Anyone at High School/College own the Apple Watch?

Natzoo

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My watch is coming today and I'm wondering do you think it will be awkward if I'm the only one who as apple watch at my HS?
 

Pbrutto

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I doubt you will be able to guess what I do for a living from this post...but a better question is are your teachers ok with you wearing a smart watch during class. I know more than a few schools that have a no cellphone policy, however I doubt rules are in place for smart watches yet. The last thing you would want is for it to be confiscated for the day....just to have administration play with it till 3 o'clock
 

Prattdizzle

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I am college (university in Australia) and I have got an apple watch being delivered today. I will be the only person with it at my college and it is something that I am not worried about. I used my hard earned money for the watch so I think I should be allowed to show it off.

Enjoy your :apple:watch
 

DylanG124

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Yeah talked to a few teachers about it and they had no idea about any rules against a smart watch. Seems like it's up to me to be responsible with my new found Apple watch power #. Me being the only one with an Apple watch on the way will be awesome too. Lone wolf.
 

Natzoo

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I doubt you will be able to guess what I do for a living from this post...but a better question is are your teachers ok with you wearing a smart watch during class. I know more than a few schools that have a no cellphone policy, however I doubt rules are in place for smart watches yet. The last thing you would want is for it to be confiscated for the day....just to have administration play with it till 3 o'clock
The teachers makes us put our phones in a rack but i don't. who knows maybe they will make a watch rack too:D

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Yeah talked to a few teachers about it and they had no idea about any rules against a smart watch. Seems like it's up to me to be responsible with my new found Apple watch power #. Me being the only one with an Apple watch on the way will be awesome too. Lone wolf.
You cant really cheat with an apple watch. Using the only keyboard which is siri would be hard

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High-schooler here!
What watch do you have
 

Subdiv

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I am college (university in Australia) and I have got an apple watch being delivered today. I will be the only person with it at my college and it is something that I am not worried about. I used my hard earned money for the watch so I think I should be allowed to show it off.

Enjoy your :apple:watch
I read the other day that the police in some Australian cities will be ticketing you if they see you looking at the watch while you drive. Is that true?
 

McDaddio

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Three kids in my son's 7th grade class have Apple watches already, so he doesn't feel odd wearing his. The only thing odd is all the heart-beats flying around during class.
 

Prattdizzle

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I read the other day that the police in some Australian cities will be ticketing you if they see you looking at the watch while you drive. Is that true?
Well in Australia our police forces are all state police forces and in my state New South Wales the police force brought in a policy last year after the first galaxy gears came out that smartwatches come under the same policy with mobiles... So you need either a bluetooth headset or a cradle for your phone. I am not sure of the finite details of the policy regarding smartwatches but I do know of one person who got fined for using their smartwatch whilst driving. Queensland has a different policy to NSW but I think all the other states and territories have followed NSW's policy.
 

lunaoso

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High school senior here. I'm the only one I've seen in my school with one. Not many people have even noticed or mentioned it to me, other than close friends, which I'm fine with. I didn't buy it as a status symbol to show off, I bought it to use it.

(And yes, I did buy it with my own money. 24 hours a week at minimum wage adds up. 38mm SS :))
 

techiegirl

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As a parent of a soon to be high schooler and a middle schooler, we are not allowing our kids to take their watches to school. Phones are allowed in school and are insured. Watches are not insured, whether they are allowed or not.

Also, yes, they are paying with their own money.
 

MultiMediaWill

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I am in College. A PHD student approached me the other day and asked about my watch. He said his SS BSB is coming in June. But it was cool to finally meet someone else interested in a watch. So far I'm the only one I've seen with a watch.
 

Jack426

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I'm waiting on my SS 42mm (grad gift), so I can't comment about awkwardness. I know none of my friends own one and most don't seem to care too much about it. As long as you're getting it to use and enjoy for yourself, that's all that matters. ;)
 

Lbkulinski

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I wear my watch during school, I'm in high school, and surprisingly not many people have asked me about it. I have not seen anyone else with one either except my other friends. Digital Touch is definitely fun in class!
 

ideal.dreams

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The key is being humble and subtle about it. Wearing it to school is one thing, flashing it around to all your friends and sharing the price is another thing.

Wear the watch, just don't brag about it. No one likes a bragger.
 

Dr Kevorkian94

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I'm a Com Sci major and non of my professors have cared, I've taken tests while wearing and haven't been asked to remove it. A couple of my friends have noticed it and talked to me about it but other that not much attention. Also haven't seen anyone with one although I do know some people who have ordered. I don't find it awkward either I payed for mine lol.