1. Saud Sahli's Avatar
    I will buy Apple Watch ONLY if it has WiFi and GPS .. must have these two

    what do you think?
    02-28-2016 06:12 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    I will buy Apple Watch ONLY if it has WiFi and GPS .. must have these two

    what do you think?
    That would be nice. I'm loving my Apple Watch mainly for notifications.
    02-28-2016 06:16 AM
  3. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    It already has Wi-Fi, Apple is just tightly controlling access for battery life reasons. GPS will likewise come when it's power draw won't kill battery life.

    Battery life is the currency of mobile.
    02-28-2016 07:38 AM
  4. owlyn's Avatar
    As a previous post has stated, it already has WiFi. You need your watch within Bluetooth range of your phone, or WiFi range of your router, so GPS is a given, as it will use whatever GPS is on the device your watch is connected to.
    02-28-2016 08:36 AM
  5. eyecrispy's Avatar
    GPS was a must on my list, esp for the price point. And battery life was poor compared to some others on the market. But I found mine for a steel on Craigslist last month and jumped on it. I am not totally in love with it but it meets my needs for the most part.
    02-28-2016 08:39 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm honestly okay with Apple Watch's dependence on iPhone. My iPhone is never very far away to begin with and having to charge my Apple Watch mid-day due to battery drain would be a deal breaker.
    SwitchBeach likes this.
    02-28-2016 09:08 AM
  7. mfm77's Avatar
    The day it adds GPS (for my running) is the day I buy the Watch.

    Question: could they somehow create a smart band that has a GPS receiver?
    02-28-2016 10:38 AM
  8. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    If the watch could work with my androids.
    02-28-2016 05:49 PM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If the watch could work with my androids.
    Not likely to happen. The connection between the watch and iPhone isn't as simple as a Bluetooth connection between, for example, a Pebble watch and an iPhone/Android. My phone behaves differently when my watch is connected. It knows to push notifications through to my watch and keep quiet so I'm not getting duplicate notifications, and how to do it so I can use my watch to interact based on the notification or the app. They talk to each other to decide who handles a command. Connecting to an Android wouldn't produce the same result.
    JML5150 likes this.
    02-28-2016 08:17 PM
  10. NinerJet9's Avatar
    Question: could they somehow create a smart band that has a GPS receiver?
    There are several bands that have GPS such as the Fitbit Surge and Microsoft Band 1 & 2. Both of those units get notifications and the MS Bands can get limited e-mail too.
    02-28-2016 11:44 PM
  11. tsparks1's Avatar
    I will buy Apple Watch ONLY if it has WiFi and GPS .. must have these two

    what do you think?
    Nope, already has wifi and GPS is too much of a battery drain. When I want GPS I just wear my Microsoft Band on my other arm.
    02-29-2016 08:08 AM
  12. tsparks1's Avatar
    There are several bands that have GPS such as the Fitbit Surge and Microsoft Band 1 & 2. Both of those units get notifications and the MS Bands can get limited e-mail too.
    I've owned the Surge - ugly as all getout and the screen is atrocious, but otherwise a great fitness watch, GPS takes a huge chunk of battery life. Currently own a Microsoft Band 1, again ugly and not what I'd call comfortable by a long shot (although Band 2 has improved on both counts I'm told). Here again GPS drains the battery quickly.
    02-29-2016 08:15 AM
  13. mfm77's Avatar
    There are several bands that have GPS such as the Fitbit Surge and Microsoft Band 1 & 2. Both of those units get notifications and the MS Bands can get limited e-mail too.
    Yes, I know - I have the Band 1. It's held up well but has limited interactions with my iPhone due to the platform differences.
    02-29-2016 08:51 AM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I would buy an Apple Watch only if...nothing really. I'm not really enticed to buy one and I can't think of anything that would make me say 'Gotta have it!'
    02-29-2016 01:17 PM
  15. clickitykeys's Avatar
    I will buy an Apple Watch only if provides a week or more of battery life. Until then, I'm happy with a Pebble. I can't be bothered to charge yet another device every one or two nights.
    02-29-2016 02:11 PM
  16. iamjulieb's Avatar
    I'm also good with the watches dependency on the iPhone, it was designed as a "accessory" to the iPhone, people buy the Apple Watch knowing that... if there's a way to add GPS without a huge battery draw, then great, if not, that's what my iPhone is for. I bought the watch for so many other reasons.
    02-29-2016 09:26 PM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I will buy an Apple Watch only if provides a week or more of battery life. Until then, I'm happy with a Pebble. I can't be bothered to charge yet another device every one or two nights.
    I take my Apple Watch off every night just like I would any other watch. The only difference is I set it on the charger instead of on my dresser. No big deal to me.
    gagatronics and edswife1970 like this.
    02-29-2016 09:37 PM
  18. clickitykeys's Avatar
    I take my Apple Watch off every night just like I would any other watch. The only difference is I set it on the charger instead of on my dresser. No big deal to me.
    I actually don't set my Pebble on my dresser, but sleep with it on. It tracks my sleep, and provides a good vibrate alarm without waking the s/o . For me that is a big plus, but I understand that it may not matter to everyone.
    03-01-2016 02:09 PM
  19. impaler's Avatar
    It does have Wifi in it - it uses it to connect to your phone if it's too far away in the house for Bluetooth, for instance. I have had mine nearly a year and GPS hasn't been a must have for me, and I run outside with it all the time. I find once you get past the 20 minutes with the phone on you, it's pretty accurate.
    03-05-2016 01:49 PM
  20. impaler's Avatar
    I actually don't set my Pebble on my dresser, but sleep with it on. It tracks my sleep, and provides a good vibrate alarm without waking the s/o . For me that is a big plus, but I understand that it may not matter to everyone.
    I wish I could rely on the Apple Watch for an alarm, but the vibration isn't strong enough and the sound isn't loud enough. Before the Apple Watch, I wore an original Pebble, and it's alarm vibrate has never failed me. I still wear the Pebble to bed as a silent alarm, to not wake up my girlfriend. I never connect it any more, just use it without Bluetooth for a local watch.
    clickitykeys likes this.
    03-05-2016 01:51 PM
  21. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Not likely to happen. The connection between the watch and iPhone isn't as simple as a Bluetooth connection between, for example, a Pebble watch and an iPhone/Android. My phone behaves differently when my watch is connected. It knows to push notifications through to my watch and keep quiet so I'm not getting duplicate notifications, and how to do it so I can use my watch to interact based on the notification or the app. They talk to each other to decide who handles a command. Connecting to an Android wouldn't produce the same result.
    I figured. I really want a smartwatch but don't know what to get honestly. Apple watch is pretty ugly
    03-06-2016 02:48 PM
  22. robertk328's Avatar
    I will buy an Apple Watch only if provides a week or more of battery life. Until then, I'm happy with a Pebble. I can't be bothered to charge yet another device every one or two nights.
    Do you wear the pebble to sleep?
    Edit: I see you do. Never mind then!
    clickitykeys likes this.
    03-06-2016 02:59 PM
  23. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    I sold mine – I had it since launch last year – but I'd buy a 2nd get with GPS and an alway-on display. The Watch is unusable with these for my running purposes.

    I'd sacrifice GPS and keep my Garmin for running if there was some sort of mechanism to consolidate activity data (e.g., steps, sleep) between the AW and Garmin. As it is now, I wear the Garmin 24/7 and all of my activity data feeds into Garmin Connect.

    But an always-on display is a necessity for me.
    03-06-2016 08:44 PM
  24. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    But an always-on display is a necessity for me.
    Why is it necessary for your display to be on when you're not looking at it? That's like leaving your TV on when you're not home.
    Moreover, it would obliterate its battery life.
    03-06-2016 10:25 PM
  25. robertk328's Avatar
    Why is it necessary for your display to be on when you're not looking at it? That's like leaving your TV on when you're not home.
    Moreover, it would obliterate its battery life.
    Pebble is always-on, but the e-ink display uses nothing except when it refreshes. I'm not sure all the things people need/want from their Apple Watch would be served by an e-ink display though!
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    03-07-2016 05:46 AM
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