Fat Shamed by the Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by DadBod630, Apr 8, 2016.

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  1. DadBod630 Suspended

    Oct 13, 2015
    This may or may not be new news. I am sorry if it is not new. But I feel I must be heard about this.

    Apple branded the Apple Watch as being a fitness tool for everyone, but by default it is not designed for people with plus sized bodies such as me. Not only is that in of itself insulting, but they have the nerve to charge me $50 for more links for my link bracelet. This is in effect a fat tax and I am being punished for something outside of my control.

    I have emailed Tim Cook about this knowing that he replies from time to time and I will keep you all updated.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Opening yourself up to a lot of abuse here my friend... be ready to defend your position
  3. DadBod630 thread starter Suspended

    Oct 13, 2015
    I don't see how.
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    The link bracelet comes with X number of removable links. Need more, it's extra. This is not a fat tax, it's how the product is supplied. Specifications show maximum size. Need different, be prepared to pay different.

    I'm not very tall. I have to pay extra to have my new slacks re-hemmed. Is this a short tax? To whom should I complain?
  5. mildocjr macrumors 65816

    So if you bought a watch from Citizen or Seiko they wouldn't charge you for extra links?

    Just because it's branded as a fitness item doesn't mean you get add-ons for free.
  6. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    I am a ample fella myself and let me get this right - you are being fat shamed because they don't give you enough links to fit your wrist?!?! What about the guys on the other side of the spectrum, the one's with the 24" pythons who have to purchase extra links too? Are they being fit-shamed?

    Life choices my friend - we all make them and we all have to be responsible for them and we all have to deal with the consequences of them. I don't think you are being fat shamed at all - I think you are looking for free links.
  7. whathesaid macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2010
    Wouldn't it only be shaming if they didn't offer extra links for the larger person? The fact you can get them means they are accommodating. If you went to the cinema and ordered a small popcorn would you expect to get a large free because you were fat?
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Can't take this thread seriously based on the OP's past posts.
  9. kapolani macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2011
    You have a choice.

    You have a couple.

    1) Buy more links.
    2) Lose weight.

    Both of those are in your control.
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Please elaborate on this... if you dont mind of course.. I am not trying to troll you here, but just trying to find out if you have a medical condition, if so perhaps you can present a medical letter to apple and they would give you free links. But outside of that being overweight is very much within your control. again barring a medical condition of course.
  11. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    ooooh this is that guy lol, funny stuff
  12. Mac2me, Apr 8, 2016
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    Mac2me macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2015
    Whatever the intention of OP, there's the 245 mm long Sport Band for only $49 for XL length, same cost for the S/M-M/L or L/XL BTW, or you can pay for additional links for the link bracelet to get to the same length. Two nice options. Wear the sport for $49 and exercise and lose weight and regular bands will fit without extra cost and at health benefit to you. Of course some people are just framed larger so may not make a difference. However totally understandable be it extra fabric needed for larger sized clothes or metal links in watch band that there's going to be an extra cost for that.
  13. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    OK.... I'll play

    If you are truly plus size... then you have been clothes shopping. Most time you pay more for clothing sized 2X and above vs small up to XL. They charge more because it takes more material to make larger clothing. Have you written to those companies and complained?

    But this probably isn't a serious thread anyways....
  14. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Fat tax, nerd tax, short tax, ugly tax, skinny tax
  15. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    Do you consider paying for an extra sandwich at BK or MCDs a fat tax?
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  17. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
  18. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    Ahhhh it all comes back around. Thanks for the link. I remember the night out drinking thread :)

    Hard to take someone serious after that post and lying to Apple.

    I wish all sizes cost the same but they don't. Do people with tiny feet get a discount on shoes? Nope. Xxxxl sometimes costs more. Shame either way I guess but that is how you avoid have too many SKU's.
  19. Sigoogle macrumors member


    Dec 26, 2015
    I'm afraid you're going to have to shell out for more links.....This kind of thing isn't just going to be handed to you for free because you feel you're being personally attacked, those links COST money to make, and it is pretty damn good tech...I would know, i have the Link Bracelet as well, it's well worth the full amount they charge for it, and more. And it's the same thing with clothing, you want XXL? You're going to have to pay extra because of the amount of material needed to make such a size, and that's something you're going to have to accept.

    If you've got a medical problem which has made you overweight, then that's fair enough, there has to be a way of helping you lose the extra weight, i'm sure a doctor/surgeon or fitness expert will be able to help you there.

    But if you're overweight because of your lifestyle and eating habits, then you're going to have to either suck it up and pay for the extra links, or just work it off like everyone else who's carrying extra pounds. You have to help yourself, no one is going to do the work for you.

    But then again, if you bought the :apple: Watch for fitness reasons, why didn't you buy a sports band along with your SS Watch? Surely a Link Bracelet isn't the kind of thing to be worn while exercising, you could scratch it or break it....Get a Sports band, your wallet/bank account will thank you for it.

    And wouldn't you rather be able to say to someone "Hey, i lost that much weight that i had to REMOVE links for this to fit me perfectly!"?
  20. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
  21. parseckadet macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2010
    Denver, CO
    10 years ago I paid $80 for one extra link for my TAG Heuer watch. ONE link. They still charge similar prices to this day, yet I don't see anyone screaming at them for fat shaming. The price Apple charges is a comparative bargain. Apple will always draw extra criticism just for being Apple, and this is just another example of that.
  22. Fozziebear71 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2014
  23. 5684697 Suspended


    Sep 22, 2007
    Thank Tim for providing motivation for your new life. Go for it, we stand ready to proffer encouragement on your journey to fitness and health. Godspeed!
  24. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Sell the AW and use the proceeds towards a single link for a Rolex bracelet.
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