Honest Opinions on the Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by cactus3, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. cactus3 macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    What do you guys think of it, honestly? It's good for people who need to sneakily text under their desk at work or school, but other than that I'm not so sure what purpose it serves...?

    Edit: I'm waiting for it to become thinner, lighter, and gain a camera.
  2. blackbear219 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2012
    That's literally it's only feature. It won't even send a text unless it is physically located under a desk or your boss is within 20 feet. You probably shouldn't get one.
  3. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2008
    Have you visited the store and had an opportunity to play with it?
  4. jwball macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2008
    Saves me running to the other side of the house when my phone rings as it's charging. Can stay exactly where I am screen the call and answer it if I need to.
  5. Tylervit macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2015
    To be honest, I don't think its worth it yet.

    To be more honest, I want it anyway.
  6. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    My watch is coming tomorrow, but I honestly think it's kinda pointless. Hopefully my mind changes after using it this weekend. I bought one just because it's something to do, and I love shiny new gadgets.

    But IMHO it seems like more trouble than its worth for the average person.
  7. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Are you suggesting all the opinions expressed up to now were not honest?

    Who wants to be average?
  8. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    I love when people can admit this. I'm in the same boat, and that's why I bought it! :D
  9. cactus3 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    I'm glad we see things watch-to-watch

    Yes, I found it a little uncomfortable and heavy though, so I opt out of buying this gen.

    Make sure you have your watch charger handy then ;)


    It is a bit more trouble, but hey! It's still an accessory. I'm all for accessorizing.

    I just wanted a heart-to-heart. No need to be so defensive.

    And at that, I'd like to advise everyone to BUY YOUR APPLE CARE.

    Hell, buy one for each wrist.
  10. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    Don't get defensive. None of us are average, obviously. The average iPhone user doesn't spend time on Apple forum tracking unreleased products.

    The truth is we aren't the people who matter. Apple already has us in their pockets. They need to convince everyone else.

    The OP asked a question. No need to come in here and start attacking people who are trying to share honest thoughts.
  11. cactus3 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    Thank you. I personally really love Apple, and I hope they continue releasing more products (like an actual TV). I'm a huge fan of hearing the news and other opinions. I didn't mean to press anyone's buttons.
  12. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I think it'll be useful for a whole lot of people because of the Apple's implementation. Your use case/expectations sound different than mine.
  13. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    Honestly...pointless, no real halo/must have functionality, very limited health data appeal, battery life too short, too heavy for a sports or exercise watch its just a me too product at best.
  14. cactus3 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    I guess so. I mean, the people at the Apple store didn't really explain to me the use (I couldn't find one for myself) they just called it an accessory, which has left an even worse taste in my mouth.

    It definitely comes off as an "I got it just to say I have it" product.
  15. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I agree with most of the complaints. I have not worn a watch in many years even. I ordered 2 and can't wait for them to be here. I ordered just like I have with past Apple products and even though it may not be obvious at first living with them you learn why they stand out. I don't always know how something is going to change the way I do things but I think I know when I see something that has that potential and the watch is one of those. Its a new category for me and many others and I believe after a while you will see others that are today not interested suddenly become interested.

    I don't have a solid reason to suggest the watch at the moment other than to say I want to give it a go and I'm not going to live forever. Why put off something you want just to have a better version. Get in now and when the better version comes you will know why its better. (or not)
  16. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2015
    Seattle, WA region

    Yep - totally not worth it. My Tissot Touch Classic is ridiculously awesome.

    HOWEVER, I really like techy watches, and I line up to buy most of Apple's new stuff because what doesn't seem worth it on paper ends up being super crazy awesome. I went out and bought 2 - one for me, one for my mother (who actually really wanted one for fitness features).
  17. ttexxan macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2012
    I think many buy it because its an Apple product.

    I used to own a Samsung watch and even though it wasn's Apple it was a must have for many. The Samsung did many functions the new Apple watch will do and after about a month sat in a drawer. The biggest hang up is requirement to have the phone with you to perform many of the tasks.

    Once apple has a sim card in the watch it opens up entire new realm of possibilities and customers.
  18. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Not every consumer product is a must have product but the benefits are there.

    My car came with heated seats. Must have for California? not really.

    Does it ease my comfort on cold mornings? Yes.

    Same applies to the Apple watch. Must have? no
    Does it make the interaction with your phone more convenient? Yes.
  19. cactus3 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    I appreciate the meaningful reply, but of course if you have you will find a way to use it. Especially since it'll always be on your wrist. You can't really avoid using it other than by not wearing it.
    From a collector's point of view, or someone who loves to stay tech savvy, it's great to have. The only electronic I've ever gotten everyone in the series of is the DS!

    I see it the opposite way! Apple has such a good way of marketing, it makes you feel like you need it, but then when you look at it with a closer eye you find that it's not so important. When I first heard about the Apple watch, I was hypnotized. After I tried it on I lost any sort of hope I had for it.

    I hate Samsung products. I had gotten a Samsung tablet, thinking it'd be really nice but the touch screen was unbearable and the interface had me lost. Not user friendly at all.

    Do we need ice cream? No!
    I love dairy free ice cream though (I'm lactose intolerant)
    Do we need flavored beverages? No!
    Do we even need clothes? Who cares about a little sunburn!
    Screw these shoes I'm going BARE FOOT
  20. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Lighter and thinner? In particular thinner? Thanks but no thanks. A real watch needs to cast a shadow. I hope Jony knows this and will not thin the watch. If that would happen I am happy to have a thicker one.

    And what I really think I tell you tomorrow when I have mine in hands...or better on my wrist.
  21. cactus3 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    I look forward to your opinion!

    As for being thinner - that thing was so bulky I don't think it'll stay on top of my (or any) wrist at all. It slips and slides around! Plus the thicker it is the more you have to estimate extra space when walking around to make sure you don't bang it into walls or other people... And the more that estimate becomes less precise. BE SURE TO GET YOUR APPLE CARE
  22. jsmith189 macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
    Why don't we actually use it before we give "honest opinions"? Lol.
  23. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    I wasn't getting defensive, I was getting sarcastic with the original poster. With you, I was engaging in light-hearted humour. Clearly something that was lost on you. Don't worry, I won't make the mistake of being friendly to you again. Enjoy your discussions with the OP. You seen perfectly matched. I'll refrain from saying how.
  24. se95dah macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2014
    Watching the launch keynote I had the same thoughts I had when Steve first unveiled the iPad. I thought "what's the point of that? It doesn't do anything my other devices don't do already. I don't need one of those. Nobody does". I was proven utterly wrong about the iPad, and since then I've come to trust that Apple know what's good for me and if watches are next I will go along for the ride. White sport models for me and the Mrs being delivered tomorrow
  25. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    We'll start getting much more real opinions after tomorrow once the first wave of people receive it and try it over the weekend.

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