Will you buy an Apple Watch?

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Will you buy the first version of the Apple Watch?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. mike123abc

    mike123abc Topic Starter Too many cables
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    I am on the fence right now. I am wondering if I should or should not. I am tempted, plus the fact that I feel I missed out some not getting the iPhone and waiting until the iPhone 3G to get one.

    So, who is going to order one? Right now I am leaning about 80% towards risking it...
     
  2. Geronimo

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    The forst Iphone was not that great. The one you bought wasa vast improvement. Why not wait again? why do you have to jump in early?
     
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    No way. Not at pretty much the same price as the iPhone. Drop it to $200 and I'll think about it, until then. Nah... My Casio watch works great, and it cost $75. :)
     
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    The one I have to wonder about is the $10k - $17k version... Really that much for the first generation? Perhaps if they had some sort of upgrade plan...

    If I do get one, it will definitely not be the $10k+ version!
     
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    If they are selling a watch for $10-17K, then we are not taxing the rich nearly enough.
     
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    Never say never but doubtful. I have several expensive watches, for me they are jewelry. I don't really get the point anyway. My iPhone is always in my shirt pocket, why would I need an extension of the phone on my wrist? On the other hand I do enjoy my gadgets. :biggrin
     
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    My pebble will serve me well for now. I'll probably jump on gen 2 or 3 though. Now that new MacBook, that's a different story. I might finally move from PC to Mac. I'll have to see some of the reviews first and then compare with the Dell XPS 13 to see which one makes the most sense for my personal situation.
     
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    I'll be getting the 38mm sport space gray.
    Primarily for work and workouts.
    I just saw the replay of the event today. The guy showing how apps work really got me interested by him saying to get notifications or calls you DON'T need to be in Bluetooth range as long as your connected to wifi.
    Basically meaning this will have a lot more range than people think. Apple should stress this more IMO.
     
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    Why?

    Why would I want one? Biometrics?

    I quit wearing a watch years ago. I guess I'll watch a demo - but I just don't see the appeal - wear an expensive watch to measure your pulse. Wow!

    Of course, should I get one, it'll have to be top of the line, and I'll have it customized with jewels. NOT!
     
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    Like any product, I think it safe to say that AppleWatch v2 will be thinner, with better battery life, and have (most) the bugs worked out of it. The investors should be happy with margins: $450 for the Link band, really?
     
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    No. They priced these way too high IMO. If the base price was in the $200 range, then MAYBE I could see the appeal. Even then, I have a "smart watch" already taking up space in a drawer somewhere. What seemed like a decent idea just did not get near the use that I thought it would since my phone is already in my pocket.

    As a sports/fitness watch, there are cheaper options that are likely better suited to the task.
     
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    I'm interested in wearables, absolutely, but at this price and battery life this is early iadopter gouging. v2 or v3 of this device could be pretty special depending on how the rest of this market unfolds.
     
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    Maybe. It all depends on how the biometric stuff works out. I'll be watching the reviews when they are actually in use by customers.
     
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    I am glad I pre ordered the new Pebble two weeks ago.

    I have a Pebble now and I love it, it will be even better with the color screen and with 10 day battery life. About the only thing that the Apple Watch has that the pebble does not is the ability to make calls though the watch.

    And with Apples track record why spend $500 for a watch and need to purchase a new one next year because a new model will come out that will be faster, longer battery life and offer more features?
     
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    I could see a use of not having to have the phone on you while you are home. If they allow everything to work through WiFi, and not just Bluetooth I could some usefulness - not having to run around and find/get your phone to answer it if you have it in the house. My phone is usually in my bedroom or my office if I am at home. I tend not to have it on me. I know iPads can handle calls on the same WiFi network as the iPhone. Perhaps it could work that way in the office too if your phone was on your desk and you were elsewhere.

    Perhaps I am in the minority and not wanting my phone on me at all times. When I am home now in the winter I am usually in sweat pants, in the summer in shorts - without the phone. Year round I wear slacks when working, so the phone is usually in my slacks. I have a desktop Bluetooth phone that connects to the iPhone, so I can keep it in my slacks or in my bedroom and still answer it.
     
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    I voted "No", but actually I am still undecided. Interested, but not convinced yet. Most likely will skip the first generation.
     
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    I'm the same as you Mike but switch home with work. My work wifi covers all my tennis courts (6).
    The reason I got the 6+ was easier to read on bigger phone. Not bad eyes but old.
    This watch solved my problem of not being able to have my phone on me at all times.
    I miss texts daily people needing to cancel or reschedule a lesson. As of April 24th, no more:)
     
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    The irony is I stopped wearing a watch shortly after I got my Motorola flip-phone. It had a small LCD screen visible when closed that displayed the time, so I could easily check on the time at a moment's notice. My Seiko showed the battle scars of my reaching into computers and cabinets. The "crystal" on my Casio was terribly scratched since my wrist is roughly the same height as door knobs and strike plates. So, I gave up on a watch that I had to set every few months to keep in time. The trend continues with my iPhone: if I want to know what time it is, I pull my phone out of my pocket and wake up the screen.

    I'm afraid that I would spend $1,100 for the 42mm black stainless AppleWatch and scratch the hell out of it. I'll pass...
     
  19. mike123abc

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    A sapphire crystal is a must for me too...
     
  20. navychop

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    Sapphire! Sapphire! Why do I remember that!
     

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