If the reviews have changed your decision: to what and why?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Pinksteady, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Pinksteady, Apr 8, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015

    Pinksteady macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    For me:

    Before reviews: 42mm Stainless Steel w/ black leather loop
    After reviews: 42mm Space Grey Aluminium Sports


    • Disliked the look of the leather loop having seen it in The Verge's video review
    • Reviews brought me down to earth a bit - while I originally thought spending the extra cash on nicer materials would be appropriate for something I wear on my wrist everyday, from a technical/functional perspective the watch does seem to require some evolution to make it shine, and I think that investment may be better served in a year or two
    • I didn't like the look of the Stainless Steel either - not nearly as nice as the Apple website makes it look and smudges are apparant
    • By buying the sports model, I can afford to buy my wife one too! She's said ok, so we'll both have one which will make it a bit more enjoyable to use as we can get more use of the watch-only features
  2. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Same boat here.
    I reached the conclusion yesterday, but the reviews confirmed it
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    No the reviews haven't changed either my opinion of the watch or which one I'm going to get. I prefer to get my own watch and make my own judgement based on my own use.
  4. grillz813 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2013
    No review has changed my mind. I'm getting the 42 MM sport (1st gen product so that's my limit)
  5. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    I feel similarly to the OP.

    It's now a toss up between the silver Sports with black strap, or the SS with black sports strap. Before the Verge video, the Sports wasn't even a consideration.
  6. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    Yeah, im gonna pull back a bit:

    Before: 42mm ss w/ sport band
    After: 42 black sport

    I don't have too many concerns over the reviews, except for one key point and that is the watch seems slow… I'm going to hate that if the case.

    So we'll see once we get them. If i get a good feeling after using it for a month, ill reorder a SS model and ebay the sport.
  7. My Name is URL macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2013
    Oh man is everyone going for the Sport now haha :(
  8. bumpylumpy macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Before: 42mm Stainless Steel with Milanese Loop
    Now: waiting until after launch, then 42mm Space Gray Sport with Black Sport Strap (but I might go back to SS if it really improves with software updates)

    I'm really concerned now that this 1st gen was too aggressive at throttling the cpu so that watch could have all-day battery life; my reasons were posted in the other thread I started about a potentially slow user interface.

    Hope I'm wrong, but right now, I don't feel like I want to take that chance.
  9. phpmaven, Apr 8, 2015
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    phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    I think many of the reviewers made a good case as to it weaknesses and strengths and why it might be foolish to spend so much on a first gen device when next year we will probably see a much improved version. I for one was planning on getting the Space Black SS, but now I'm rethinking it. I can afford it, but do I really want to spend $1,200.00 for a watch that might be replaced with a better version next year? Spending a third of that on a sport is starting to sound like a better plan. That way I can see how it fits into my life and if I really like it and when they come out with a new version next year, I won't be selling the old watch and taking a $600 loss on it.
  10. MrLoL macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    I expect more than 1 month delay at this point.
  11. mchoffa, Apr 8, 2015
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    mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    do you really think you'll take a $600 loss on it in one year? Especially for the black SS, which I doubt will be as abundant as the sport or SS?

    if you buy the black SS for $1100 now, and sell in a year for $850 (assuming they do once per year updates), that's about $21/month loss. If you buy the sport now for $350 and sell for $230 in a year that's a $10/month loss. So basically, you're paying $10 per month difference in loss to have the one you actually want vs settling for the sport. For me, I'd rather have the nicer looking one if I'm going to have one at all.

    (Of course, those numbers for loss are all made up. There might be more or less of a loss of value after one year. We won't know until that time comes)
  12. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Before reading it was a toss up between the Sport and the SS with Sport band, now I think I'm much more likely to go for the Sport. I'd rather upgrade to the next version (presuming there is one) than spend more and only have the first version.

    The SS does look nice in the press shots from Apple, but it seems to smudge easily and scratches are more visible too. The aluminium is less like traditional jewellery (which, in my book, is a downside), but in the end, it's the same thing underneath.

    It's a little bit silly, but if this was anything else other than an Apple product, I wouldn't think twice before buying the cheapest version.
  13. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Huge Apple fan but I cannot understand the point of this.

    It is an expensive way to see who's texted you. . .and to decide whether or not to get out your phone to reply anyway.

    Just get out your phone. . .and reply or not.

    I've seen reviews 'saved me fumbling around for my phone'. . . .who in the name of the sweet lord FUMBLES around for their phone. It's in my pocket. Always. Always in my left pocket. No fumbling at all. Just reach in. . .pull it out. Reply to texts etc.

    Waste of time and money.
  14. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    The reviews didn't change my mine, still planning on picking up a 42mm SS with sport band and getting a Link bracelet later.

    Bottom line is the Apple Watch is better than the watch I wear now and reviews only confirmed that.
  15. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Everyone stop downgrading to the 42mm Space Gray Sport! Stay at your original choices! :D /s
  16. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    ****! Another person to compete with on pre-order night!
  17. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Now getting a Space Gray 42mm is going to be even more tough. We're going to have to pre-order within the first 30 seconds if we want one on launch day haha.
  18. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Yeah, I imagine the stainless steel production lines in China are frantically retooling to crank-out aluminum instead.
  19. Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Before reviews: 38mm SS w/ milanese
    After reviews: 38mm SS w/ black sports

    I am not sure I want to shell out the extra money on a nice band after the reviews; however, I think I will still go for the SS due to the sapphire screen.
  20. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    YES! :D:D:cool::cool:

    I was horrified that they used so many SS Links for the reviews because I feared everyone would want one. The reviews helped confirm my choice. The SS Link looked GREAT.

    I will be rocking that SS Link in my First Class seat to Berlin in May!
  21. spampy22 macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2009
    I was on the fence between the SS and the sport but seeing the reviews helped make my final decision. Space Grey Sport with extra white band. Crossing fingers at 3.01am tomorrow night I'm one of the lucky ones to get in on the 24th
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    The reviews really just made me want the watch that much more.

    38mm SS with classic buckle before and after reviews.
  23. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    The reviews solidified my view that I don't like SS, other then that, seems Siri is limited like I thought, but works surprisingly well on what it can do, like weights and measures, movie times, reminders, quick messages etc..

    So I am more excited:D

    The reviews might have been expecting something God like that will magically answer all their calls and remove all the annoying notifications. That's really a user problem, for me it will allow me more freedom:cool:

    I hope to never here my stupid phone ring again.
  24. RayDonovan macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2014
    I've decided to go for the rubber banded SS now. In Australia the link bracelet is $679!


    I think i'll wait a few weeks till they pop up on ebay or even better aftermarket ones are available.

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