1. bbhybridchris's Avatar
    I have used every iPhone since the 4 up to the 6. I would usually have them for a little while then trade out or sell for an Android. The latest update to Play Services really started sucking the battery on my Nexus 6. I traded a guy for an LG G4 and had the same problem google play services was the number one user of the battery at 23% or greater. I have a MacBook and iMac so having used continuity and handoff on my iPhone 6 earlier this year I decided to trade the G4 for a 64gb iPhone 6. I am still able to use all of my google services email, Google search app, Google translate. So I was missing nothing really. The first day with the phone and I had plenty of battery left and felt back in a good place. It also helped that I am running the iOS 9 beta and it's really for me a lot better than 7 or 8. After about 3 days I was really missing one thing.....I have had an Android wear watch since they first came out in fact I own 3 of them. I manage a dairy farm and the watch even for just simple notifications for me is almost invaluable. There are times when I'm extremely busy, only have one hand available, or am in a meeting that doesn't allow me to constantly pull out the phone for vibrating notifications. I made the plunge to buy and Apple Watch even though it cost basically twice as much as any of my Android Wear watches. I've been using it the past 3 days and all I can say is WOW! It does exactly what I want...and more. The fact that I can answer and make calls when I simply don't have access to my phone is incredible. I don't use a watch for apps....they are neat to play with but the ones I do use such as the workout app for a run or walk with the Greyhounds does what it's supposed to. I'm not checking my feed on Twitter or Instagram. I have Wunderground installed for the great looking glance that I do use. Most importantly the watch pushes my notifications to me...instead of the phone being stuck on my holster and vibrating and me not knowing who or what the notification was I now know quickly in a wrist turn and a glance. If it's important I can act on it from the watch or get my phone out at the point. Any ways that got kind of long winded but just the thoughts of a dairy farmer and how the Apple Watch has changed my life for the better!
    07-25-2015 10:30 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your experience with us...
    bbhybridchris likes this.
    07-25-2015 10:37 AM
  3. Flow39's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing! I'm loving my watch as well, it has become an indispensable piece of tech!
    bbhybridchris likes this.
    07-25-2015 02:42 PM
  4. bbhybridchris's Avatar
    It's one of those things you don't realize you miss until it's not there. It truly is invaluable for me.
    Flow39 likes this.
    07-25-2015 05:01 PM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    You have stated pretty much everything I love about the Apple ecosystem. I'm a little worried about my Apple Watch though, it's running watchOS beta 4, and my iPhone is running iOS 9 beta 4, and my watch decided to not want to use Bluetooth anymore. I might have to take it an Apple Store. I'm not mad about it though, it's a risk I knew when running beta software. It is invaluable when running though.


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    bbhybridchris likes this.
    07-25-2015 05:37 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Only 63 days of beta left. Maybe less. Hang in there. Thanks for sharing.
    RobtRoma likes this.
    07-25-2015 06:40 PM
  7. tech_fan's Avatar
    I have used every iPhone since the 4 up to the 6. I would usually have them for a little while then trade out or sell for an Android. The latest update to Play Services really started sucking the battery on my Nexus 6. I traded a guy for an LG G4 and had the same problem google play services was the number one user of the battery at 23% or greater. I have a MacBook and iMac so having used continuity and handoff on my iPhone 6 earlier this year I decided to trade the G4 for a 64gb iPhone 6. I am still able to use all of my google services email, Google search app, Google translate. So I was missing nothing really. The first day with the phone and I had plenty of battery left and felt back in a good place. It also helped that I am running the iOS 9 beta and it's really for me a lot better than 7 or 8. After about 3 days I was really missing one thing.....I have had an Android wear watch since they first came out in fact I own 3 of them. I manage a dairy farm and the watch even for just simple notifications for me is almost invaluable. There are times when I'm extremely busy, only have one hand available, or am in a meeting that doesn't allow me to constantly pull out the phone for vibrating notifications. I made the plunge to buy and Apple Watch even though it cost basically twice as much as any of my Android Wear watches. I've been using it the past 3 days and all I can say is WOW! It does exactly what I want...and more. The fact that I can answer and make calls when I simply don't have access to my phone is incredible. I don't use a watch for apps....they are neat to play with but the ones I do use such as the workout app for a run or walk with the Greyhounds does what it's supposed to. I'm not checking my feed on Twitter or Instagram. I have Wunderground installed for the great looking glance that I do use. Most importantly the watch pushes my notifications to me...instead of the phone being stuck on my holster and vibrating and me not knowing who or what the notification was I now know quickly in a wrist turn and a glance. If it's important I can act on it from the watch or get my phone out at the point. Any ways that got kind of long winded but just the thoughts of a dairy farmer and how the Apple Watch has changed my life for the better!
    Your story is interesting. I too came from Android. I was using the Nexus 6 before I moved over to Apple about 3 months ago. Before Android, I was with Apple and had the iPhone 5. I was an early adopter with the Samsung Galaxy Gear series and bought each version of that to include the Gear S. I also dabbled with Android Wear (Moto 360, Asus Zenwatch and LG Urbane) before switching as well.

    The Apple watch was what compelled me to make the move. I was amazed at the support they offered my wife to get her setup and I was also amazed when I tried the Apple Watch on.
    07-25-2015 09:39 PM
  8. bbhybridchris's Avatar
    Your story is interesting. I too came from Android. I was using the Nexus 6 before I moved over to Apple about 3 months ago. Before Android, I was with Apple and had the iPhone 5. I was an early adopter with the Samsung Galaxy Gear series and bought each version of that to include the Gear S. I also dabbled with Android Wear (Moto 360, Asus Zenwatch and LG Urbane) before switching as well.

    The Apple watch was what compelled me to make the move. I was amazed at the support they offered my wife to get her setup and I was also amazed when I tried the Apple Watch on.
    Yeah it definitely has that premium feel. Like its a completed device
    tech_fan likes this.
    07-26-2015 07:11 PM
  9. RobtRoma's Avatar
    Nice to hear that the Watch surpassed someones expectations. Hopefully it only gets better from here
    tech_fan likes this.
    07-28-2015 12:59 PM

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