1. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I agree with some of the other commenters - it made me "feel" something, but it wasn't positive.

    To me (a former iPhone 4 & 5 user with iPad, iMac and Macbook Air who has recently gone through Windows Phone and now Android), it made me "feel" as if Apple is growing more and more focused on luxury over purpose and function. I bought my iPad, iMac, and Macbook because they work well and do what I need them to do. I left iPhone because it didn't do what I needed a smartphone to do. The Apple watch seems to be more focused towards those who are looking for "another gadget" rather than actually making something in life, easier.

    I guess as someone who has no interest in a smartwatch for the actual watch part, that the Apple watch wasn't designed for me, though - which is a shame. To me, overall this announcement (along with the less-useful new Macbook Air) is beginning to make me sad that the Apple that I love is no-longer producing products that actually make my life better, but rather just wants to be a luxury-fashion item. And marketing for that type of emotional attraction will not do much for those of us that value function-over-form.
    So you enjoy digging your phone out of your pocket every time you want to triage a notification?

    Smart watches give you back the time your phone takes from you everytime you use it. IMO
    03-11-2015 12:58 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Actually, it is when watches have typically never even had to be plugged in. Anyone who wears a watch regularly knows that.

    It's fine if people want an Apple Watch and don't have a problem with charging it every day. I get it. It's fun having toys. They can at least be honest, though, and admit that they're rationalizing for the problem of battery life and they would prefer it to be much better.



    Unless you're using an eco drive watch or a Rolex you're going to be consuming some power.
    And yes I wear a watch.
    I no more rationalise an Apple Watch than my Rolex or my Movado or my Timex or my Swatch. I want it and I get it. And to each there's a price. Whether it's replacing a battery on a watch or sending a Rolex in for yearly maintenance to maintain the insurance.
    At some point, there is maintenance.
    And yes my eco drive Citizen which supposedly never needed maintenance had to have the charging cells replaced.

    So.....no rationalisation.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
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    03-11-2015 01:18 PM
  3. richard_rsp's Avatar
    So you enjoy digging your phone out of your pocket every time you want to triage a notification?

    Smart watches give you back the time your phone takes from you everytime you use it. IMO
    Lol. You make it sound like its "oh so much of a chore" to have to do that. I have no problem with smart watches that provide notifications. I have eyed the Garmin VivoSmart and Microsoft Band to replace my Garmin Vivofit fitness band for that reason specifically. I just don't see that the Apple Watch provides any more value to me, than those would (Especially since I don't get the "expensive watch" fashion statement). Sure its cool to have Siri answer you on your wrist, but thats just a redundant gadget if I can already ask Siri from my phone that is accessible in 2 seconds of digging into my pocket (assuming I had an iPhone). Its kind of like buying a cell phone just to sit next to your computer so if you get an email, you can decide if its worth the 2 seconds to enter your password into the computer in order to respond or just respond via the cell phone. A bit redundant.
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    03-11-2015 02:39 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    So you enjoy digging your phone out of your pocket every time you want to triage a notification?

    You make it sound like its "oh so much of a chore" to have to do that.
    This era of society is going to be so much lazier than it already is.

    "Dig your phone out of your pocket." ZOMFGBBQ!!!!
    03-11-2015 02:44 PM
  5. HAWK's Avatar
    Just wait for morphie to come out with some power band that holds 70% more juice that can supply power on the go.... Wait.... I'm taking this to the bank immediately!

    HAWK POWER BANDS

    "Cause you don't have TIME to charge"
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    03-11-2015 04:03 PM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    Just wait for morphie to come out with some power band that holds 70% more juice that can supply power on the go.... Wait.... I'm taking this to the bank immediately!

    HAWK POWER BANDS
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...b0dd7b001e.jpg
    "Cause you don't have TIME to charge"
    Where can I buy those? Haha
    03-11-2015 08:23 PM
  7. HAWK's Avatar
    Where can I buy those? Haha
    Uncertain as of right now probably going to strike gold with Amazon here right away
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    03-11-2015 08:25 PM
  8. cornettbr's Avatar
    I don't know if you designed that logo yourself or if it was pre-made but it's pretty sweet... I would just prefer more blue and white in it murrica 🇺🇸
    03-20-2015 02:10 AM
  9. Les74's Avatar
    If I forget to charge my watch I have a brick. If I somehow lose my charging cable I have a brick...An expensive brick...
    Can't the same be said if you forget to charge your phone? What's the difference?
    03-20-2015 12:47 PM
  10. Guacho's Avatar
    I feel Apple is trying very hard to turn this into something it isn't. The fine jewelry talk. The hires. The talk of changing the retail experience into a jewelry one. It's all thought out very well. Just try to remember it's not jewelry. Don't compare this to oranges or how people buy a rolex. That's what starts getting you to accept merely spending hundreds and worrying about which overpriced band to get. Even the bloggers are working overtime to rationalize all this talk and get you to accept it.

    It's an accessory to the iphone that is worn on the wrist made to look like a watch. It will be worthless in less than 5 years.

    I'm not saying don't buy it but don't get pulled into spending more than you should and start thinking of it as fashion (that's what Apple wants you to do). As a gadget,the features and what it can do seem cool. But the starting price is already more than enough for this gadget.
    Exactly , let's stop comparing this to a mechanical watch that lasts for generations, this is just an extension of your iphone on the wrist and that's why Im going for the cheapest model, this watch seems so intriguing for me, I'm not sure I need it but the cool factor is undeniable... let's see how it goes but I also agree this launch seems so different and strange from previous ones....
    03-23-2015 08:56 PM
  11. Guacho's Avatar
    That remains to be seen. I can see people actually using the watch to do things better done on an iphone. That will give the time right back.
    or we'll end up using the watch as much as the phone... that's what Im afraid of, I use my iphone a lot, probably more than I should and I certainly don't need to spend more time interacting with another screen
    03-23-2015 09:02 PM
  12. cardfan's Avatar
    Exactly , let's stop comparing this to a mechanical watch that lasts for generations, this is just an extension of your iphone on the wrist and that's why Im going for the cheapest model, this watch seems so intriguing for me, I'm not sure I need it but the cool factor is undeniable... let's see how it goes but I also agree this launch seems so different and strange from previous ones....
    The way I see it, it is the ultimate notifications center. It's push notifications for me in the sense that I'll see them right away. Blackberry users used to moan about wanting a blinking light to see alerts. I remember getting push email and not being able to go back to a system that checked my box every 30mins. This watch will, in a way a phone can't, alert me for notifications at a glance and not interrupt anyone. And reminders, calendar appts, and anything else I'm not thinking of that I can often miss with my phone on mute in my pocket.

    This alone is worth it for me and enough to get me to finally wear something on my wrist. Anything else is icing on the cake that it could do. As a CPA, I can be managing several different engagements at the same time each in different stages. Throw in 2 kids, a wife, and I got enough to be reminded of. Just in time reminders.

    So, no, I don't need a simple watch for just time. This I could use though. I just want it so it doesn't draw much attention to itself. I'd prefer it to simply work and blend in. I guess I'll find out later if it does that and works as good as it sounds on paper.
    03-23-2015 09:46 PM
  13. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    or we'll end up using the watch as much as the phone... that's what Im afraid of, I use my iphone a lot, probably more than I should and I certainly don't need to spend more time interacting with another screen
    From reading the Apple site, it does seem that we will still be pulling out our phone a whole lot, perhaps the same rate as if we didn't have the watch. The watch would give us a "preview", but to complete many tasks, we must pull out our phone, seems a bit redundant to me. The phone could do the same if not better than the watch. I do like the idea of notifications though, but the Pebble does that already and for less. I am still willing to give the watch a shot, hopefully playing with it would help me change my mind.
    03-23-2015 11:27 PM
  14. Speedygi's Avatar
    Can't the same be said if you forget to charge your phone? What's the difference?
    Powerbanks I use powerbanks to fill my phone up and then charge the powerbanks at work.
    03-27-2015 12:42 AM
  15. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    Do you agree?
    I don't know if they are right because i dont' know what Apple's goal is or if it's actually to sell some sort of feeling.

    If so, has Apple succeeded in making you feel a particular way?
    Yes.

    What way, and how did they pull it off?
    Disinterest. They did it by making a product I have no interest in at a price I'd never pay.

    Does the Apple Watch continue in that vein or not, or have the Apple folks actually stepped up the emotional quotient with it?
    For me likely. I'm sure there are plenty of other people that will enjoy the watch. They have done nothing to elevate any emotion i have for this product. I'm meh. Though that like it should buy and enjoy. It's just not a product i have an interest in past curiosity.
    04-03-2015 05:36 AM
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