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#1 TrekMD

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

Has anyone been following this?

 

 

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Mark your Calendars: February 8th
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CLASSIC GAMES, NEW FORMAT!

Created for people who love to game, in terms of tech, design and content; Gameband Atari Edition is a powerful smartwatch, like no other.

We launch Gameband Atari Edition via Kickstarter on February 8!

 


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#2 jmjustin6

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:32 PM

I did see something about this on facebook. As a Samsung smartwatch and atari user i am very interested in this.
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#3 TrekMD

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:08 AM

I will admit to be curious but I haven't bitten on the smartwatch idea.  We'll see what happens when I see these.


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#4 Shinto

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:31 PM

I've been following this pretty closely, such that I was able to get in on the $99 super-early-bird price (just barely), and I'm actually pretty excited about it.  My job requires that I carry a work phone, and I really don't like having any personal stuff on it (music, podcasts, etc.) but at the same time, I also don't want to carry around a whole second phone for that sort of thing.  However, a smartwatch with an SD card slot?  That should work nicely.  It's got WiFi and Bluetooth and a USB-C port as well, so it looks pretty versatile.

 

As for actual gaming on the 1.63-inch (4.14cm) square screen, that will take some convincing.  I don't play any smartphone games, and haven't played a game on a watch since I was in the 7th grade, but I see how some Atari games could be conducive to the smartwatch format.  Breakout, for example, would work well using either the built-in motion sensor or a finger.

 

The other side of the watch-gaming coin token looks like a game delivery platform called PixelFurnace, which can be installed and run directly from the smartwatch's storage when plugged into a computer (Windows/Mac/Linux).  You could, I guess, run Atari Vault or whatever on any computer without having to install it on the computer itself.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:21 AM

I would have been all over this but alas, I jumped on the Apple Watch train last fall & it is one of, if not the best gadget purchases I have ever made. I love it! Hopefully the Atari GameBand is just as cool! 


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#6 Rowsdower70

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Posted Yesterday, 09:42 AM

They should call it FatBit......

 

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#7 TrekMD

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Posted Yesterday, 02:19 PM

I've yet to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon.  Looking at some second generation ones now to see if they are something I want. 


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#8 jmjustin6

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Posted Yesterday, 04:20 PM

I've yet to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon. Looking at some second generation ones now to see if they are something I want.


If you are looking for a good smartwaych i recommend the Samsung galaxy gear S

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#9 Arenafoot

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Posted Yesterday, 06:32 PM

I'd pass............ I would rather get the Atari Pong coffee table for $900 instead (if I had the money)!!

 

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#10 TrekMD

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Posted Yesterday, 09:21 PM

If you are looking for a good smartwaych i recommend the Samsung galaxy gear S

 

Thanks. I'm looking at the Asus ZenWatch 3.  Now that version 2.0 of Android Wear is out I'm more interested.  I've heard the Galaxy Gear S is very good also. 


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