View Poll Results: Are you keeping your Apple Watch?

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  • Yes. Definitely keeping it.

    23 79.31%
  • No. Going to return it.

    2 6.90%
  • Not sure. Still trying to decide over the next few days.

    4 13.79%
  1. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    I'm a very busy contractor and the watch feels more like a necessity than a fashion watch. I'm using mud, grout, thinset, water and manage a large crew. I never have to dry my hands, fish my phone out of my pocket and respond to phone calls and/or messages. everything I need to do can be done through the watchE Best thing since sliced bread for me.

    On another note, my wife is a nurse and it has definately helped improve and organize her demanding job.
    YMR20 likes this.
    06-11-2015 05:05 PM
  2. dixie54321's Avatar
    No way! It's a superb first edition in my opinion well done 


     iPhone 6
    YMR20 likes this.
    06-13-2015 04:02 PM
  3. rellyrellz's Avatar
    Just was't for me. Not a watch person. Gave it a try but ultimately wasn't for me. Have not regret it either.
    06-14-2015 01:34 PM
  4. YMR20's Avatar
    I love my apple watch too!! I have it for three weeks now, and every day love it more! I used Tennis Score app. every time I play tennis and no more forget my score!! whooojooo.

    love my Apple watch! only waiting for whastapp let my reply from apple watch!!

    and waiting for the watchOS 2 release!
    06-14-2015 06:31 PM
  5. Flow39's Avatar
    Nope, I'll keep it. I love it!
    06-14-2015 11:12 PM
  6. Witness's Avatar
    I have decided to keep it and sell off my Pebble Steel to offset the cost ($125 if anyone is interested/excellent condition). Despite some of the issues it has, a first party smartwatch always works better because it has access to everything. The ability to respond to texts and answer calls is very helpful. Thanks all for the discussion. It has been interesting.
    06-15-2015 02:09 PM
  7. gkantz's Avatar
    I do like it - it does a lot of great things (notifications, messaging, Siri, even talking on the phone). But many apps, particularly third party ones, are just not ready for prime time. Many apps are either incomplete, too slow or just don't work. Case in point - I get a news flash notification from CNN, and when I go to the app, the story isn't there. I know the website does that, but the stories on my watch are from yesterday. Other apps, like Trivia Crack, just stopped working altogether. I find that to be very frustrating. But I'm not returning it.
    06-16-2015 10:40 AM
  8. neurodave's Avatar
    I'm giving it a 7-10 days time to decide. If I had to decide at this very second, I'd return it...
    06-18-2015 12:34 PM
  9. krazyatom's Avatar
    I guess I am old generation. I really don't like to carry both watch and smartphone. If apple watch can make calls without iphone, I would've probably got one myself.
    06-20-2015 03:00 PM
  10. circlez's Avatar
    Returned mine for a Suunto Ambit 3.
    06-20-2015 06:22 PM
  11. Witness's Avatar
    Every time I launch an app it takes so long that I should've just pulled out the phone instead.
    06-22-2015 06:16 PM
  12. viewfly's Avatar
    Every time I launch an app it takes so long that I should've just pulled out the phone instead.
    Yeah perhaps. But the native app, the most useful are quick to launch and quite useful.


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    06-23-2015 11:05 AM
  13. bldhk's Avatar
    I like the watch and will keep it. But I do hope that it could have more apps to support apple watch, like Whatsapp, Facebook, etc. Reply email and IM without pulling out the phone should be the way to go.


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    06-24-2015 03:40 AM
  14. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I like the watch and will keep it. But I do hope that it could have more apps to support apple watch, like Whatsapp, Facebook, etc. Reply email and IM without pulling out the phone should be the way to go.


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    Reply to email is coming. I'm sure FB and others are working on it.
    bldhk likes this.
    06-24-2015 08:29 AM
  15. as999999999's Avatar
    I like my Apple Watch and have seen value in a lot of the functions. If your active its way more value. I have had my since 1st day they were available . I have not had a day without someone asking me about it. I don't mind informing people of it or giving my review of it. I do get sick of people wanting me to Justify it. I love using apple pay with it never have to go in my pockets. The person who posted on page one that said they borrowed one for ten days. That is not really long enough to use it practically or get used to it. With that said if you have the idea that you might not want it. Then its already not for you. I thought of selling my watch for more when I had the unopened box 1st day but look like all the people paying way to much had past. The people that sold theirs when it shipped made a huge profit. I knew when I committed and opened the box it wasn't going back. I am thinking about getting a second band but haven't done that yet.
    06-24-2015 11:56 AM
  16. MariahSantos32's Avatar
    I've got a 42mm Sport and despite the convenience of seeing my notifications or the occasional Hey Siri, I'm beginning to think about returning it. Both my Pebble Steel and Microsoft Band will provide me with the information and notifications I'm accustomed to having with a wearable, but I haven't seen anything in the Watch apps side of things that really makes it all that useful and it's slow loading enough that I may as well pull out the phone. The interface itself makes finding a specific app difficult as well.

    The screen and graphics do look great though, but I'm not sure if it's worth the $400 right now. There's some promising things coming along with iOS 9, so I'm thinking about returning it for now. It seems a bit half-baked and it bugs me that despite turning notification alerts volume up, there is not a peep from the watch - I just have to rely on the fairly light bump for my alert.

    Has the Watch delivered its value for you?
    06-25-2015 10:04 PM
  17. Scatabrain's Avatar
    So goes the brave early adopter consumers-heh.

    As for returning it, my reasoning is that I have a small window of time to actually use it. Having a couple wearables on hand already, I compare the value to cost and of course the redundancy of gadgets on hand. The apps on Watch aren't all that useful - I've tried a bunch of them, so it comes down to the main functions such as telling time, checking schedule, text notifications, fitness and alerts. The advantage that Watch has being an Apple product is that it has full access to the iPhone's APIs, so I can actually reply to text notifications and a few other things. Apple does not allow Pebble nor Band to such APIs, so it's an unfair playing field, but hey Apple owns that field so it doesn't want to compete then it doesn't have to compete at the expense of consumer choice.

    Anyways, if I return it now I do benefit by resetting the warranty time if/when I repurchase in store. The Watch isn't too useful now and I can wear the MS Band/Pebble until then or when there is a rumors of what Watch2 will offer. If this is your only smartwatch, I can see how returning doesn't make sense. I have choices, so it's easy to think about it.
    There are lots of other main functions your other devices don't have: phone calls, messaging, Siri, control media, navigation, Apple Pay etc.
    06-26-2015 12:04 AM
  18. Witness's Avatar
    There are lots of other main functions your other devices don't have: phone calls, messaging, Siri, control media, navigation, Apple Pay etc.
    The other devices don't have some of those functions because Apple did not allow access to those APIs. It's an unfair playing field because of it, but hey it's their playing field. Even within its own apps ecosystem, they provide second rate APIs - take the camera for instance. You can get a pretty good live view using the built-in camera control - looks to be like 15fps. Then, try using ProCamera's Watch app and try the live view - it's like 2fps. That's just what Apple does, which is why I'm not all that fond of them compared to other companies, but hey they can do whatever they want. So, as for other devices:

    Pebble: Receive messaging, phone call notification and rejection, control media, navigation through companion app
    Band: Receive messaging, phone call notification and rejection

    No way is Apple going to let anyone else use Siri, integrate with their Maps or Apple Pay, so Watch is the only choice. That's how they operate and it has been successful for them to limit consumer choice. For me, I like interoperability. Power to consumer and whatnot. Meanwhile, I sold the Pebble - there's no point in having that now. The Fall update should be nice.
    07-02-2015 07:23 PM
  19. Scatabrain's Avatar
    The other devices don't have some of those functions because Apple did not allow access to those APIs. It's an unfair playing field because of it, but hey it's their playing field. Even within its own apps ecosystem, they provide second rate APIs - take the camera for instance. You can get a pretty good live view using the built-in camera control - looks to be like 15fps. Then, try using ProCamera's Watch app and try the live view - it's like 2fps. That's just what Apple does, which is why I'm not all that fond of them compared to other companies, but hey they can do whatever they want. So, as for other devices:

    Pebble: Receive messaging, phone call notification and rejection, control media, navigation through companion app
    Band: Receive messaging, phone call notification and rejection

    No way is Apple going to let anyone else use Siri, integrate with their Maps or Apple Pay, so Watch is the only choice. That's how they operate and it has been successful for them to limit consumer choice. For me, I like interoperability. Power to consumer and whatnot. Meanwhile, I sold the Pebble - there's no point in having that now. The Fall update should be nice.
    The browser control is like that too. Usually the reason the api is less powerful is due to Apple providing a secure system. The camera is certainly an exception to that. Over the years they tend to loosen up where it makes sense.

    My point was that your short list of main features was shorter then Apple Watch features that I consider great. Most of those things are why I love my watch and the other devices just don't provide. The Moto 360 and watches like it would be a great alternative if they can figure out battery life and add health features.
    07-02-2015 08:10 PM
  20. essay2u's Avatar
    I like it but the inconsistency of the activity app and fitness monitoring are a very big downside. Had I known more about this prior, I would not have purchased...
    07-02-2015 11:25 PM
  21. Trayscragg15's Avatar
    Still debating on screen size so will see.
    07-05-2015 11:03 AM
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