I sold my Apple Watch

Ffosse

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Partly it's because I have been spending a fair bit of time in hospital and forgot to take the charger with me but mostly because I have a collection of automatic and quartz watches I like to switch around from time to time. For a while I wore the Apple Watch on the other wrist and rocked 2 watches but it felt awkward and I rarely looked at the AW. I didn't use notifications or health much as I was pretty immobile due to illness.

Don't get me wrong - I still think the Apple Watch is great if you like the notifications and superb health tracking features but in the end it wasn't for me.

Perhaps in the future Apple will come up with something like a smart wrap a round bracelet that can take and make calls I'll be interested again. For the moment, I'm wearing my stealth Casio:

 
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Partly it's because I have been spending a fair bit of time in hospital and forgot to take the charger with me but mostly because I have a collection of automatic and quartz watches I like to switch around from time to time. For a while I wore the Apple Watch on the other wrist and rocked 2 watches but it felt awkward and I rarely looked at the AW. I didn't use notifications or health much as I was pretty immobile due to illness.

Don't get me wrong - I still think the Apple Watch is great if you like the notifications and superb health tracking features but in the end it wasn't for me.

Perhaps in the future Apple will come up with something like a smart wrap a round bracelet that can take and make calls I'll be interested again. For the moment, I'm wearing my stealth Casio:

The AW is not for everyone. I remember returning mine after a week but trying again for it to stick!
 
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I am sure you made the right decision for you. It definitely isn't for everyone and if the features it offers are not that important to you, I am sure there things that you could better spend the money on. Hopefully, you got a good price? Maybe a future release will bring features that will be worth you having a second look down the line and you will give it another try. :)
 

itsmemuffins

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I sold my Apple Watch 4 space grey and got an Apple Watch series 2 space black.

The 2 has every thing I want, sapphire screen and stainless steel, and nothing I can’t use or need. Like lte, ecg, fall detection, haptic feedback on the crown, 16gb of storage, and most of the new watch faces.

I do like the soles of the 4. No doubt about that.

Initially I got the 40mm 4 but it was a tad too small. Then I got the 44mm, after a while found it a tad too big. When I tried the 42mm it was just right. So I’m currently pondering, if I should change my name to Goldilocks lol
 
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I Used to own multiple G-Shock watches years back, very durable, reliable and rugged for any type of environment. The only downside I did not like about the G-Shock, was they were extremely bulky and wouldn’t conceal very well under a jacket sleeve, etc. but for the price and considering what they offer for all types of weather conditions and daily encounters, they’re solid watches.
 
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Partly it's because I have been spending a fair bit of time in hospital and forgot to take the charger with me but mostly because I have a collection of automatic and quartz watches I like to switch around from time to time. For a while I wore the Apple Watch on the other wrist and rocked 2 watches but it felt awkward and I rarely looked at the AW. I didn't use notifications or health much as I was pretty immobile due to illness.

Don't get me wrong - I still think the Apple Watch is great if you like the notifications and superb health tracking features but in the end it wasn't for me.

Perhaps in the future Apple will come up with something like a smart wrap a round bracelet that can take and make calls I'll be interested again. For the moment, I'm wearing my stealth Casio:

Sold mine too. Never used it that much. But I keep checking for usable new apps. Nothing that catches my eye so far.
 
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Complex757

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I have a collection of about 20 limited G-Shocks that I don't wear anymore, because of my Apple Watch. I don't think I could give it up, because I'm addicted to the Activity app.

I like to switch watches also, but I've settled with changing bands(25+).

Glad you're doing better.
 
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BigMcGuire

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I miss my watch watches. I removed the bands on my old watches (2 of 3 of them) so they can sit on my desk under my monitor. I keep batteries in them. It is interesting watching them lose time (one is fast, the other is slow) as time goes on. My third watch is the same watch that Longmire uses - but I don’t wear that anymore ever since I got my Apple Watch. (The total value of all my watches, not counting Apple Watch is under $300).

Love getting notifications, driving notifications, accurate time that never has to be adjusted, and the ability to know when calls are coming in. That and, exercising has a whole new meaning with this thing. I don’t think I could ever go without an Apple Watch again.

But I definitely understand the allure of a watch. I miss them, but could never wear them again. Going to Germany/Japan last year and watching people have to reset their watches (or even just from CA to Washington DC) was interesting. My watch was always the right time.
 

Ffosse

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I've got a Tag Heuer Monaco and that thing was a terrible choice for a hospital stay. I had to take it off due to the cannulas in my arm snagging on it. It's a watch that I regret spending nearly £4000 on as I wear it so little. My Rado, on the other hand, is so slim that I don't notice it on my wrist and is the watch I've worn on previous hospital stays.
 

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I also have a Squale diver that I really like, but like stated above, I have gotten hooked on notifications, and I must close those rings.
 

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The Apple Watch is a great product if
a) you are into the fitness aspects
b) you get value from access to notifications without taking out your phone

If not I can't imagine you'd get much use out of it.
 
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MisterSavage

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The Apple Watch is a great product if
a) you are into the fitness aspects
b) you get value from access to notifications without taking out your phone

If not I can't imagine you'd get much use out of it.
Uh, no. I use it for Apple Pay all the time. I use it for easy access to loyalty programs in my Apple Wallet. I can answer my phone when I don't have my phone with it. It tells me when I've been sitting at my desk for too long working. etc etc