iPhone X facial recognition and skiing?

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  1. Don in Morrison

    Don in Morrison Morrison Claystone Skier

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    A flip phone can be had for $15. That makes it $985 for the whistles and bells.
    I don't plan on paying near that much for my next laptop.
     
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  2. coskigirl

    coskigirl Out on the slopes Skier

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    I've rarely need the case for when I'm doing outdoors things. I have dropped my phone a stupid number of times getting in and out of my car.
     
  3. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Utah Team Gathermeister

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    I'm one of them. I feel like the case ruins the point of having a nice thin phone.

    I both ski and hike with my phone, and any other activities, without a case. I've never had a problem in about 6 years of smartphones. I'm on my third Samsung (Enfuse, a Galaxy S4, and a Galaxy S7). The worst thing I've probably done is dropped them on asphalt paths when driving a golf cart (several times) and just had dings and dents - no glass breakage.

    I've always figured if I had to get it re-glassed, or even buy a new phone, it's still worth it. But I haven't had to do either of those.
     
  4. neonorchid

    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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  5. neonorchid

    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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    I just checked out some of the live event ... that iX camera system is sweet!
     
  6. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    Well she had been using a flip phone for calls an an iTouch for emailing, etc, though that always required to be connected to wifi.
     
  7. mdf

    mdf back to being an ordinary Gatheree Skier

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    I have a snap-on case (no cover) that I use only in the winter to have a place to attach a lanyard. I like being able to take pictures without worrying about dropping it off the lift. My original plan was to epoxy a loop on the back.
     
  8. Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    No want or need here...
     
  9. Ken_R

    Ken_R Getting off the lift Skier

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  10. Posaune

    Posaune sliding Skier

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    Have you checked the prices lately? My flipper was fritzing out last winter and I went to replace it. I found out that it would now cost me well over $100 for a flip phone when I was used to getting them for nearly nothing. They had discontinued all of the models that I wanted. I work outside and the small size and shell casing were both big reasons I wanted it, but I settled for an iPhone instead.:nono:
     
  11. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    Does the iPhone x have the capability to have more than one facial recognition? You could do one with no goggles and helmet and one with goggles and helmet.
     
  12. John O

    John O Putting on skis Skier

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    Nope, only one face per phone.
     
  13. Philpug

    Philpug The Ski'er Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Plus the facial recogntion adjusts every time so it evolves with you.
     
  14. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Kinda like Mamie still recognize me after all these years?
     
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  15. Frankly

    Frankly Upwind of NY Skier

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    The funny thing about computers is that none of the companies have ever done lean mean software to take advantage of faster processors... instead they just bloat on more features and BS we don't need. If we get more RAM they just write fatter and sloppier code that uses up the same percentage of memory as before.

    I'd like an earlier generation OS (with all the bugs fixed and UI tweaked) running under the latest hardware so its 10x faster. That's what would make my life better.

    Give me Adobe Photoshop v.5 from 1997 functionality on a modern processor with a TB of RAM... that sucker would fly!!!
     
  16. MikeS

    MikeS freeski919 Instructor

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    Just get a Pixel, and you won't have to worry about facial recognition.

    The big question I have about the facial recognition is whether or not it will work with eyes closed. Because if it does, it means anybody can unlock your phone while you sleep. Admittedly, I didn't look up a thing about these phones because Apple products interest me about as much as foot fungus, so maybe that question has been answered somewhere else.
     

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