Everyone loves their Apple Watch, but me

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rockitdog, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I got an Apple Watch for my birthday (series 1- space gray). I love my iPhone and thought it would be the perfect compliment to it. However I'm disappointed in how much I just don't use it. I don't dislike it in anyway but I also just don't love it. I see people wearing them everywhere and everyone seems to love it but I just don't feel the same. I almost wished I disliked it, would make it easier to walk away from, but I'm holding on to it in hopes that something will happen and I will like it eventually. I know this is the very definition of a first world problem, lol.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    For some it takes a while and others the AW never becomes a thing to love while others go head over heals into Apple abyss. Mine lost it's love when I found it would not track my HR. Still stuck with it until I met Garmin. The AW is still nice to wear on occasion for me.

    Give it some time to see
     
  3. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I don't love mine and actually tried to sell it, but re-sell values are really bad and I reuse to 'give' it away.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Everybody is different and it takes time to adjust to the Apple Watch. It has many uses that suit everyone differently. It's a nice piece of hardware that serves it purpose. After while, if you don't use it anymore, at
    Least you figured that out. A slightly expensive lesson though.

    For me, I just love technology and how the Apple Watch works seamlessly.
     
  5. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    If I was using it as a smartwatch only (notifications ect) then mine would have already been gone but I use it for fitness and for that, it flat out rocks!
     
  6. CharlesShaw, Jan 16, 2017
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    CharlesShaw macrumors 6502

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    If you swap out the pronoun it, this could be a universal poem about many relationships. By any chance do you have a sensitive voice and play acoustic guitar? :D
     
  7. Devyn89 macrumors regular

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    Honestly, it took me a while to love it as well. I returned one once, it was just too big. I got the 38MM later and that was a lot better and made me like it a lot more. It's not for everybody, but once I got used to it, I got really into filling those activity rings.
     
  8. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Lots of people do love it, and for a wide range of different reasons, but it may not be for you, and that's totally okay. Just try all the different features to see if something makes you go "wow". If not, sell it.

    But you have to try Apple Pay from the watch at least once. If nothing else, you may get a genuine reaction of excitement from the person working the register. At our local Thai restaurant, the server gets super excited every time I pay with it. It's a little over the top, but I get a kick out of it.
     
  9. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Did you notice battery differences between 42 and 38? One thing that's put me off buying one is another thing I have to remember to charge... I'd have to see how they fit, but since my wrist size is 180mm, I could probably get away with wearing either. If there's a significant battery difference, I'd lean towards the 42.
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It probably isn't for you. Some people love them, others don't care about them. Most likely given what you've said it is something that doesn't add much for you, so you'd fall into the camp of those that don't need/want an apple watch.
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I suppose it depends on your day to day life and what you could see yourself using it for.
     
  12. Devyn89 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I did, on the 42MM I could typically get two days out of it (without workouts) and the 38MM I get a day and a half. I tend to charge the 38MM in the morning when I get up and shower.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Apple Pay is the only feature I never utilized on the Apple Watch. It's been convenient and others like it, but I just never set it up and used it. But there sure are plenty of terminals that except it now.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    True. Resale values have really taken a hit on the smart watch market. When the Apple Watch first launched, you could almost sell an Apple Watch for full retail value even when it was used. But now with the Apple Watch having multiple versions out and being on the market for well over a year, even the stainless models are not worth nearly as what they would be over a year ago.

    I agree, I refuse just to sell my Apple Watch and or sell it for cheap. I would rather use it until it's no longer useful to me.
     
  15. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactally. Mine has helped me with a good amount of weight loss also.
     
  16. BarracksSi Suspended

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    The tipping point for me came when I pulled myself away from the phone and used the watch more.

    I used to be able to walk to work, and I remember the day I put my phone in my backpack, purposely making it even more inconvenient for me and basically forcing myself to rely on the watch. I got a text from a coworker on the way in, and I swiped to respond with a brief, "Ok" -- which was all the response I needed -- and it felt quicker and easier than doing the same on the phone. I got another text, which I decided didn't need a response -- but checking it was as easy as checking the time on a regular watch, and quicker than pulling my phone out of my pocket. As I was leaving work, I invoked Siri on the watch by saying, "Hey Siri, tell my wife, 'I'm on my way home now,' period," and with no further action on my part, Siri automatically sent "I'm on my way home now." So fast, so simple, and I didn't need to break my stride.

    Another day, I went shopping with my wife, and I put my phone into her purse. I was able to avoid wandering around, tailing her with my nose in my phone, like so many other husbands and boyfriends do these days (seriously -- go watch them at a shopping mall sometime). But, I was also able to acknowledge a couple texts from coworkers and take care of a little business.

    When I'm home, I can park my phone on a bookshelf or end table and never touch it. When we're visiting Grandma on the weekend, I can get my hockey team's updates on the watch without looking like I'm avoiding contact by browsing Twitter on the phone. I can innocuously get walking directions to the next meetup. I get schedule updates via our Slack channel in the middle of lunch and then tell my classmates as if I were a psychic (which we know is NOT true!).

    The watch is less obtrusive than a phone or, IMO, earbuds. It doesn't make me look like I'm blocking out the outside world like earbuds do (earbuds are, or should be, the universal sign for "Don't talk to me"), and because the interactions for a watch are inherently brief, it doesn't take away my visual attention, either. When I use it not as an accessory, but instead of my phone, I found out what it's good at doing -- and it's good at doing a lot without taking away my time and attention.
     
  17. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    I find mine mostly useless
    The looks (it's a very beautiful watch, plus, you can wear any outfit and automatically upgrade it by wearing this watch) and time keeping functions of the watch are why I bought a second
     
  18. noteple, Jan 17, 2017
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    noteple macrumors 65816

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    I don't love it.

    I was flat out annoyed with series 0 for bait and switch $395, but color size and band pushed it over $1k

    Series 2 came along and a combination of an unused gift card and a third party band made it happen.

    I have a collection of other watches some more expensive some less but all not as functional.

    When I wear something else and leave it behind, especially over a weekend, I miss it.

    I want you I need you so two out of three ain't bad.
     
  19. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Wait, you expected to get a solid stainless steel watch with a premium watch band from Apple for $400?:D
     
  20. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Well, yah, 'cuz you can get a POS Armitron that looks gold(ish) for fifty bucks. ;p
     
  21. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Compared to other smart watches and even doubling the price but not 3x but that's just me. ;)
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agree with the portability and convenience of the Apple Watch from your post. The only issue I have with the Apple Watch (Which isn't an issue for most) since I've owned it, is my employer, more specifically law-enforcement, does not allow me to wear the Apple Watch while on duty. Which I would really appreciate wearing While at work, but with privacy regulations, It only allows me to wear/enjoy it on my off days. I envy those who get to where their Apple Watch to work.
     
  23. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    Same here. It's not even easy to look at a notification or a text because interacting with the watch needs two hands (lifting left hand up, touch the display with your right ) while I can easily use my iphone with one hand.

    Siri is useless IMO and i'm not going to talk to my watch in public to respond to a text or look something up. It also takes way too long to load an app and using the phone is much faster in most cases.

    Very annoying to take the extra charger-cable with you if you're on a business trip too.
     
  24. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I don't love mine, I don't hate it. Sometimes I wear it, sometimes I don't.
     
  25. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    This is the 3rd time owning a watch.

    I've sold the prior 2.

    First one, my expectations were way too high and sold off.
    Second one, I had tempered the expectations a tad and got a different version (SS) and enjoyed it but became obsolete in my day to day fashion for work if you will.
    3rd time, I just put it on and enjoy it for what it is and Watch OS3 has tremendously improved the experience.

    All about expectations for me which went from really unrealistic to just enjoying the device for what it is and the experience is much better due to that.
     

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