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  • I saw those in a store yesterday, they're like $500. They better have a James Bond laser
  • There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.
  • brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.


    My company continues to blast out shiat for different benefits and health apps for the Apple Watch and the Apple brand ONLY. When we gave feedback that half of us don't own one, they offered to buy us a cheap one, that won't work with our Android phone. We asked about getting the app into the Tizen or WearOS environment and were told "our contractor doesn't feel like making that investment." Oh, we I guess I'll just go fark myself then.
  • Headline: "Apple will finally sell Apple Watches to people without iPhones"

    TFA: "It requires an administrator in the household with an iPhone"
  • hej:

    Headline: "Apple will finally sell Apple Watches to people without iPhones"
    TFA: "It requires an administrator in the household with an iPhone"


    Also: the secondary Watches have to be Series 4 or higher with cellular
  • Samsung makes smartwatches?
  • centrifugal bumblepuppy: hej:

    Headline: "Apple will finally sell Apple Watches to people without iPhones"
    TFA: "It requires an administrator in the household with an iPhone"

    Also: the secondary Watches have to be Series 4 or higher with cellular


    The Apple Watch SE works. It's designed to be the cheaper Apple Watch option if you want to get a stand alone watch for your child that isn't quite ready for their own cell phone. It's basically their move into the Gizmowatch market.
  • brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.


    The watches don't connect to android, ever. You still need someone in the home to have an iPhone, and the apple watches can be used as talk/text machines with their own phone numbers. For an extra monthly fee.
  • Fireproof: Samsung makes smartwatches?


    Samsung started off the Smartwatch with the Gear S, years before Apple. Every feature Apple has introduced has already been available in Samsung watches for 2 years.
  • brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.


    What non-Apple options are there that are better?
  • hej: brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.

    What non-Apple options are there that are better?


    I don't know about "better" but I've had an iPhone for about three years and now I have a Samsung and I don't notice anything that the iPhone did that the Samsung doesn't do except cost more. And the Samsung camera is better.

    Still, neither has a James Bond laser.
  • jayphat: brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.

    My company continues to blast out shiat for different benefits and health apps for the Apple Watch and the Apple brand ONLY. When we gave feedback that half of us don't own one, they offered to buy us a cheap one, that won't work with our Android phone. We asked about getting the app into the Tizen or WearOS environment and were told "our contractor doesn't feel like making that investment." Oh, we I guess I'll just go fark myself then.



    jayphat: Fireproof: Samsung makes smartwatches?

    Samsung started off the Smartwatch with the Gear S, years before Apple. Every feature Apple has introduced has already been available in Samsung watches for 2 years.


    It's not about being first, it's about being the best/most profitable. Apple intentionally lets others go first, they rarely enter a market first. Samsung watches can go for half the price of a flagship Apple watch and yet they hold only 13% of the smartwatch market. Apple has around 48% of the market.

    I'm not surprised the contractor at your work doesn't bother writing smartphone apps for Tizen or Android watches.
  • Heliodorus: jayphat: brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.

    My company continues to blast out shiat for different benefits and health apps for the Apple Watch and the Apple brand ONLY. When we gave feedback that half of us don't own one, they offered to buy us a cheap one, that won't work with our Android phone. We asked about getting the app into the Tizen or WearOS environment and were told "our contractor doesn't feel like making that investment." Oh, we I guess I'll just go fark myself then.


    jayphat: Fireproof: Samsung makes smartwatches?

    Samsung started off the Smartwatch with the Gear S, years before Apple. Every feature Apple has introduced has already been available in Samsung watches for 2 years.

    It's not about being first, it's about being the best/most profitable. Apple intentionally lets others go first, they rarely enter a market first. Samsung watches can go for half the price of a flagship Apple watch and yet they hold only 13% of the smartwatch market. Apple has around 48% of the market.

    I'm not surprised the contractor at your work doesn't bother writing smartphone apps for Tizen or Android watches.


    The problem goes beyond this. Android has 80% market share in the US, yet they still only offer benefits software for iOS because that's what most of the executives on the benefits side use, so clearly that's what everyone else uses.

    This mentality stretches across the enterprise. Our attendance policy says official process for calling off work is to call your managers extension and leave a voicemail at least 15 mins before your shift. Ummm, the retail staff don't have corporate phone numbers and extensions, yet that's how it's written for all of us. Another is the "we want to help you be healthy and get more steps in a day, getting to a target of 5K steps since you don't move much." biatch, the people on the retail side are already walking +10K a day, we're not the office drones sitting on our ass all day.
  • Mugato: I saw those in a store yesterday, they're like $500. They better have a James Bond laser


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    Can't pew pew pew with it but still a cool watch face
  • jayphat: Heliodorus: jayphat: brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.

    My company continues to blast out shiat for different benefits and health apps for the Apple Watch and the Apple brand ONLY. When we gave feedback that half of us don't own one, they offered to buy us a cheap one, that won't work with our Android phone. We asked about getting the app into the Tizen or WearOS environment and were told "our contractor doesn't feel like making that investment." Oh, we I guess I'll just go fark myself then.


    jayphat: Fireproof: Samsung makes smartwatches?

    Samsung started off the Smartwatch with the Gear S, years before Apple. Every feature Apple has introduced has already been available in Samsung watches for 2 years.

    It's not about being first, it's about being the best/most profitable. Apple intentionally lets others go first, they rarely enter a market first. Samsung watches can go for half the price of a flagship Apple watch and yet they hold only 13% of the smartwatch market. Apple has around 48% of the market.

    I'm not surprised the contractor at your work doesn't bother writing smartphone apps for Tizen or Android watches.

    The problem goes beyond this. Android has 80% market share in the US, yet they still only offer benefits software for iOS because that's what most of the executives on the benefits side use, so clearly that's what everyone else uses.

    This mentality stretches across the enterprise. Our attendance policy says official process for calling off work is to call your managers extension and leave a voicemail at least 15 mins before your shift. Ummm, the retail staff don't have corporate phone numbers and extensions, yet that's how it's written for all of us. Another is the "we want to help you be healthy and get more steps in a day, getting to a target of 5K steps since you don't move much." biatch, the people on the retail side are already walking +10K a day, we're not the office ...


    First off - Android is not 80% of the U.S. market.  It's 54%.  And, those uses are more likely to be found in the periphery of the economic powerhouses, not in the core states.

    From PCMag in March 2019:

    The states where Android won out in our survey were primarily less populous ones, including Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, and Wyoming. The states with the highest percentages of Android users were Wyoming at 66 percent and Hawaii at 61 percent, but overall most states had far closer breakdowns with one OS only ahead of the other by anywhere from 1-15 percentage points. The survey didn't take into account fragmentation, i.e. which versions of Android or iOS were installed.
    For iOS, the most popular states were Connecticut at 73 percent of respondents, Missouri at 72 percent, and Mississippi at 71 percent. In the states with the highest populations densities, the races were a bit tighter, but iOS still wound up with sizable leads. In California and New York, iOS had 58 percent in both states to Android's 40 percent in CA (2 percent other) and 37 percent in NY (5 percent other.) Illinois was even wider at 63 percent for iOS and 33 percent for Android (4 percent other.)


    https://www.pcmag.com/news/mapping-st​a​te-by-state-tech-trends-android-vs-ios​

    And yes, those who are making decisions will assume iPhones are the default because that's what people paid to make decisions use:

    (From BI in 2016)

    "Across all years in our data, no individual brand is as predictive of being high-income as owning an Apple iPhone in 2016," the researchers wrote.
    There are details and caveats to the research, but the economists found that owning an iPhone gave them a 69% chance to correctly infer that the owner was "high-income," which they defined as being in the top quartile of income for households of that type - like single adult or couple with dependents, for example.



    https://www.businessinsider.com/apple​-​iphone-or-ipad-is-the-top-way-of-knowi​ng-if-youre-rich-or-not-2018-7
  • Mugato: hej: brainlordmesomorph: There's going to be about 10 guys, globally, who want use Apple Watches with Android phones.

    What non-Apple options are there that are better?

    I don't know about "better" but I've had an iPhone for about three years and now I have a Samsung and I don't notice anything that the iPhone did that the Samsung doesn't do except cost more. And the Samsung camera is better.

    Still, neither has a James Bond laser.


    Was referring more to the watch, than the phones.  The research I did seemingly suggested the Apple Watch was the best out there, apart from requiring an iPhone.
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