1. robertk328's Avatar
    I hated the silicone band after less than a week.
    Love the silicone bands! Super comfortable But we're all different -- glad you found what works for you.
    01-26-2016 04:11 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    yes. my apple watch sport screen was annoyingly scratched up after 3 months. look at your phone screen: if it is scratched your watch will be too. i sold mine and bought a stainless steel apple watch with sapphire screen about a month ago, the steel has a few scratches but the screen is flawless. and you can buff out the scratches on the steel, not on the aluminum
    That's why I installed a screen protector to prevent scratches in the long run :P
    01-26-2016 04:52 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    Stainless steel I had the SGS like you but really wanted the stainless and exchanged it. In the store I thought it was too shiny, but I kept thinking about it and after a week of that (which can be exhausting) I brought it in, made the swap, and haven't looked back. I do think the SGS looks real sharp, but I had my mind set on the SS when I went in and thought I'd save a few $ by going with the sport. But it wasn't what I wanted and I knew I had to change it while I was in the exchange period. There's medication for that sort of thing, so I'm told
    Hahaha!

    I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying your SS!

    The Space Black is gorgeous.
    01-26-2016 04:53 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I've had one for about a month now and I'm very happy with it. I got the Sport 42mm Space Gray. Battery life is great and I don't see any scratches or scuffs yet. I hated the silicone band after less than a week. I got the Apple Leather Loop as a replacement and it's way more comfortable.

    I don't know what else can be improved in the next version of the Apple Watch, but right now I'm not clamoring for any improvements and will still enjoy mine even if a new version comes out in March. The only thing I would like to see in future versions is a 46 or 50mm watch size for people who like their watches on the larger side.
    It's good to hear that!

    I was planning to get the leather loop as well, still considering whether the price is worth it.

    I might wait until March and see what new bands they release.
    01-26-2016 04:54 PM
  5. hussberry's Avatar
    I don't know where you from but you can get a used apple watch ss for around the same price u paid for a new one
    01-26-2016 07:47 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    Hahaha!

    I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying your SS!

    The Space Black is gorgeous.
    I have the Stainless version - even though I got the space gray sport, I preferred that and the more silvery style of the stainless as it seems compatible with more colors of the bands. Personally didn't prefer the look of the silver aluminum in the Sport.
    01-27-2016 05:33 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    I have the Stainless version - even though I got the space gray sport, I preferred that and the more silvery style of the stainless as it seems compatible with more colors of the bands. Personally didn't prefer the look of the silver aluminum in the Sport.
    Agreed, I'm not a big fan of the silver aluminum.

    The SG, RG and Gold is
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    01-27-2016 05:36 AM
  8. Snoweagle's Avatar
    Agreed, I'm not a big fan of the silver aluminum.

    The SG, RG and Gold is
    I'm actually not a fan of the sports series, hence bought SS. But the Edition series on the other hand, is plain ridiculously expensive!
    01-27-2016 06:44 AM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    I'm actually not a fan of the sports series, hence bought SS. But the Edition series on the other hand, is plain ridiculously expensive!
    I'll be saving up for the Space Black SS next time around :P

    They are expensive! I'd rather get a $10k Rolex or Cartier watch.
    01-27-2016 06:46 AM
  10. Snoweagle's Avatar
    I'll be saving up for the Space Black SS next time around :P

    They are expensive! I'd rather get a $10k Rolex or Cartier watch.
    I'm waiting to see what Watch 2 has to offer.

    Very true, for that price I'd rather get my dream Rolex with lots of cash to spare.
    01-27-2016 06:50 AM
  11. TripleOne's Avatar
    I'm waiting to see what Watch 2 has to offer.

    Very true, for that price I'd rather get my dream Rolex with lots of cash to spare.
    Same here.

    I might have to choose between the iPhone 7 Plus or the Watch 2 if they both come out this Fall.
    01-27-2016 06:50 AM
  12. Snoweagle's Avatar
    Same here.

    I might have to choose between the iPhone 7 Plus or the Watch 2 if they both come out this Fall.
    I just signed a 24 mths mobile plan for the 6s Plus a couple of mths back so will only have to wait for 7s Plus. So if Watch 2 is out this year, might jump on it depending if the upgrade if worth it.
    01-27-2016 06:58 AM
  13. Sander Soots's Avatar
    Hello,

    I'm thinking of getting the Apple Watch, it's more of a want than a need.

    Should I wait until September? Or get one now?
    Now?
    Are you happy with what you would get from apple atm if you had to say, use it for 2 years? I find the activity tracker (helps me not get too fat, sleep++ even helps me sleep properly), notification centre (do i need to act on it or can i ignore it?), apps (authy on wrist for 2 factor, currency calculator on trip, weather reports) and changable bands to be enough for me atm. There are also novelety features such as take your phonecall on your watch (wich unless you are alone in quiet is bad idea) or put the call on hold while you ansfer on your phone (quite nice) and ability to use watch as viewfinder for iphone camera but I feel that besides tring them out few times they are not gonna entertain for long. Lifeline games are cool and so is Spy_Watch but thats about where cool games end IMHO. I'm betting on more watchfaces and better os features in the future, but atm, as it stands, this is okay. It's only competitor in my eyes is MS Band 2 and unless you are looking for more sports toy than watch you can't go wrong. In Estonia we don't have apple pay, nor do we have normal apps for mass transit to use on wrist so the uses are limited, so if previous stuff was not enough, see how it fares in your region for addional services.

    Future?
    For me, there is no question, that this watch is worth it's money (got black sports watch) and I don't want to wait because honestly I don't see how they can improve from here very much. Facetime camera would be awesome but I can't figure out where to put it (in the front for facetime video? I don't have the strenght to hold my hand infront on my mouth for over few minutes anyway, if we put it into edge, then it might be good for showing but not much else and there will be no swivel for shure). Battery life really isn't a problem. Sensors? Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate (optical) are there, I would love to get altimeter (for stairs) and skin temperature sensors in there. If we go crazy then why not Ambient Light, UV, Barometer and Compass? I don't really have problem with watch being tethered to my iPhone so I don't care if it has builtin gps or not, aslong as they fix it in software - my iPhone should be able to share gps to ipad or apple watch.

    TLR
    Putting it together in other words I'm happy with my current watch and unless they add ****loads of new sensors onto it, waterproofing for swimming, making it bigger, adding battery life etc all in the same time I will skip the next apple watch and stay with what I have. Most of the issues seem to me in software not hardware. Unless you are not happy with what is being in offered, I would just go and buy.
    01-28-2016 04:13 AM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    Nice first post, @Sander Soots Welcome to iMore!
    01-29-2016 06:23 AM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Now?
    Are you happy with what you would get from apple atm if you had to say, use it for 2 years? I find the activity tracker (helps me not get too fat, sleep++ even helps me sleep properly), notification centre (do i need to act on it or can i ignore it?), apps (authy on wrist for 2 factor, currency calculator on trip, weather reports) and changable bands to be enough for me atm. There are also novelety features such as take your phonecall on your watch (wich unless you are alone in quiet is bad idea) or put the call on hold while you ansfer on your phone (quite nice) and ability to use watch as viewfinder for iphone camera but I feel that besides tring them out few times they are not gonna entertain for long. Lifeline games are cool and so is Spy_Watch but thats about where cool games end IMHO. I'm betting on more watchfaces and better os features in the future, but atm, as it stands, this is okay. It's only competitor in my eyes is MS Band 2 and unless you are looking for more sports toy than watch you can't go wrong. In Estonia we don't have apple pay, nor do we have normal apps for mass transit to use on wrist so the uses are limited, so if previous stuff was not enough, see how it fares in your region for addional services.

    Future?
    For me, there is no question, that this watch is worth it's money (got black sports watch) and I don't want to wait because honestly I don't see how they can improve from here very much. Facetime camera would be awesome but I can't figure out where to put it (in the front for facetime video? I don't have the strenght to hold my hand infront on my mouth for over few minutes anyway, if we put it into edge, then it might be good for showing but not much else and there will be no swivel for shure). Battery life really isn't a problem. Sensors? Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate (optical) are there, I would love to get altimeter (for stairs) and skin temperature sensors in there. If we go crazy then why not Ambient Light, UV, Barometer and Compass? I don't really have problem with watch being tethered to my iPhone so I don't care if it has builtin gps or not, aslong as they fix it in software - my iPhone should be able to share gps to ipad or apple watch.

    TLR
    Putting it together in other words I'm happy with my current watch and unless they add ****loads of new sensors onto it, waterproofing for swimming, making it bigger, adding battery life etc all in the same time I will skip the next apple watch and stay with what I have. Most of the issues seem to me in software not hardware. Unless you are not happy with what is being in offered, I would just go and buy.
    Well said! I tried reading that in one breath and almost died.
    Welcome to iMore!
    01-29-2016 06:33 AM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    Now?
    Are you happy with what you would get from apple atm if you had to say, use it for 2 years? I find the activity tracker (helps me not get too fat, sleep++ even helps me sleep properly), notification centre (do i need to act on it or can i ignore it?), apps (authy on wrist for 2 factor, currency calculator on trip, weather reports) and changable bands to be enough for me atm. There are also novelety features such as take your phonecall on your watch (wich unless you are alone in quiet is bad idea) or put the call on hold while you ansfer on your phone (quite nice) and ability to use watch as viewfinder for iphone camera but I feel that besides tring them out few times they are not gonna entertain for long. Lifeline games are cool and so is Spy_Watch but thats about where cool games end IMHO. I'm betting on more watchfaces and better os features in the future, but atm, as it stands, this is okay. It's only competitor in my eyes is MS Band 2 and unless you are looking for more sports toy than watch you can't go wrong. In Estonia we don't have apple pay, nor do we have normal apps for mass transit to use on wrist so the uses are limited, so if previous stuff was not enough, see how it fares in your region for addional services.

    Future?
    For me, there is no question, that this watch is worth it's money (got black sports watch) and I don't want to wait because honestly I don't see how they can improve from here very much. Facetime camera would be awesome but I can't figure out where to put it (in the front for facetime video? I don't have the strenght to hold my hand infront on my mouth for over few minutes anyway, if we put it into edge, then it might be good for showing but not much else and there will be no swivel for shure). Battery life really isn't a problem. Sensors? Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate (optical) are there, I would love to get altimeter (for stairs) and skin temperature sensors in there. If we go crazy then why not Ambient Light, UV, Barometer and Compass? I don't really have problem with watch being tethered to my iPhone so I don't care if it has builtin gps or not, aslong as they fix it in software - my iPhone should be able to share gps to ipad or apple watch.

    TLR
    Putting it together in other words I'm happy with my current watch and unless they add ****loads of new sensors onto it, waterproofing for swimming, making it bigger, adding battery life etc all in the same time I will skip the next apple watch and stay with what I have. Most of the issues seem to me in software not hardware. Unless you are not happy with what is being in offered, I would just go and buy.
    Thank you for the input!

    I did end up getting one :P

    Oh and welcome to iMore!
    01-29-2016 08:34 AM
  17. IphoneMadness's Avatar
    where would you buy a protective screen if needed?
    01-29-2016 01:30 PM
  18. robertk328's Avatar
    where would you buy a protective screen if needed?
    Amazon has a bunch Depending on where you live, if you have a mall nearby there could be a Zagg kiosk (or similar) that can sell you one and possibly install it.
    01-29-2016 03:57 PM
  19. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Love it!

    The battery life is also great so far. Planning to get a leather strap for it, but might wait until March.


    Which one are you rocking on your wrist?
    Space grey sports watch! It has a protector all the way around. I'm wondering if I should switch from whatever this plastic protector is to tempered glass but I was definitely worried that it wouldn't work well with force touch.
    01-29-2016 05:23 PM
  20. TripleOne's Avatar
    Space grey sports watch! It has a protector all the way around. I'm wondering if I should switch from whatever this plastic protector is to tempered glass but I was definitely worried that it wouldn't work well with force touch.
    Tempered glass would be nicer imo. It should work just fine with force touch
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    01-29-2016 08:26 PM
  21. Snoweagle's Avatar
    Space grey sports watch! It has a protector all the way around. I'm wondering if I should switch from whatever this plastic protector is to tempered glass but I was definitely worried that it wouldn't work well with force touch.
    Force Touch should work.
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    01-29-2016 09:20 PM
  22. gagatronics's Avatar
    Just ordered the Hermes Cuff, I always have worn cuff watches and I can't believe I actually get to have my cake and eat it too.
    Nice! Can u post some pics please? How do u like it so far?
    01-30-2016 12:52 AM
  23. bilbothejust's Avatar
    Totally agree. I originally bought a Sport 42mm in April '15 and sold it in July '15 because the software and performance were not very compelling...and I quietly awaited an announcement for when/if an Apple Watch 2 would surface in early '16.

    So, I've been following blogs and this site ever since, gathering info for the software and hardware of the Watch 2 and OS 2.2. After the recent announcement that the Watch 2 wouldn't be until Sept '16 I figured since Amazon has some great prices on the 42mm Sport I would not wait for the Watch 2. The software is catching up to the hardware. So in a few days I'll be sporting a Gen 1 Sport and for the price? Perfect.
    02-01-2016 02:48 PM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    Totally agree. I originally bought a Sport 42mm in April '15 and sold it in July '15 because the software and performance were not very compelling...and I quietly awaited an announcement for when/if an Apple Watch 2 would surface in early '16.

    So, I've been following blogs and this site ever since, gathering info for the software and hardware of the Watch 2 and OS 2.2. After the recent announcement that the Watch 2 wouldn't be until Sept '16 I figured since Amazon has some great prices on the 42mm Sport I would not wait for the Watch 2. The software is catching up to the hardware. So in a few days I'll be sporting a Gen 1 Sport and for the price? Perfect.
    Grats!

    I got mine the moment the rumors said that it won't launch in early 2016.
    02-01-2016 07:21 PM
  25. swarlos's Avatar
    Thank you!

    Next time, I'll save up for the stainless steel

    I do love the aluminium Space Grey on the Sport
    The space black SS is soooo sexy I love mine
    02-02-2016 05:32 AM
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