1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I've been seeing more in my area as well....but for the most part, i think I'm the *only* one that uses Stocard and Apple Pay directly off my watch in the few stores in town that I frequent. Most people when they see me using one or both of those features always say "oh wow...that's cool" or "you can pay for stuff using your watch?"
    05-01-2017 07:49 PM
  2. fritzdoss's Avatar
    Without a doubt I am seeing them more often. Even Mr. Conservative himself, Lou Dobbs on FOX is rockin the A Watch.
    05-01-2017 08:03 PM
  3. TG_USMC_VET's Avatar
    I've been seeing quite a few people wearing apple watches - Especially at my job
    05-01-2017 08:15 PM
  4. kimmaree's Avatar
    I live in Australia but have just spent the last month travelling around America and was very surprised to see so many people with a AW. They seemed to be everywhere and just before we left Australia I was just starting to see a few more AW's on people every time I went out. Don't use mine for Apple Pay as my bank hasn't adopted it yet. Only 1 large bank and a hand full of small ones allow Apple Pay but the larger banks in Australia are trying to take Apple to court to allow them to negotiate their contracts with Apple together. So far that's hasn't been allowed by the courts so it's taking forever for the banks here to adopted Apple Pay but I look forward to the day I can use it.
    05-01-2017 08:18 PM
  5. TG_USMC_VET's Avatar
    I too have noticed an increasing amount of them! And when I ask about them, the response is always glowing!
    I've had mine since they first debut - And it's still going strong
    mrkeynes likes this.
    05-01-2017 08:18 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    I used to see mostly just fitness bands, BUT more and more I am seeing Apple watches and a smattering of Android watches. (plus some fitness watches) I personally have both an Apple Watch AND a fitness watch.
    05-01-2017 08:22 PM
  7. RobertP1's Avatar
    I have seen many more since the Series 2 came out. It was a revolutionary watch when it first came out, and people were skeptical after some less than stellar reviews. It is now a proven and stable and people know and love the features and benefits and are jumping onboard in droves
    05-01-2017 08:30 PM
  8. rellyrellz's Avatar
    Yup all the time.
    05-01-2017 08:35 PM
  9. Nubwy's Avatar
    A lot of cellular and best buy employees seem to wear them. I've noticed that quite a bit recently.
    05-01-2017 10:01 PM
  10. nikkimd11's Avatar
    I definitely think there has been an increase in the amount of Apple Watch wearers. I myself got mine right before New Years, had been wanting one since the original was released but was reluctant due to price (im a girl who doesn't like small watches so had to be 42mm). Went with the series 1 which was on sale at target for under ~$230. And now gonna give my mother one for her birthday (38mm for $200). I think both the series 1 and 2 have made a significant impact. Series 1 being the one for those not needing the extras and when you consider multiple sales bringing down the price ~$70, it's even more enticing.
    bluesqueen23 likes this.
    05-01-2017 10:44 PM
  11. Patches_McMatt's Avatar
    So its been just over 2 years since the watch went on sale. Other than friends and coworkers who have an Apple Watch, are you seeing more of them out in the general public? I have. Especially since the series 2 came out last September. Some of my non-scientific observations:

    Space Grey seems to be the one of choice for men. I have yet to see a guy with a gold or rose gold watch.

    Other than one friend, guys get the 42mm watch. Most women have 38mm but I have see several sporting a 42mm. Including a female coworker who had a rose gold series 0 but just got a Space Grey Nike.

    Most have a sport band. I have seen a few leather and Milanese loops. Which surprises me considering the Best Buy by me never seems to have any decent bands in stock. So somebody is buying them. I think I have only seen a couple with a nylon band.

    I have seen somebody using their watch as a phone twice. Both times it was while I was walking out of the Target right down the street.

    Overall I don't see them as often as I see people wearing a fitbit, but they are definitely becoming more popular.
    I bought my gold aluminum Watch in April 2016. I have yet to see anyone with a stainless steel one. I see a lot of people with the aluminum Watches, though. They're everywhere it seems.

    I may upgrade to a steel one if I can find the previous year's model at a good price.

    Washington D.C.
    05-02-2017 05:08 AM
  12. Mac Guy's Avatar
    As a boarding pass once or twice, but usually the orientation of the scanner makes it difficult to contort your wrist to use the watch for such.
    Alex Lindsay of Pixel Corp and MacBreak Weekly says when flying, he turns his Watch around so it's on the inside of his wrist just to make scanning easier.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    05-02-2017 06:48 AM
  13. applejosh's Avatar
    Alex Lindsay of Pixel Corp and MacBreak Weekly says when flying, he turns his Watch around so it's on the inside of his wrist just to make scanning easier.
    That's certainly an option. But I personally don't like wearing a watch like that for any length of time. Don't know why it annoys me so much. I'll use my phone or even a paper boarding pass, like an animal.
    robertk328 likes this.
    05-02-2017 06:53 AM
  14. JB184351's Avatar
    I've definitely noticed more people wearing the Apple Watch, especially when I was working last year I would see lots of customers with them and some of them even used Apple Pay with their Watches.
    05-02-2017 08:23 AM
  15. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    I have yet to see anyone with a stainless steel one. I see a lot of people with the aluminum Watches, though. They're everywhere it seems.
    Honestly I can't tell if someone has a sport or stainless steel model out in public. I just assume most are sport models because of the price difference.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    05-02-2017 09:01 AM
  16. jkeitz's Avatar
    I see them all the time, but that isn't new or recent, so I can't say I've seen an increase. If you want to see lots of Apple Watches, visit Disneyland. It's the most common watch you'll see there.
    05-02-2017 09:49 AM
  17. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Honestly I can't tell if someone has a sport or stainless steel model
    If somebody keeps their SS even moderately clean, it should be easy to spot compared to a silver aluminum. If it's been recently polished, there's no mistaking it for anything but an SS.

    People are always asking my 'Oh, is that the Apple Watch?' and occasionally someone will ask if it's a S1 or S2, yet they won't have a Watch.

    As I said, I've yet to see anyone with a Watch outside an Apple Store. Occasionally I got a little excited only to see what looked like an AW was just a Blaze. I've yet to get to use the Secret Apple Watch Wearer's Handshake.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    05-02-2017 01:07 PM
  18. Richard Schembri's Avatar
    Yes fairly often now, people appear to be using Apple Pay all the time, `I use my Apple Watch on a daily basis for everything from sending and reading texts to monitors exercise to checking the weather and generally paying for thing
    's using Apple Pay, I also use it to play music and podcasts for me, would not be with out it now.
    05-02-2017 04:02 PM
  19. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    If somebody keeps their SS even moderately clean, it should be easy to spot compared to a silver aluminum. If it's been recently polished, there's no mistaking it for anything but an SS.
    I guess I'm not looking close enough. Not that it matters which one they have.
    05-02-2017 04:57 PM
  20. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    If you want to see lots of Apple Watches, visit Disneyland. It's the most common watch you'll see there.
    Disneyland is less than a 30 minute drive for me. I'm sure some of the more popular apps for the ride times have watch app.
    RobertP1 and mrkeynes like this.
    05-02-2017 05:02 PM
  21. robertk328's Avatar
    Honestly I can't tell if someone has a sport or stainless steel model out in public. I just assume most are sport models because of the price difference.
    One's shiny, like chrome, and the other is more of a frosted/brushed look.
    05-02-2017 06:54 PM
  22. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    One's shiny, like chrome, and the other is more of a frosted/brushed look.
    Oh I know that. I have a silver sport. I'm just not looking that closely at them.
    05-03-2017 06:52 AM
  23. robertk328's Avatar
    Oh I know that. I have a silver sport. I'm just not looking that closely at them.
    Gotcha They're fairly easy to distinguish but you're right, you do need to be a bit closer to notice the difference.
    05-03-2017 06:00 PM
  24. swarlos's Avatar
    Four of my coworkers have them now so I don't feel so alone LOL. I remember when I first got it one of my managers at my work called me an iB1tch LOL.
    cwbcpa, rangerdeyo and mrkeynes like this.
    05-04-2017 01:52 AM
  25. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    Well according to Tim Cook during the earnings call, watch sales have doubled in the last year. We should be seeing a lot more of them overall.
    05-04-2017 09:14 AM
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