I just now realized my Apple Watch is more expensive than my iPad and iPhone!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bniu, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    i have the 42mm space black watch with link bracelet, and I just now realized that I paid more for my watch ($1099) than I did for my iPhone 7 plus 256GB ($969) or my iPad Pro 12.9" 256GB ($1029).

    Any of you just also now realized you spent more on your watch than you did on your other mobile devices?
     
  2. Relentless Power, Apr 14, 2017
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    I Think you have to realize Apple charges a premium for all their products and their markup for other hardware, etc . It's Not just the Apple Watch. That said, their accessories for the Apple Watch are also expensive, especially when you consider the cost of the OEM stainless steel link bracelet combined with the Watch.

    The stainless steel link bracelet alone retails at $450.00, considering the iPhone SE is $400.00 new in the box. It doesn't take much to add up when making purchases for the Apple Watch and then add accessories you purchase there after.
     
  3. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    If you really think about it, price it out per inch :)
     
  4. Ixidor macrumors regular

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    I too, spent more on the Apple Watch than any other Apple product. But with fashion items, the price you pay rarely reflects the functionality/value.

    The Watch itself is cheaper than the iPhone and iPad Pro. The extra cost you pay is for the band. That's the fashion item and if you plan to wear the Apple Watch daily, it makes sense to buy one that you like (or you will end up hating the Watch). Fashion items are meant to reflect individuality and that's why I think the Watch bands should be viewed as such, and not a computer product. People spend a lot of money on branded clothes, bags and shoes after all.

    Besides, the bands will last far longer than the Watch itself, until Apple decides to change the connectors in future Watch iterations.
     
  5. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    Good post. A lot of good points made. The watch is definitely the most personal item I own of all my Apple devices and invites customization.
     
  6. Relentless Power, Apr 14, 2017
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    You know what I find interesting, is the most powerful feature about the Apple Watch are they changing the Watch faces. That's what I love most about it, is the customization of the various Faces that you can use, which alternately portray the Apple Watch in a different light every single day.

    However, being Apple hasn't really released a lot of Watch faces as they probably could have, the changing of the bands has now become the most powerful element to the Apple Watch in my opinion. And in retrospect, I own a small Army of Apple Watch bands that I have invested in the last two years, which have exceedingly grown.

    Being that I change my watch band daily, I find it far more appealing to match my specific outfit for the day. And that's what the watchbands can offer is a different look for the Apple Watch and suited to the individuals taste.

    I certainly believe Apple will retain the watchband connector for at least another iteration or two before we see any major changes to it. But my watch bands certainly Out grow the cost of my Apple Watch.
     
  7. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    I think they would have to, or they would face the wrath of many owners. I can't recall who the post was from, but one person claimed to have a different band for every day of the month. That is a large collection and a significant investment, even if some are 3rd party.

    You are right about customizing the faces as well. People like to customize them for sure. There is a long thread about new colors popping up in some betas. It seems like some folks have them and others don't, but everyone wants the ability to chose from them. Hopefully, in later iterations of the Watch OS, we will see more faces and colors to use in customization.
     
  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Yes,it's expensive,small,and it will probably get broken,but I bought one anyway...LOL
     
  9. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    They are more durable than you would think. I smacked my G1/S0 sport hard and was sure I broke it. But all I have to show is a small scuff on the lower edge of the display and a tiny white dot in the aluminum below it. You have to look for it to find it. That's the extent of the damage after 18 months of wearing it daily with short sleeves or rolling up long ones and doing nothing to protect or baby it in any way.
     
  10. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Of course they are durable,but not as durable as my 35 year old stainless steel Rolex submariner,and in comparison tests,the garmin fenix is more durable than Apple Watch. As I work as a welder/mechanic,I need a durable watch sometimes.
     
  11. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Even including all the bands I have, my watch doesn't come close to the cost of either my phone or iPad. Of course, the only Apple branded band I own is the support band that came with the watch.
     
  12. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    I know what you mean about the mechanic part, that is where most of the smacks to mine have come. Working on my motorcycle. The one I mentioned was when a bolt broke loose and the watch face smacked the frame. I though for sure I had broken the glass, but just had the little scuff to show for it.

    I am sure it isn't as durable as the Rolex submariner and no idea about the Garmin. Though based on the durability of other Garmin products I have owned... I wonder just how durable it is.

    But really the point was , the Apple Watch may surprise you and not break as you predict :)
     
  13. Newtons Apple, Apr 15, 2017
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    You are correct but when it come to selling it, the AW hold less value than your other devices. You link band is worthore than the watch at resale.
     
  14. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

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    my electronics are just a fraction of what I spend on my watches. at the end of the day, it's all relative anyway.
     

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