1. dharris382's Avatar
    So, I know most of the major tech sites have covered this topic already. We've seen pieces and YouTube videos about reviewer's feelings about the device a year later.

    By now, most early adopters have had their devices for a year or should be coming up on a year. So, I'd like to hear your thoughts, as fellow consumers, on your watch after it being a part of your life for a year.

    Do you wear it everyday? Has it made your life a little easier? If so, how? What are some of your favorite features? What are some improvements that you'd like to see? Will you early adopt on Apple Watch 2?
    BD_BB_8520 likes this.
    05-23-2016 02:24 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    I barely wear it these days. Better battery life, faster performance, and more useful features would be nice to have on the Apple Watch 2.
    05-23-2016 02:30 AM
  3. ab21au's Avatar
    Every day wear for exercise, notifications of texts, messenger etc. Sleep+ app at night. Even better than I thought. Also use Siri on the watch to play Apple Music in the car.
    05-23-2016 06:50 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I've only had my Apple Watch for about 6 months but I'm still wearing it daily. I love the convenience of getting my notifications on my wrist. Complications provide quick access to information like the weather and health stats. As far as improvements, I'd love to see more app support and better performance/load times. It's very slow overall. I would welcome support for third party watch faces with.
    I may or may not adopt the Watch 2. It just depends on what it offers that my current Watch doesn't.
    mumfoau likes this.
    05-23-2016 07:32 AM
  5. Snoweagle's Avatar
    Used to wear it daily for a few months then started to rotate back with my mechanicals as I felt I was neglecting them. Still, wearing the AW around 3 to 4 times a week.
    05-23-2016 07:34 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, I wear it every day and have worn it every day since getting it over a year ago. The Watch serves me well, and I'm very pleased with it.
    Snoweagle and mumfoau like this.
    05-23-2016 08:39 AM
  7. appolusionist's Avatar
    I wear mine daily just for the convenience of getting notifications without having to dig out my phone. I usually can get 2 days of use before I have to charge it again.
    05-24-2016 08:41 AM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    I wear my watch daily due to health tracking and notifications. But my honest opinion about the watch is it's very slow, the apps suck/very slow to load, and it is pretty thick. It definitely feels like a 1st gen product and it feels rushed.
    mumfoau likes this.
    05-24-2016 09:05 AM
  9. rdmartin1's Avatar
    Didn't have the Apple Watch but the Gear S2 paired with my Note 4. For the average person smart watches really don't offer much. Wrist notifications and basic health functions don't warrant the expense. I found the Apple crown to be less intuitive than the Samsung rotating bezel. In the end I prefer the look and feel of a real quality watch. Smartwatches don't have that solid feel or "look."
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    05-24-2016 05:01 PM
  10. Snoweagle's Avatar
    A quick question. If I wish to add my credit cards for Apple Pay in my Apple Watch, is it a must that I need to turn on passcode on the watch?
    05-25-2016 11:35 AM
  11. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    It's been 5 months and I'm quite pleased with it so far. It helps me in keeping active, pick a call while I'm driving, quickly dismiss a meeting alert etc . I've multiple bands as well(Apple's Nylon, 3rd party link bracelet and the stock Sports band)
    mumfoau likes this.
    05-25-2016 12:24 PM
  12. doc16mom's Avatar
    I wear my watch daily. I use it for exercise, messages and love seeing who is calling with out taking out my phone. The apps are not that great, and the load time is very slow. I will only buy the next generation if there are more features that I want. If this is a typical Apple product you will see upgrades in small increments with bigger software updates. I hope they use the same bands for watch 2. I have so many bands for my watch I will be pissed if they don't fit on the new watch!
    05-25-2016 04:37 PM
  13. dharris382's Avatar
    I believe so. The passcode (and it being on your wrist) is the only way for Apple Watch to know that you're you, essentially. If you remove it from your wrist and someone else picks it up, they would have access to your credit cards.
    Snoweagle likes this.
    05-27-2016 09:10 AM
  14. Snoweagle's Avatar
    I believe so. The passcode (and it being on your wrist) is the only way for Apple Watch to know that you're you, essentially. If you remove it from your wrist and someone else picks it up, they would have access to your credit cards.
    Thanks for the explanation. By the way I made my first Apple Pay transaction via iPhone today and didn't wear the Apple Watch, it's so cool as it was only recently launched here in Singapore.
    05-27-2016 10:24 AM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    Faster performance and more customizations for faces and/or 3rd party watch faces. Otherwise I'm content. It does what I need!
    05-29-2016 11:35 AM
  16. mumfoau's Avatar
    I've only had mine about a month and I really appreciate what it gives me. Even though I have a plus, I keep my phone in my pocket. Love the nice wrist taps when navigating. The health stuff is what I wanted it for but it has become so much more than a fitness tracker at this point.
    05-29-2016 11:49 AM
  17. rws381's Avatar
    I mostly agree with everyone's opinions here. I consider the watch to be a cool device that does some interesting stuff and has lots of potential.

    As a long time Fitbit wearer before getting the watch, I'm not crazy about the fitness tracking abilities. Feel that Fitbit Charge HR was clearly better here and has improved over the last year.

    Siri is hit and miss, need some improvement here especially when sending messages. She often gets confused on who I want to send the message to and what I want it to say.

    Third party apps are hit and miss. Some are pretty good, Dark Sky, HeartWatch, Transit, ETA. Some are so slow that it's not even worth it.

    That said, I've worn my watch all day every day since I purchased it last July. Another positive note, it has never died on me throughout the day, battery life has been pretty solid.
    robertk328 and agarwal.apar like this.
    05-29-2016 01:43 PM
  18. robertk328's Avatar
    I've only had mine about a month and I really appreciate what it gives me. Even though I have a plus, I keep my phone in my pocket. Love the nice wrist taps when navigating. The health stuff is what I wanted it for but it has become so much more than a fitness tracker at this point.
    I would recommend you get HeartWatch if you want some good heart health data:

    HeartWatch. View & get notified about heart rate data captured on your watch. by Tantsissa
    https://appsto.re/us/hwdw_.i
    05-29-2016 03:27 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    I would recommend you get HeartWatch if you want some good heart health data:

    HeartWatch. View & get notified about heart rate data captured on your watch. by Tantsissa
    https://appsto.re/us/hwdw_.i
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    05-29-2016 08:25 PM
  20. dharris382's Avatar
    Just realized that I didn't give my take.

    I've had my watch for a year and overall, I am very happy with the device and with my purchase. I purposely bought a 42mm Sport because I wanted a first gen device but I didn't want to pay too much for a device that basically does the same thing across all price points.

    I do have some annoyances though. From time to time, my watch will lock itself while it's still on my wrist. Mostly likely due to it losing contact with my skin for whatever reason. It's not a huge issue but it's an annoyance.

    "Hey Siri" sucks on the watch! On certain occasions, I'll look like a complete ***** saying, "hey Siri..." "HEY SIRI...." until I just give up and push in the crown. Notifications can get a little annoying. Apps like Twitter, FB Messenger, Dark Sky are good apps but they use that louder bell or chime and if you're getting a bunch of those at a time, it can be a little much.

    A couple weeks ago, I took my watch off to charge it, it still had pretty decent battery life and for whatever reason, it shut completely off and it wouldn't turn on. I had to do a hard reset and it rebooted itself.

    There are a ton of first gen glitches and annoyances and I am hoping that the 2nd gen models fixes them. I would love to see it a little more independent from the phone. For example, my watch can't control my Apple TV without my phone, right? It would be hot if that was more independent. I would like to see more watch faces. I would love for Apple to open up Time-lapse for us to include our own personal time-lapse photos.

    Again, overall, I love it. I'm going to upgrade when the gen 2s are released. I'm very interested to see what improvements will be made.
    BD_BB_8520 and agarwal.apar like this.
    05-30-2016 12:47 AM
  21. anon(9733642)'s Avatar
    Wear it most days. Love it. Only issue nobody seems to be able to fix is iMessage or Text message syncing. I hate that I need to delete messages on the phone and the watch...I don't keep messages I don't need. It's definitely annoying to need to clear messages from my phone and watch separately. Other than that, happy all around.
    ruger141 likes this.
    05-30-2016 01:59 AM
  22. robertk328's Avatar
    "Hey Siri" doesn't work that well, as @dharris382 pointed out... I usually just hold the button and dictate without issue
    mumfoau likes this.
    05-30-2016 09:32 AM
  23. Algus's Avatar
    I wear mine every day. The ease of switching out bands is awesome and takes care of my itch to try out different accessories. Utility is limited, I mainly use it for voice control on my phone and checking messages. I manage in retail so often taking my phone out would be annoying. None of my stockers are going to be happy putting stuff on the shelves while I stop work to play on my phone. My watch lets me see if something is important (like if the GM of the store is messaging me) without stopping what I'm doing.

    I haven't found very many useful third party apps for the watch yet though and I am tired of all the stock clock faces. One of my colleagues has an Android watch with a rounded case and all the downloadable faces he could ask for. I'm definitely envious.
    05-31-2016 07:05 AM
  24. robertk328's Avatar
    I haven't found very many useful third party apps for the watch yet though and I am tired of all the stock clock faces.
    My favorite 3rd party apps, FWIW:
    • Carrot Weather / Dark Sky
    • Fantastical 2
    • HeartWatch
    • Waterminder
    05-31-2016 07:17 AM
  25. Nubwy's Avatar
    I actually just returned my Watch. It's really not worth the price for the limited amount of tasks it can do.
    dharris382 likes this.
    06-02-2016 09:36 PM
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