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Seeking the iPhone of Wearables

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Eric Artille
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Lol, some of these are funny
Eric Artille   11/25/2013 9:30:29 AM
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Vaccum shoes and spray on clothing...I think we can do without that. Reminds me of this infomercial that I saw where the lady was wearing a suit made of the "swiffer" cloth and she was flailing around on the floor trying to clean it...some products are just plain silly.

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Re: New era in weable devices
Jacob   11/4/2013 12:13:27 AM
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"I think it's a good idea to have one device to cater all needs but also in the other hand when you consider the cost it might be a bit too much. So that maybe the reason people go for multiple devices which even might be cheaper than one single device which has all.                "

Nimantha, that's a tricky situation. From customer perspective, single device with multiple functionalities can bring down the prices, when compare with the price of two independent devices. But it can affect the business of two independent units, when we look from business angle.

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Re: New era in weable devices
Himanshugupta   10/31/2013 10:31:48 AM
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Nimantha, i donot think that people go for multiple devices due to price constrain but mainly due to availability. I would like to have a single device which can replace my desktop, mobile, TV and music player. Today all these devices need different configuration for example i need 14" desktop, 42" TV, 5-6" phone and a compact music player. All these functionality cannot be fit into a single device without compromise so i need to buy many. Now if in the future we can have flexible, foldable and practically weightless devices or we can have something wearable or google-glass kind of device which can give me the same experience as i am having today of using multiple devices then i will go for a single device.

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nimantha.d   10/31/2013 1:01:35 AM
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@Jacob: I think it's a good idea to have one device to cater all needs but also in the other hand when you consider the cost it might be a bit too much. So that maybe the reason people go for multiple devices which even might be cheaper than one single device which has all.                

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/31/2013 12:53:55 AM
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Who knows, perhaps the next generation of smart technology won't be worn but rather embedded in our bodies... would you be willing to have an embedded Fitbit?

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nimantha.d   10/31/2013 12:49:51 AM
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@Hospice: You mean 1 device to fit all right ? That is a very good idea indeed.          

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Re: New era in weable devices
Jacob   10/30/2013 11:03:59 PM
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"i am not critising wearable devices. I am, on the other hand, is looking at the positive side that there is scope for lot of innovation. This is good for both engineers and technologists."

Himanshu, I under stood that and what I meant is wearable technology is still in its childhood stage.

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Hospice_Houngbo   10/30/2013 3:11:07 PM
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Question is how many wearable devices will we carry along in the near future. Some people use to carry many handheld devices, can we have a universal wearable device that will fit all our needs?

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Ariella   10/30/2013 2:01:25 PM
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"This is good for both engineers and technologists." @Jacob not to mention the businesses that profit from selling them.

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Himanshugupta   10/30/2013 11:14:09 AM
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Jacob, i am not critising wearable devices. I am, on the other hand, is looking at the positive side that there is scope for lot of innovation. This is good for both engineers and technologists.

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