Stop trying to make smart watches happen. It’s not going to happen.
2:54 am — Friday, 17 March 2017
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatch_Internet_Time">Swatch Internet Time</a> may finally have the success it truly deserves.
5:08 am — Friday, 17 March 2017
>Good luck with that.

I wish them good luck. Competition is good and all that.

Nothing wrong with a little competition is there Johnny boy?

Maybe some people actually want a Swatch? I have no idea, not a watch person. Maybe Swatch makes a hit and can't make them fast enough.
9:55 am — Friday, 17 March 2017
It's always the same. People, companies etc.. always underestimate the development effort. It's bloody hard to do what Microsoft and Apple have managed to do. It's taken them 30-40 yrs of experience to do it and everyone thinks they can click their fingers and get it done.

They are having a laugh.
Even Android was built on top of Linux and stole Java's syntax to get it viable, and even then the OS has more holes than swiss cheese. The damn thing is only useful because its free not because its great.

Having said that, Android Wear doesnt seem any good so maybe Swatch just have no choice.

10:18 am — Friday, 17 March 2017
WTF is Gruber's point here? Competition is hard, so never try?
1:33 pm — Friday, 17 March 2017
Shitting on a company for no reason than they other dare attempt to develop a product.

This is what happens when your income is based on the success of Apple. His page views, and thus ad revenue, will always be proportional to the popularity of Apple products.

Anything that threatens Apple in any way is an existential threat to John Gruber's ability to put food on the table so he acts like a cornered rat.
2:43 pm — Friday, 17 March 2017
Everything that people try to do that competes with Apple, you just say how it will never work -- then pat yourself on the back in a few years about how right you always are.
6:06 pm — Friday, 17 March 2017
webOS & BB10 forever:
There is tremendous Opportunity here (note its importance, which is why I capitalize the word) for Swatch. Its use of its Tissot brand and small Bluetooth module suggests Swatch is going with the basics and targeting the mass market in search of a simple computerized watch. Tight integration with Android is unnecessary. Heck, by 2018 Google might be leaving Android behind for "Pure Android" or something else.
8:02 pm — Friday, 17 March 2017
"People use smartwatches expecting to use the same apps they have on their mobiles."

Do they? I think most people don't care about apps on their wrist, which is why Apple revamped their stupid app drawer thing with indistinguishable tiny icons. I also bet these watches will be round.
2:42 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
hey we said that Vesper wouldn't work, where is our pat on the back?
2:44 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
An OS for watch doesn't necessarily have to be all that sophisticated depending on what they want do sell as features. I think Swatch conceivably could do something "good enough" for their needs. The only viable option is Android Wear and it's not the completely customizable OS Android was when it began.

But it's all about what people use the smartwatches for. If Apple, Samsung, or Google figures out a feature that's beyond the development prowess of Swatch and that feature becomes essential for users, Swatch will be forced change their tactics.
2:59 pm — Saturday, 18 March 2017
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