1. Premium1's Avatar
    That's exactly how I see it.

    Whenever there is a situation where someone looks at their watch someone asks "Do you have to be somewhere?" It's going to take years and years for that perception to wear off with smartwatches being more prominent.
    Agree. That is usually the cue to end it and call it a night/day/evening whatever it may be.
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    04-17-2015 06:30 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    jean15paul's thread have been quite refreshing, in my personal opinion. He is actually doing the iMore membership a service by creating conversations in regard to the Watch. I highly doubt the regulars here have a problem with jean15paul, the person. Some of his comments may spark a debate, but that's normal in any forum on the net. Besides, he's proven himself to be level-headed and mature enough to take any criticism to this point, in my opinion. iMore is one of the most laid back forums throughout Mobile Nations, but that doesn't mean we won't ask questions, debate someone or even call them out on occasion, and since none of us are exactly the same, we will not respond or act the same. Finally, in regard to pig-piling, I wholeheartedly disagree. Having 6 people disagree with 1 person is not a problem. Allowing someone to spout off untruths or factually incorrect information unchecked is doing a disservice to others who may be interested in knowing the facts. In conclusion, this is a forum where we all have varying opinions and tolerance levels. I think the following statement tells it best: "....We discuss things. We enjoy each other's opinions. We're a community." ~ Rene Ritchie (Aug. 7, 2013). Note: enjoying each other's opinions doesn't mean having to agree with them. Anyway, that's my two cents...
    Well said 'D. I feel that jean15paul's threads have been great but it seems there has been a lot of double threads created and then there's the stuff that we won't even know until we have the watch in our hands. It's one thing to create meaningful conversation but to flood the forum with seemingly useless threads say in the realm of 42 new threads in 6 hours won't name names but I mean come on.


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    04-17-2015 07:48 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't think so. It is rude one way or the other. Now that being said, short glances, some may consider not as much, but I look at it like this. If you are constantly looking at your watch, that is usually a sign of boredom or you want to go.
    If you're looking at the time. But with the Watch, it could be a number of things. Problem is, most people won't have an Watch and will think you're checking the time.


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    04-17-2015 09:50 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    If you're looking at the time. But with the Watch, it could be a number of things. Problem is, most people won't have an Watch and will think you're checking the time.


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    Even worse. You're checking something, so obviously aren't that content with the person/thing you're currently doing.


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    04-17-2015 09:51 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Even worse. You're checking something, so obviously aren't that content with the person/thing you're currently doing.


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    Stuff like meds reminders is worse than checking the time?


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    04-17-2015 10:07 PM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    Stuff like meds reminders is worse than checking the time?


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    Well if you're old/forgetful maybe, but most people could arrange their meds around these times/events. Not to mention that's usually a one time thing. Not constantly checking the watch.


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    04-17-2015 10:09 PM
  7. jean15paul's Avatar
    I feel like my friends know I have a Pebble and don't take offense to a quick glance, but I'm careful not to check it around others.
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    04-17-2015 10:11 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    I feel like my friends know I have a Pebble and don't take offense to a quick glance, but I'm careful not to check it around others.
    That's another thing. I think around some it will be acceptable, and others will take offense.
    04-17-2015 11:38 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That's another thing. I think around some it will be acceptable, and others will take offense.
    It could also turn into an opportunity to show the watch to others who may not have understanding of it. They may decide they want to look at one and be rude too!


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    04-18-2015 12:14 AM
  10. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I really don't think so, unless you're on it like u normally would be your iPhone. Responding to texts & playing with Apps.


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    04-18-2015 02:18 AM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    It could also turn into an opportunity to show the watch to others who may not have understanding of it. They may decide they want to look at one and be rude too!


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    Be rude together! Lol


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    04-18-2015 09:47 AM
  12. jean15paul's Avatar
    Be rude together! Lol


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    Ha!
    04-18-2015 09:48 AM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I think it's rude to be a post w**** ... just saying...
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    04-18-2015 10:19 AM
  14. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    I think it's rude to be a post w**** ... just saying...
    Well it won him an apple watch so...... He ain't even mad tho
    04-18-2015 06:38 PM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Well it won him an apple watch so...... He ain't even mad tho
    Is that right? ... Boy wish I would've thought to ask every asinine question imaginable, and then speculate on them ...

    http://forums.imore.com/apple-watch/...-time-why.html
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    http://forums.imore.com/apple-watch/...ml#post2493987
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    04-19-2015 12:09 PM
  16. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Yes, I purchased an Apple watch...
    04-22-2015 07:38 AM
  17. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Spending $700 plus on the Apple watch.. I'll check it when I damn well please. Rude or not..
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    04-22-2015 01:26 PM
  18. tyler_barnhardt's Avatar
    Is checking your Apple Watch any less rude than checking your phone?-hwbush_ap_605.jpg

    Ask Bush Senior
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    04-22-2015 02:00 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar



    Ask Bush Senior
    Nah! He's long been out of office. Let's ask the current C-in-C....

    Is checking your Apple Watch any less rude than checking your phone?-bhowatch.png
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    04-22-2015 02:10 PM
  20. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Nah! He's long been out of office. Let's ask the current C-in-C....

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    NoBama watch?
    04-22-2015 02:12 PM
  21. tyler_barnhardt's Avatar
    haha touche.
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    04-22-2015 02:15 PM
  22. Bifurcated's Avatar
    What do you think? Is checking your Apple Watch any less rude than checking your phone? Do you plan to use your Apple Watch during meals, conversations, meetings, etc? Or are the rules the same, and it's rude to check your Watch at certain times?
    In the old days when we all wore watches, people were pretty good at the sneak-glance to check the time and make sure you weren't late for your next meeting. It was considered rude if over-done, but acceptable if done quickly.

    Smart watches are a bit different. Anyone who interrupts conversation to check out every alert is just as much an ******* as someone doing the same with their phone. And as Joshua Topolsky said, the Apple Watch doesn't do "sneak glance" well, because you have to make a very visible wrist move to turn it on.

    Over all, glancing at your watch is ok, staring at it is not.
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    04-22-2015 02:33 PM
  23. boovish's Avatar
    Well it won him an apple watch so...... He ain't even mad tho
    What?!? I want a free Apple Watch! Why did nobody alert me to the presence of such a lucrative contest!? Call madame von Luftballon immediately
    04-22-2015 02:34 PM
  24. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I wonder if the haptic love taps will lessen in some way the need to look at the watch to know what's up.


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    04-22-2015 05:16 PM
  25. Chrisy's Avatar
    What do you think? Is checking your Apple Watch any less rude than checking your phone? Do you plan to use your Apple Watch during meals, conversations, meetings, etc? Or are the rules the same, and it's rude to check your Watch at certain times?
    No, but it's more discreet.

    It still takes your attention away from the present company and shifts it to a gadget. It's just quicker and the person may not notice. Either way, the watch wearer is still being distracted.

    It's kind of like when you lust after someone in your heart but your partner doesn't notice. You're still doing the action, and will reap the consequences but they may be different consequences if say you stated out loud that you wanted to have sex with that attractive girl. Either way, the intention was there and the seeds were sown.

    Nowadays though usually both or all parties are looking at their phones Constantly anyway.
    04-22-2015 06:37 PM
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