How best to show off my Apple Watch?

FellaMeLad

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So, I've had my Watch for around a week. I've been fairly low-key with it at work as I normally wear long sleeves, but as we seem to be having a mini heatwave here in the UK, I wore a t-shirt to work today.

Cue lots of "Is that an Apple Watch?" questions...

I really wish I had a 'patter' to go through to show it off at it's best - instead of trying to get Siri to call my colleague and have it fail miserably, or waiting what seemed like an age while it tried to read my heart rate :confused:

I'm sure I could have done better - any tips?

Oh - and I'm in the UK, so I can't show Apple pay yet :)

Fella.
 

AppleWes

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Same issue here. People expect to be "wow'd", but it's a personal device not really designed to show off. I just let them know it's basically an extension to my iPhone for notifications/etc...

It's hard to show off without twisting your arm around to keep the screen turned on too. :p
 
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FellaMeLad

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Go around with a sign advertising your apple watch in one hand and your iPhone in the other hand and your sleeves rolled up. If you make it home without being mugged you win.
LOL - sounds like you rolled out of the bed on the wrong side this morning! When I wrote "how best to show off my watch" i didn't mean it in a 'show off' way. Trust me, up until today only two of my colleagues who sit next to me knew I had the Watch - I'm not the sort of person who flashes things about like that.

All I'm asking is what are the best features to show people when they ask.

Also, I have a Tag Heuer Formular One which cost me twice the amount of the Apple Watch when I bought it a few years back. I frequently wear that with my sleeves rolled up and carry my iPhone in the other had and haven't been mugged yet :rolleyes:

Fella.
 
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Zellio

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LOL - sounds like you rolled out of the bed on the wrong side this morning! When I wrote "how best to show off my watch" i didn't mean it in a 'show off' way. Trust me, up until today only two of my colleagues who sit next to me knew I had the Watch - I'm not the sort of person who flashes things about like that.

All I'm asking is what are the best features to show people when they ask.

Also, I have a Tag Heuer Formular One which cost me twice the amount of the Apple Watch when I bought it a few years back. I frequently wear that with my sleeves rolled up and carry my iPhone in the other had and haven't been mugged yet :rolleyes:

Fella.
Don't worry about the bed, I always reply with sarcastic humour
 
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FellaMeLad

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You guys!

Talk about herd mentality :rolleyes:

Ah well - have fun in here. Cos I'm out :D

Fella.
 
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FatMax

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Close friends I'll let them put it on and send me a message. It's a instant wow when they turn the wrist and the message pops up without interaction. I'll also let them hit play on the music glance and then my phone starts playing music instantly. Also an immediate wow. I also show them the Workout app and how it works.

For others basic the same routine while it stays on my wrist.

Siri is a hit and miss, mostly because it's not my native language.
 
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Close friends I'll let them put it on and send me a message. It's a instant wow when they turn the wrist and the message pops up without interaction. I'll also let them hit play on the music glance and then my phone starts playing music instantly. Also an immediate wow. I also show them the Workout app and how it works.

For others basic the same routine while it stays on my wrist.

Siri is a hit and miss, mostly because it's not my native language.
Love that Avatar!
 
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PhillyGuy72

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I've had it since June 15 and also been low key. No one asked or noticed which is fine. I've already read a few stories already here of people getting robbed of the watches on the street or even following them outside the few Apples stores in the malls. AND since these punks know it works with the phones. They are stolen too. Sucks..but I figured this would happen.

I was in line at the grocery store this past week, cashier line at the grocery store. A guy behind me, maybe in his 50s said "Whoa, is that the Apple Watch?" He has never seen it in person..Wanted to see the face, how the home screen moves around, if I liked it..etc. Small talk. So far it's the only time someone asked about it.
 
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Royksöpp

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Try it at the grocery store. make sure nothing is blocking your wrist while you push your cart around.
 
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AFDoc

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So, I've had my Watch for around a week. I've been fairly low-key with it at work as I normally wear long sleeves, but as we seem to be having a mini heatwave here in the UK, I wore a t-shirt to work today.

Cue lots of "Is that an Apple Watch?" questions...

I really wish I had a 'patter' to go through to show it off at it's best - instead of trying to get Siri to call my colleague and have it fail miserably, or waiting what seemed like an age while it tried to read my heart rate :confused:

I'm sure I could have done better - any tips?

Oh - and I'm in the UK, so I can't show Apple pay yet :)

Fella.
Why do you feel it's your job to sell the apple watch to people? Tell them yes it's the watch and they can check on out at the apple store. Sorry but folks like you make me fear for society's future.
 
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FellaMeLad

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Sorry but folks like you make me fear for society's future.
LOL - I'm new around here, but since I've joined I've actually tried to be helpful and give useful advice to others. Cos I'm like that.

I took a look at some of your posts - what a grump! Ah well - takes all sorts, I guess.

Anyhow - thanks for the welcome! And have a nice day :)

Fella.
 
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T4R06

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I don't show it.. They will noticed itself. This morning I bought my daughter a happy meal at McDonald's and crew went crazy how I paid.

Now right after went to Starbucks and my watch showed the barcode telling me that I can pay through it and baristas were so happy and excited to scan my wrist lol
 
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Tom G.

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Go to the "camera remote" app and take a selfie with your phone triggering it with your watch.

Use the onboard "Stocks" app to show them some stock prices.

Use the "Photo" app to show them photos on your phone.

Go to a weather app and show them the forecast.

Go to the calendar app and show them your schedule.

Go to a sports app such as "The Score" and show them the score of their favorite team, or just use "hey Siri" to do the same thing. Actually that may be even more impressive.

Set up Heart Rate in your glances and show it to them, I even slightly raise the watch so they can see the green LED light. Always seems to impress people.

Cycle through the watch faces, especially Mickey Mouse, Motion, Solar, or Astronomy, or Chronograph, and let them see how on some of them you can customize the face.
 
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mcdj

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Maybe the better question is why do you feel compelled to show it off?

And maybe the answer is, if you can't figure out why, or a way to do it, then perhaps there's really not much to show off, and no real reason to try.

For me, people seem perfectly happy just to look at it on my wrist, and if they are more curious, to hear about what it does and why I like it, rather than actually see it in action.

It's like a cool new email app on your computer...you can tell people about it, but most people won't really care or truly be able to appreciate how it helps you save time or organizes your life a little better. And you probably don't want them poking around your inbox anyway.

Just flash them the watch, talk about it, and leave it at that. Leave a little mystery...
 
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Mildredop

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LOL - I'm new around here, but since I've joined I've actually tried to be helpful and give useful advice to others. Cos I'm like that.

I took a look at some of your posts - what a grump! Ah well - takes all sorts, I guess.

Anyhow - thanks for the welcome! And have a nice day :)

Fella.
I thought you left?
 
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