Apple Watch vs. the rest. What else would you buy?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by alphaswift, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. alphaswift macrumors member

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    While they look real nice, I just can't see myself spending that kind of money for something I know will be updated in 12 months or less. So now knowing what the Apple Watch is about, would you still buy one? If not, what other smartwatch would you buy?
     
  2. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    Same here. But on the other hand I know Android/Microsoft models will never integrate as well with my Apple devices. So not buying any smart watch and waiting to see where the Apple Watch is in a years time.

    It is not exactly a smart watch, but if I was to buys something I would look at the Withings Activité and Activité Pop. They seem to look pretty good and since at this stage the activity tracking features are what I am the most interested in I actually like the fact that it has less technology in it (meaning it should take longer for it to become obsolete).
     
  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I'm going Apple Watch. I do like some of Android Wear's offerings, but they don't work with iOS, so :apple: Watch for me.
     
  4. apple.snapple macrumors regular

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    First off, I'm an apple fan. I've been an apple fan since my very first Apple IIe...

    However, I'm not completely sold on the Watch, mainly because of the price. I could get the absolute lowest acceptable watch (42mm, sport, $400), or I could get a much better looking (subjective, I know) Moto 360 with a nice link band when/if the support comes to the iPhone.

    After the event yesterday, I was about to sell my 6+ for a Nexus 6 and Moto 360, but I figured I'd stick it out until I can put both watches on my wrist.
     
  5. Ries macrumors 68000

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  6. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    Different device. But if they can deliver on their promises, no doubt it will be a much better activity tracker than what the Apple Watch will do before a number of iterations (more advanced sensors, smaller, lighter, much longer battery life).

    But yeah, one product is on schedule for the announced release date, and the other is nowhere to be seen.
     
  7. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Well, a Moto 360 v2 can't be THAT far away, and I'd say it has been the most liked by consumers in general of all the current crop since it's launch, and seems to have a very large following with many faces being made for it.

    Be interesting to see what a v2, and the a v3 of this turns out like.
     
  8. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    At the very least, you know that Apple will support the Watch with firmware updates for 2-3 years. Android watches (like phones) are abandoned almost immediately after launch. Pebble is likely going to end up screwing their early adopters now that they've moved on to a totally new OS. Their watchface store is already filling up with items "not compatible with original Pebble".
     
  9. samcraig macrumors P6

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    What a croc.
     
  10. thering1975 macrumors regular

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    One thats just been released with good reviews is this

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    Made by Huawei
     
  11. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    I don't feel like smart watches are justifying their hassle and cost at the moment, and they do not fill my biggest need for a watch, which is tracking endurance activities/workouts. So, to that end, I have a fenix 3 from Garmin because it is purpose-built for my needs. It has battery life measured in weeks, GPS, water resistant to 100m, etc. The smart features are a bonus.
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    If I didnt get the Apple watch (Which I will) the other choice would have been the Moto 360 IF it worked with iOS. Which it doesn't right now.
     

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