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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Which apps read the card? Do you have to point your Music app to the card vs. internal storage? Video app? Camera app?

Adding an SD card means fiddling is required, and Apple is staunchly anti-fiddling.
There's no fiddling. Apple can extend their ALAsset API. I'll bet most people here don't even know what the ALAsset API is.

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Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
In a funny way, the watch works best when you ignore it.
I was thinking this exact thing this afternoon.

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Originally Posted by starman View Post
There's no fiddling. Apple can extend their ALAsset API. I'll bet most people here don't even know what the ALAsset API is.
Right, and after I'm done taking video and pull the SD card out to transfer it to my iMac, how does the ALAsset API help the fact that I didn't fiddle with the phone and set it to save video files to the SD card? And then what do I do if I've chosen a poor quality SD card with low speeds and my video quality suffers?
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Right, and after I'm done taking video and pull the SD card out to transfer it to my iMac, how does the ALAsset API help the fact that I didn't fiddle with the phone and set it to save video files to the SD card? And then what do I do if I've chosen a poor quality SD card with low speeds and my video quality suffers?
Because I said the SD card would be read only. Apple can do that easily. I had already stated that above.

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May 8, 2015, 01:49 PM
 
Right, but a read-only SD card solves zero problems expressed by others in this thread.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Right, but a read-only SD card solves zero problems expressed by others in this thread.
Wrong. I said:

I had to remove the last of my HD movies from my iPhone 6+ because I was running out of room. Nope, screw that. I want an SD card option.

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How does a read only card solve a storage problem?
     
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Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
How does a read only card solve a storage problem?
Simple. My movies and music go on the card, leaving the phone free for dynamic content like pictures and videos I take with the camera.

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Originally Posted by starman View Post
There's no fiddling. Apple can extend their ALAsset API. I'll bet most people here don't even know what the ALAsset API is.
Sure I do! It's right next to the Johnson rod.
I'll PayPal $5 to whoever gets that reference without googling.
     
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May 8, 2015, 10:07 PM
 
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Because I said the SD card would be read only. Apple can do that easily. I had already stated that above.
Oh.

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for...somebody else. Like an SD card reader and an app that can read from that. Buy them; they exist.
     
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Sure I do! It's right next to the Johnson rod.
I'll PayPal $5 to whoever gets that reference without googling.
Such language! Don't go to a new mechanic, obviously
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You missed my edit.
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May 9, 2015, 09:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Oh.

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for...somebody else. Like an SD card reader and an app that can read from that. Buy them; they exist.
I've got a wireless hard drive for those occasions. 2TB, full of music and movies. We use it for the kids when we go camping, or on long road trips.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Oh.

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for...somebody else. Like an SD card reader and an app that can read from that. Buy them; they exist.
That's pretty crappy if you're shooting video on your phone on the go and don't want to deal with a dongle and juggle USB drives, readers, and full-size SD cards. I just pop in an extra 128GB, which is 2hrs of 4k video, and swap as needed. No hassles.
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May 9, 2015, 11:03 AM
 
The removable part is nice because then you can just throw the card away afterwards rather than pretend you'll watch two hours of vacation videos.
     
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May 9, 2015, 02:53 PM
 
It would be kinda nice if Apple did a video Prosumer version of the iPhone with 512gb of storage, and/or removable storage and maybe a thunderbolt connection to load it to your Mac.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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That's pretty crappy if you're shooting video on your phone on the go and don't want to deal with a dongle and juggle USB drives, readers, and full-size SD cards. I just pop in an extra 128GB, which is 2hrs of 4k video, and swap as needed. No hassles.
That was not the suggested scenario.

Starman specifically suggested read-only to avoid the software fiddling.

That already exists.
     
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May 9, 2015, 09:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
That was not the suggested scenario.

Starman specifically suggested read-only to avoid the software fiddling.

That already exists.
Not without a dongle.

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May 10, 2015, 04:02 AM
 
So? Existing solutions are more flexible than what you're looking for (good luck finding a 2 TB SD card), and plugging in a cable is actually less fiddly than swapping an SD card - not to mention wifi solutions. No dongle there.

Use case is covered, end of story.
     
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May 10, 2015, 07:40 AM
 
Battery life of the watch appears to be going up. Plugged it in at over 60% last night.
     
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At the end of a day of medium use mine is at ~30%, that's not too bad. It's worse than my LG Urbane, the endurance champ at 3 days between charges, but it isn't terrible, it does charge up very quickly, however.
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
So? Existing solutions are more flexible than what you're looking for (good luck finding a 2 TB SD card), and plugging in a cable is actually less fiddly than swapping an SD card - not to mention wifi solutions. No dongle there.

Use case is covered, end of story.
I don't like the solution. Not end of story.

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May 10, 2015, 03:54 PM
 
Ah. You're going for the Quixotic approach.

I like that in a man.
     
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Just took it off after 12 hours. 75% battery remaining. Pretty happy.
     
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Ah. You're going for the Quixotic approach.

I like that in a man.
Oh, come one, can't you understand: he wants a solution that was so popular that even Samsung dropped it.

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Got a late beta of the Tesla Watch app and it's pretty damned awesome stuff. Almost everything you can do with the car, aside from drive it, you can control with the Watch (like you can with the iOS app). I nearly had a nerdgasm while tinkering with it.
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Wrong. I said:
Wrong. I said:

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Is your fly unzipped?
     
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May 11, 2015, 10:36 AM
 
Also, how do you like it?
     
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May 11, 2015, 10:57 AM
 
Mother-in-law's watch, 38mm with leather band. Neat, fun to play with. Not something I can financially justify right now.
     
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You missed my edit.
Crap. PM me your PayPal addy.
     
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May 11, 2015, 11:25 AM
 
I'm pretty much 100% going to be getting version 2 of this thing.

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I'm pretty much 100% going to be getting version 2 of this thing.
I'm at 99.9%, only because I've gone 15 or so years without a watch, it's been so liberating.
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Crap. PM me your PayPal addy.
Give it to a good cause of your choice.
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I'm at 99.9%, only because I've gone 15 or so years without a watch, it's been so liberating.
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Choose freedom over the shackles of Apple.
Those bastards.
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May 11, 2015, 04:56 PM
 
I will say- this watch is motivating me to workout more.
     
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Interesting you say that about working out. Again, this is another example of where the watch doesn't do much, but what it does it does just right. I've set it to a certain level of activity per day, with a reminder kicking in if I don't hit that goal.
     
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I will say- this watch is motivating me to workout more.
Do you take the "time to stand up" recommendations seriously? If you work a job which requires a lot of desk time, I could see this actually being a decent motivator to get off the ol' butt for a few minutes.
     
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"Time to stand up" happens at THE most inconvenient times.

Skype call for work
Playing H1Z1
Literally right after I mowed the lawn and sat to eat lunch (WTF?)
In the movie theater
etc.

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I think that "feature" would drive me bonkers.

It'd be like a reprimand from my microwave.
     
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A friend of mine has one of those smart desks, that changes height ever so often to make you get up out of your seat. THAT would drive me nuts.
     
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
"Time to stand up" happens at THE most inconvenient times.

Skype call for work
Playing H1Z1
Literally right after I mowed the lawn and sat to eat lunch (WTF?)
In the movie theater
etc.
Agreed- they need to tweak this somehow. It always notifies me to stand while I'm driving...

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Do you take the "time to stand up" recommendations seriously? If you work a job which requires a lot of desk time, I could see this actually being a decent motivator to get off the ol' butt for a few minutes.
I do take them seriously (unless in the car). I just get up and take a lap around the office and then back to my desk.
     
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I do take them seriously (unless in the car).
Wise move. We know how that turned out for Tupac.
     
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On day three with one charge. I will have to charge tonight, but it has held up nicely.
     
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dupe post sorry!
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