Apple Watch Poll: Men vs. Women

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Aragornii, Sep 9, 2014.


Would you wear the Apple Watch?

  1. I'm male and I love the design/want to buy the watch

    96 vote(s)
  2. I'm male and I would not wear this watch

    33 vote(s)
  3. I'm female and I love the design/want to buy the watch

    14 vote(s)
  4. I'm female and I would not wear this watch

    4 vote(s)
  1. Aragornii macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    I'm interested in how the watch is perceived by males vs. females. As a male I think the tech is really cool, but think the style is more likely to appeal to women. Am I wrong?
  2. Suture macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2007
    Male here. Seems a little expensive at $350 but I'm not totally aware of all the capabilities since the video feed kept crapping out on me. I've never really looked at the existing smart watches out there, so how does this stack up in terms of features and price?
  3. Markyyy macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2013
    Ask yourself this. If you needed to get a new watch, would it not be one of these? Personally, as always, I will wait for the 2nd generation until I decide whether to buy or not. The 2nd gen of any devices are usually a considerable leap forward in design and quality from the 1st gen device.

    I'm not keen on the digital crown component. Some kind of thin touchpad-like surface down the edge of the watch would feel more like Apple. I expect that crown to be gone in the 2nd gen Apple Watch.
  4. rengb6 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2013
    I'm a female. I'll wait until gen 2 to decide but I think the watch is to big for many women. 38mm would cover the entire front of my wrist. I might have been interested if it had a gps and didn't need my iphone to function...
  5. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    I'm sure gen2 will fix any obvious flaws. ipad 1 and iphone 1 had the same issue, so I'm sure it will be the same here too.
  6. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    I like the design, it's classy.

    I have no interest in a display on my arm.
    Wanted more fitness sensors.
  7. Aragornii thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    One thing I've noticed is how much better it looks in the photos of people wearing it. I think it's hard to gauge what a phone looks like without seeing it on a wrist. Size/proportionality are a huge part of the look.

    The Moto 360 is an example of a watch that looks good in pictures but terrible on the wrist since it's so freakishly thick.
  8. Gin Gin macrumors regular

    Gin Gin

    Jun 22, 2009
    I'm a woman and feel it's too big for my small wrist. I'm surprised you think the design is more appealing to women since it's large and all the bands are wide. I think it's a more masculine design. I'll go have a look in person after it's released, but I think I'll wait for gen 2.
  9. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Why do you need to gender a smart watch?

    Please explain. Are you so insecure about your sexuality and gender identity you need to know if other "men" like the design?

    The design isn't "feminine" or "masculine"; design doesn't have a gender.
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I'm a women. I like the look of the watch, particularly the myriad of customisation options available.
  11. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    I'm a woman and I like it. The customization is appealing. I think I'll buy a rose gold because I sense that 1st gen will be a collector's item one day.
  12. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    Watch manufacturers commonly make men's and women's watches. A watch that looks good on a man's wrist might look oversized and bulky on a woman's.
  13. 7enderbender macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2012
    North East US
    I'm male and I stopped wearing toy watches 30 years ago. Ain't gonna happen even if they gave it to me for free.
  14. Aragornii thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    The first thing I thought when I saw the rose gold is that it would look beautiful on my wife. I think they really nailed that version and have some really pretty strap designs to go with it.

    For me, this is my next watch purchase. At some point hopefully there's a version of the Apple Watch that looks more like a traditional sport chronograph.

  15. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    I wonder if there's not a way to make this one mimic a chronograph?

    I also love the stainless with the Milanese wrap band.

    This watch will be fun. I love the early adopter products. :)
  16. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    The design is very unisexual.

    The size of my wrist is smaller than my best female friend's. My mom uses a large watch. I love small watches.

    Even designing men's and women's watches as distinct is silly when the size is the difference. Notice they said "size" - not "men's and women's".
  17. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Look at the market. The best selling luxury watches (and most other jewelry items) are gendered (at least in terms of marketing and sales).

    The rich conspicuous consumer husband has a big gold Rolex Submariner, the wife has a smaller diamond Ladies model. Have no idea what LGBT couples do as I haven't seen any dripping Rolexes to show off.
  18. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Looks fine
  19. Kiju macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2010
    Female. I quite like how it looks, although it does seem more masculine to me on a whole. The Edition version with the Red band was beautiful though, my favourite based purely on aesthetics.

    My one gripe with smart watches is that the screens need to be substantial in order to be of use. My tiny wrists just don't allow for a lot of screen real-estate. :(

    I'm holding out for 2nd gen. I see a lot of potential.
  20. Aragornii thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    I think we can safely reject the null hypothesis. Men and women both tend to favor the Apple Watch by a margin of about 2 to 1. Thanks for voting!
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G4


    Oct 31, 2009
    Except that your sample/pool is so skewed demographically, that one could never come close to getting an accurate poll in MR that relied on gender identification.
  22. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    If you give them 4-5 months, Apple is going to do one of the most comprehensive studies of all time in this area. The results will be available to the public immediately and daily in the form of what is one people's wrists.

  23. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
  24. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    This poll is flawed because very few women read this site, in comparison to men.

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