Any Female apple watch users out there??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by appletoylover, May 16, 2015.

  1. appletoylover macrumors newbie

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    I was just wondering if there are many female users out there?

    I need to get a really good friend who is female a gift for her birthday? She's a great friend but iv not seen her in 2 years. I know she loves her iphone but not sure how many women out there are using a Apple watch or if she will like it??

    so if your female and on this forum using a apple watch id love to hear from you

    Thanks
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    My wife is a Apple fans and she love the Apple watch, my daughter love hers as well.

    However, they really care about how it looks. Unless you know which band she want, it's hard to get a right watch for lady by blind guess.
     
  3. appletoylover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    h9826790,

    i didn't expect a reply so fast. Thank you so much for such a quick response:)

    this is a very promising reply. I hope to hear from more women users as well
     
  4. utcarsons macrumors regular

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    I would be if mine would ship. ;)

    I ordered a white sport. I think it would be a wonderful gift for anyone with a touch of geek. :)
     
  5. Neutral Milk, May 16, 2015
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    This thread reminds me in a weird way of the waitress thread from a few weeks ago.

    You don't need to respond to this, but I have to say it's a weird scenario that someone would buy a $400+ gift for someone they haven't seen in 2 years.

    Why would a woman's experience be any different? Do the women you know not enjoy tech gadgets? That's a weird subset of women if so. Women love gadgets as much as men do (or by the same token hate them as much as some men do), and their experience of an apple watch would be no different.

    Gender tastes are a spectrum, not a simple "Men like x and hate y, Women like y and hate x".

    Before you spend this much money on someone, maybe ask them if it's something they're interested in. Regardless if you were to buy one it isn't like you'd get it for another month given minimum shipping.
     
  6. BritinNC macrumors regular

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    From reading these forums for the past few weeks it almost seems that women are the most avid users of the watch. I put this down to women loving the ability to leave their iPhone in their purse or wherever in the house, something my wife would appreciate but she's not an early adopter. In fact the only time she has been impressed with my watch so far is when I showed her the lyrics capability of shazam. Then I'd have to hear her belting out all kinds of Taylor swift songs all day. Probably not worth it so I could be sure she got a text or send her a heartbeat.

    If they don't like it, men generally appear to be disappointed with the utility of the watch over their phones. Whether this is due to over expectation or simply that the phone is often more present for men I don't know.

    Personally I really like it but you need to have it for a few weeks to fully appreciate how it can improve your life a little. It's unlikely to change it though. After all it's just a watch.
     
  7. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

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    You'll find that there are A LOT of female Apple Watch owners on here. My suggestion, if it were me, is give instructions to your friend that she try it out for the 2 weeks she has to return it. If she doesn't like it, I wouldn't be offended but would want to get it returned for a refund. No sense in spending that kind of money if she's not going to use it.

    We gave my father in law a iPad 4th gen a couple of months ago when my wife switched to an iPad mini. He had been interested in one.

    We instructed him to try it out for a couple of weeks and if he found he wasn't going to use it to let us know and we would sell it before it got to outdated. I asked him to not take that the wrong way but hoped he'd understand, no sense letting it rot away when it still had some value to it. He completely understood. He's still using and loves it!
     
  8. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    What did you get her for her birthday last year, and did she like it?

    If you're trying to make up for not seeing her or talking to her in two years, and skipped her birthday last year, not even the Edition is going to make up for it.
     
  9. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    But the money instead of the Edition probably would...
    ;)
     
  10. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    There are dozens of us on this forum. Search for threads. I've heard more guys express disappointment in their watch than women, now that I think about it.

    I love mine, but I think I'd be surprised if a friend I hadn't seen in 2 years bought me one. Unless my friend was in the habit of buying birthday gifts in the same price range as the watch.

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    Likely. ;)
     
  11. Gameboy70 macrumors 6502

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    For what it's worth, I've seen a total of four aWatches in the wild, and two of them were worn by women.

    That said, as a more general principle, I think it's a mistake to buy any "platform" product as a gift for someone whose tastes you don't extremely well. Imagine someone buying an iPhone for you, trying to guess which screen size, storage size and color would agree with you.

    There are plenty of iPhone users who have no interest in the Watch for a variety of reasons—we've heard them all. And even if they are interested, you have to hope that you've chosen the right size and band combination.

    Regardless of gender, I just think that the Apple Watch is a presumptuous gift to give unless the person you're getting it for has clearly expressed an interest in it and has mentioned a specific size and band preference.
     
  12. Bellagem macrumors member

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    Frankly, your thread is offensive. Liking this product has nothing to do with whether you are a female or male. As many others have stated, there are just as many female tech lovers on this forum that are enjoying their apple watch as there are male.
     
  13. iScheme macrumors member

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    How is that offensive? I'm assuming you are a female because of how silly that comment is in relation to his post. He's putting a lot of money down and it is reasonable to ask if women like the watch in general.

    Grow up.
     
  14. echo4sierra macrumors member

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    As people have alluded, it's an individual preference, not a gender-based issue. I categorize myself as a tomboy-like gadgets in general and know there is a learning curve. iPhones are ubiquitous now-and friends help friends learn how to use it. The watch I learned on my own, but I'm currently on vacation and have the time. Plus there are the aesthetics of it-originally I wanted the white sports band, but got a 38 SS BCB and really love it-looks more like a watch and not many people have noticed it although anybody who knows me knows I'm an early adopter of anything :apple: To me, the black band looks more like any other watch.
    If your friend LOVES :apple:, and I don't mean just her iPhone, she will love the watch. Does she have a Mac computer? iPad? if so, yes. If her computer is windows based, I would say the watch isn't for her, yet.
     
  15. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Good grief. Nothing offensive about buying someone an apple watch as long as they can return it if the color or style isn't of their liking. I'm a female apple watch user and if a friend wanted to buy me one I would have been very flattered.
     
  16. Neutral Milk macrumors regular

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    Talk about offensive, your response reads "I'm assuming you are a female because of how silly that comment is [and only women would make a silly comment or feel offended]"

    Not sure how else to interpret that.

    I'm not a woman, and I found his post offensive for the reasons I outlined in my first post above.

    "Grow up." is also nonsensical as a response to that comment, as there isn't anything immature about it.
     
  17. Bellagem macrumors member

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    Exactly. Thank you!

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    Well said! It is an individual preference and that should precede all else.
     
  18. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    This is a weird sampling situation. The people on this forum are going to like Apple products more than the average person. The women, or men, on this forum don't really speak for women or men in general. This is a forum of Apple fans.
     
  19. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    What I'd like to know is whether people who might buy the Apple watch, won't because it does not come in an affordable gold option. I would say 6 out of 10 women in my office don't wear silver jewelry or accessories of any kind. I don't personally know any men are are this stringent with their fashion rules, but I'm sure it's possible. Will these people wear an Watch that only comes affordable in silver? That would be a bigger concern to me in giving a gift of an Watch if I didn't know their personal fashion habits. If they're watch people, I'd think they would just add it to their rotation otherwise. One woman I know at work hasn't worn the same watch in weeks, with watches to match every outfit she has, which also has a seemingly endless rotation.

    And that raises another fashion related question. Among dozens of colleagues at work, I have never seen anyone wearing the exact same watch. In fact, throughout my entire life, I have never run into anyone wearing the exact same watch I was wearing (except for my first $100 basic Seiko, and that was only once). So once the Watch reaches a certain saturation point, will a few distinctive watch bands be enough to satisfy people's needs for individual fashion and expression of style, if they're all connected to the same silver and black square? How would a wearable gift be perceived if it's exactly the same as a dozen other people at the receivers workplace? Certainly if you gave a necklace that was the exact same as worn every day by another coworker, it probably wouldn't get worn very often, at least at work, much less if a dozen other people also wore the same necklace.
     
  20. ElctrcJellyfish macrumors member

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    I love my watch.

    If I didn't have one, and if someone I hadn't seen in two years bought me an Apple Watch as a gift, I would be seriously creeped out even if I really, really wanted one.

    If this is not your girlfriend or your sister or your mother or your cousin, I think that buying her an Apple Watch is way too much.
     
  21. Tycho24, May 16, 2015
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    Yes, but it's also quite expensive, VERY personal, and frankly an incredibly bizarre gift for someone of the opposite sex that you haven't seen/hung out with in years...
    It kind of shows a disconnect from standard decorum. Especially, in that... if you know someone at this level of intimacy, that this WOULD be normal behavior, you'd hopefully be able to talk to them about it- NOT ask random strangers on the internet about it.
    The whole thing reeks of awkward inappropriateness.

    Also: I don't think anybody is saying the gift is offensive....
    Rather that the attitude of: "hey, you're a broad I've never met... you'd know better than I whether getting an intimate gift for a lady friend is appropriate" feels insulting to those on here with slightly more enlightened views.
     
  22. cjewel macrumors newbie

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    What's offensive is the lack of questioning of the OP's assumption that there are no female users out there. :::I was just wondering if there are many female users out there?::::

    Why on earth would that be true? It's not. All the others who don't even stop to question whether female users are indeed rare is what's problematic. Replies to the OP that don't question that are likely to be seen as offensive to the many women who are, I promise you, right now hard eye rolling.

    To actually respond to the OP, I agree with others. Without more facts, buying an expensive gift like that for someone you haven't seen in 2 years is kind of creepy. It's inappropriate, most likely. The fact that you aren't sure she'd like such a gift is strong evidence you don't know her well enough to get her an Apple watch. And that is true regardless of the rarity of female users.

    If you do have a history of exchanging expensive presents (and "exchanging" is key here) all the while maintaining a normal, friendly relationship, then an Apple Watch would be a fantastic gift.

    Good luck, either way!



     
  23. appletoylover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really glad with all the female responses. Thank you so much

    ElctrcJellyfish many thanks for the reply. She is someone i have known for nearly 15 years. She was part of my university home and is practically like a sister to me so no chance of her thinking anything awkward. We skype a few times a week on messenger but she works in the USA now and i live in europe. Not to mention im in a relationship and she is friends with my partner. My GF hates technology and is still on the iphone 4s. For her a phone is just something to make and receive calls and nothing more

    we are flying out for her 30th bday party soon so all of thats going to cost me alot more than a apple watch. For my 30th she got me a LED TV which must of cost a fair bit

    Tycho- not sure what your problem is with my question. I was on the forum and had a random idea to post the question. There isnt any harm in getting a opinion from strangers. We talk regularly, im guessing once she is back in the UK we will see her almost weekly as she is part of our friend circle
     
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    Really? REALLY?
     

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