1. jean15paul'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?
    04-17-2015 12:19 AM
  2. mackaybell's Avatar
    Well, it's a lot less rude than checking your iPhone, but no less rude than checking your normal watch. It's rude to keep checking your watch during a dinner or meeting (unless you have a good reason and explain it to your guest/business associate/friend).
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    04-17-2015 12:26 AM
  3. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Being out of the country for quite some time, I had thought being polite over there was no longer the "in thing". Has that changed then?
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    04-17-2015 02:19 AM
  4. IIJBII's Avatar
    I think it depends on the situation. I try to be aware of the situation I'm in before checking my device. If in in an important meeting I won't check my phone and prob not my watch. If it's a causal lunch/meeting and others are checking their phones I'll check occasionally.
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    04-17-2015 05:04 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's no less rude, just not as noticeable. It will be if you look at it repeatedly.


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    04-17-2015 07:54 AM
  6. Bigeric23's Avatar
    It's no less rude, just not as noticeable. It will be if you look at it repeatedly.


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    I agree. . . . It's the user, not the device that makes it rude. The key word is: commonsense
    04-17-2015 08:23 AM
  7. Scatabrain's Avatar
    The Verge reviewer says it felt more rude. I think looking at your phone is kind of like you got a phone call and it's supposedly an unfortunate interruption. "Oh sorry, I am waiting for an email from a client". As opposed to looking at the watch is hoping for a way out of a conversation. Really they are equally rude. Maybe the haptic will help as we can get a signal of only important notifications without looking.


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    04-17-2015 08:29 AM
  8. hydrogen3'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?
    Are you purchasing an Apple watch?
    04-17-2015 08:43 AM
  9. jean15paul's Avatar
    Are you purchasing an Apple watch?
    I've been considering it but I think I'm resolved to stick with my pebble for a while and wait and see.

    speaking of my pebble when I started using that I thought it would be a lot less rude and a lot less noticeable to check in public. but I found that the same rules apply. checking it during conversations, in meetings, etc still is a pretty big interruption and comes off as rude, maybe even more so than checking the phone. that's why I wanted to get everyone's thoughts because I'm wondering if the Apple watch will change that.
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    04-17-2015 10:14 AM
  10. hydrogen3's Avatar
    I've been considering it but I think I'm resolved to stick with my pebble for a while and wait and see.

    speaking of my pebble when I started using that I thought it would be a lot less rude and a lot less noticeable to check in public. but I found that the same rules apply checking it during conversations, in meetings, etc still is a pretty big interruption and comes off as rude, maybe even more so than checking the phone. that's why I wanted to get everyone's thoughts because I'm wondering if the Apple watch will change that.
    SMH


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    04-17-2015 10:15 AM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    SMH
    Godzilla face palm...
    04-17-2015 10:22 AM
  12. jean15paul's Avatar
    SMH


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    Why smh?
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    04-17-2015 02:26 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Godzilla face palm...
    Is checking your Apple Watch any less rude than checking your phone?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1429295339.192694.jpg


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    04-17-2015 02:29 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    Why smh?
    probably this...

    I've been considering it but I think I'm resolved to stick with my pebble for a while and wait and see.
    For someone who's not likely getting one at least for a while, you're being quite persistent in kicking around an awful lot of sand in this here sandbox... which I can see giving someone cause to 'smh'... I know I am.
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    04-17-2015 02:31 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    Does the OP have a iPhone?


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    04-17-2015 02:33 PM
  16. jean15paul's Avatar
    probably this...

    For someone who's not likely getting one at least for a while, you're being quite persistent in kicking around an awful lot of sand in this here sandbox... which I can see giving someone cause to 'smh'... I know I am.
    I was very interested in getting one and was doing a lot of research. I came here to discuss amongst everyone else. After all of that I'm still interested in the Apple watch, but will probably wait until generation 2. Does that mean I'm not allowed to come here and discuss? Also I'm not sure how I'm kicking around sand.
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    04-17-2015 02:33 PM
  17. jean15paul's Avatar
    Does the OP have a iPhone?


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    I'm not sure why there's any focus on me personally. But whatever.

    I'm currently using an HTC One M8 and an iPad Mini. I've owned iPhones in the past and I would consider coming back.
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    04-17-2015 02:38 PM
  18. kch50428's Avatar
    2. Does that mean I'm not allowed to come here and discuss? Also I'm not sure how I'm kicking around sand.
    Kicking around sand... a metaphor for talking a lot about something you've expressed to be interested in - but not wanting to get yet... sorry to be esoteric.
    04-17-2015 02:38 PM
  19. iEd's Avatar
    OP has created a ton of threads with questions about  Watch that many can't answer because no has it yet. The best answers are on Apple.com. Or review blogs that have the watch.


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    04-17-2015 02:41 PM
  20. hydrogen3's Avatar
    OP has created a ton of threads with questions about  Watch that many can't answer because no has it yet. The best answers are on Apple.com. Or review blogs that have the watch.


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    Trolling.


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    04-17-2015 02:42 PM
  21. jean15paul's Avatar
    Kicking around sand... a metaphor for talking a lot about something you've expressed to be interested in - but not wanting to get yet... sorry to be esoteric.
    Oh. I thought you mean kicking sand, like being mean or inappropriate ... e.g. kicking sand in someone's face.
    04-17-2015 02:43 PM
  22. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Great Scott!


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    04-17-2015 02:44 PM
  23. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Man the natives are way defensive lately. I thought it was a good topic. Way to be inviting. Even from a mod! Smh. Face palm.


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    04-17-2015 02:49 PM
  24. kch50428's Avatar
    Kicking around sand... a metaphor for talking a lot about something you've expressed to be interested in - but not wanting to get yet... sorry to be esoteric.
    Oh. I thought you mean kicking sand, like being mean or inappropriate ... e.g. kicking sand in someone's face.
    There's a certain cognitive dissonance induced seeing you make post after post after post about the Watch and then say you're going to wait to get one until version 2... it's bemusing...
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    04-17-2015 02:49 PM
  25. jean15paul's Avatar
    OP has created a ton of threads with questions about  Watch that many can't answer because no has it yet. The best answers are on Apple.com. Or review blogs that have the watch.


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    Trolling.


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    LMAO at "trolling". Trolling is posting stuff, usually inflammatory, only to get a reaction from someone.

    I have a genuine interest in the Apple Watch. I came here to ask questions and participate in discussion. Isn't that what the forums are for? (Also if I have a question or want to discuss a certain topic I generally assume I'm not the only one. If I was, the topic would just die anyway.)

    Regardless, while participating in this forum and reading up on the Watch I've decided I'm not ready to make a purchase. Does that mean I should just go away? Am I not invited to discuss anymore?
    Chrisy likes this.
    04-17-2015 02:50 PM
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