Do they have the watches out to check out in the store without personal appointment

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  1. antdub22 macrumors member

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    i was wondering do they have the watches out on display .
    Like they do the other products. I dont want to swap bands or try diffrent ones on. I just want to play with a display unit to get a feel and see it in person. I looked at appointments and they are booked for a couple of days now
     
  2. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    yes they do.. i spend about 30 minutes with one alone after my appointment.
     
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    my local store also have them by the side wall... a place where the new Macbook should be (and not)
     
  5. antdub22 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks , i was wondering . I already preorder Space Grey Sport 42mm ship date 4/24-5/8 . i just want to see one in person is all. and get the touch and feel of it .

    Are they om loop demo mode?? or can you navigate it yourself?
     
  6. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    From what everyone has said seems a demo mode only
     
  7. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    it's actual demo model (not loop videos). but it's fixed on the desk, so you can't put them on your wrists (no idea why, it seems stupid to me).

    I was able to check out every single icon there (or at least those I cared about).

    but it's very limited, Apple store was dead when I was there during noon time yesterday, but expect to fight over people to check them out on weekend
     
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    you can play with the watch a bit.... but only what the demo mode allows.

    i played around with the watch faces, it opens a fake message, calendar, favorites, etc screen.
     
  9. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Theft perhaps?
     
  10. antdub22 thread starter macrumors member

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    yep ill be going to the apple store within a few hours to check it out then
    Cool !
     
  11. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Do they have the watches out to check out in the store without personal appoi...


    I'm generally positive on the Apple Watch but am somewhat cynical about the way the watches are nailed down in the store, suspect it is awaiting an OS performance update. They have plenty of other small expensive items that are merely tethered. Also, the try-on models ARE in a demo loop. I'm afraid they don't want people playing with the OS in real life mode just yet.
     
  12. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    The display model lets you feel the back of the Watch, which is nice as the ones used for the try on session run a demo loop that doesn't feature the feeling of the 'tap on the wrist', the ones on display let you feel it.
     
  13. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    That's possible. But I'm not sure how nice it would be to have watch displayed like phone. Would you get a good feeling of the thing on your wrist? Would it still require a store employee standing there wiping down each watch after someone tried it on? This certainly will be a learning experience for Apple in terms of what works best.
     
  14. antdub22 thread starter macrumors member

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    just got back from the apple store . Tried the 42mm sport and stainless steel
    the sport band is soft and feels good. I also loved the leather loop in black . will also have to buy that one. didnt have an appointment but they slid me right in . the watches were powered up but they had one that was and played around with the UI . seemed easy to use . i like it cant wait .
     
  15. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Strange, the try-on I had (two 42 SS models) had the 'notification' vibration working. It may have been separate from the demo loop. Perhaps the associate triggered it? She mentioned it specially to tell me that's what it was but I recognized it, of course.

    I'm wondering if the better associates are adding useful things to their own demos, perhaps... Wonder how much flexibility they have.
     

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