How to answer: "So why did you buy the apple watch?"

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bribri99, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. bribri99 macrumors regular

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    I woke up super early to buy it, but that's because I'm an :apple: fan. When my friends asked me "so what does it do, and why do I need it?" I had a hard time answering.

    um...you don't look at your phone as much...um....

    how would you answer?
     
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    I just say I'm an Apple fanboi and have to have every Apple toi.

    You know how there are RAMMSTEIN or Madonna fans, and they buy every one of their albums (good or bad). Same with Apple. There's nothing wrong with wanting to own every Apple product.
     
  3. LiemTa macrumors regular

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    "So I can track my calories during workouts."
     
  4. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Friends ask me that for every new Apple thing. I used to enthusiastically explain every feature but since normal people don't share our excitement my demonstrations always fall flat.

    I now say 'watch the keynote and look at the website'. Hahaha!
     
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  7. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    "To tell time" - it's a "watch" made by "apple".
     
  8. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    I say I want it for notifications and fitness tracking, but people at work still look at me like I just lit the money on fire.
     
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  10. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    ...because it's my money and i'll spend it as I please
     
  11. alia macrumors 6502a

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    I just say because I'm a tech geek. Since I'm the only one in my office, that seems to fly.
     
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  13. shandyman Suspended

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    Because I want to.

    I have no need to justify my purchases to anyone. My friends are not judgemental or shallow enough to ask me that. I don't try and convince my friends they need something, they're capable enough to do their own research.

    They might ask to see what it can do tho, which is easy enough to answer.
     
  14. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    It's a really good activity tracker that gives notifications, quickly shows important information, and syncs seamlessly with my phone
     
  15. Huskoner macrumors member

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    "I don't need to explain to you why I purchased a device with my hard-earned money. Why do you buy so much alcohol? We're all really worried about you, Bob."
     
  16. davidsturner macrumors newbie

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    Because I really enjoy answering questions like these. And getting to show it off
     
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  18. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Beat me to it.

    :apple:
     
  19. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I want it and I can afford it.

    You don't ask your friends why they buy $250 tennis shoes that won't last a year, do you?
     
  20. velleity macrumors member

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    I was talking to another technophile, and something he said jumped out at me:

    "I wouldn't date a girl wearing an Apple Watch. I'd know she's too materialistic and bad at money."

    Since I was just talking about getting the Watch, I naturally got defensive. I can wear a Fitbit and a Pebble without judgement, but something that combines the functionality of both is somehow egregious?

    Forget that guy. "Because I wanted it" is my reason going forward.
     
  21. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    my friends and family understand my fitness level so they don't really have to ask me this..
    hopefully it works out for me in what i do.
     
  22. jeblis macrumors regular

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    The only reason for me was to use it while playing golf. The ability to look down and quickly see the distance to the green is great, yet pulling out the phone, unlocking the phone and starting the app for every shot is too cumbersome. I'd like to wear it in the pool to get messages, but that won't happen with this one.
     
  23. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    Bingo.
     
  24. MJedi macrumors 6502a

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    My family and friends know I am an Apple enthusiast, so they ask don't ask "Why?" Instead they ask, "Are you getting one?"
     

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