1. Robster33's Avatar
    That is called impulse buying.
    Just did that myself ordered a 42mm space Grey to try out today, will have it tomorrow, I have a home office so am more interested in the notifications than anything else, time will tell.
    08-03-2015 05:34 AM
  2. Guacho's Avatar
    Just did that myself ordered a 42mm space Grey to try out today, will have it tomorrow, I have a home office so am more interested in the notifications than anything else, time will tell.
    Good Luck, I hope you enjoy it .
    08-03-2015 07:29 AM
  3. JRX16's Avatar
    The thing I miss most when I don't wear the Watch, is the wrist notifications. That alone justifies it, along with the daily motion tracking because I don't keep my iPhone in my pocket all day long. I often keep my iPhone on my desk at work or on the kitchen table (or charging) when at home, and the Watch allows me to roam about without missing a message or call.
    But the notifications are huge as I said above and when I go back to wearing my fine Swiss timepiece (I am a watch guy), I often feel like I want to glance at the Swiss watch whenever I hear my iPhone ding. It then reminds me of how convenient the Watch really is in that I can literally in 1-2 seconds mentally dismiss a notification because I see it's not important enough to deal with. Picking up the phone is far more involved in reality, especially if it's in your jeans pocket.
    Plus, the Watch, like you said, is just so damn comfortable. I hardly feel I'm wearing it throughout the day which is FAR more than I can say about my heavy and relatively uncomfortable analog watches.
    It's not for everyone, but I'm keeping mine and looking forward to OS2.
    08-03-2015 02:01 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The thing I miss most when I don't wear the Watch, is the wrist notifications. That alone justifies it, along with the daily motion tracking because I don't keep my iPhone in my pocket all day long. I often keep my iPhone on my desk at work or on the kitchen table (or charging) when at home, and the Watch allows me to roam about without missing a message or call.
    But the notifications are huge as I said above and when I go back to wearing my fine Swiss timepiece (I am a watch guy), I often feel like I want to glance at the Swiss watch whenever I hear my iPhone ding. It then reminds me of how convenient the Watch really is in that I can literally in 1-2 seconds mentally dismiss a notification because I see it's not important enough to deal with. Picking up the phone is far more involved in reality, especially if it's in your jeans pocket.
    Plus, the Watch, like you said, is just so damn comfortable. I hardly feel I'm wearing it throughout the day which is FAR more than I can say about my heavy and relatively uncomfortable analog watches.
    It's not for everyone, but I'm keeping mine and looking forward to OS2.
    You're right. The notifications alone is worth it for 'me', and I'm less likely to feel the need to immediately respond when I'm busy doing something else like I am while viewing the notifications on my iPhone.
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    08-03-2015 02:23 PM
  5. neurodave's Avatar
    I never purchased the Watch expecting it to provide me the cure for cancer, pick all the winning stocks for me and make me more attractive to the opposite sex. I bought it because A). I'm a guy and B). I am a nerdy guy. This isn't my first and definitely won't be my last impulse buy, especially when it's a product made by Apple. I purchased an AirPort Express a few months back because I had never tried one and I figured why not complete my Apple ecosystem. Well, needless to say I didn't like it much and it didn't even come close to my ASUS AC 1900 router. I have been a tech geek since I was little and I have bought A LOT of things simply on impulse, hype and just plane old geeking-out. Whatever the case may be, I tried the Watch and it didn't fit my lifestyle. I don't think that takes away from it. I think it's a beautiful device and out of ALL the smartwatches I've had in my lifetime it is hands-down the best I've had....but it took the route of all the other watches I had. I bought it, I tried it, I enjoyed it but I was over it in no time. On to the next...
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    08-03-2015 06:31 PM
  6. IanRip's Avatar
    I'm not one to start something but, please explain
    "I began to wonder if this purchase was a sane one. It was the first time I purchased an Apple product and questioned it and ultimately blamed it on the hype. "

    you said you have an iphone in the car ???????

    The watch is totally individual, like many other devices I suppose

    It works for me, but its too expensive, luckily I can afford it now
    08-04-2015 06:53 AM
  7. neurodave's Avatar
    It's a continuous sentence, which is why there is an "and" following that statement. If it had a period after the red highlighted words, then it wouldn't make sense.
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    08-04-2015 12:01 PM
  8. jpgti's Avatar
    You're right. The notifications alone is worth it for 'me', and I'm less likely to feel the need to immediately respond when I'm busy doing something else like I am while viewing the notifications on my iPhone.
    This +1. The ability to setup VIPs for work and only be notified when a VIP emails or contacts me after hours is priceless. Really enabled me to manage my personal time better and not feel compelled to work every single time my phone buzzes. If the phone buzzes but the watch doesn't, it can wait.
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    08-04-2015 12:19 PM
  9. Sean Peters1's Avatar
    That's all very well, but it's awfully expensive for a device whose main function seems to be to avoid needing to take your phone out of your pocket. My expectations for it were apparently pretty accurate, which confirms my decision not to buy. The cost/benefit ratio just isn't there.

    I get the feeling that some folks go into buying an Apple Watch (or any smartwatch for that matter) thinking that it's going to somehow change their lives, they're going to meet Jesus, dogs will play with them, and their erectile disfunction will be cured. Now when none of those things turn out to be true they get super disappointed, sell their watches, and come to iMore telling everybody how MEH their Apple Watch turned out to be.
    Lets be fair, the Apple Watch is a companion piece for the iPhone that does everything Apple said it would do fairly well. Being an early adopter of smartwatches in general I feel my expectations were properly set, and I love the Apple Watch. I'm already getting excited to see what Apple does with this Wearable Technology. There's no doubt it will evolve, just as there is no comparison of a first Gen. iPhone to a iPhone 6 plus, but at this point only time will tell (See what I did there) ...
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    08-04-2015 12:47 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That's all very well, but it's awfully expensive for a device whose main function seems to be to avoid needing to take your phone out of your pocket. My expectations for it were apparently pretty accurate, which confirms my decision not to buy. The cost/benefit ratio just isn't there.
    The cost/benefit ratio just isn't there 'for you'.......The cost/benefit is there for others.
    08-04-2015 12:58 PM
  11. JRX16's Avatar
    That's all very well, but it's awfully expensive for a device whose main function seems to be to avoid needing to take your phone out of your pocket. My expectations for it were apparently pretty accurate, which confirms my decision not to buy. The cost/benefit ratio just isn't there.
    The cost benefit ratio does also need to take into account that it is a watch after all and if you are someone who likes the convenience of getting the time/date from a watch (rather than having to pull out phone each time), then it makes sense. How much is a nice looking watch? $100, $200? Cheap quartz Swiss watches which are really nothing special go for $250+ on average. So this is a watch PLUS.
    But if you're a person who doesn't even care to wear any watch, then I see how such a cost/benefit ratio can look weak. For me, nearly all my "nice" watches are more expensive than the Apple Watch, and all they do is tell time/date. Cost/benefit to me is huge and I plan on selling all but my two nicest Swiss watches now thanks to the Apple Watch.
    08-04-2015 01:07 PM
  12. suitcasejohnny's Avatar
    Maybe people feel that way because that's what Rene Ritchie of iMore would have us all believe.
    08-04-2015 01:21 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Maybe people feel that way because that's what Rene Ritchie of iMore would have us all believe.
    .....and what way would that be?
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    08-04-2015 02:53 PM
  14. Robster33's Avatar
    My 2 gripes so far are.

    1. I use a Bluetooth handset in my home office so calls go to it and not on the watch, surely they could make it connect to 2 bluetooth devices at once with all notifications, could be a deal killer this one.
    2. If you wear glasses only for reading, its harder to see in general use and thats with the 42mm. Not sure i want to go looking for my glasses everytime i want to do or see something on the watch.
    08-04-2015 07:08 PM
  15. ferniesp's Avatar
    I'll get flamed but here goes.
    Bought a 42 sport when it came out, sent back in two days. Bought it again for a fair look over and it lasted 9 days. It's going back tomorrow.
    To me, it doesn't justify $430 out the door. Best Buy may discount the watch so maybe it will make sense then.
    Bottom line is that almost every major review says it falls short. Sales were high at the beginning. I would love to see the return rate of the Apple Watch. I'll bet it's high.
    And yes, I do like the watch but not at the current price.
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    08-04-2015 10:34 PM
  16. viewfly's Avatar
    That's all very well, but it's awfully expensive for a device whose main function seems to be to avoid needing to take your phone out of your pocket. My expectations for it were apparently pretty accurate, which confirms my decision not to buy. The cost/benefit ratio just isn't there.
    I was getting a new Fitbit. That was $150.

    So for $200 more I got the SW and got so much more! That was my real price difference.


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    08-04-2015 10:40 PM
  17. Robster33's Avatar
    I'll get flamed but here goes.
    Bought a 42 sport when it came out, sent back in two days. Bought it again for a fair look over and it lasted 9 days. It's going back tomorrow.
    To me, it doesn't justify $430 out the door. Best Buy may discount the watch so maybe it will make sense then.
    Bottom line is that almost every major review says it falls short. Sales were high at the beginning. I would love to see the return rate of the Apple Watch. I'll bet it's high.
    And yes, I do like the watch but not at the current price.
    I can beat that, mine is boxed up ready for pick up exactly 24hrs after delivery. My 42mm SG Sport was $658 with Apple care here in Australia.
    08-04-2015 11:28 PM
  18. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Good Luck, I hope you enjoy it .
    I have done that before as well. One waits for the purchased item to arrive which seems to take forever. The item arrives. Start using the item. Then say to ones self. Why did I purchase this?
    08-04-2015 11:46 PM
  19. Guacho's Avatar
    The cost/benefit ratio just isn't there 'for you'.......The cost/benefit is there for others.
    The cost/benefit ratio is out ther for all of us, if you think is fair and it offers a value it's fantastic, if you think it's not worth it and it's just not there.... that is also good, it's a personal decision and we need to respect which way you and others go
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    08-04-2015 11:56 PM
  20. olegoil's Avatar
    I don't have it now, but when I get it I'll never let it alone.. Thats not humanly
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    08-05-2015 04:15 AM
  21. sectime's Avatar
    And that's a bad thing? Whatever process is used to purchase something, from impulse to OCD, result is the same. Great for the ability to recoup most of the money and play another day. I too have stopped wearing my watch everyday. Oh god another impulse buyer 😉
    elmit22 likes this.
    08-05-2015 09:30 AM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    Look you can deny what lead to you selling your Apple Watch all you want. The fact is when a products Features, Actions, and Benefits are understood, and are desired by the user, and the product delivers acceptably on those Features, Actions, and Benefits the Product gets kept, not sold and life goes on ...
    You don't think it's possible that someone purchases the watch aware of everything you mentioned. They understand exactly what the watch will offer, yet they realize those things aren't as important to them as they thought once they have it? It can easily deliver on everything Apple offered, but if you go from NOT having those things previously to now having them...you have a comparison. And one could easily say, "I actually DON'T need these things." Especially after spending upwards of $350. That's a pretty steep price for features that you actually don't need.

    That isn't a misunderstanding of the features...it's a simple realization that they aren't as desired as you thought.
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    08-05-2015 09:33 AM
  23. Quis89's Avatar
    That is called impulse buying.
    How can you impulse buy a product that you've had nothing to compare to? Reading reviews on a smart watch is far different than actually owning one. You will never know how it works for YOU unless you own it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with purchasing the watch, then realizing it didn't work out for you. It sounds like some of you are offended that someone could purchase a watch, then sell it once they realize it doesn't satisfy their needs. We aren't talking about a cheap product. The Apple watch is expensive. And it's a niche product. A new one. You aren't going to be able to form a true opinion on it unless you've owned it. You can do all the research you want but individual mileage will vary. In this thread alone there are those who've had positive experiences as well as negative ones. For some, the watch does exactly what they desire. For others, it does what they understood it to do...it just wasn't worth it after actually having the functionality.

    I don't see anything wrong with what the OP did. He made a purchase and is now able to speak from experience on the item.
    PDADoctor likes this.
    08-05-2015 09:39 AM
  24. Quis89's Avatar
    The cost/benefit ratio just isn't there 'for you'.......The cost/benefit is there for others.
    $350 plus to look at notifications, change songs and tell the time from your wrist? Seems pretty steep, lol. If one is a watch collector, then sure. But aside from that I think people have a tendency to create a need. I think I can respect one who says, "Yes...the price is high for what it does. But I enjoy it and I'm willing to pay the price for it."

    The majority of people I've spoken to acknowledge that it's just too expensive for what it offers. I've actually met nobody with one. For $99 my Pebble shows me texts, calls, emails. Offers fitness applications and since I use Spotify it handles my music. Sure the UI isn't as "pretty". But that doesnt justify an extra $250..."for me" of course.
    PDADoctor likes this.
    08-05-2015 09:44 AM
  25. neurodave's Avatar
    Guys,

    We are all different and we all have different views. Lets not get out of hand here, this was just me sharing my experience with others because just like we are all different, in many ways we can be alike. My intent was to share what I thought in hopes that someone who is on the "edge" can make a more sound decision than I did. Yes, I bought on impulse. But lets be honest, a large chunk of the retail market is based off impulse. Why do you think stores put chocolate and candy by the registers, or supermarkets put certain items near the entrance. They know these will be impulse purchases and look to maximize on it. So whether we realize it or not, a large chunk of us are impulse buyers to some extent.

    Oh, and on a side note, I can already see myself buying the 2nd gen Apple Watch. The cycle will repeat...it's a part of being a tech geek.
    08-05-2015 09:46 AM
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