Apple Watch starting at $299

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  1. Armen macrumors 604

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    I think this is a brilliant move by Apple. People now considering a Fitbit or another brand will take an Apple watch into consideration because it's roughly $50.00 more and you're getting an Apple product.
     
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  3. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    How much does a Fitbit Blaze or Surge cost in the UK now?
     
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    just bought mine 19 days ago. Can i go to the apple store and price match
     
  5. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Maybe? Isn't the return period 15 days?
     
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    damn thats close lol

    and apple says they will..cool for me just saves 100 bucks
     
  7. cjrulli macrumors regular

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    Do you think all those retailers that were selling them for $299 on sale will discount even more?
     
  8. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Same device so my guess would be permanent $299. Nothing changed but the bands - right?
     
  9. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Regardless of the price, it's still lacking features and reasons to buy it...
     
  10. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    I wonder when the second generation is coming and if they'll introduce the 2nd gen at the older higher prices or introduce them at this new $299 price and discount the 1st gen even further down.
     
  11. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    This does not apply to you as you have made it clear you do not like care for the Apple Watch.

    For someone looking into a Fitbit Surge which is $250. Suddenly the Apple watch looks more attractive at $299
     
  12. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Is that for the 42mm or 38mm to start?

    I see the 38mm at $249 right now at Best Buy and wanted to surprise the Mrs. soon with one but was waiting for the announcements today. Sorry I havent watched or read much.
     
  13. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    You mean the AW, not "smart watches" in general are not for me hence why i returned it for being completely useless?
     
  14. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Why are you even participating in this thread?

    - You don't own an Apple watch
    - You have no interest in an Apple watch
    - You dont' find the Apple watch useful.



    "I don't like the Apple watch and neither should any of you!" - AFEPPL
     
  15. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    I didn't say that, so pls don't make it appear so... Can you pls alter your post to reflect that.

    Given it's a public forum, you are never going to get everyone to agree with you.
    I've owned the device and I'm more than entitled to express it in a non aggressive way. The AW is a very poor device and just doesn't offer anything. The health parts are hit and miss at best, the apps are extremely slow and most of useless too.
     

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  16. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    You are just validating what I stated. You find it useless so why come to a thread about a price drop if you still find it useless? Just to express that?
     
  17. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    That may be your opinion of the device but many people (myself included) wear it every day and find it very useful. So you are entitled to your opinion but casting it about like it's the word of God is a bit off-putting.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You can ask the exact same question of Android owners who visit the iPhone forum.
     
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    Or anyone else who doesn't agree with ANY point of view...
    Even at $150, id struggle to find value and thats my point. it's just contrast
     
  21. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Think that is for the 38mm. More for 42mm (but I don't see US prices here in Canada)
     
  22. BeatCrazy macrumors 6502a

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    Not MSRP, from Apple. Sure you can find them at that price now, on sale at Target, etc.

    I just ordered the 42mm Sport + Royal Blue Sport band. $349 via Apple.com
     
  23. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I'll be adding two bands to my shameful total.... Two more classic buckles. Midnight blue and gray. Those look really nice.
     
  24. gigaguy, Mar 21, 2016
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    All watches dropped $50. now start at $299 for the 38mm Sport.
     
  25. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    I don't understand why people spend the energy. There are so many products and services I dislike yet I never visit their forums.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2016 ---
    It's a discussion about price. Not if you like it or not. :)
     

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