Boy have i missed the Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The Game 161, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    I decided to give samsung another go and i ditched my Apple Watch series 4 for the galaxy watch and i have ordered the series 4 nike addition. As good as the galaxy watch was for certain things nothing compares to the Apple Watch and no matter what if you leave then iPhone or stop using it for whatever reason you lose more than just the phone like the Apple Watch and air pods.

    Easy to forget how great of a product the Apple Watch is...maybe one of the best products apple has ever made even if people doubted this at the start.
     
  2. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, I just got the 4 for my wife and I, she upgraded from a series 2, I had the series 3 and sold it months ago, and I'm really happy and impressed with the 4. I never realized how much I came to rely on the watch and after selling mine I really missed it.
     
  3. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    FYI, the AirPods will pair with other Bluetooth devices, it’s not an iPhone / iPad / Apple Watch only device.
     
  4. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    True, but IMHO it's just a log easier to connect them to different Apple devices. I have connected mine to my Winderz machine but the initial connection time seemed long.
     
  5. Akrapovic macrumors 6502

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    I have not used a Galaxy Watch (or phone) however I do keep an eye on Android devices and think the Galaxy Watch looks interesting.

    What is it you prefer the Apple Watch for?
     
  6. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    True but won’t sync as well with non apple devices

    I tried galaxy buds but it only synced like air pods with the S10 only..android tablet it would not pair
     
  7. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Apps like music for fitness works without touching the phone and just syncs perfectly. Apps that I use are great that works with the watch like sports alerts/pocketcast/watch chat for WhatsApp just to name a few

    Also Apple Pay!

    My bank does not allow Samsung pay payment on the galaxy watch and Samsung devices

    That’s underrated which I used a fair bit...
     
  8. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    That blows chunks on possibly two accounts...

    I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment and use out of both the AirPods and Apple Watch. And it connects flawlessly to the iPad.
     
  9. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Agreed, i love my pro and used air pods a lot on them when watching videos etc

    Galaxy buds are good though but sound quality on calls let it down but still a good Samsung comparison

    My dad is getting the buds and galaxy watch so gets good use...

    Luckily I’m picking up the air pods 2 and apple watch tomorrow:)
     
  10. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    I was very skeptical about getting an Apple Watch but now I can't imagine not having it. The ease of paying with it with Apple Pay was when I really warmed up to it.
     
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Agreed. I've had my apple watch since launch day in 2015 and I've worn it everyday. I use it for Apple pay all the time.
     
  12. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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  13. yui4 macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Watch 4 is the only thing stopping me from giving the s10+ a go.

    The watch and iPhone work so we’ll together
     
  14. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    The tightly integrated ecosystem is why I got into Apple with the 3GS and why I can’t see myself moving away. It’s better than ever with AppleTV, HomePod and really tight HomeKit implementations. And CarPlay, though my current car doesn’t have that (and with the head unit design in my car, it would be extremely expensive to retrofit).

    Having my Apple Watch (a day-1 purchase, now on S4) gives me an always-available link into that ecosystem.
     
  15. spooklog macrumors regular

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    I love the Apple Watch 4's LTE capability. I frequently wear the watch and carry my iPhone, but while driving it is safe and easy to take calls or messages via the watch--it is downright dangerous to grab my phone out of my back pocket.

    And of course the heart-monitoring technology is excellent. I'm one of those people who used the watch to discover I had atrial fibrillation, and my cardiology-related appointments are now ongoing.
     
  16. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    This is the reason why I also won’t leave. The ecosystem only gets stronger as time goes on. My first iPhone was the 3G. I had the 4 after it but it was stolen. Decided to try android as I wanted a big screen. I was on android for 2 years and came back to the iPhone with the iPhone 6 Plus and I’ve stayed since then. The ecosystem has only gotten better since 2014. I think this one main area that Apple has the competition beaten.
     
  17. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    I've been a watch guy for many years... I have vintage and current mechanical watches and love them... But even though they won't leave the collection, they haven't been used almost at all since I got the Apple Watch S0 back in the day.

    I recently tried putting on my divers watch for a day and even though it's nice, I really quickly found out why the AW hasn't left my wrist for several years!
     
  18. BSG75 macrumors regular

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    I feel the same way. While I love my mechanical/automatic watches, I find myself missing my AW when I wear them.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Agree with everything you’re saying. But I’ve been actually the opposite lately, where I’m wearing my mechanical watches and the Apple Watch is in second place. Not to say that the Apple Watch is a ‘bad device’ by any means, it’s just nice to switch back to the mechanical watches and appreciate the functionality of a simple watch with an elegant band. And it’s nice to switch to a square watch or a round watch with my mechanical watches, but I guess that’s the advantage of having both a smart watch and mechanical watch, you have choices. [And I admit, I have been adding to my mechanical watch collection as of late, and appreciating different designs and casing colors.]
     
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I replaced my wife’s original model Apple Watch six weeks ago with a new Series 3 (on sale for $199). She loves it. Everything that frustrated her about the original one has been solved (mostly speed).

    I’ve had the Series 3 LTE since they came out. Will replace it with a Series 5. Just couldn’t justify the Series 4 to myself since my 3 works so amazingly well.
     
  21. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    I liked the series 3, it was alright, the display size of the 4 is nice and the slightly, I say slightly because it's not tremendously louder, but none the less louder volume is an added bonus for me as well. I like it a lot more than I liked the 3.
     
  22. harriska2 macrumors 6502a

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    The timers, fast access to weather, notifications, seeing & feeling calls without hearing them are simply a wonder I can’t do without. Plus people no longer complain that I don’t answer calls or texts. It is more valuable than the phone which I absolutely hate.
     

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