John Gruber Sums Up Watch

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  1. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    "It’s about desire, not necessity."

    Yep! Good piece.
     
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    Yup! Love the point how Apple Watch really is a natural extension of digital watches. People really need to get over this 'I only purchase things after a strict cost/benefit analysis' attitude that they only seem to have with this product.
     
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    He got me with the Bond comparisons. I love Bond and I love Moore's Bond. If I wasn't already sold on the watch, that would have sold me.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Many users purchase apple products based on desire and not cost/benefit. Cause unless you plan to re-sell, cost/benefit is questionable for many. You can get tools that are much cheaper that will perform the same task.

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    Is there any digital watches in modern Bond movies? Modern bond is Omega.
     
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    This couldn't have been said better. That's the article I'm going to link every time some Mr. Negative comes into a forum talking about how it's an overpriced and unnecessary gadget.

    No, I don't need it. I want it. Because it feels good on the wrist, looks nice, facilitates essential interactions with the phone, and because, finally, I can talk to my wrist and have it answer back (whether I'm talking to a real person or just to the computer inside). And that's just plain awesome.

    Now, if only my order would arrive...
     
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    Just echoing what most have said .... It's a want thing, not a need thing. Salesmen are always able to sell you something you want, over something you need ;)
     
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    Just wanted to point out that John Gruber is a massive apple fan. If you point people to his articles, its hardly subjective, and will only cause further debate (he is massively bias).
     
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    My problem with the Apple Watch is that it's a.....watch!
    I don't like having anything on my wrist and the Apple Watch doesn't have the killer feature (yet) to make me overcome my wish to have my wrist free..
     
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    Funny thing is that when he said something negative about the watch (that third party apps suck) there were people here claiming that he had always hated the watch. :rolleyes:

    He is an Apple fan for sure, but he's also an extremely thoughtful and intelligent guy. That said, this "want not need" idea kind of plays into what a lot of people already think about the watch -- that it's an expensive toy without any real practical use. I think the truth is somewhere in between.
     
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    Since he mentions spy movies, I was always liked James Coburn's alarm watch in the 1966 film Our Man Flint (which has its own version of the taptic engine) ⬇︎

     
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    I agree with your sentiment on comfort, though I must say, my 38mm sport is so lights and comfortable, it doesn't feel like any other watch I've ever worn, and that definitely helps.
     
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    I know, but you have to admit his take on the watch is balanced. It doesn't say everyone should get the watch.

    That said, you're right. No anti-Apple person is going to give a rat's patootie what Gruber thinks. Maybe I'll just reuse some of his lines.
     
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    Ditto !
     
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    It's also about the journey

    Another aspect of something like the AW is the timing for when you jump aboard. First versions are not for everyone. I normally avoid them and wait. But in this case, the Sport was sufficiently affordable to my "want" emotions that I decided I would start the journey from the beginning and ride out the initial inevitable bumps in the road. Those who insist that this 1.0 version is inferior or unworthy, fine. Get aboard when it suits you or maybe never. I'm not so concerned with what it doesn't do now or doesn't do as well as we might like, and I'm accepting of the situation, but I am also enthusiastic about what it can and will do later. For me, it's about the whole journey, and I just felt like I wanted to be in it from the start. YOLO!
     
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    Please, that's not a problem with the watch. It's a problem with your desire not to have anything on your wrist. Your statement is completely absurd. I can't even try to explain it to you given the statement you made.

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    Absolutely. Great article. Of course I could get my without this watch. But I absolutely love it. It's an extension of my iPhone. I understand what it does and what it doesn't do. I've had it since release day and love it more every day as I learn more about it.

    Hope you get yours soon.
     
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    Read again what I wrote: "My problem with the..."
    I wrote that it's my problem! After a lot of thought I came to the conclusion that the Apple Watch is for people that wore a watch before or/and do like to have something on their wrist. I don't, unless there is a very compelling reason to do that. I don't see any.
     
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    I also haven't worn a watch in more than 10 years because I didn't see any compelling reason to do so. But I do think the Apple Watch offers enough for me to justify wearing a watch again. Even just the info I get on the watch face is very useful (time/date, time in Japan, upcoming calendar item, temperature and battery in my case). When you add notifications to the mix, it tipped me over the edge. Any other features are bonuses for me. Sure, you can do all of this on the phone, but having it all right there at a glance is very freeing.
     
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    His review is good, and worth a read
     
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    i wanted the stainless stele model with the link bracelet. because it reminded me of the pulsar from bond. It's fun how that watch needed a Button pushed to show the time.
     

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