Skip to comments.Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook
Posted on 02/27/2015 9:03:54 PM PST by fireman15
Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook
Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives.
Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back. The Apple boss no longer needed one: his iPhone told the time just fine. There was just one problem, as he readily acknowledges in his interview with The Telegraph: glancing at one's wrist can be a very useful way to find out information. It is less rude and less intrusive.
So Apple now wants to pull off something that no company has ever managed before: it wants to reverse a cultural trend that it had created itself. It wants us to start wearing a watch again.
The big event on 9 March will showcase the Apple Watch; and it will be launched to consumers in April. Cook, needless to say, is already wearing his new Apple Watch. He couldn't even contemplate living without it anymore, he says.
"I'm now so used to getting all my notifications and all my messages," he says. "It's so incredible just to do this."
Reinventing the wrist watch
The Telegraph had a peek at two watches, one worn by Cook and the other by another senior member of staff. Three versions will be available to consumers; the two we saw seemed to be the Sport edition. One had a dark wristband; Cook's had a white one.
Apple Watch: everything you need to know
The watch's screen boasts all of the usual Apple interface, but the icons are rounder than those of an iPhone, presumably to match the watches' shape. The first reason to buy the watch will be as a fashion statement and for its striking design.
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It has a good speaker and microphone; you can answer or make phone calls, you can send texts by giving voice commands; it takes your pulse; it tracks your sleep; it acts as a pedometer; it will use your phones GPS to work as a cycle computer; it will connect to a Bluetooth headset and listen to music; you can do all of this without ever taking your phone out. The battery lasts up to about 3 days depending on which features you use, but it charges up in just a couple hours.
I am wondering what the iWatch will do that the Samsung Gear 2 Watch will not.
I want it to give me my notifications in Morse Code. Gotta practice for the General license somehow that matters...
It sounds like a grand way for the government to keep track of you.
I don’t understand
Seems my G5 does all that already.
In fact, my pedometer says I’m up to 19,000 steps today .
LOL! Great reference. (got my general back in the 60’s and haven’t used code since).
Sell for a premium?
I forgot to mention that the Gear 2 has a surprisingly good camera. I am not sure why they included it other than novelty and possibly scanning barcodes.
Seems my G5 does all that already.
My wife actually gave it to me; I was quite skeptical. It is one of those things that doesn't seem like it would be worthwhile, but is surprising how often it gets used. It gives silent little vibrations when someone is texting or calling and you can check them out without getting your phone out. It also works good as a speaker phone when driving. It works better than the Bluetooth thing I used to have stuck on my visor.
Cool! I have one of the cheap old standard Casio calculator watches. I also have several altimeter and variometer watches from when I was hang gliding, along with an old camera watch. I guess my wife had a fairly good idea that it would cause my dormant ETF (Electronic Trinket Fever) to flair up.
I wonder how well an iWatch will do starting my 57 Chevy Bel Air?
Refusal to follow fashion trends is a badge of honor, and a great way to laugh at the lemmings, rushing off to the next great new thing!
Dunno how he kept it working, or how he worked the tiny buttons. He was a little guy, no way my fat fingers could work it, nor my eyes see it.
Something for the group ... :-) ...
I hate the Apple Watch, mainly because the power doesn’t last very long. I hate charging daily
I would never knowingly purchase any product from a company with a faggot CEO and avoid vehicles with remote keys and power locks and windows, for that matter.
Don’t wear a watch, either.
I wear a watch. It’s a very nice Timex and does everything I want it to.
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