Anyone else losing interest?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jeepik, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. jeepik macrumors regular

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    I am beginning to not see the point of the watch...it was nice at first..now I'm just not seeing the point much...i think i am just bored..but i was expecting to kind of be constantly entertained with a "smartwatch"

    Heck my wife doesn't even wear her watch at all, the emojis and heartbeats between watches was super cool for the first week, but then it was no more. The exercise tracking feature i suppose is its lone purpose for me

    Im not hating on the apple watch at all, i just think i got bored with it


    Anyone else have the blues? Any cure?
     
  2. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502

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    this was expected for a first gen device. at least i expected it. there's a lot of potential for this, but the software isn't developed enough yet.
     
  3. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Can't say I'm losing interest. I use it every day and depending on what I'm wearing will switch bands. But then I never expected to be entertained by it. As it is I still have things it can do I haven't explored. Some I'll probably get to and others maybe not at all. I really do expect it to fade into my everyday normal usage. Just put it on in the morning like the rest of my clothing and take it off at night (to charge) and not think much about it. I do believe that's what it was designed to be. Not meant to be a TV screen or Gameboy.
     
  4. mightymouse86 macrumors newbie

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    I still think it's cool...but I get where you're coming from. I was excited to use it to workout but I found the watch really irritates my skin when I sweat so now I take it off before I start my workouts, which really cuts down on its purpose in my eyes. I still wear it when I'm out and about and at work but usually take it off as soon as I get home. I listen to headphones all day at work and use it to change songs so I don't have reach the 6 inches to my left to do so on the iPhone....which really doesn't seem worth the $350+tax I paid for it. Hoping the software updates make it a better tool to use.
     
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  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    ^^ This

    The Watch still serves many functions after the "novelty" has worn off.
     
  7. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502

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    Care to elaborate on this? Just curious.
     
  8. AppleWes, Jul 3, 2015
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    AppleWes macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I only ever thought of it as a "Watch" with extra features (mostly notifications/mirror iPhone), so I'm not disappointed. I think some people automatically expect Apple products to be life changing which they can't be 100% of the time, partly fault of Apple's brillant marketing department. Plus the entire launch was a bit odd with months of waiting for first orders. That only built up exceptions even more!

    They do offer a very easy 14 day return policy for those who aren't happy, but I hope the Watch is successful so new things are consintly updated.
     
  9. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    I'm bored of it also, I use it mostly for exercise purposes which is decent but I'm still waiting for that one app that will blow me away...
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Entertainment? You bought it to be entertained?

    I have found mine to be quite helpful for work. I spend a good bit of time in the field and it is nice to not have to pull the phone out everytime I get a text, email or call. It also help me keep track of my stock during the day and a simple swipe and I get the information I need.

    I have not installed an new apps on it as I only use a handful of what is on there now. As far as playing any games, the screen is kinda small and I can not imagine.

    My only disappointment would be the fitness functions. Coming from a dedicated fitness device, the FitBit Surge, the AW is not near as capable but I feel that Aplle will improve both their Activity/Fitness app and software on the watch. For a first generation unit, the AW is pretty nice and worth it to me.
     
  11. Knightcastle macrumors regular

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    How often did you sit and appreciate how much of a good job your old watch was doing?

    Or after you'd seen every hour displayed did it get a bit boring?
     
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  13. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    To be honest, I've never had any interest in the Apple watch.
     
  14. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    If you're looking for tips on how to enjoy something that you've purchased then you've purchased the wrong item unfortunately. Nobody here can suggest what to do in order to "cure" your boredom with it.

    Put it on your head and wear it like a hat? Now it does 2 things.
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Well for one, if I forget to put my phone in my pocket and am "wandering" around the house, I can answer incoming calls (via home Wifi) instead of missing the call (we don't have a home phone, each just have cell phone).

    Actually, I could go on and on with features, but seriously, you already know these things.
     
  16. Roller macrumors 68020

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    My watch is as useful to me as it was on the day I got it - more, actually, since I've learned to do a few things that I didn't know about before. I love being able to see my next appointment without opening my phone, as well as being able to receive notifications and decide whether to ignore or act on them. Watch OS 2.0 will make it even better, so I'm looking forward to its release.
     
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  18. Jefflilj macrumors newbie

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    I love my watch. I use it many different ways. I like the fitness aspect of it, but agree, it has a lot of room for improvement. But it's still better than the garmin vivo I was using. I answer texts on it when I don't feel like pulling my phone out and looking down while walking. I have also used it to answer some calls. Really useful when I'm walking to my car from work with stuff in my hand and the wife calls. I can easily answer and talk. Even listen to her rant on with my hand down or getting in the car. Both hands are free.
     
  19. Armen macrumors 604

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    with a socket wrench you turn it left.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    Sell Apple watch, buy Nintendo DS.
     
  21. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    Still love mine. Things I use it for all day every day:

    1. Time (seriously, I didn't wear a watch before so I didn't know how damn convenient it is to have the time on your wrist!)
    2. Current temperature. REALLY handy to have it instantly there
    3. Activity. I've already lost 15 pounds... and I'm working out more than ever in my life. The activity rings (plus a new Withings Scale) have been extremely motivating.
    4. Notifications. Obvious, but this is huge. I use Google Inbox to tailor my stream of email notifications. I get texts all day and reply to many of them using voice.
    5. Music control. In my house I AirPlay Spotify to my stereo. The Watch lets me move around my house and control the music - including volume which is awesome. On the go I use the Watch to quickly see the name of the artist and song that's playing, skip and control volume.
    6. Weather. Dark sky is sweet. I have a dog so it's great to look at the Dark Sky Glance and see if it's raining or when it's going to stop so I can take him out :)
    7. Apple Pay. Used it 3 times today even. Use it all the time. Super handy.
    8. Plane Tickets. I load my Delta plane tickets into Passbook... use the watch to breeze through the airport without tickets or needing to get my phone.
    9. Movie tickets. Works perfectly with Fandango.
    10. Concert tickets (seriously).
    11. Starbucks card. Again, in passbook. Works perfectly. Use it daily.
    12. Hue. My whole house is outfitted. It's handy to be able to control them with my watch.
    13. Nest. No official app but I found a good free one.
    14. Email. I just use it to clean out my inbox when I have a minute on the subway/bus. Nothing heavy (I'll pull out my phone instead).
    15. Twitter. The bite sized messages are perfect on the small screen.
    16. Tile. Find my keys when I'm running late.
    17. Grocery lists. My wife and I use a shared Reminders list for groceries. I can add to it or shop from it using Remonders Nano on my Watch.
    18. Driving directions. I actually still use my phone. But I like having the dings/taps on my wrist as a secondary notification.
    19. Calendar. I don't have a regular schedule... but I have many meetings every day. So awesome to have my next meeting instantly on my wrist.
    20. Phone calls! Almost forgot the thing I use it for all day! When it's convenient I answer them right on my wrist. When it's not it's still handy to be able to see who's calling before I go running for my phone or dig it out of my pocket...
    Basically: all you guys that can't find utility simply don't have any imagination! The Watch can do so many things! It's not a replacement for a phone (I still use my iPhone all day too) but it does many things more conveniently.
     
  22. dypeterc macrumors member

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    And on top of that it extends the battery life on your phone because you can do so many things on the watch

     
  23. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    You seriously bought a watch expecting it to be something to entertain yourself with?

    Its a watch - it just has many other useful features as well.
     
  24. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    I still like mine and keep on using it. I like that it is kind of low profile. I use it mainly as a watch but like to have the functions there if needed
     
  25. thealiendad macrumors member

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    i am losing interest in people losing interest, (sorry could not resist) :) the watch is constantly evolving and this is still very early days, plus looking at watch aware.com, there are new apps appearing every day. :)
     

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