1. ajarnfalang's Avatar
    And I remember the days of driving around looking for a pay phone. No cells then. And we gripe about reaching in our pockets. LOL My, how times have changed.


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    Smart watches and wearables may be the way of the future, but the future isn't now.


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    04-25-2015 07:01 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    Smart watches and wearables may be the way of the future, but the future isn't now.
    The future has to start somewhere, sometime.
    04-25-2015 07:22 PM
  3. ajarnfalang's Avatar
    The future has to start somewhere, sometime.
    Uhhhh. Obviously. But for me any wearable tech is just fashion and more like toys. I don't need another accessory to my phone.

    When it goes from an unnecessary toy to a real device I need in my everyday life then I'll look into it.


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    04-25-2015 07:27 PM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    Nowadays a smartphone is a necessity. I guess you could go about your day without one but it would be quite difficult.

    A watch, that's something new. It is just an iPhone accessory at this point. Nothing more. And in my expert opinion, it is. Unnecessary.
    Care to elaborate on your qualifications as an expert? Remember, that was the word you chose. Now, please back it up. Without bonafide credentials, your self-proclaimed status as "expert" is just braggadocious (boastful and arrogant).
    04-25-2015 07:28 PM
  5. ajarnfalang's Avatar
    Care to elaborate on your qualifications as an expert? Remember, that was the word you chose. Now, please back it up. Without bonafide credentials, your self-proclaimed status as "expert" is just braggadocious (boastful and arrogant).
    I don't have to. I'm telling you I am. And just in case you don't believe it I posted links to other experts in the world of tech. You can take their word not mine.

    In Their Words it is an unnecessary toy.


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    04-25-2015 07:29 PM
  6. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Smart watches and wearables may be the way of the future, but the future isn't now.
    And here it is ladies and gentlemen; proof that Mike Lazaridis posts on iMore.
    04-25-2015 07:31 PM
  7. ajarnfalang's Avatar
    Yeah, you do. Otherwise it just some guy with ~160 posts on a forum blowing hot air. You were the one that claimed to be an expert. You have zero credibility with me, and your rating is dropping fast.
    It doesn't matter to me what you think. I'm not that insecure that I have to prove anything to some guy in forum.

    I say it is a toy. You say it isn't a toy.

    That's the end of the conversation.

    I provided some reading materials of experts who believe the exact same thing. Go read. And you can ask the OPs wife what she thinks. Maybe she can give you her tech qualifications.


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    04-25-2015 07:43 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    I don't have to. I'm telling you I am. And just in case you don't believe it I posted links to other experts in the world of tech. You can take their word not mine.

    In Their Words it is an unnecessary toy.
    Yeah, you do. Otherwise it just some guy with ~160 posts on a forum blowing hot air. You were the one that claimed to be an expert. You have zero credibility with me, and your rating is dropping fast.

    Just because you read a couple of articles from people you consider "experts" and happen to agree with them does not make you an expert. In the same way, going to an football stadium and watching start athletes doesn't make you an athlete - neither does going to the airport and looking at airplanes make you an airplane.
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    04-25-2015 07:46 PM
  9. ajarnfalang's Avatar
    Yeah, you do. Otherwise it just some guy with ~160 posts on a forum blowing hot air. You were the one that claimed to be an expert. You have zero credibility with me, and your rating is dropping fast.

    Just because you read a couple of articles from people you consider "experts" and happen to agree with them does not make you an expert. In the same way, going to an football stadium and watching start athletes doesn't make you an athlete - neither does going to the airport and looking at airplanes make you an airplane.
    I don't have to explain who I am to some dude in a forum. I don't have to give you my resume.

    There's a consensus in the world of tech that the Apple watch, while a good device, it is as it stands an unnecessary toy. In my expert opinion I agree.

    And apparently the OPs wife does too.

    Typical fanboy behavior to take any words against apple as a personal attack. Just let me say what I want to say and leave me alone.

    If you don't value my opinion why bother even acknowledging anything I post?


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    04-25-2015 07:48 PM
  10. HankAZ's Avatar
    I say it is a toy. You say it isn't a toy.
    Actually, I never stated my opinion. The only one whose opinion that matters in any of this is cardfan's wife. But don't take what she said, and what you read and try to make that the absolute truth for the rest of mankind. If you do, what does that say of cardfan's opinion? Is his position of no import?
    04-25-2015 07:49 PM
  11. ajarnfalang's Avatar
    Actually, I never stated my opinion. The only one whose opinion that matters in any of this is Cardfan's wife. But don't take what she said, and what you read and try to make that the absolute truth for the rest of mankind. If you do, what does that say of Cardfan's opinion? Is his position of no import?
    You don't value anything I say. You can stop quoting and addressing me now. What I say is garbage to you. So buh bye.


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    04-25-2015 07:50 PM
  12. HankAZ's Avatar
    I don't have to explain who I am to some dude in a forum. I don't have to give you my resume.

    There's a consensus in the world of tech that the Apple watch, while a good device, it is as it stands an unnecessary toy. In my expert opinion I agree.

    And apparently the OPs wife does too.

    Typical fanboy behavior to take any words against apple as a personal attack. Just let me say what I want to say and leave me alone.

    If you don't value my opinion why bother even acknowledging anything I post?
    Challenging a claim that you made is not a personal attack. I simply asked for proof of your claim that you were an expert. A personal attack would involve things about your person or assumptions that I made based on something that I made up or imagined. You claimed to be an expert with your own words. I merely called you on it. Why acknowledge anything you post? Because I disagree with you.

    As they say on the playground: "put up or shut up".
    04-25-2015 07:53 PM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    You don't value anything I say... What I say is garbage.
    Slightly passive-aggressive, but at least we've found something upon which we can agree.
    04-25-2015 08:01 PM
  14. cornettbr's Avatar
    *sits down with a bowl of popcorn*
    04-25-2015 08:04 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    We can move on and resume discussion of the topic...
    04-25-2015 08:06 PM
  16. cardfan's Avatar
    You know what's interesting is I followed this thread on my watch. Didn't miss a notification. Even responded pretty quickly to someone who bought the other one.

    Is it a necessity? Of course not. But it will quickly pay for itself in me not missing reminders, appointments, or vip messages and email. This will change the way I organize things. For the better.

    These other experts you point to have agendas. My wife balks at price I think. And bottom line is that the benefits didn't outweigh the cost. For me they do.

    Right now I don't think the majority will feel the same as me. Give it more features, better software, lower priced bands and hardware, and things will change most likely.
    04-25-2015 08:47 PM
  17. kingweb's Avatar
    Just my opinion. I got my 42mm yesterday. I am already bored with it. Other than checking sports scores when I am at somewhere where checking scores is inappropriate (wedding, etc), I see very little use for it. So far the apps that I like keep crashing are are so watered down that they are useless.
    Apple pay needs to be set up from scratch. It doesn't sync with the phone.
    It's just a toy. Definitely overpriced. I am thinking about selling. Not sure yet.
    04-25-2015 11:03 PM
  18. ajl's Avatar
    Wife! No! Everyone has their own opinions though


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    04-26-2015 12:05 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    And in my expert opinion


    You're about as close an expert on this stuff as a pack of hot dogs.

    You put links to some of the most mainstream news outlets, and these are your references to other "experts" in the field? LOL!

    And who's following you around? I'm not, I'm simply posting in a sub I've been quite active in in the last couple of weeks...you, however, continue to stroll around the community making end all be all statements as if it is a fact, when all they are is your simple opinion. That is the issue you continue to have...you make comments in such a "matter of fact" way that it's humorous to read, and then when someone points it out to you you go on this tirade about how you're innocent and people are picking on you, lol.

    What you really are is a long winded troll.
    04-26-2015 01:18 AM
  20. Merlady's Avatar
    My husband asked me last night if my Apple Watch (38mm Milanese Loop) was worth $649. I said no, but I'm keeping it because I'm an Apple geek and I love it. I think I will use it mostly for ACTIVITY tracking. I like the notifications but if you have a lot set up, your battery will run down sooner. BTW I really like the band, very comfortable, stylish and infinitely adjustable. I do plan on getting a sport band when available for workouts only because they seem more appropriate.
    04-26-2015 09:44 AM
  21. tigerinexile's Avatar
    My husband asked me last night if my Apple Watch (38mm Milanese Loop) was worth $649. I said no, but I'm keeping it because I'm an Apple geek and I love it. I think I will use it mostly for ACTIVITY tracking. I like the notifications but if you have a lot set up, your battery will run down sooner. BTW I really like the band, very comfortable, stylish and infinitely adjustable. I do plan on getting a sport band when available for workouts only because they seem more appropriate.
    Setting up the glances and notifications just right over the first few days is enjoyable -- when you've got it set up just right, you get what they meant when they announced it as Apple's most personal device!

    Milanese loop for me too (42mm face). Thinking of getting a (blue) sport band and (stone) leather loop too.


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    04-26-2015 02:03 PM
  22. jpgti's Avatar
    Thanks for the entertainment in this thread. Bravo.

    I'll throw my non-expert opinion in here. While I await shipment of my watch (should have it tomorrow or Wednesday), I am looking forward to leaving my phone in my pocket at times. In a meeting, out at dinner with the family, it will be extremely nice to choose whether a notification is important enough to demand my immediate attention or whether it can wait. Taking those minutes back from my day due to checking my phone after it buzzes or beeps is reason enough for me to give Apple my money in this case.
    04-27-2015 04:01 PM
  23. Rainwater50's Avatar
    To the OP, there is the 2 week return window, maybe she can see how she feels about after using it for a week.

    For me, personally, I like the watch.

    What I found out (again for me), the novelty wore off pretty quickly. After setting it up, I played around with it for 15-20 minutes & that was it.

    It's not an ios device that you can really "tinker with" like an ipad or iphone. It's a watch that has a variety of features. Apple' marketing really hypes up new products in sleek, shiny packages.

    So I was pretty excited about receiving it. The problem is the hype was so high that for many, it doesn't live up to expectations.

    I discovered that if I just put it on my wrist and "forget about it", it's cool for me. I like getting the notifications, siri is cool, & I use functions when I need them. The activity tracker is nice as well.

    There isn't a right or wrong answer. Some will like it, some won't. Ultimately, she should do what she feels is best for her
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    04-27-2015 05:55 PM
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