1. qbnkelt's Avatar
    A Movado is 400 bucks and it's just a watch. An Omega is 1K bucks and it's just a watch.
    This connects me to my data at a fraction of an Omega or a Rolex. Not too expensive at all.
    09-10-2014 08:29 AM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    A Movado is 400 bucks and it's just a watch. An Omega is 1K bucks and it's just a watch.
    This connects me to my data at a fraction of an Omega or a Rolex. Not too expensive at all.
    Very true

    I couldn't tell if you had an expensive Movado or a cheap knockoff on your wrist anyway. I once bought a fake Rolex in NY city use to wear it at the clubs back in my 20ths no one knew the difference
    09-10-2014 08:34 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Easy way to tell a Movado-take a nail file to the face. If it scratches it's not a Movado.
    Also -Rokex doesn't tick, it sweeps.


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    09-10-2014 10:04 AM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    IMO standard price point on something like this.. I have lots of watches that do just that - TIME.. Nothing else... Though they have high spec's, diver rating, etc, but those cost me a good bundle.
    09-10-2014 10:15 AM
  5. tigerinexile's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me.

    Frankly, I was expecting Apple to pull something like it only works with iPhone 6 and above (or at least 5s and above), so seeing the 5 works with it too is nice.

    Also useful to me because the Apple Watch is the only thing shown yesterday that makes me want to buy more tech. Sticking with my 5s phone, but I will buy a watch when they're released.
    09-10-2014 12:00 PM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    Doesn't matter. Most people have the iPhone 5 and above, I reckon.
    09-10-2014 01:20 PM
  7. calebt's Avatar
    No, new technology is new technology get upgrading.


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    09-11-2014 02:46 PM
  8. LandRovers's Avatar
    Not really, especially considering the 5 and 5C don't have TouchID or Pay. The Watch will enable them to do that. And it's not like the 5 was a failure, it's only one of the best selling smartphones of all time.
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    09-12-2014 10:10 AM
  9. mummer43's Avatar
    A Movado is 400 bucks and it's just a watch. An Omega is 1K bucks and it's just a watch.
    This connects me to my data at a fraction of an Omega or a Rolex. Not too expensive at all.
    Which Omega is 1k??? None that I know of.
    09-12-2014 03:59 PM
  10. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me about that, but I am bothered by the price. I think it's too expensive.
    I can see what you mean but as an avid watch collector, my daily-driver watch cost me 500 (about $820) and the most expensive watch in my collection cost me 5500 (a shade under $9000) so even in the UK, the Watch will be expensive but easily underneath the budget I normally spend on a watch. I estimate about the same in pounds as the dollar cost, about 350. I may buy this on one of my jaunts to LA though. as saving money is always a good thing.
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    09-12-2014 04:06 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Which Omega is 1k??? None that I know of.
    Constellation.


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    09-12-2014 04:58 PM
  12. calebt's Avatar
    Constellation.


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    I don't think so.



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    09-12-2014 06:40 PM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Attachment 64607


    Sent from my AWESOME 64G gold iPhone 5s until my iPhone 6 128G Gold arrives
    09-12-2014 06:50 PM
  14. calebt's Avatar
    Little more then a grand, quartz movement also.
    09-13-2014 04:43 PM
  15. moloes's Avatar
    I was surprised the Apple watch supported the iphone 5.
    09-13-2014 06:26 PM
  16. terreos's Avatar
    It's apple. "Buy our latest products or we'll forget about you." It's similar to how the OS updates happen on the previous iphones. Generally the last gen will get the newest OS that a new phone gets. Two generations old may get a watered down version. Three generations or older? Upgrade. In a perfect world I'd be bothered by this. And it's not fair to someone with a iphone 4s that's interested in an Applewatch and can't use it unless they upgrade. But, what can we really do about it?
    09-14-2014 03:52 PM
  17. kataran's Avatar
    It's apple. "Buy our latest products or we'll forget about you." It's similar to how the OS updates happen on the previous iphones. Generally the last gen will get the newest OS that a new phone gets. Two generations old may get a watered down version. Three generations or older? Upgrade. In a perfect world I'd be bothered by this. And it's not fair to someone with a iphone 4s that's interested in an Applewatch and can't use it unless they upgrade. But, what can we really do about it?
    Apple is more then generous when it comes to backward comparability compared to any other tech company. They could have easily limited the 5s with the Apple Watch but included the 5 and 5c which was a pleasant surprise to many users
    09-14-2014 04:02 PM
  18. terreos's Avatar
    Apple is more then generous when it comes to backward comparability compared to any other tech company. They could have easily limited the 5s with the Apple Watch but included the 5 and 5c which was a pleasant surprise to many users
    I think the fact that it's an accessory that has spec requirements is what I'm trying to get at. When it comes to an OS on a phone I get why older devices don't generally get the newest software. And you're right about apple being pretty generous with software updates on old devices. Some android phones aren't too far off though.

    But, look at it this way. You want an Apple Watch. You have a phone that supports. But, the next version doesn't have anything you need or want so stick with you current Apple Watch. But, now a new Iphone comes and you upgrade. Now this new Iphone doesn't support the old apple watch. So now if you want to keep up you'll need a new watch.

    Don't get me wrong I'm all for the Apple Watch. Heck I want one. But, I see it as an accessory. Much like a pair of headphones. It should be universal. In this case universal to apple products. I'd be ok with that. But, unless it's old and worn out or broken I keep accessories until they can't be used anymore. I don't want to have to buy a new Apple watch everytime I get a new Iphone. Hopefully that isn't the case but, I can easily see that happening.

    Probably just over thinking it honestly.
    09-14-2014 05:19 PM
  19. impaler's Avatar
    As asked in the title, does it bother you that the Apple Watch will only work with the iPhone 5 and above?
    Nope, as I have a 5s.
    09-14-2014 05:44 PM
  20. rayz336's Avatar
    I was surprised it went back as far as the 5 and I can't wait until we know all of the details about this watch
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    09-14-2014 06:08 PM
  21. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I think the fact that it's an accessory that has spec requirements is what I'm trying to get at. When it comes to an OS on a phone I get why older devices don't generally get the newest software. And you're right about apple being pretty generous with software updates on old devices. Some android phones aren't too far off though.

    But, look at it this way. You want an Apple Watch. You have a phone that supports. But, the next version doesn't have anything you need or want so stick with you current Apple Watch. But, now a new Iphone comes and you upgrade. Now this new Iphone doesn't support the old apple watch. So now if you want to keep up you'll need a new watch.

    Don't get me wrong I'm all for the Apple Watch. Heck I want one. But, I see it as an accessory. Much like a pair of headphones. It should be universal. In this case universal to apple products. I'd be ok with that. But, unless it's old and worn out or broken I keep accessories until they can't be used anymore. I don't want to have to buy a new Apple watch everytime I get a new Iphone. Hopefully that isn't the case but, I can easily see that happening.

    Probably just over thinking it honestly.
    I kinda see your point.
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    09-16-2014 07:23 AM
  22. cmajpwc's Avatar
    I don't get people complaining how it needs to be tethered to your phone to work. A smart watch is not a telephone for your wrist. It is merely an accessory to help you look at notifications without taking your phone out. This means in a crowded subway, or during a rainstorm, for example, you won't have to worry about taking your phone out. It will probably help reduce thefts (very hard to take a watch off the wrist if it's fastened properly, and with the phone likely being zipped in a bag or backpack). While I agree it's overpriced and the new UI needs a drastic overhaul as far as ease of use goes, it doesn't make sense that people should be expecting this to work as a phone independent of the one you already have. It's not the point of the Apple Watch, and likely never was. Maybe in the future, but technology just isn't there yet.
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    09-30-2014 03:27 PM
  23. RevJar's Avatar
    If you really want the Apple Watch, you're going to be using a semi-current or current phone. Just like every iOS version won't work on every idevice, you can't expect something like the Apple Watch to work with older devices. I know plenty of people still rocking an iPhone 4 or 4s (nearly all of my family) and most of them won't see iOS 8 because they've got the 4. It's just the facts: if you want the new gadgets, you gotta be ok with some things that don't work with your older devices.
    09-30-2014 11:56 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    Doesn't bother me... I really thought it would be 6 and up. Then thought they'd have to include the 5S... not just because the 5S should be able to handle it, but to sell more. They probably included the 5 for the same reasons.
    10-01-2014 01:18 AM
  25. Duvi's Avatar
    I don't get people complaining how it needs to be tethered to your phone to work. A smart watch is not a telephone for your wrist. It is merely an accessory to help you look at notifications without taking your phone out. This means in a crowded subway, or during a rainstorm, for example, you won't have to worry about taking your phone out. It will probably help reduce thefts (very hard to take a watch off the wrist if it's fastened properly, and with the phone likely being zipped in a bag or backpack). While I agree it's overpriced and the new UI needs a drastic overhaul as far as ease of use goes, it doesn't make sense that people should be expecting this to work as a phone independent of the one you already have. It's not the point of the Apple Watch, and likely never was. Maybe in the future, but technology just isn't there yet.
    Minus the watch being overpriced or the UI needing a drastic overhaul, I agree with you.

    "I can't run without my phone... it's useless."

    How about those in business meetings that may be waiting for an important message or other notification... where looking at their phone would be rude or not allowed.

    How about the New Yorker that doesn't want to get jacked for their phone by having it out?

    Or the person who is doing something in the kitchen and instead of stopping what they're doing, they glance at their watch to see if they should stop what they're doing to answer.
    10-01-2014 01:28 AM
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