1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I love my Apple Watch but I gotta admit that I feel kinda unsafe wearing it. Have any of you felt the same way?
    Chrisy likes this.
    12-30-2015 10:52 AM
  2. RogMoore's Avatar
    Yeah, there is always a risk of getting stole, but we would have to be utmost careful.
    12-30-2015 12:15 PM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! What do you mean by unsafe? If you're concerned about theft, that's always a possibility with any watch. The same goes for scratches. I can't say I feel any more or less safe than I normally would wearing any watch.
    12-30-2015 12:42 PM
  4. tsparks1's Avatar
    Umm, no.
    12-30-2015 02:20 PM
  5. firstborn80's Avatar
    I don't feel unsafe but I would be lying if I said someone taking my watch hadn't crossed my mind before. I'm not worried about it though.
    12-30-2015 02:30 PM
  6. dezee38's Avatar
    Felt the same way initially and it's always good to be conscience of surroundings, but It won't even cross ur mind n a couple weeks. It'll become so natural, u won't even think about it.
    12-30-2015 02:53 PM
  7. anon(9733642)'s Avatar
    Not at all. But I'm 7'4", 310lbs...they'd have to reach it, to steal it.
    Chrisy, redbirdsfan, jpgti and 3 others like this.
    12-30-2015 03:29 PM
  8. selovell's Avatar
    I have not purchase the Watch (yet) and part of the reason is that it is expensive...and conspicuous. I am sure I will break down at some point!
    Chrisy likes this.
    12-30-2015 05:43 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't feel unsafe at all wearing my Watch, and I wear it all day everyday and have been since getting it back in May.
    12-30-2015 05:52 PM
  10. Chrisy's Avatar
    I love my Apple Watch but I gotta admit that I feel kinda unsafe wearing it. Have any of you felt the same way?
    This is something I've considered. I was almost going to pull the trigger and buy an Apple Watch for my trip to Brazil. I wanted it for quick viewing of messages and flight updates. Thought it would be nice to have those features without having to dig in my pocket or fanny pack. I didn't for this very reason. I think when smart watches are more common, I will feel safer.
    12-30-2015 06:40 PM
  11. llfloyd79's Avatar
    Not at all. Never even crossed my mind.
    12-30-2015 10:02 PM
  12. Qdiddy09's Avatar
    I don't really understand the mindset of the Apple Watch making someone feel unsafe. I mean it's great and all but where does the notion come from that somehow people are just so determined to steal the Apple Watch from someone over anything else they might steal from you. I mean phones are way easier to steal IMO as they are not attached to you and most people (myself included) leave them laying around carelessly.

    I guess what I'm getting at is what's the difference in wearing the Apple Watch compared to any other expensive piece of jewelry or tech you use/wear every day. I couldn't imagine not buying something because of the less then 1% chance it gets stolen. To each their own I guess, not criticizing anyone so please don't take it as so. Honestly I'd rather someone steal my App,e watch then one of my other watches I wear on certain occasions because I can track my smart watch.
    ladyc0524 and tsparks1 like this.
    12-31-2015 12:12 AM
  13. EpicInUtah's Avatar
    Definitely do not feel any less safe wearing it. Might have something to do w/ the .40cal on my hip daily lol
    BrindawithanI likes this.
    12-31-2015 01:45 AM
  14. firedept10's Avatar
    If I owned one I do not think I would feel unsafe. My regular watches are worth the same or more than an watch and I never feel worried when I wear them.
    Last edited by firedept10; 12-31-2015 at 04:47 PM.
    12-31-2015 09:24 AM
  15. Snoweagle's Avatar
    So people who wear other luxury mechanical watches should feel even more unsafe? Nah, never crossed my mind too.
    12-31-2015 11:19 AM
  16. mayconvert's Avatar
    I get that iMore, AC etc want to allow people to ask quick questions without having to make an account, but I think about 90% of these guests are just asking stupid questions just to troll / try to be funny.
    Why on earth would you feel unsafe wearing an apple watch. and if you were afraid, why the heck would you buy one in the first place....
    I smell .....
    ladyc0524 and Not Quite Right like this.
    12-31-2015 07:03 PM
  17. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    12-31-2015 08:14 PM
  18. DZD's Avatar
    Just got an Apple Watch Sport for Christmas - the title of this thread is curious to me - why would anyone feel unsafe with it? I certainly don't.
    12-31-2015 11:48 PM
  19. TLD1's Avatar
    I wear watches daily that are much more valuable than the AW (aside from the gold one), and I never think of anyone stealing them. Maybe I'm naive, but why would you feel anxious about wearing a $399-599 watch in public? You use an $700-1000 smartphone in public, don't you?
    ultravisitor likes this.
    01-01-2016 06:47 AM
  20. JML5150's Avatar
    Not worried in the slightest. If you're worried about yours, return it.
    01-01-2016 09:42 PM
  21. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    More worried about my phone then my watch but my phone was already been stolen once when I was followed from the sub stop to my block (years ago). Luckily they didn't care too much about hurting me once they had the phone.
    01-02-2016 08:24 PM
  22. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Why would I feel unsafe wearing an Apple Watch? I don't even feel unsafe wearing my Rolex.
    01-05-2016 11:07 AM
  23. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Not at all. Before my Apple Watch, my daily wear watch was worth far more and I used that every day. I have a number of other watches ranging up to about $10,000 and wearing them doesn't worry me either.
    CrackOne likes this.
    01-05-2016 11:28 AM
  24. Chrisy's Avatar
    The question is flawed. Those who can afford an Apple Watch have the disposable income for one . Therefore they probably live and play in places that tend to also be middle class and safe.

    The reason I didn't get one was because I I was traveling to Brazil, known for its pick pockets and tourist mugging. So that's why I didn't get one. It would make me more of a target wearing something expensive. Not just the Apple Watch of course.

    People who travel (and travel to poorer areas or unknown areas) usually make sure they aren't flashing their cash and expensive jewelry around when traveling. It's common sense.
    Snoweagle likes this.
    01-05-2016 01:36 PM
  25. tsparks1's Avatar
    I get that iMore, AC etc want to allow people to ask quick questions without having to make an account, but I think about 90% of these guests are just asking stupid questions just to troll / try to be funny.
    Why on earth would you feel unsafe wearing an apple watch. and if you were afraid, why the heck would you buy one in the first place....
    I smell .....
    Agreed.
    01-05-2016 03:04 PM
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