Are you (still) obsessed?

profmatt

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I've had my Apple Watch for just over a week now, and I've had my link bracelet since Thursday. I find myself artificially looking at the watch far more often than I did when I had my boring old normal watch. You could say I'm still in the honeymoon period with it.

Has the excitement at looking at your watch died down for you now, or are you still "just checking" the time every 15 minutes?
 
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dschulian

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I've had my watch since a month now and I'm still obsessed with it.
I had pretty awesome moments and can't imagine a day without it anymore.

But there are some things I would love to get added. Like the possibility to schedule DND for emails, because I don't want to get notified about emails from work when it's 11pm or weekend. Ideas anyone?
 
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Michael CM1

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I'm still a little obsessed. If I have the watch charging at night but get up to go do anything such as hitting the loo, I put it on to get credit for standing and a few extra calories. It makes Apple Pay even more convenient, just allow me to click one button twice and stick my arm out the window at the McDonald's drive-thru when I sometimes go there late at night after work. Starbucks is similar with its pass in Passbook.

"Hey Siri" needs to work without me saying it twice, but it has become quite convenient. It also needs some more practical things to work, such as "turn on power save mode," "what's my heartbeat," "ping my iPhone," "has (insert friend) posted on Facebook recently," and the mother of all things: "play X on Apple TV."

I'm interested to see what happens with the app store. I just found some new apps that seem to be a little more helpful for health management -- pill tracking, water tracking and heart rate monitoring (showing me data). A forgetful person like me is going to be helped immensely by a lot of these apps. I pretty much want my world available on my iPhone, and this watch is like an extension of that for practical uses that can be done on the wrist.
 
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Chupa Chupa

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I'm not obsessed with it, never was. Excited is a better adjective for me, and more about the future capabilities than the present. I enjoy wearing my watch but I only wear it casually. Never when I'm going to have a long meeting (it's like not wearing a watch) and never at formal occasions (too low brow - I kind of agree with the NYT Fashion writer who stopped wearing hers b/c it was too geeky).

My favorite feature is being able to tap my watch where ApplePay is offer... that's fairly rare though. Hopefully NFC will catch on a bit faster as new chip reader terminals come online.

Can't wait to see the final WatchOS 2. I'm hoping it's a lot faster than 1.0 which frankly is a bassett hound on an impossibly humid Louisiana summer day. Also interested to see how the 3rd party running apps work with the tighter integration allowed with the AW.
 

JoeTomasone

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I guess I would also say that I am excited, but not obsessed. I had a Pebble, so I was pretty well indoctrinated to the concept of a smartwatch already and used to having it. I use the Apple Watch for much the same things.

That being said, some of the additional capabilities that it has are exciting and I am still getting used to them. My first experience walking a route guided by maps wasn't awesome, as the Watch updated too late after I'd make a turn. Apple Pay is awesome in general, and more convenient on the Watch. Glances are a good idea, but need more work; scrolling to get to the one you need can be tedious. Why didn't they allow you to scroll through them with the crown? I haven't played with Siri much - I probably should.
 
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Buckeyestar

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I'm still a little obsessed. If I have the watch charging at night but get up to go do anything such as hitting the loo, I put it on to get credit for standing and a few extra calories. It makes Apple Pay even more convenient, just allow me to click one button twice and stick my arm out the window at the McDonald's drive-thru when I sometimes go there late at night after work. Starbucks is similar with its pass in Passbook.
I wish Apple Pay worked at the drive thru for me. I go every couple of weeks and neither the watch nor my phone would work in the drive thru, but they work fine inside.
 

bushido

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i mostly use it as a watch watch now or to check on a notification thats about it but i didnt expect much more than a watch from it
 

jannette

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I am not obsessed but I find it very useful. I use the timer a lot when I am cooking - means I can wander away from the kitchen and have the watch alert me to go back and do whatever! I also use Siri a lot - often he settles an argument by providing the answer to facts that people are disputing. We cannot use ApplePay in the UK yet but I am looking forward to it.
So, all in all, I would not want to be without my watch now!
 

mr.anthonyramos

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Still pretty excited about the potential. Not sure if I had ever been obsessed though. But the feeling of having a new smartwatch is still up there!
 

GrumpyMom

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Now that I've gotten additional sport bands for it, my obsession has only gotten worse!

The exercise feature isn't perfect but I've figured out a way to set goals for myself nonetheless, so I'm constantly checking my progress. I can't really fill the stand goal easily any more for some reason, but I'm measuring my progress in other ways now and already feel more fit than when I started. I'm always going to have knee problems but building my overall fitness even at this early stage is helping me with the knees.

I dropped and smashed the screen on my iPhone and won't be able to get it fixed for a few days so I've been extra appreciative to have the watch to make calls and texts on.

Having weather on the watch is so convenient.

There are many things I don't like, of course. They are all bugs that can be written out, though. And I hope in the next generation they have a stronger taptic mechanism that we can ratchet down rather than have to set to maximum to feel our taps. And I hope we will be able to swim with the next generation of Apple Watches. But for now, I'm still having fun with it and looking forward to seeing what a stable iteration of the next version of the Watch OS brings.
 

bevsb2

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I'm obsessed for sure. Obsessed about the scratch I got on it, obsessed about getting the soft pink band dirty, obsessed about meeting my exercise goals daily and I've only had it one week. I do love my watch though.
 
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mblogsd

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I've had my watch since a month now and I'm still obsessed with it.
I had pretty awesome moments and can't imagine a day without it anymore.

But there are some things I would love to get added. Like the possibility to schedule DND for emails, because I don't want to get notified about emails from work when it's 11pm or weekend. Ideas anyone?
You can schedule the DND on you iPhone and tell the watch to mirror those hours. That's what I do too because like you, I don't want to be notified about email late like that. If your trying to avoid only work email, the only thing I can really think of would be to make those VIP emails and then choose to not receive alerts from VIP. Not the most elegant solution, but would get the job done.
 

flur

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Still as in love with it as day 1. I went through a rough period where it was extremely buggy, but last weekend I did another unpair and re-pair and that seems to have resolved everything. Siri on the watch is super convenient, the activity stuff gets me moving more, and I love the music remote.
 

Shanghaichica

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Defiantly obsessed. I've had mine since launch day but I still look at it with awe lol

I'm still buying bands for it. I bought the classic buckle for it yesterday. When I bought it from selfridges they asked me what colour I was looking for which leads me to suspect that they might have the modern buckle in stock. However I had to resist the urge to ask as I didn't want to spend £340 on watch bands in one day. Give me a week or so and then I'll be on the hunt for a modern buckle.
 

Arran

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Not obsessed. I went into this a cynic, but I really quite like it now. I'm only using about 10% of what it offers, but it makes some things incredibly convenient.

For example: Checking texts while stopped in slow traffic. Not only do I not have to get the phone out and unlock it, I don't have to lock it and put it down somewhere safe. Nor do I have to worry about dropping it in the footwell and then rooting around for it before I step on it. I don't have to worry about the charging cable coming out or getting tangled up either, because there isn't one.

Instead, when I'm finished reading the screen, I do nothing. It's like my mini-iPhone just vanishes back into the thin air it came from. :)
 

SisterBlue22

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I've had mine for about 6 weeks now and I wear it every day. I'm absolutely not "obsessed" with it in the fact that I don't play with it much like I did the first few days. I love the watch, it does exactly what I hoped it would do, and it's integrated perfectly into my life. Total win for me.
 

perezr10

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I'm absolutely loving the productivity it gives me in the gym or out running. Stuff like sending out texts or adding items to my Reminders. The microphone is a total game changer from the Pebble watch.
 
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BlueMoon63

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I'm absolutely loving the productivity it gives me in the gym or out running. Stuff like sending out texts or adding items to my Reminders. The microphone is a total game changer from the Pebble watch.
I've had my watch for about a month now and wear it everyday and love it. The notifications are the best and I use it all the time for Fantastical 2 for my calendar and 2Do for the obvious (plus it was the free app of the week/month) and well worth it. The activity app to track my workouts is great but I am definitely looking for some enhancements in this area. I've never had a problem with battery or even draining the iPhone battery. I golfed with the phone in my bag and connected and it stayed at 100% even after two hours of golfing. I had the activity app running and it drained 20% in two hours and tracked 1000 calories. I love using Siri to reply to text messages while golfing and I love setting up reminders and appts and timers using siri. I get way more use out of the watch than I thought I would...

I have three bands now... Sport Black, Link Bracelet (love it) and the Black Classic Leather (its great). The link and classic look very professional and go great when I dress up!

I would be obsessed if there were more watch faces and I could modify the complications to third party apps (I know it's coming) and much faster third party apps (also coming).
 

loyalist

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The nostalgia has worn off for me. I still wear it and use it everyday but I'm no way obsessed with it anymore. I don't even see myself upgrading it if a new one comes out soon unless there's some unbelievable feature or upgrade I can't live without.
 
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