smartwatch industry. Then again, real watch industry will adversely affected if they ever invented anything like that.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2015Agree. It just a simple digital watch that connect to phone and its one and only feature is to... moreWell the "smart" part is the communication...
All the über fancy health stuff, I for one would be more than happy NOT to have to carry around extra weight and waste battery for. So if this could offer longer stamina for the thickness - yes please.
That the monochrome and the huge bezels makes it a no go for me too, is another story.
As I have said so often, the technology to make a good smartwatch simply isn't available (yet).
It will require a leap in battery and/or display technology. (Or some yet to be invented efficient bio-charging/powering taking the power from us, similar to what 'kinetic' mechanical watches does today)
For now they ALL have to do HUGE compromises, usually in size, display, capabilities and/or stamina. (Or the form-factor making them more like bracelets to make room for the batteries)
But I'm sure that within a few years there will be smartwatches that offers an always on full colour display, a bunch of features and last at the least a week on a charge. By then we will laugh of all the current initial attempts as we do on the (literally!) brick sized first phones.
Or you could get a Bluetooth enabled Casio G-Shock G'Mix and have all that and music controls in a package with a 2 year battery... Not to mention the almost indestructible build quality...
i'll rather have blings on my wrist than to have a a so called smart watch that only pushes notifications. I can always check my phone when it vibes or beep.
AnonD-77698, 26 Sep 2015So basically this can do nothing? A month of battery life is impressive for a watch that conne... moreAgree. It just a simple digital watch that connect to phone and its one and only feature is to display notification. I won't call that a smartwatch. It just a feature watch. Just like feature phone.