Canceling SS for sport

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kupkakez, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    The more I think on it the more I'm debating keeping my SS with Milanese. While I have the cash I'm really second guessing $800 for a smart watch. I've never owned a smart watch so I'm not 100% sure of the uses for myself. Only downside is waiting til May/June while I should have the SS on Friday.

    Anybody else having doubts and thinking of going with the cheaper model until gen 2? This way you see how it fits into your day to day?
     
  2. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    No doubts. I love stainless steel watches. I was almost going to get the sport for the reasons you're considering. But I have never worn aluminum as jewelry and had difficulty imagining I'd be comfortable with it on my wrist all day, given that I never quite liked plastic or other lighter bodied watches as much as I liked my stainless watches. If I'm going to conduct an experiment in the wearing of a first generation product, I'm going to conduct it in the style to which I've become accustomed. ;)
     
  3. JayHova macrumors member

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    I originally pre-ordered a sport then switched to a SS. Starting to reconsider this decision again, but I think I'm gonna hold off a bit before I switch back to a sport.

    After Friday, there will be lots of reviews and torture tests which will help solidify my decision for aluminum of SS.
     
  4. wit4breakfast macrumors member

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    This is what I'm doing. Apple has always made great strides between their 1st and 2nd gen products. I love tech and I absolutely want to see what the apple watch experience is like... but I want to see what they can do before I buy something that I want to keep/use more than a year.
     
  5. kupkakez thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's a very good point!
     
  6. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    I grabbed the $399 Sport model, and I can afford the most expensive SS model. It wouldn't even put a ding in my bank account. I couldn't justify it to MYSELF. I'm someone who thinks its kinda pointless, but my gadget lust prevents me from looking the other way. Plus I want to see the resell value on these first.

    I have a feeling that the used market won't be as good as the one for iPads, iPhones, and Macs. I just can't see someone spending a ton on a second hand Apple Watch. IMHO it's risky to drop a lot of money on a first generation product. I know everyone likes to say, "Look what people said about the iPad, blah, blah, blah!" But this is a different ballgame. It's a $349+ accessory, not a standalone device that can fulfill most of your computing/communication needs.

    It won't bomb, but I don't think Smart Watches will become mainstream products. My mother and grandparents own iPads, but they'd never buy a smart watch. The same is true for most of my family, people who love their iPhones, iPads, and Macs. To them it seems redundant. Like, how connected does the average person need to be? Maybe they're just weird ... I'd gladly eat crow if these things really take off.

    With all that said -- I can't wait to get mine! :cool:
     
  7. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I don't intend to resell my Apple watch. It will be retired to my drawer of old technology in a place of honor reserved for first generation or other uniquely favored obsolete items of personal significance. While I'm alive I'm like a dragon with my treasures. When I'm dead I won't care and my heirs can sort it out.
     
  8. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    Ha-ha! Nothing wrong with that! I used to keep everything, but it quickly got out of hand when I had 4 MacBooks, 3 iPhones, 2 Kindles, 2, iPads, 6 consoles, etc. Now I just sell what I don't use. Doesn't feel right to just let them slowly rot away when someone else could be using them. If I had kids I'd force them to use them, though lol ;)
     
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Oh yeah, I was thinking just of what I keep in a drawer. We gave a MacBook to my daughter's teacher because her tower PC was dying. We used to pass along pcs and laptops to parents and siblings but now they are more tech savvy and prefer to upgrade on their own schedules.

    Generally we do use our laptops and desktops until they don't run at all anymore and then take them in for recycling. I am still using a 2004 Compaq laptop, for example. It won't hold a charge anymore but I maintain it to run old games. My husband still runs and uses his Apple IIe from the 80's!

    We don't have to have the latest and greatest except for the IPhones due to wanting the latest camera tech. Those we exchange on AT&T Next or pass along to other family members.

    For the feature set that the Apple Watch offers, the reviews have been pretty positive already. So there is a high probability I may be content to skip generation 2. I've got a 23 year old car I'm absolutely thrilled with even though newer cars can do everything short of brushing your teeth for you. If something serves my basic needs and expectations well I really get my money's worth out of it. Which is why I usually try to get the best edition of a product that I can comfortably afford. It may be around for awhile in my life.
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah, isn't it weird the way it works with everyone? We all put different priorities on how much we spend, and on what... even if we can afford more.

    For instance, I can self-justify spending ridiculous amounts on a family meal or vacation, or on getting my wife or daughter something they really want, but when it comes to upgrading something just for myself, I tend to hold back.

    I think it's so I can justify spending more on those other things :)

    Now, if I was buying shoes instead of a watch, my father taught me to always get quality because it'll last longer. I'm not worried about the aluminum watch; I think it'll last as long as it's useful to me!
     
  11. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    For me, the value will be measured in the number of times I don't have to check my phone and can just glance at my wrist to triage alerts. A lot of power iOS users get several alerts per hour; I would venture to guess I get a corporate email or calendar invitation every 10 minutes during business hours. About 1/2 of those that don't get sorted by Exchange rules often make it to my inbox and need attention. Being able to do that triaging at my wrist during a meeting will allow me to reduce the time I spend replying to critical messages between meetings. Heck, I might even get to take a lunch!
     
  12. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    Makes sense. My dad use to do the same. My mom always got the newer cars, and he loved spending money on his kids. But he rarely splurged on anything for himself. I'll probably do the same when I have kids.

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    See, it makes sense for someone like you. But it's probably overkill for the average user. It'll be interesting to see how my workflow changes once I have the watch. I'm looking forward to walking around the house and leaving my phone in another room. That will help me since I don't carry my phone around at home :)
     
  13. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    You could always trade your SS watch for someone who bought a Sport and now wants a more expensive one - I'm sure you'd easily get a taker who'd pay the difference.

    Personally, even though I could just about afford the SS model, I went with the Sport as, for me, it wasn't worth the extra cash to look a bit more flashy. I'd like the sapphire display, but my current watch only has a very light scratch which you can hardly see on the glass face, even though the SS body has a myriad of scratches over it. Is the SS Apple Watch nice? Of course. But the Sport is nice too in different ways.
     
  14. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

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    I started a thread basically stating the same thing.. Worded it diff and got bombarded with hate replies....
     
  15. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    I got to wonder if they really are going to have any hardware upgrades for the next several years.

    Since they are selling $10k versions of the product, either:
    1. There will be a way for those people to upgrade their hardware while keeping the same case.
    2. Apple doesn't care if those people are disappointed in a year when the Watch 2 comes out in platinum for $12k.
    3. There won't be an upgrade for a while.
     
  16. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

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    I'd like a black s/s but its hard to justify that much money when I don't know how much I'll use it. I'll give it a couple months and maybe grab a sport. If I like it then I can give it to my wife and grab a gen 2 black s/s.
     
  17. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    It's fine in the comments, but only brings hate if you start a thread just to say it. Because it's just an opinion.
     
  18. seatton macrumors 6502

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    I have preordered a green sport band Apple Watch Sport 42mm and was very excited about getting it on the first day (my purchase was complete it as soon as the preorder started and the delivery from Apple states 4/24/15 to 5/8/15). After my appointment over the weekend to actually try different versions, I realized that the sport version did not look good on my skin. I do not want to look like a high school kid. I really love the steel version though I initially did not want to spend 600 bucks every year to upgrade to the newer watch. I just called Apple and they told me if I wanted to change my order to SS, I had to cancel my current order and wait till June to get the version I would like.

    I am going to try to send an email to the iPhone group at my work (we have over 3,000 employees in my city) and hoping anyone with a ss version changes his/her mind and want to swap. That would be awesome. If worst comes to worst, I will just play with the sport for 14 days, return it and then wait till June to get my SS (already pre-ordered) :( I should have trusted my intuition and preorder two watches at first :(
     
  19. Apple TarHeel macrumors member

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    I bought the Space Gray Sport ...

    Not to brag, but I have two Rolex's .. one Stainless Steel Submariner, the other gold executive. I could afford the SS Apple Watch, but what if I get that and determine I don't wear it as much as I thought, yet the configuration I liked was close to $1000. I would look at myself in the mirror and call myself a schmuck to spend that kind of money on a first generation wearable (even from Apple) that will be upgraded in the next two years at least. Why not invest at the lower level, determine what your likes and dislikes are, then splurge for generation 2.

    Worst case buy the cheaper Sport, wear it until SS are prevalent (July, August), then if you still want it, slap the Sport on craigslist, e-bay and buy the SS.

    I know everyone will love whatever model they get. The SS is beautiful for sure, just not the right decision for me today. I'll have lots of experience with Apple Watch at a lower risk level before spending more money on the next generation.

    Good luck to everyone in getting their toy by Friday!
     
  20. seatton macrumors 6502

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    I wear my watch every day. Last year, I accomplished many things in my life (turned 30, got my green card, got my CPA license) so I was telling myself I was going to get the first Rolex for sure (Submariner with date). I even went to speak with the salesperson. Then, there were rumors about "iWatch" on this site so I was thinking I should hold off. I would be so cool to wear a watch that tracks my workout (I work out a lot - 6 times a week). In that case, I would not wear the Rolex. Anyhow, the steel version looks great. I can dress up or down with the change of a band. You are right, I should keep the watch till then and see if I still want to go for an expensive version.
     
  21. anez macrumors 6502

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    I'm the opposite: I ordered the Sport, and am now second-guessing my decision. At pre-order time, I just couldn't justify the price jump to myself, but the more I look at photos of the SS, the more I feel that it looks of sturdier construction, and also less toy-like?

    I live miles from an Apple store, so I haven't had the chance to play with one in person. I'm hoping it will surprise me with its attractiveness when it gets here.

    I know there was a lot of swapping of the 6+ and the 6 when the phones came out last year, and I imagine there will be even more of that this time around since it's a wearable and nobody had a chance to see them before pre-ordering. (With the iPhone 6, you could at least play with other similarly sized phones to see which one you felt might suit you.)

    In your position, I definitely would not cancel, since I'm sure if you decide it's not for you, you'll have a ton of people willing to swap you for a Sport. If you can let it go, that is!
     
  22. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I cancelled the steel version and ordered the tin one instead.
     
  23. seatton macrumors 6502

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    Honestly I thought the black version would look great on my skin. After trying all different versions, the black sport looks the worst (accordingly to my own opinion, and my friend's comment). I think the SS is the way to go. You can dress up or down with it.

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    The photos (even on Apple site) do not justify the beauty of the watch. The watches look thick and awkward. When I see them in person and put them on, they look right, the SS ones look very classic. Sport ones look like a toy. The back is plastic so I do not know it will be good for my workout. I am going to keep mine till June and sell it :) Maybe I can sell it in Asia for 500 bucks then and make a profit. I am sure many countries will not have the watches available on sales then :)
     
  24. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a

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    It really doesn't matter what other people think or do; you just need to do what feels right for you.

    That's said, I happen to agree with you and I chose SG sport for similar reasons - I don't yet know if it is any good or if it will be useful for me, and fashion isn't important enough to me to justify the extra cost considering functionality is identical throughout the range. If it turns out to be great, I can either trade up at a small resale expense or invest at a later date perhaps with a newer model.
     
  25. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

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    I guess Im an outlier, but I was all set on the SS with link bracelet and then I went in for my try on appt. and I actually preferred the Space Grey Sport with black sport band. I have nice watches that I will use for dressier occasions, but the SS in person to me just looked Steel Pebble cheap while the Space Grey Sport looked pretty sharp. I had the opposite reaction when looking at pictures of the two online...in person though, the Space Grey is awesome to me so it really is important to go for that try on appt. before ordering. I am happy with my choice and the $700 savings is a bonus. I am pleased that I can feel like I got the best watch at an entry level price and then maybe there will be some more options for the 2nd generation when that comes and I can dole out the big money then.
     

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