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  • (Finebros) So today, we're actually gonna have you react

  • - to some new technology. - Ooh, boy.

  • What weird thing are we doing today?

  • - (Finebros) You're reacting to this. - Oh, yeah.

  • No kidding. Isn't that cute?

  • Ooh!

  • Oh, is that the Apple Watch?

  • The Apple Watch.

  • It's, uh, Apple Watch, right?

  • Oh my god! Is this an Apple Watch?

  • Oh shoot, this is so exciting.

  • (Finebros) Well, go ahead and try it on.

  • Oh yeah. (chuckles)

  • Try it on? Take it home. I mean, good gravy.

  • (movie reel clicks)

  • (Finebros) So how do you know about the Apple Watch?

  • Oh, golly. It's been on the news everywhere.

  • On television. They won't let you not hear about it.

  • You'd have to be dead not to know about this one.

  • Not only have I heard about it, but I look on my phone one day,

  • and there's the app for it right there.

  • (Finebros) What do you think the watch can do?

  • I don't know, but I'm assuming that what it does

  • is the same thing that your iPhone would do.

  • Probably watch TV really small.

  • I'm not sure.

  • I don't know the functionality that they have this thing.

  • It just looks good to me.

  • Physical stuff and tells me how many steps I'm taking.

  • That's a good thing. We need to be taking 10,000 a day.

  • I think I can send email on it? I can receive email on it.

  • If I can see it.

  • (whispering) Everything but wipe your ass.

  • (Finebros) What it does, it gives you a lot of features

  • a normal watch could never do.

  • Before we talk about exactly what,

  • we want you to play around with the watch.

  • All right.

  • Is it okay if I wear my reading glasses?

  • So here's the ti-- why does it keep coming and going?

  • What do I have to do to make it stay?

  • Okay. Well, it went off, so it's black.

  • So I guess you press it and then it gets out--

  • "What can I help you with?"

  • What is this? Oh, okay.

  • Oh, whoa. That's too fast.

  • Let's see what happens. Oh!

  • Man, a whole bunch of bubbles pop up here.

  • This appears to be a lot of choices that I can make.

  • These are all apps, right? Or what do you call these?

  • I feel like you need a stylus to do this properly.

  • With my fat fingers, I'll probably get four of them at one time.

  • "You press it and then again what can I help you with your--

  • with your press it and then again what can I--"

  • It seems like it's rep-- (chortles)

  • Can you talk to this watch?

  • (Finebros) So the same button that's on the top there,

  • you can also use it as a dial,

  • - and that way you can zoom in and out. - Oh!

  • Okay, I see.

  • They did their homework on this.

  • ♪ I've got the whole world in my hands

  • Here's my tracking for my exercise.

  • Set calories. (gasps)

  • Oh, so you can put in how many calories you want to burn?

  • This is actually pretty easy to read. I'm surprised.

  • Way too much information on my arm.

  • I can just go for the time. That's good enough.

  • I really like it.

  • It's definitely a gadget that'll get in my toolbox eventually.

  • I can communicate with anyone in the world.

  • Anyone in the world right now just having this on my wrist.

  • I can't even fathom that that could happen, and here it is.

  • What brilliance.

  • (Finebros) So one of the features is a calendar,

  • where it'll buzz at you

  • and remind you when you have appointments.

  • Compared to what you currently use

  • to keep track of your calendar,

  • is that useful if it was right on your wrist?

  • Yeah, that'd be great.

  • This would be even better for me.

  • You know something? I don't trust it.

  • Things get lost. They do.

  • My paper calendar on my desk is always there.

  • (Finebros) Also, you can read and send emails and text messages.

  • That is-- that is space age.

  • How much can you read and how small the fine print is gonna be

  • in this small device? That's what I'm concerned.

  • Initially, I said that I don't need one of those.

  • I'm okay with a Rolex.

  • But, um, think I'll take a backseat

  • with all the things this thing does.

  • I guess it'd be convenient.

  • I remember I got depressed when the fax machines came out.

  • There was this school psychologist at the time.

  • And parents used to have to wait till we mailed them things.

  • Now they wanted the results by fax right then.

  • I think a lot of very bad situations would be avoided

  • if we could take a day or two to think about it before answering.

  • (Finebros) There's also a fitness app

  • right inside of the watch with it to track all of your steps

  • and to track your calories and reminds you when to stand up--

  • Shut the front door! Really?

  • I think that's fabulous.

  • If that'll motivate people to be more... (watch beeps)

  • Ooh, ooh! Something. It just said something.

  • Oh, see? See? It said, "Afternoon move goal in progress."

  • I just burnt a calorie when I did that.

  • (Finebros) Another thing that it can do

  • - is you can use it as a phone. - No.

  • Wow.

  • You just talk into your wrist?

  • Texting I won't do. Answer the phone, I would do that.

  • - (watch ringing) - Oh my god.

  • - (watch ringing) - Oh my-- (laughs loudly)

  • - (watch ringing) - Okay, incoming call.

  • And I would guess that I hit the green button.

  • - (Finebros, on phone) Hello? - My goodness.

  • Oh my god. The Rolex definitely is in the trash.

  • (Finebros) Did you ever think you'd be

  • - making a call with a watch? - No, I never did.

  • Oh, hey. Can you Skype me? I'd like to see what you look like.

  • (Finebros) No, there's no camera on that watch.

  • But it's gonna be. (laughs)

  • I don't want everybody to hear everything I have to say.

  • And I don't want to hear what everybody else has to say.

  • So now we can even have more private conversations

  • going on in public.

  • (Finebros) So can you talk about specifically how,

  • in your lifetime, the idea of a watch

  • being able to do futuristic things

  • is something that has been in fiction for a long time.

  • Right. Dick Tracy.

  • It's like a Dick Tracy watch.

  • The young folks don't even know Dick Tracy.

  • They haven't even heard his name.

  • There was this great comic called Dick Tracy.

  • And Dick Tracy had a two-way watch,

  • and we thought it was pretty cool.

  • The first thing was just the Dick Tracy wristwatch

  • that you could talk into.

  • That was like, "Nah, that'll never happen."

  • (Finebros) What does that feel like, that something

  • - that felt like fantasy actually exists? - It's shocking.

  • We sent our first people to the moon

  • with slide rules and adding machines.

  • Now this thing's got more power

  • than probably the biggest computer they had invented by then.

  • I think of my grandparents.

  • You know, they saw the telephone come in.

  • They saw the automobile come in.

  • And here we are so far beyond that.

  • (Finebros) So a lot of what we just talked about

  • of what the watch can do, there's actually a catch.

  • Uh-oh.

  • (Finebros) A lot of the functions do not work

  • unless you also have a recent iPhone to pair the watch with.

  • Ooh.

  • Why do you need the watch if you have to use the iPhone?

  • That doesn't make sense.

  • I did not hear any of those claims when they do the advertising.

  • They need to clarify.

  • I think they should wait a while

  • and devise one that can work by itself.

  • Just going from one step to another doesn't happen overnight.

  • So this is just a first step on doing this.

  • I don't mind that it just hooks to the phone. That's okay.

  • But they'd have to get it way lower in price.

  • Really all it is is a fancy Bluetooth device.

  • (Finebros) So last question:

  • do you think this is necessary technology that people need,

  • or is this kind of overboard?

  • I think it's a little redundant.

  • I think it's going overboard.

  • And it's not so much trouble

  • to take your iPhone out of your pocket.

  • (chuckling) I mean, you know.

  • Any kind of advancement in technology

  • is something that's necessary. It's necessary to learn it.

  • Old people get older

  • when they stop accepting the changes that are happening

  • and stop expecting new changes to come around.

  • I want to have that. I want to have that flexibility.

  • Thanks for watching Elders React.

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  • Now I'm sending an email to every person on the planet

  • saying, "Goodbye!"

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ELDERS REACT TO APPLE WATCH

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    Jeff Hsiao posted on 2015/06/01
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