apple watch

To Pebble or not to Pebble...

I had promised myself that I will not think about getting a smart watch ever, because I felt that its just too much  technology happening in one's life. I mean you have your phone without which you cant live in today's time and then add to it a smart watch?! Never!

So when the Apple watch came out and I was like what a piece of garbage! the way it is designed and looks is absolutely ridiculous, so I was like you know I don't need one of those "smart watches"... but as time passed and when I saw the Huawei smart watch which actually looked like a real watch I got mildly interested but again wasn't convinced that I needed one.

The other day when I saw the pebble time round, I was like "woah i need that one!", it looks great and stylish plus its not really a full fledged smart watch because I am on iOS and the compatibility is just minimum to the extend of only getting notifications on the watch and that is exactly what I need. I don't want a health/fitness tracker or for  that matter an internet machine or something, the entire idea of a smart watch to me is to be used as a notification machine and it doesn't make a difference even if I cant respond to them via the watch since when using the pebble you cant do that with iOS.

So that's how I feel about smart watches and I may end up getting the Pebble since its so minimilistic and does not have all the functionality which an Apple watch has but its looks and probably feels a whole lot better than the garbage which is the Apple watch in its present state! I have always maintained that in 2 years Apple will change the design and make  round face watch but that's then but at the moment I want to get a Pebble and see if that makes a difference to my life!

-Alstar

Why I think Apple Watch is the ugliest piece of tech around...

Oh well, a few months back Apple proudly announced their latest creation called  the "Apple Watch" in an effort to re-invent the time piece and change the perception of the age old design. The rumours and the curiosity building up was wild and everyone wanted to know what it looked it? What could it do ? and some people hoped it would even help them time travel! j/k

So when the day came and they un-veiled the apple watch the first few words that came to my mind were "WOW, they've done a Samsung!".. I mean to me it looked like they shrunk the iphone and decided to call it the apple watch. Now before all the fan boys start hating me for the record I love what apple does I mean I own every product that I think is useful (imac, iphones, ipads, ipods) and the list goes on and I am looking to buy the new iphone 6s Plus when it comes out later this month so this is not hate for Apple its just hate for the design of the Apple Watch!

There are certain things according to me that you don't mess with from a design point of view, a watch has a unique place in history for ages and it looks classy when its circular and not like a shrunk iphone! I am not talking software here because I am sure Apple will get that right eventually with later releases which is fine by me but the fact the physical design is so shitty I just cant seem to understand why people would want to buy it. Alright yea, they want it because its makes their life easier and its cool and all that stuff but Apple has been promoting it as a fashion accessory which it is NOT! Its a piece of tech that looks like garbage...(The only thing cool is the digital crown which is a usefull addition)

I personally hate what Samsung does in terms of design for any of their products.. they are tacky and for most part ridiculous in term of design but what they have done with their latest release of the Samsung Gear S2 is really impressive and for most part very cool! I probably would never get a chance to experience that since I hate Andriod but if they ever get them compatible with iOS I will be the first to jump and buy them! I also think the Moto360 has a really cool design as well and customizable which is fun.

I hope you can see a pattern here which is that circular watches look much better!.. I am no one to imagine the future but I feel in about 2-3 years time Apple will make a circular watch and everyone would be like they have done it again! A REVOLUTION! tadaaaa...

So in conclusion I cant see myself wasting my money on something that is this ugly! and for the ones who already have... well have fun with it!

-Alstar