1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I read that the Watch is “...now the top-selling brand across the watch market as a whole.” With that in mind, will it sway those of you reluctant to part from your traditional watch to get an Watch?
    11-19-2018 02:11 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I thought Series 3 did a good job of presenting the best watch out there on the market. Then came Series 4 and I was very close to trade my Series 3 in for a 4 but decided not to at the last minute.

    I’m sure with whatever Series 5 brings, doubters, skeptics and the likes will also take a liking and Apple will sell even more watches.

    Time will tell.
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    11-19-2018 02:16 PM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    It's nice because it offers quite a bit more functionality than traditional watches. I was never a watch guy but the Apple Watch add value to my day that traditional watches otherwise didn't. My wife wasn't a watch person either but now loves her Apple Watch. These are the types of stories that I think Apple (and I'd imagine other smartwatch makers) can really capitalize on. They offer something that watches otherwise didn't.

    As Apple continues to implement more health conscious features, I'm sure adoption will continue to grow. I'd bet they'd see even greater success if they open compatibility with other operating systems.
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    11-19-2018 03:03 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I thought Series 3 did a good job of presenting the best watch out there on the market. Then came Series 4 and I was very close to trade my Series 3 in for a 4 but decided not to at the last minute.

    I’m sure with whatever Series 5 brings, doubters, skeptics and the likes will also take a liking and Apple will sell even more watches.

    Time will tell.
    The Series 4 is an awesome smart watch and although it’s a little tempting, it doesn’t offer enough for me to upgrade from my Series 3.
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    11-19-2018 03:21 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's nice because it offers quite a bit more functionality than traditional watches. I was never a watch guy but the Apple Watch add value to my day that traditional watches otherwise didn't. My wife wasn't a watch person either but now loves her Apple Watch. These are the types of stories that I think Apple (and I'd imagine other smartwatch makers) can really capitalize on. They offer something that watches otherwise didn't.

    As Apple continues to implement more health conscious features, I'm sure adoption will continue to grow. I'd bet they'd see even greater success if they open compatibility with other operating systems.
    I’ve worn a watch since I was about 7 years old so I’d feel lost without seeing one on my wrist. The Watch is just icing on the cake for me. I love using it and it’s very practical in my life.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 11-19-2018 at 05:14 PM.
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    11-19-2018 03:22 PM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    I don't even own a watch that I wear outside the house since getting my first Apple watch. My other watches are used while getting dressed for work in the AM.
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    11-19-2018 03:26 PM
  7. MasterDarque's Avatar
    ...I’d feel lost without seeing one in my wrist...
    ...’seeing one IN your wrist’...???
    Now that’s got to be quite some ‘procedure’ to have on and off of your wrist each day...
    ;-)
    I get tripped up by auto(mis)correct all the time myself... ✌️
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    11-19-2018 03:44 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    ...’seeing one IN your wrist’...???
    Now that’s got to be quite some ‘procedure’ to have on and off of your wrist each day...
    ;-)
    I get tripped up by auto(mis)correct all the time myself...
    I for one would love to have a watch implanted in my wrist.
    -That way you’ll get 100% accurate HR readings
    -the blood flow will charge the watch, so no more taking it on and off to charge.
    -You can read your blood glucose and other stuff.

    I’d be first in line to get one.
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    11-19-2018 03:52 PM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I used to wear watches all the time and then stopped.... until I got my Apple Watch. I can't imagine not wearing one now! And the only watch that will do is an Apple Watch. My sister just got one for her birthday in October. We were all together last night at my cousin's house and she didn't have it on. I expressed my "horror" that she had left it at home. She thinks I'm a nut!
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    11-19-2018 03:53 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't even own a watch that I wear outside the house since getting my first Apple watch. My other watches are used while getting dressed for work in the AM.
    Same here. My non-smart watches are nowhere to be found...
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    11-19-2018 05:12 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...’seeing one IN your wrist’...???
    Now that’s got to be quite some ‘procedure’ to have on and off of your wrist each day...
    ;-)
    I get tripped up by auto(mis)correct all the time myself...
    (Laughing)...That’s messed up!
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    11-19-2018 05:13 PM
  12. MasterDarque's Avatar
    (Laughing)...That’s messed up!
    XP
    11-19-2018 05:21 PM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    It’s not really surprising to me, given the usefulness of the Apple Watch. The first one was a game changer, I was using a Pebble Steel until I got the Apple Watch. I really could see myself not using one at this point.
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    11-19-2018 05:30 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    No.
    I am a mechanical watch enthusiast. I love the mechanical workings of a real watch. The craftsmanship (most of mine are made by real watch makers in Germany), their ability to create and store energy so they never need winding (automatic) or the tactile feel of a hand wound watch, the amazement of how the dozens of moving parts work in unison to capture time and also how they defy modern technological advancements.
    Let's face it, they are less accurate than quartz and digital devices and are expensive due to the labor required to build them, but I will continue to wear one because it somehow makes me feel what I am carrying will not be thrown away in a couple of years for the "next best" thing.
    Just my 2 cents.
    11-19-2018 06:02 PM
  15. nikkisharif's Avatar
    No.
    I am a mechanical watch enthusiast. I love the mechanical workings of a real watch. The craftsmanship (most of mine are made by real watch makers in Germany), their ability to create and store energy so they never need winding (automatic) or the tactile feel of a hand wound watch, the amazement of how the dozens of moving parts work in unison to capture time and also how they defy modern technological advancements.
    Let's face it, they are less accurate than quartz and digital devices and are expensive due to the labor required to build them, but I will continue to wear one because it somehow makes me feel what I am carrying will not be thrown away in a couple of years for the "next best" thing.
    Just my 2 cents.
    I still wear my mechanicals too. I like my Apple Watch, but only for closing my rings lol. I found the notifications to be annoying as heck, so I’ve been turning them off🤷🏾*♀️ I’ve been trying to not be annoyed by them but I can’t lol.
    11-19-2018 07:34 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    I still wear my mechanicals too. I like my Apple Watch, but only for closing my rings lol. I found the notifications to be annoying as heck, so I’ve been turning them off* I’ve been trying to not be annoyed by them but I can’t lol.
    I understand people like the Apple Watch. To me it’s just too much, as you said. It’s nice not to be connected all the time.
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    11-19-2018 07:36 PM
  17. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I returned my Series 4 Apple Watch because I found it rather silly to own something that does all the same things my phone does. And I didn't like getting every notification on my wrist.
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    11-19-2018 09:27 PM
  18. doogald's Avatar
    I read that the Watch is “...now the top-selling brand across the watch market as a whole.” With that in mind, will it sway those of you reluctant to part from your traditional watch to get an Watch?
    I never bought any watch because it was popular. I bought one because I liked it more than the others I was looking at. And I did buy an Apple Watch, but for the functionality, not the popularity. (Same with the iPhone - because of Apple's mostly great support, which you just don't get from anyone else. Same with the Mac - though that was more MacOS over Windows than hardware.)
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    11-20-2018 11:38 AM
  19. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I would not doubt it.... I see the Watch all over the place now.
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    11-20-2018 12:06 PM
  20. ksassy's Avatar
    I'm not surprised at all. I've always worn a traditional watch daily so I feel naked without something on my arm that tells time. My Rolex and Cartier watches are only worn for nice occasions. I bought the Apple Watch strictly for the fitness aspect so everything else it offers is a bonus to me. It's my fav Apple product by far!!
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    11-20-2018 01:47 PM
  21. tcuprof's Avatar
    I'm around college students most days and it has been amazing to see so many start wearing an Apple Watch when the vast majority had previously not worn a watch at all.
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    11-20-2018 04:53 PM
  22. tdelfie03's Avatar
    I wore a watch everyday since I was about 10. I loved changing my watch to match my mood. Then I got my first cell phone and stopped wearing them. I now own 3 Apple Watches! I love still being connected without having to worry about where my phone is every minute. And the bonus is unlike traditional watches there are soooo many ways to customize your watch with minimal effort. Just my 2 cents!
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    11-23-2018 06:28 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I wore a watch everyday since I was about 10. I loved changing my watch to match my mood. Then I got my first cell phone and stopped wearing them. I now own 3 Apple Watches! I love still being connected without having to worry about where my phone is every minute. And the bonus is unlike traditional watches there are soooo many ways to customize your watch with minimal effort. Just my 2 cents!
    I have one child remaining that’s not an adult, but he is a teen. Over the years, I’ve gotten all of them a watch or two and each one of them would wear it for a short period of time and then stop wearing it altogether. Granted, these are watches they asked me to buy them. To them, a watch is a waste of time because they can simply look at their iPhone.

    For me, however, I can be looking directly at my iPhone’s display and still check my Watch for the time. It’s automatic! I mean, like you, I’ve been wearing a watch for almost my entire life and I’m in my mid-50’s. I suppose it’s a generational thing.
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    11-23-2018 08:57 AM
  24. doogald's Avatar
    I have one child remaining that’s not an adult, but he is a teen. Over the years, I’ve gotten all of them a watch or two and each one of them would wear it for a short period of time and then stop wearing it altogether. Granted, these are watches they asked me to buy them. To them, a watch is a waste of time because they can simply look at their iPhone.

    For me, however, I can be looking directly at my iPhone’s display and still check my Watch for the time. It’s automatic! I mean, like you, I’ve been wearing a watch for almost my entire life and I’m in my mid-50’s. I suppose it’s a generational thing.
    I still don’t understand why people think it’s just as easy to pull a phone out of a pocket or a bag to check the time over glancing at a watch on your wrist. My grandfather's generation switched from pocket watches to wristwatches mostly for that reason. Are we regressing?

    (Also have been wearing a wristwatch daily for almost 50 years.)
    11-23-2018 11:23 AM
  25. MasterDarque's Avatar
    ...You better ‘watch’ it there...
    XD
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    11-23-2018 11:41 PM
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