Consumer Reports First Testing Phase

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  1. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    Seems pretty good so far... Check it out:

    http://youtu.be/J1Prazcy00A

    Happy with the scratch test, water resistance and heart rate monitor accuracy.
     
  2. Medicman67 macrumors regular

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    I hope they hurry up with the other tests. Cause I truly believe their reports. Thanks for posting. And I'm really happy with the scratch test##
     
  3. HelloMikee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very pleased with the scratch test on the sapphire glass!
     
  4. jordanst macrumors member

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    Awesome so far! Heart rate accuracy is impressive.
    Also curious to see the limits of the water resistance.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I'm really impressed with the scratch and water resistant test. I work in a kitchen and don't wanna worry about getting water on my watch.
     
  6. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    If history is a guide, Consumer Reports will likely advise against the :apple: Watch. They almost never recommend Apple products, especially 1st gen, for whatever reasons.
     
  7. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    I wish I hadn't had my sound up. That sound of the Sport glass scratching went right through me. :( :( :(
     
  8. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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  9. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Wow the scratch test was impressive! I wasn't exactly sure if it would be really as strong as sapphire, and some users were saying sandpaper would scratch it. Guess they were wrong :)

    To me, that's worth paying extra for.
     
  10. arminta7 macrumors regular

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    I think the sandpaper was used in a review on the sport versions and did scratch.
     
  11. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but not the Sapphire screen, which is what I was talking about.
     
  12. arminta7 macrumors regular

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    Ok :) I hadn't seen the other users' comments about it, so thought maybe that's what they were referring too. :eek:
     
  13. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess few here remember (or were around) for the disgraceful iPhone 4 review from CR?

    CR should stick to reviewing toilet paper and deodorant and leave tech reviews to reviewers who are competent. CR is absolutely worthless and their review holds about as much weight as my review -- NONE.
     
  14. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    lol like iPhone 4 - and how they said the iPhone 4 was the best smart phone available but couldn't recommend it due to the antenna issues lol.
     
  15. macgeek01 macrumors 6502a

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    It will be interesting to see how the SS with Sapphire will compare to the Aluminum with the X Glass in drop tests. While less susceptible to scratches sapphire whas proved to me less crack proof in some other non Apple Watch tests. Not sure how the durability between the SS and Aluminum casing will compare either.
     
  16. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    And am so glad I did. I would have gladly paid the £200 or so difference for the SS one if I was planing to go on the battle with it.
     
  17. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    That sound made me cringe. Yikes!
     
  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I don't plan on running sandpaper all over my watch. The Sport should be strong enough for most surfaces it rubs against on a regular basis.
     

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