Convince me so i can convince my wife

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by scottgoh, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. scottgoh macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2012

    I am a Apple user with iMac, iPhone and Macbook pro.

    I am wanting to get the apple watch.

    can u convince me so i can convince my wife to get it?

    PS: i am a professional wedding photographer.

  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Use that.
  3. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Go to Apple's website and look at the features. If you already know what features it offers and still need strangers to convince you than maybe it's not a good idea to get one.
  4. kjse7en macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2015
    Mickey needs no word. Just enough movements to get a lively photograph.

    Yes...that foot and that blink!

    My wife's winning a 38mm soon. Good luck! :D

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  5. scottgoh thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2012
    that's nice. thank you
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you need convincing or your wife does, then maybe getting the watch isn't the best for you.

    Why not just buy the watch and tell your wife you bought it?
  7. tonoboon macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2015
  8. scottgoh thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2012
    if i have the cash, i would.
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    good idea. i guess, i am also trying to convince myself to buy it. :)
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    On big purchases, the wife and I usually have to agree, but the apple watch was in the gray area and after getting a apple gift card and selling my old fitbit, the out of pocket money was such that she didn't need any convincing :)
  10. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    If you don't have the cash, don't buy it.

    Our wedding photographer wore a Breitling. Keep workin'.
  11. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Save the money to buy it and wait till March and buy the AW2
  12. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I think the AW is in that area where most people will have a hard time seeing how it adds much value without living with it for a while. I had no interest in it until I received one as a gift, but I now think it's a great device that has a lot of future potential. Make no mistake, it is absolutely a luxury - but boy does it complement the iPhone well. It's a wonderful thing to be able to largely leave my phone in my pocket, at my desk, or in one place at home, and have access to my most important information right there on my wrist without being constantly interrupted with every notification my phone throws at me. Now I only deal with those a few times a day instead of dozens. Maybe what it does isn't enough for you. Maybe it is. The only way you'll really know is to use one for a week or so.
  13. jasie02 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2014
    Buy one for you, and a 38mm for your wife in secret, wake up in middle of night before weekend, setup her AW for her and also yours, then when she wake up with breakfast you made in bed in the morning, along with her new AW under the napkin, ask her to put it on, then send her your love (heartbeat) from your watch to her watch, explain to her that is your heart beat she feel.

    There is no way she will refuse her AW after, and you get to keep your, once she knows she is going to keep getting your love and feel your heart beat, no matter where you are.

    Make sure you ready for selfie of Kodak moment.
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Your avatar shows you have a newborn. Money can be tight at this time so if it's too much of financial burden don't get it and perhaps you can start saving up for AW2 rumored to debut in March.
  15. testcard macrumors 68030


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Go to an Apple Store and have a play with the Sport and SS models. Try the different bands. A test drive should convince you both one way or the other.
  16. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2015
    Well if it's not going to cause friction, then just buy it if you can afford it. If you are indeed a new dad, congrats!

    If you really need some good reasons, how about:

    1) When your wife calls you when you are away from the house, chances are greatly improved that you will answer her phone call since the watch will alert you to her call (and you should put her on your VIP list too). This is great for when she needs you to pick up that item at the grocery store or drug store on your way home from work. And you'll appreciate not having to go out again if you missed her you more time to spend together after work. Happy wife, happy home!
    2) You will see her texts too since you will get a notification that will tap your wrist. Kind of like...tap, tap, honey it's me!
    3) You can take a photo of her and your kid and use it as a background to your watch face or just store it on your phone's photos so that They are never far from your mind and growing your love for them all the more each day.
    4) You can set your iPhone up and use your remote on the Watch to remotely take that great photo on your iPhone of all of you together while you jump into the frame....sure, you have other camera equipment you could use since you are a photographer so may not be as strong of an argument in your case, but it sure is quick set up and babies get fussy quickly!
    5) With the Watch and it's on-wrist Calendar and Notifications, you likely won't miss those important dates like her birthday, your anniversary, etc. and will come off as the perfect husband.
    6) You can stay in better shape to take care of them with your fitness tracking app and subtle watch reminders and rewards.

    Well that's how I would sell it if you really need a reason ;)
  17. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    This for me too. It's the much more elegant way that I can get, read, and deal with alarms and notifications, and the ability to set alarms and reminders using Siri hands-free, that has made the watch so useful to me.

    As a wedding photographer, you may have your hands full when your phone wants your attention, and the watch would really help there.

    But it all depends on how many notifications you get, etc.
  18. Goatllama macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2015
    Mountaintop Lair
    Doing that you might get a new kid, too! :D
  19. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    What are you hoping to get from it? I would start with that. People that are unhappy seem to have expectations that don't match what it does.

    One thing that comes to mind is that as a wedding photog, you probably don't want to be pulling out your phone all the time to get messages. So having the watch would allow you to receive messages from your wife more easily while you are on the job.

    I do sports photography and I listen to music when shooting a lot of the time. It helps me stay "up" and helps get rid of the crowd noise. I use the watch to control my music which is actually going through headphones attached to my iPhone. Its way more convenient than pulling my iPhone out of my pocket to control.
  20. newlifer macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2014
  21. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011

    This is SO much WIN.
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    and then have another hear beat to listen to :D
  22. deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales
    as jaylenochinimac noticed from your avatar with a young baby, if you have any doubt about the purchase wait 12 months and ask the question again.
    The apple watch is nice but being a father must be very special, save your cash.

  23. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    The joys of being a single man...

    Seriously, like somebody else said, go to an Apple Store with her. Test them out. If she let you buy the iMac, iPad, and iPhone, this one probably won't be too hard.

    I just did my first workout with the watch, this afternoon. While running, I no longer have to orient my arm in some strange way, so I can access my phone, which is strapped to it. There's no going back from here...
  24. sean000, Jan 6, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2016

    sean000 macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    I used to have a little photography side business. I shot a few weddings that were fun but a ton of work. I think in order to convince yourself and your wife, you need to consider why you want the Apple Watch. Would it be useful to you and your business (I only throw that out there because you mentioned your business)? The nice thing is that you would have convenient access to your schedule, driving directions, the weather, notifications, etc. and you can configure the watch and your iPhone to be totally silent... so you never need to remember to silence your iPhone when you shoot a wedding. Potential clients might also see the watch as a sign that you are super reliable and organized. Heck, maybe you could justify it as a business expense, but it certainly isn't up there in terms of need with the actual photography and post production gear (including redundant gear to use as backups in case a camera fails or a lens breaks).

    But in the end only you know if you need it and you can afford it. If you need or want it, but can't afford it, ask yourself whether you have any old photography gear you could sell that would finance it. Don't sell your only backup lens or flashgun, but maybe sell something you haven't used in a long time that really isn't necessary to keep around.

    As others have mentioned, your avatar indicates that you might have a new baby. Congratulations if that is the case! As the father of young children I can say that you should expect to have upcoming expenses you haven't thought of :eek: If you can afford it, I will say that I find the Apple Watch to be quite nice for avoiding technology distractions. I can put my iPhone on the charger when I get home and hang out with my kids. I still have access to information and notifications from my watch, but I can just glance at them and it's not as distracting as my iPhone.
  25. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    I'll put a big +1000 on this. I mentioned it in another thread I started here. It's why I ultimately decided to wear my AW all the time. When my wife and I go shopping, I put my phone in her purse. I'm still reachable for my job, but I'm not tempted to, say, browse forums (ahem) while she's looking at dresses. In just the past two months, I've become much more involved in her shopping, and it's been great.

    Here's some more relevant reading: (it's long, but read it to the end)

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