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Android Wear vs Apple Watch

I'm not sure where they're getting the idea that apps on Android Wear watches are simple and Apple Watch apps are more advanced. They're both simple if you compare them to smartphone apps. And um not even sure how they can say that as the Apple Watch isn't even out yet.

It's just that Android Wear focuses on time, notifications and Google Now, apps are there but not front and center.

The Apple Watch is about Time and apps, notifications are secondary and they have nothing like Google Now.

They have a different philosophy on how a watch should work, Google thinks it should augment the phone by giving you a portal into the phones notifications and Google Now cards. Based on Google's design they feel if your going to look at photos, make a phone call, browse maps, read social feeds and play games you should pull out your faster phone with its bigger screen to do so.

Apple is trying to replicate what worked on the iPhone and iPad on the watch and focus on, for better or worse, apps. And there are some situations where this make sense. I guess well see as Google and Apple iterate their watch software to see which one people want. My guess is they end up meeting in the middle.

As for the differences, the Apple Watch lets you make calls (but please don't) and you can send little hand drawn messages and drawings, and your heart beat. That's exclusive to the platform, but I just can't see myself using it. Feels gimmicky. But I'm sure it will be popular with kids.

Android Wear supports GPS and you can put music on your watch and connect Bluetooth headphones to it. So those who like to run or bike or anything athletic can leave the phone at home and still have your music and all your fitness tracking done. As of right now these features are not found in the Apple Watch. But are again likely not something I'd utilize, but definitely good for the athletic type.

But in the end it doesn't matter, they're not competing with one another. If you have an iPhone you can chose between an Apple Watch and a Pebble Watch and if you have an Android you can chose between an Android Wear watch and a Pebble Watch.
 
Apple Watch vs Android Wear: We compare functionality and value of both.
http://go.ign.com/7vEwCQq
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Can't wait until the apple watch is finally out so all the bullshit surrounding it finally gets revealed. It is not going to suddenly make you ten pounds lighter and eradicate you diabetes!
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Android Wear vs Apple Watch

I'm not sure where they're getting the idea that apps on Android Wear watches are simple and Apple Watch apps are more advanced. They're both simple if you compare them to smartphone apps. And um not even sure how they can say that as the Apple Watch isn't even out yet.

It's just that Android Wear focuses on time, notifications and Google Now, apps are there but not front and center.

The Apple Watch is about Time and apps, notifications are secondary and they have nothing like Google Now.

They have a different philosophy on how a watch should work, Google thinks it should augment the phone by giving you a portal into the phones notifications and Google Now cards. Based on Google's design they feel if your going to look at photos, make a phone call, browse maps, read social feeds and play games you should pull out your faster phone with its bigger screen to do so.

Apple is trying to replicate what worked on the iPhone and iPad on the watch and focus on, for better or worse, apps. And there are some situations where this make sense. I guess well see as Google and Apple iterate their watch software to see which one people want. My guess is they end up meeting in the middle.

As for the differences, the Apple Watch lets you make calls (but please don't) and you can send little hand drawn messages and drawings, and your heart beat. That's exclusive to the platform, but I just can't see myself using it. Feels gimmicky. But I'm sure it will be popular with kids.

Android Wear supports GPS and you can put music on your watch and connect Bluetooth headphones to it. So those who like to run or bike or anything athletic can leave the phone at home and still have your music and all your fitness tracking done. As of right now these features are not found in the Apple Watch. But are again likely not something I'd utilize, but definitely good for the athletic type.

But in the end it doesn't matter, they're not competing with one another. If you have an iPhone you can chose between an Apple Watch and a Pebble Watch and if you have an Android you can chose between an Android Wear watch and a Pebble Watch.
 
Apple Watch vs Android Wear: We compare functionality and value of both.
http://go.ign.com/7vEwCQq
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Check it out, @IGN has the scoop on DESCENDER, read their in-depth interview with @JeffLemire here: http://ow.ly/KardC
Writer Jeff Lemire teases a big twist for All-New Hawkeye and discusses Descender, his new comic that was optioned for a Sony movie.
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Ohh, Pocket Casts finally went #materialdesign and that Play/Pause button animation is delicious.
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I'm starting to feel like this will be a flop.
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I'm going to go ahead and disagree with this take.
 
"Nvidia's New Shield Console Is Nothing To Get Excited About"

I'm going to go ahead and disagree with this take.

This device has two key selling features and you likely need to be interested in both to want to buy one today. First, it's an internet media box for the TV with Android games, that's well worth $100. Like the Nexus Player, Razer Forge TV and Amazon Fire TV, but instead of just 1080p it supports 4K. It's also a PC / Cloud game streaming box with a controller, that's also well worth $100. Same price as the Steam Link with Steam gamepad. But it has an edge over the Link as it supports games outside of Steam as well as cloud streaming for those with low end PC's. Combined that makes it easily worth the $200 asking price.

So I wouldn't dismiss it immediately, it's best in class at what it does. With that in mind, I don't think this first iteration will hit the huge numbers Jen-Hsun Huan was talking about, but it will likely be $100 next year and incorporated into smart TVs and all PC's with Nvidia hardware by the year after that. And you can bet Nvidia will launch 4K streaming before the next console refresh. I really think they are building to something that will compete with the next gen game systems. They're definitely playing the long game, so it's far too early to say "meh".

Oh and your comment "annoyance of being an Android device" shows some bias towards the product. I'd say most people would rather run Android in their living room than Windows. Who wan'ts to deal with anti-virus, OS updates, software updates and all the hassle that goes along with a full desktop OS. It's best suited for the desktop and it's pretty clear most people don't want Windows in their living room.

#NvidiaShieldTV  
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I'm sure if this had Apple's name on it in lieu of Nvidia's with Android under the hood, the article would have been summarily in favor of said console. That seems to be the trend with anything anymore. This console has me very excited, though. It's being offered at a great price point for something with so much potential. I really hope it takes off apart from the more technologically inclined crowd, however, as there's a lot of potential consumer value in the Shield console.
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Android Wear vs Apple Watch

I'm not sure where they're getting the idea that apps on Android Wear watches are simple and Apple Watch apps are more advanced. They're both simple if you compare them to smartphone apps. And um not even sure how they can say that as the Apple Watch isn't even out yet.

It's just that Android Wear focuses on time, notifications and Google Now, apps are there but not front and center.

The Apple Watch is about Time and apps, notifications are secondary and they have nothing like Google Now.

They have a different philosophy on how a watch should work, Google thinks it should augment the phone by giving you a portal into the phones notifications and Google Now cards. Based on Google's design they feel if your going to look at photos, make a phone call, browse maps, read social feeds and play games you should pull out your faster phone with its bigger screen to do so.

Apple is trying to replicate what worked on the iPhone and iPad on the watch and focus on, for better or worse, apps. And there are some situations where this make sense. I guess well see as Google and Apple iterate their watch software to see which one people want. My guess is they end up meeting in the middle.

As for the differences, the Apple Watch lets you make calls (but please don't) and you can send little hand drawn messages and drawings, and your heart beat. That's exclusive to the platform, but I just can't see myself using it. Feels gimmicky. But I'm sure it will be popular with kids.

Android Wear supports GPS and you can put music on your watch and connect Bluetooth headphones to it. So those who like to run or bike or anything athletic can leave the phone at home and still have your music and all your fitness tracking done. As of right now these features are not found in the Apple Watch. But are again likely not something I'd utilize, but definitely good for the athletic type.

But in the end it doesn't matter, they're not competing with one another. If you have an iPhone you can chose between an Apple Watch and a Pebble Watch and if you have an Android you can chose between an Android Wear watch and a Pebble Watch.
 
Apple Watch vs Android Wear: We compare functionality and value of both.
http://go.ign.com/7vEwCQq
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He got this right about Android Wear: Getting around the interface requires a lot of swipes and can be confusing in spots, and many tasks require you to use your phone for more advanced interactions. which isn't a huge problem if your just gazing at watchfaces and notifications, but anything else seems easier to just flip out the phone...
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Nvidia 3D Vision

I feel like I am in the extreme minority in that I enjoy 3D gaming and still use my Nvidia 3D Vision. I recently got Ori and the Blind Forest and this game is absolutely flawless in 3D. I really wouldn't want to play it any other way.

Before getting the 3D setup I thought that games like Battlefield would be my favorite in 3D, but it turned out to be side scrollers. Like Ori there's Rayman Origins, Rayman Legneds, The Adventures of Tintin, Trine, Trine 2. and Child of Light. They just have amazing depth and feel like they were made for 3D.

I'm glad I got the glasses 4 years ago, even though not many games work well in 3D. The glasses werent too expensive and I just couldn't live without 120fps the 120Hz monitor provides for some of my favorite FPS games.
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+nigel thornberry​ right on. Much appreciated :-)
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I got it literally 30 minutes after I asked that question lol
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This $80 USB dongle can't even make calls Today at its "Spring Forward" event, Apple unveiled its most magical notebook yet the new MacBook. It's ridiculously thin and light, sporting a retina display and a new pressure-sensitive touchpad. And it's also got just one port for charging and… #android
This $80 USB dongle can't even make calls Today at its "Spring Forward" event, Apple unveiled its most magical notebook yet the new MacBook. It's ridiculously thin and light, sporting a retina display and a new pressure-sensitive touchpad. And it's also got just one port for charging and connecting other stuff — a new reversible USB-C connector. The only problem? You'll need an...
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They make a fortune out of there ever changing accessories. But this is indeed to ridiculous. +Dave Loft​
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I'm going to go ahead and disagree with this take.

"Nvidia's New Shield Console Is Nothing To Get Excited About"

This device has two key selling features and you likely need to be interested in both to want to buy one today. First, it's an internet media box for the TV with Android games, that's well worth $100. Like the Nexus Player, Razer Forge TV and Amazon Fire TV, but instead of just 1080p it supports 4K. It's also a PC / Cloud game streaming box with a controller, that's also well worth $100. Same price as the Steam Link with Steam gamepad. But it has an edge over the Link as it supports games outside of Steam as well as cloud streaming for those with low end PC's. Combined that makes it easily worth the $200 asking price.

So I wouldn't dismiss it immediately, it's best in class at what it does. With that in mind, I don't think this first iteration will hit the huge numbers Jen-Hsun Huan was talking about, but it will likely be $100 next year and incorporated into smart TVs and all PC's with Nvidia hardware by the year after that. And you can bet Nvidia will launch 4K streaming before the next console refresh. I really think they are building to something that will compete with the next gen game systems. They're definitely playing the long game, so it's far too early to say "meh".

Oh and your comment "annoyance of being an Android device" shows some bias towards the product. I'd say most people would rather run Android in their living room than Windows. Who wan'ts to deal with anti-virus, OS updates, software updates and all the hassle that goes along with a full desktop OS. It's best suited for the desktop and it's pretty clear most people don't want Windows in their living room.

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+Frank Moncayo  That I'd agree with.
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  • Ryerson University
    Web Design and Development, 2010 - 2013
  • Seneca College
    Digital Media Technical Production, 2001 - 2003
  • Fanshawe College
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Web developer, blogger, gamer, music lover, Android touting, comic reading, tech obsessing geek.
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  • Staples Inc.
    Technology Associate, 2013 - 2014
  • Wind Mobile
    Mobile Sales, 2012 - 2013
  • The Mobile Shop
    Mobile Advisor, 2011 - 2012
  • Sears Connect
    Sales Associate, 2011 - 2011
  • Ryerson Book Store
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    Business Technology Professional, 2006 - 2010
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