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    LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Meanwhile LG's G4 will swerve Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 with April launch date.
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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Wait? What? The Apple Watch stylish?

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    While this looks nice (and at least to my eyes infinitely more stylish than the Apple watch), I am still quite unsure of how these watches fit in the market.

    Priced near to expensive designer watches, they don't make sense. At all. A watch is a long-term purchase, say a present at a milestone birthday, or another special occasion, meant to last for years - decades at least. Within 4 years, all of these things will be outdated, obsolete and before much longer they'll also be using defunct communication technologies.

    By all means, make them look stylish - that's great. But by their very nature, they really can't go head to head with traditional watches. I suspect Apple will get away with it once the iSheep are sold (they mostly are already, of course), and there's a group with more money than sense if ever there was one.

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    While this looks nice (and at least to my eyes infinitely more stylish than the Apple watch), I am still quite unsure of how these watches fit in the market.

    Priced near to expensive designer watches, they don't make sense. At all. A watch is a long-term purchase, say a present at a milestone birthday, or another special occasion, meant to last for years - decades at least. Within 4 years, all of these things will be outdated, obsolete and before much longer they'll also be using defunct communication technologies.

    By all means, make them look stylish - that's great. But by their very nature, they really can't go head to head with traditional watches. I suspect Apple will get away with it once the iSheep are sold (they mostly are already, of course), and there's a group with more money than sense if ever there was one.
    Just a very well made point! The Omega Seamaster on my wrist right now keeps perfect time and is 58 years old It is probably worth 10 times over what I paid for it in 1957. I wonder how much a new 2015 Apple or LG watch will be worth in 2073?

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    These make me chuckle, I still cannot think of a decent use for one (especially as they are almost useless without a smartphone in your pocket), although these is something about them that makes me think I may want one.....this one has been designed to look very nice all well.

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    These look nice, for a change - it's kind of difficult to go out in public, dressed nicely, wearing something that looks like it comes out of the child's department in the local WalMart/MegaMart... at least for anyone that has any self-esteem. I still don't see the use for one, much like I don't see the need for a smart phone. But they are nice to look at. Not $300US plus nice, but nice.
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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Photoshop?
    The watch looks large on the guy in the first picture. However, in the last photo it kinda looks about right on the lady's wrist.
    Maybe it's the angle of the photo or they picked a female model with large wrists.

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    does anyone really wear or use these things?

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Quote Originally Posted by jm101 View Post
    does anyone really wear or use these things?
    Remember the Swatch? People will wear anything, if they think it's trendy, or if it makes them look cool or hip.

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    I've got an LG watch R (basically the black / standard version of this). And I can say, its been fairly useful. I dont miss a thing now, calls etc (not everyone will think that's a good thing). And one app I have on there reminds me if I've left my phone behind somewhere..and it has saved me.

    I don't think this one looks that nice, the silver one is okay. I don't know if its because I have the regular black one I feel like that preference. I've changed the strap on my though. To a really nice high end brown one.

    Changable straps are great on these!

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoLS View Post
    Remember the Swatch? People will wear anything, if they think it's trendy, or if it makes them look cool or hip.
    I have several lying around my house. They're a good, cheap watch that I tend to buy at the airport for wearing in the pool on holiday, then forget I've got for the next holiday. Only in black, mind you.

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    I have several lying around my house. They're a good, cheap watch that I tend to buy at the airport for wearing in the pool on holiday, then forget I've got for the next holiday. Only in black, mind you.
    I've had a Swatch or two (and the odd airport Sekonda) and they've been pretty good on the whole. Actually bought a "Tokyo Olympics" special edition Swatch for my mother and it does look pretty good, (and keeps very good time actually).

    Funny (to me at least) that on some of the US-based tech podcasts I listen to that the arguments for Glass are being recycled for Android Wear. Personally, at the £200+ prices being quoted I think you'd either be a headcase or a banker trying to squander a bonus to run out and buy one of these smartwatches. Maybe when they become phones-on-your-wrist then I'll see the point, but as an adjoint to an already-expensive smartphone? No sale.

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Maybe when they become phones-on-your-wrist then I'll see the point, but as an adjoint to an already-expensive smartphone? No sale.
    I suspect at some point they will become the cheap way of making a watch, and therefore dominant. In the same way that quartz watches took over from wind up ones a few decades ago.

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    Re: LG Watch Urbane to rival Apple Watch, with stylish all-metal body

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I suspect at some point they will become the cheap way of making a watch, and therefore dominant. In the same way that quartz watches took over from wind up ones a few decades ago.
    So replacing the very low end (sub £100) devices? Interesting way of looking at things that hadn't occurred to me before. But now you mention it that'd make a good deal of sense - after all the budget stuff has low hardware specs and small screens, so moving from a Galaxy Y (or whatever they're at for the moment) to a Gear 4 (or whatever they name them) might not be a notable downgrade.

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