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Apple Bike computer - Would you use it?

post #1 of 12
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This news release came out about a bike computer that Apple has applied for a patent for(ooof bad grammar)

 

 

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/general/1279522/apple-patents-cycle-computer-concept

 

 

 

Discuss

post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

This news release came out about a bike computer that Apple has applied for a patent for(ooof bad grammar)

 

 

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/general/1279522/apple-patents-cycle-computer-concept

 

 

 

Discuss


 

Will it help me clean that rocky section of singletrack that I have trouble with? (more bad grammar)
 

post #3 of 12

It doesn't sound very different to me from what is out there now. Bike computers have gone way beyond the old Avocet 30 days. With ANT architecture a lot of different devices can already be mixed together to do just about everything Apple is talking about there.

post #4 of 12

I don't use anything that has half eaten fruit on it

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

It doesn't sound very different to me from what is out there now. Bike computers have gone way beyond the old Avocet 30 days. With ANT architecture a lot of different devices can already be mixed together to do just about everything Apple is talking about there.


Anyone can ask for a Re-Exam.  

post #6 of 12

Would you use it?

 

Certainly not until they actually have a real product. And if they get to that point... then most likely not.

post #7 of 12

How can you patent something that already exists? Typical behaviour of Crapple; all existing bike computer manufacturers should be on notice that they will receive cease and desist notice from Crapple in the future for doing what they have been doing for years.

post #8 of 12

They might play with the idea but I doubt they will invest too much into it. The market jus isn't big enough for Apple to invest too heavily into it. Besides, wouldn't it be easier just to create an app for an iphone?

post #9 of 12

I don't see this coming to fruition.  While I do use half-eaten fruit, it's not apparent that there's anything here that my Garmin doesn't already do.  Perhaps Apple could simplify the interface to my Garmin (that might be nice), but I already think my Garmin is slight overkill.  I've got a 705 -- the 500 came out this year, and looks to be more appropriate for my needs.  But no reason to downgrade.

 

Mike

post #10 of 12

I'd pass on it in favor of the Windows equivalent    

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by gregmerz View Post

I'd pass on it in favor of the Windows equivalent    


I certainly would.....

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

They might play with the idea but I doubt they will invest too much into it. The market jus isn't big enough for Apple to invest too heavily into it. Besides, wouldn't it be easier just to create an app for an iphone?


A lot of corps are pushing for trivial-claim patents these days on the odd chance something will get allowed; they get the published application as a defensive publication out of it at least, and what do you want to bet one of the claims is for a mobile phone?

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