Are you going to buy a watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jrcsh6, Nov 23, 2014.

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Are you buying a Apple Watch or...?

  1. Shut up and take my money!

    96 vote(s)
    45.7%
  2. Waiting to see it in the real world

    63 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. No way, too expensive!

    12 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. No, I don't get the appeal.

    39 vote(s)
    18.6%
  1. jrcsh6 macrumors 6502

    jrcsh6

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    #1
    I'm curious what people are doing regarding the watch.

    I'm just not really sold on the watch. I don't really see what it does for me when I have an iPhone in my pocket. I'm also watch collector too and fail to see this is as much more than a disposable temporary gadget. (I don't mean for that to sound like Steve Ballmer when he blew off the iPhone!) It's hard to want to take off a real watch to put this on. Despite all of that I want it but can't get my head around buying it.
     
  2. dylman macrumors regular

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    I'm in the situation where I really want to want one, if that makes sense. I'm sold on the concept, but there are still too many unanswered questions (principally battery life) for me to commit right now. Over 18 hours of moderate to high usage and I'll probably be a buyer. Less than 12 hours and I'll be waiting for the 2nd generation I think.
     
  3. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    ..And I thought we already have this survey?

    ??
     
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Love the concept. If it were 200$, no question about it! I'd buy one. But since the price of the lowest end model is more expensive than the iPad mini, I may need to play with it myself in stores first. I just don't know about dropping several hundred dollars on a smart watch that may not be useful with my lifestyle
     
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  6. Pootan macrumors member

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    I'll be getting it for development, but maybe I'll throw it in my watch rotation.
     
  7. Tech198, Nov 29, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014

    Tech198 macrumors G4

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    I'm not going for one at all...

    A smart watch, to me, is not really meant to me just an accessory...

    If you need to get your phone out of your pocket anyway to reply to a email message, then you'll be getting your phone out anyway 99% of the time...

    The :apple:watch is just so you don't take your phone out unnecessarily, a small price to pay, for convenience. Same goes for everything... Fitness to, Heath tracking etc...

    Can't do much on a smart watch without a self contained 3G connection. Apple's thinking is so users don't need another data plan,but what's better......? a data plan, or convenience, (taking out the fact its only on a small display), but at least you only need to look at your wrist..

    While there are some things you wouldn't do on a small display, at least that option would be there if u wanted it.
     
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  9. primolabo macrumors member

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    yes! it will replace my fitness watch: nike fuelband.

    also a great addition to my 6+. I will be very happy not to take it out just to check for notifications.
     
  10. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Price is not an issue but it needs to be more independent of the phone and have a better battery life before I would consider it.
     
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'm looking to replace my regular watch, and I really like the Rose Gold Edition. I'll probably get another band to go with it, though. I don't particularly care for the white sport band and the rose gray leather is a bit feminine.
     
  12. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    I would definitely get the sport watch for running/working out if the pedometer and music work independently of an iPhone. I know music will, just haven't heard about the pedometer yet. Would be awesome if GPS tracking would work like a Garmin too, but not getting my hopes up.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

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    You can download some music the aWatch. However you will need BT headphones to listen to.

    The aWatch will have a pedometer but you will need your iPhone for GPS mapping.
     
  14. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    Gotchya, thanks!
     
  15. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I would be interested in the sport watch (price depending). IMO they all look the same, and the "finer" styles just don't look right to me. They look like sporty watches slapped on a fancier band. I look at the sport variations and they look nice, and the style flows nicely. The others just look off to me. Not feeling it.
     
  16. Julien macrumors G3

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    The Sport is going to be (or start at) $349. The only questions would be, will the 42mm cost more than the 38mm, will there be different storage options and will the Space Gray cost more?

    So best case all Sport versions $349.

    Or worst case it could be something much more complicated like:

    42mm $50, 8GB upgrade $50, Space Gray $50.
     
  17. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd probably pass then. If all it's mainly an extension of the iPhone, I really don't see the value of paying around $500 for redundant functionality (check texts, email, calls, etc.) I don't find it fashionable at all, beyond a sleek looking sport watch. I'd feel goofy wearing it with a suit haha!
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    $350 is over 35% less than $500. Also being an Apple product it will have decent resale value. So spend $350 keep it a year and you can probably resell it for at least $150 lowering the cost of ownership to about $200.

    Also buy a 3ed party leather band (or an Apple leather band) to wear for dress.
     
  19. jrcsh6 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Regarding the money I have a feeling the 42mm SS with mesh is going to be approaching 1000 if not over. A real watch is still a good bit more than that but I continue to think it's just too much for what it is. For that matter. Forget watch talk and you could buy a Mac! I'd much rather apply 1000 to a iMac 5k!
     
  20. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I don't know which model yet, but I'll be standing in line at the Apple Store (Mall of Georgia) waiting for it on release day. Yes, I'm a geek.
     
  21. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I meant I don't find the apple watch, in any band or face style, to be something that would replace a traditional fine watch. As a sporty watch I think it looks cool and has appeal, but I wouldn't pay a premium for it. Or rent it for a year like you suggest.
     
  22. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    #23
    Yes. I liked it straight away when it was announced.
     
  23. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Literally everyone I speak to tells me they cannot wait to deploy an Apple Watch on their wrist. I believe people are grossly underestimating the amount of pent up demand is out there for this new range of products. Apple will sell hundreds of millions of them.
     
  24. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    What does the iWatch exactly do that an iPhone can't?
     

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