Gonna pick one up today, could you help me?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by hagr182, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. hagr182 macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2010
    So I made up my mind and well, i´m getting in this crazy apple watch train. Turns out my local apple reseller here in México has the apple watch very closely priced with the us, and given that apple is set to increase prices due to the strong currency, I figured it is now or never.

    I also figured that even if Apple Watch 2 gets released next year, it´s at least a good 6 months before it becomes available in the us and if history is accurate then it´s at least 8 months for availability over here. I plan on picking up the watch today in installments and paying it in full by December (with the extra payments we get over here due to the holidays).

    I´ve settled on getting the 42mm SS with the milanese loop, but I have some questions I was hoping any kind watch user would answer:

    • Does the SS casing scratch as easily as they say?
    • Do you use the SS watch for sports and if so what´s your opinion on it?
    • Have any of you used the milanese band for sports? (Im planning on getting a sports band in a month or so).
    • Do running apps such as nike+ support HR?
    • Is it true that the watch can measure blood oxygen?
    • Is it safe to constantly switch bands? (I.E. milanese band for work and SB for running?)
    • Has it been worth it?
    Thanks in advance for your kind replies, I plan on getting the watch today and a sports band on the near future.
  2. flur macrumors 68010


    Nov 12, 2012
    No, the case does not scratch super easy, IMO. After about 6 months I had enough scratches that I wanted to buff, which I did easily in about 15 minutes.

    I have used the SS watch during running and pilates/weights. IMO there are better watches for running, as you only get GPS if you bring your phone with you, but if you're just looking for your HR and a timer it will get the job done.

    I don't use the Nike app or the Milanese band. The watch cannot currently measure blood oxygen.

    It's totally safe to switch bands. I change bands a few times a week, swapping between the classic leather and a couple of sport bands. I've had no issues, and I've had my watch since a few days after launch.

    Yes, totally worth it for me. I love that I get my texts, appointment notifications, calls, etc., on my wrist, and I use the music remote all the time to see the name of a song or adjust volume. The activity tracking is super motivating too. And Apple Pay - not sure if they have it where you are, but it's so convenient to not have to pull out my wallet or phone (or even have them on me) to buy things.
  3. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    do yourself a favor, get the SBSS w/ DLC
  4. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    I had a SGS, then went to SS, now debating on getting SBSS because of how durable it is.
  5. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008

    - Its SS, so SS does get wear marks. Have you used SS things in the kitchen... you'll get the idea. That said, SS is not a coating, it solid SS. So you can always buff out any marks. Any of the other surfaces, including all the iPhone/iPad surfaces, are a coating. The coating can get nicked and chipped, and can't be repaired. So, SS is the best material to use. It looks great and if for some reason it gets a mark, then you can easily buff it out. And... I have not found that it picks up marks all that quickly but I've only had it for a week.

    - I use my SS for sports. I have the leather classic buckle band, but switch it with the sports band for sports. Its a slight bit heavier than the aluminum models, but not that noticeable.

    - I don't have the Milanese band, so can't comment.

    - There are sports apps that use HR, but don't remember if Nike does... just check their description in the apple store. The sports apps are a little weak at this point in my opinion but seem to be getting better.

    - No, can't do blood oxygen today.

    - Its simple and safe to change bands. I just use my fingernail edge to push in the button, and out it slides. It takes less than a minute to change bands.

    - To me its worth it, but everyone is different. I can never feel my phone vibrate in my pocket, and the watch fixes that. Its worth it to me just for that. But, there is so much more it can do and I've enjoyed exploring and working it into my daily workflow.
  6. hagr182, Oct 22, 2015
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    hagr182 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2010
    Went to the reseller on lunch break. Saw the 42mm watch and it´s way smaller than I pictured, but then again being close to 6´3 in height might have something to do with it. In the end I did not get it and went home, it was an awesome product but, it just seemed like too much money for something so small.

    Cue a few hours and now I am going to get it after work. Had a little pre-buyer´s remorse. But then again I need an elegant and functional watch for everyday use and perhaps this is going to be my last "Impulse" purchase in a while, since I really need to start saving up for buying a house in a few years.

    So, gonna drive to the reseller and buy it. I saw the black one as iHonda suggested, it is for sure pretty, but I kind of liked the standard SS better.

    Could any of you please tell me how fast are third party apps (those that became native) under watchos2?
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Not very fast. Lots of waiting for them to load, then wait some more while they fetch the data. Third party app speed is so far the most disappointing part of the Apple Watch experience.
  8. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    I think the SS is a good choice. I love mine and it literally looks good with nearly all the bands.

    The 3rd party apps mostly work well for me. They seem to load a little faster after the update this week. I have had a few cases where dome seemed very slow, but in general the ones I'm using regularly are fine. For me though, I'd be happy with what the watch does for me even if it had no apps, so they are all bonus.
  9. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    The SS is great, it scratches, but you can polish the scratches out. It's fine for sport, though recommend the sports bands as it needs to be tight to get a good HR.

    Personally I think the SS is the best value.
  10. hagr182 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2010
    Picked the SS w/ milanese loop along with a black SB last night!! I am so happy with it!
    Answering to calls and messages from the watch is great. And notifications have turned out to be a huge production booster (at least today in the office),

    Thank you all for your advice!, it is the first time I buy a gen 1 Apple product and I do not regret it!.

    Tough I gotta save up for the apple care +, is it worth it?
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Congrats, and glad you are enjoying the watch.

    The best thing about getting Apple Care with the watch is that you get Express Replacement service. Without that, if your watch needs to be replaced, you have to send it in and wait for it to be shipped back, leaving you without your watch while it is being shipped back and forth.

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