1. John Yester's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your personal thoughts and valid point of views. I do agree with you that everyone is different. Different likes and dislikes.

    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.
    Guacho and elmit22 like this.
    08-05-2015 10:30 AM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    Regarding the price point compared to the pebble I have to say your not only getting a more intergraded product but also one that will continue to grow with updates and dev participation that you will not get with another wearable
    08-05-2015 10:37 AM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    There's nothing wrong with returning anything if you are not feeling it.
    There's nothing wrong with impulse purchases unless it causes a financial hardship.

    If a user doesn't enjoy The Apple Watch or any device they should return it or sell it.

    If for some reason a user feels bad for spending the money that's a personal thing that has nothing to do with the price Apple set and the function of the Apple Watch vs a Pebble a Fibit or any other smart watch.

    The price is right for whomever ever can afford it and whomever ever wants its. I believe it's that simple.

    I've said this hundreds of times on these forums Use the technology don't let it use you. Meaning work with a device find ways it can make your tech flow more enjoyable and fun.

    I recently bought a new iPod 32 gig for 260 bucks after taxes. It's fun to use as a phone via continuity as a phone around the house sitting outside on the porch or anytime my 6 Plus is charging. The new iPod is just as quick and snappy as my 6 Plus and it's a lighter alternative around the house. I'm just finding it to be fun and enjoyable . Try looking at the watch the same way.

    Put some thought into "How can I use this device" once you receive it or more importantly before you buy it.
    This post isn't directed to anyone in particular just a general overview of what I've read.


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    kataran, Guacho, PDADoctor and 2 others like this.
    08-05-2015 11:01 AM
  4. rewNATION's Avatar
    I've been trying to win one recently at work only for the purpose of selling it for some spare cash.
    elmit22 likes this.
    08-05-2015 11:09 AM
  5. hudss's Avatar
    so what you're saying is Apple has a knack for convincing people to buy things they don't need? shocking....meanwhile reading another review..water is wet..
    08-05-2015 11:37 AM
  6. FoxyKitty's Avatar
    I have had my Apple Watch for two months now, I have considered selling it, but I'm afraid that I will miss it. The novelty has not completely worn off yet so I'm gonna hang on to it a little while longer!
    08-05-2015 02:31 PM
  7. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    I'm not making any hasty decisions until I see what OS 2.0 does to the interface.

    I think it will be like iOS 1.0-->2.0 going from web apps to regular apps.
    08-05-2015 06:55 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm not making any hasty decisions until I see what OS 2.0 does to the interface.

    I think it will be like iOS 1.0-->2.0 going from web apps to regular apps.
    To be quite honest, WatchOS 2 (the beta versions to this point) isn't all that different from WatchOS 1/1.01, in my opinion, in regard to the user interface.
    Guacho likes this.
    08-05-2015 07:20 PM
  9. rickg1's Avatar
    To be quite honest, WatchOS 2 (the beta versions to this point) isn't all that different from WatchOS 1/1.01, in my opinion, in regard to the user interface.
    It's not really the OS that will bring the benefits, but the ability to write apps that work directly on the phone and that have better access to sensors, etc.

    I think we're a year or so from starting to see what a wearable like this can do beyond the obvious cases (fitness,notifications,etc). Look at the first iPhone... nice but nothing compared to what we have now in the 6 and 6+ and most of the difference is in the apps. As the Watch evolves we'll get interesting, perhaps compelling apps that make the Watch less of a watch and more of a general purpose wearable, just as the iPhone is really not that focused on being a phone and is a small computer that can also make calls.

    For some, the issue is whether you want to take the ride along from where we are to where watches become much more or whether you just want to wait until they get there. There's no right answer to that question.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    08-05-2015 07:54 PM
  10. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    But native apps!!!!
    08-05-2015 08:48 PM
  11. neurodave's Avatar
    To be quite honest, WatchOS 2 (the beta versions to this point) isn't all that different from WatchOS 1/1.01, in my opinion, in regard to the user interface.
    Totally agree with you. I had WatchOS 2 on my Apple Watch and I generally forgot I was running it in the first place. The only times I remembered, is when I used a picture as a watch face or the time-lapse watch faces.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    08-05-2015 09:05 PM
  12. ferniesp's Avatar
    I will bet my last dollar that the price of the watch comes down big time by Christmas.
    08-06-2015 01:02 PM
  13. ferniesp's Avatar
    Just for kicks, I purchased the stainless steel 42 to see what the difference while at home. Let me say this. These watches are so over priced and add very little to my lifestyle. It is in my opinion, after several attempts to like the watch, that these watches are not ready for prime time.
    They do look gorgeous!!' Just not worth the money for what they do.
    I'll either get flamed or banned for this.
    08-06-2015 11:42 PM
  14. Robster33's Avatar
    Just for kicks, I purchased the stainless steel 42 to see what the difference while at home. Let me say this. These watches are so over priced and add very little to my lifestyle. It is in my opinion, after several attempts to like the watch, that these watches are not ready for prime time.
    They do look gorgeous!!' Just not worth the money for what they do.
    I'll either get flamed or banned for this.
    I agree, mine lasted 24hrs, not the worth the $$. If the 42mm Sport SG was half of what they cost i may of kept it.
    08-08-2015 02:56 AM
  15. kataran's Avatar
    I will bet my last dollar that the price of the watch comes down big time by Christmas.
    I'll take that bet

     is not banking on sales numbers on the  watch so the price will only go down when the next generation is released
    21stNow likes this.
    08-08-2015 07:27 AM
  16. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    For me personally, I think the watch adds so much to my life. I can't imagine not having it now. It makes me more active because it is reminding me to stand up and move. It gives me access to crucial notifications on my wrist without having to pull out my phone. As a teacher this is fantastic. I can use the stop watch to time my kids, and I can use it to count down how long students have to finish a task. When I am driving I can use it to change a song without having to mess with my phone, which to me is the best part of it all. I look at my phone about 75% less than I did prior to having the Apple Watch and this to me makes me more active in the life that I am living. I am not checking social media as much because I do not look at my phone and feel the constant pull of those applications.
    08-08-2015 11:19 AM
  17. iEd's Avatar
    It proving to be very useful in my business just after having it less than 24 hours.
    I get many group business texts where a acknowledgement that is was received with just a "ok" or "got it". I get PDF sheet music attached in texts, flight info, set lists and I just tap a canned response on the watch.



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    08-08-2015 12:21 PM
  18. msw323's Avatar
    I had my Pebble for a year now and it lasts me about a week between charges. It is waterproof ( for showering and low immersions) and even though it is only b&w, it's all I need. I just want it for getting my notifications on it. For that it works flawlessly. And I picked it up for $69 at BB. It can do more, but I don't have the desire. I don't like pulling out my 6 plus every time it vibrates so I just look at my wrist. Seems a lot better than the high cost of the Apple watch.

    But to each his own, for me, I bang my arms on things a lot in the work I do, so I don't want to take the chance with an expensive watch, but the Pebble works great and hasn't let me down yet.
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    08-08-2015 07:13 PM
  19. squeeze5590's Avatar
    It's also called not having any disposable cash and trading one thing for another. Person probably uses payday loans and lives pay check to pay check - not that there is nothing wrong with that, but to "splurge at a bar" just ruined the post. haha..
    08-09-2015 01:35 PM
  20. squeeze5590's Avatar
    I'll take that bet

     is not banking on sales numbers on the  watch so the price will only go down when the next generation is released
    Yea. I'm sure Best Buy will discount much later, but Apple will not. They will just pull them off the shelves and let Best Buy distribute. Apple is not into clearance or discounted items. Best Buy has $100 MBAs and other machines while Apple still has at retail.
    08-09-2015 01:38 PM
  21. cardfan's Avatar
    It proving to be very useful in my business just after having it less than 24 hours.
    I get many group business texts where a acknowledgement that is was received with just a "ok" or "got it". I get PDF sheet music attached in texts, flight info, set lists and I just tap a canned response on the watch.



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    It's useful for me as well because of what I do. For people whose time is more valuable, the watch becomes more valuable.
    08-10-2015 11:58 AM
  22. neurodave's Avatar
    It's also called not having any disposable cash and trading one thing for another. Person probably uses payday loans and lives pay check to pay check - not that there is nothing wrong with that, but to "splurge at a bar" just ruined the post. haha..
    PayDay Loans? Really? That's what you got out of everything I said? I think it's safe to say that if I lived "paycheck to paycheck" I wouldn't have gone out of my way and spent $450+ dollars for a watch and a band, only to turn around a few weeks later and sell it for less than what I paid. And I didn't think "splurging at a bar" was a crime of some sort. I mean, I would've splurged for my birthday with or without selling my Apple Watch, so what's your point? It sounds to me like you're a little sour. Next time don't worry about an OP's finances and worry about yours, and if you don't like a post, cruise on by it, no harm no foul.
    08-10-2015 02:17 PM
  23. Scatabrain's Avatar
    PayDay Loans? Really? That's what you got out of everything I said? I think it's safe to say that if I lived "paycheck to paycheck" I wouldn't have gone out of my way and spent $450+ dollars for a watch and a band, only to turn around a few weeks later and sell it for less than what I paid. And I didn't think "splurging at a bar" was a crime of some sort. I mean, I would've splurged for my birthday with or without selling my Apple Watch, so what's your point? It sounds to me like you're a little sour. Next time don't worry about an OP's finances and worry about yours, and if you don't like a post, cruise on by it, no harm no foul.
    Party on dude!
    08-10-2015 03:27 PM
  24. huntclub's Avatar
    I use it everyday. The fitness alerts and reminders are more convince in my hand that in the phone. In addition, in meetings it is less intrusive than the phone.


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    08-10-2015 03:54 PM
  25. iEd's Avatar
    To each his own but I'm really enjoying the watch. Just had a text conversation via dictation with my GF and it was flawless. I was expecting it to be kind of hit or miss. I would feel goofy talking into the watch in public.
    Confirmed a band rehearsal via dictation also while I was doing something else on my 6 Plus.
    While I was typing this my GF texted that she was bringing dinner replied "great" via dictation.
    I was expecting not to really use it that much at home but I went out earlier and never took it off.
    The Apple Watch rocks.


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    08-10-2015 04:04 PM
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