Loved it but now..

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jojods, May 4, 2015.

  1. jojods macrumors regular

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    I'm starting to realise how useless for me the watch is, what are your favourite, most useful apps/features because I have noticed i'm using my watch less and less
     
  2. tknice macrumors member

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    My wife usually does the grocery shopping but yesterday, wasn't feeling up to it. She dictated the list into Evernote on my phone and it was right there on my wrist as I pushed the cart around. Much better than digging the phone out of my cargo shorts in the past.

    How about this.. Use Siri and say "wiki" and then any thing or person of interest. Most times you can just say the thing by itself. Try "honey badger" and you get a nice picture with a description. Do it for anything you need info quickly in the moment. The world of Wikipedia, just like that.

    Combine these with text message and email, right on your wrist and I just can't see anyone not wanting this. Then again, I'm geeking out over this watch and have been waiting a long time for it!

    Can't wait till fantasy football starts!!
     
  3. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    If you don't exercise regularly, I find it hard to justify the watch.
     
  4. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do but I have the leather band so at the moment i've not been using the watch until I can get a rubber band..
     
  5. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Then wait until you get the rubber band before returning it. For me, the workout app, activity app, calorie tracker, and heart rate sensor are over half of the reason I love the watch. The other half is the watch faces, weather, and timers.
     
  6. priscilla55 macrumors regular

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    It's also not really useful if you don't have people calling or texting/messaging much. If that's the case then I can see how you might lose interest after a short while.
     
  7. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still waiting for that killer third party app though

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    Ye.. at the moment I'm living in Switzerland on an internship with no social life and in a studio flat where my phone is always near...
     
  8. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Big of you to admit this.

    When the iPad came out, I just didn't understand the hype - it seemed pointless to me. But my friends and colleagues bought them and went on about them. Soon after, they got bored of them and it's quite rare I see a tablet now.

    The watch will be the same in my opinion. Most watches that are sold will end up in people's drawers.
     
  9. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can understand that but the thing with the watch is, I justify the purchase by telling myself that a real watch I would use less and have on my wrist anyway so even when I don't use the watch it's doing it's watch function.

    Also do people have it set for only most important notifications? I dismiss a lot of things on my watch.
     
  10. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I feel the same.

    In the end I wanted a watch - a piece of jewellery. This isn't it.
     
  11. jannette macrumors 6502

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    I am not into fitness ( shame on me! ), but I do find the Watch very useful for email and text notifications. I also use it for grocery shopping - very easy to whizz around the grocery store and have the list on your wrist.

    I also use Siri a lot. So, all in all, I am pleased with it. I am not over the moon with the look but that is most probably because I am tiny and even the 38mm does look large on my wrist. So, I am not treating it as a fashionable item - more as a useful accessory to my iPhone.
     
  12. bushido Suspended

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    I am sending mine back on Friday. the use case has failed in my case. I am constantly on my phone anyway and when I am at home it is redundant to wear an watch. I don't do grocery lists either, I just buy what I see randomly while I am at the store so I can't even use it for that ^^

    oh well at least I have tried
     
  13. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could i tape the watch to my wrist until I get the rubber band?
     
  14. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    What app do you use to get a grocery list on your watch?
     
  15. jannette macrumors 6502

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    Download SavouryList from the App site to your phone. Then type your list on the phone and it will be on your Watch. It is free at the moment.
     
  16. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    I'm still waiting for mine but already see a lot of uses for me. Using the Apple TV app and airplay I'm pretty excited about. i hate having to find my remote when something stops playing.
     
  17. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Clear is brilliant for lists
     
  18. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    Love the music remote. It also happens to control video apps that are playing too. Use case. Music or video air playing to either speakers or a TV. Phone is down someplace (not on me) and as I have to go someplace else, I pause/play from my wrist. I do this with Netflix that plays while on my treadmill. The phone is connected via hdmi off to the side where all the ports etc are for the TV. I had my watch alarm me be I had to check on dinner which was in the oven so I swiped to my music glance and paused my show.

    Took care of dinner, set a new countdown timer with Siri, went back downstairs unpaised Netflix with the watch and got back on the treadmill.

    All this time not going over to my phone to fiddle with it with the Lightning to hdmi dongle pulling out, and while the workout app was measuring my active and resting heart rates the entire time.

    I dunno, that was just one particular scenario I use mine for.

    Oh yeah, it's also a decently priced (for my tastes anyway) watch that tells time ;)
     
  19. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I suppose this is a normal reaction for those who are not use to wearing a watch and had life-changing expectations. I haven't received my watch yet (tomorrow) but, for me, having worn a watch since 1st grade, my expectation is it's more than a watch, less than an iPhone. My guess is it will be one of those convenience things that will I'll become increasingly more reliant on as <no pun> time advances and developers learn how to harness its power.

    Truth is it's really no different than any other Apple product from the last decade. All of them needed time for firmware and software to catch up with the hardware. The difference here than the iPhone though is that when the iPhone was released people already depended on phones, so Apple had more time to develop the App Store. Millennials generally do not wear watches so Apple's window of opportunity is much shorter here.

    They really need to "relaunch" it for the holiday season with updated OS that lets users declutter and remove unwanted stock apps and also work with big developed on a few killer apps.

    Then they need to bump up the PR and marketing effort. It's got to be more than slick ads. They need to show people why they need one and how to incorporate it in their life to make it relevant. This could be anything from buying product placement and script integration in TV shows to short video clips on Apple Store fronts showing people using the watch for various purposes.
     
  20. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I have gone days now without digging my phone out if my pocket or purse. I get all my texts and email, unobtrusively, on my wrist. The Stand Up feature is wonderful for anyone who sits at a desk all day.

    I wouldn't trade my Apple Watch for anything.

    As to the comparison to the iPad...I didn't get the iPad at first. But now I use it for 95% of what I do online.
     
  21. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    What happened to the band that came with it? :confused:
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    This is how I use my watch. Pretty much strictly for push notifications. I think people who thought the apps would lead the way are the ones who are most disappointed. I use notifications, the fitness app, and the hue app for my lights. I personally find all other apps to be pretty slow and a waste. The ESPN app is awful. In the time it takes to update, I could have looked at scores for every sport on my phone.

    I am finding that people who came from a different smartwatch are loving it, and people who this is the first smartwatch are having buyers remorse.
     
  23. kinster macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I don't need a watch either but ordered one anyway lol
     
  24. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Well my Watch is now back in its box waiting to be collected by the courier.

    I never got over the disappointment at the size. I bought the 42mm but the size of the watch face is about 26mm. It's tiny. I primarily wanted a watch. The other stuff was bonus. In the end it wasn't enough to make up for the fact it's just not a great watch. For me.
     
  25. auero, May 4, 2015
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    I'm still undecided as well. It's a beautiful devices, but I never wore a watch and it's doing little to convincing me to start. I can see daily watch wearers being more inclined to buy and love the device. I'm not attempting to knock it, but it's not a device for everyone and you need to find how and it fits into your life.

    The purpose of the watch is to be less intrusive than your phone for important notifications. For me, it's appearing to create another step in answering a message and preventing me from "disconnecting". I'm not fond of using dictation in public so I still find myself take out my phone to reply. I also don't use nor do I like any of the fitness functions. I'm a gym junkie and I never found tracking monitors useful. They always got in the way for me and took away from the workout. I must say though, I really like how the watch mirrors map directions from your phone.

    Another big deciding factor for me is battery life on my phone. My 6 Plus has hardly been able to make the day.

    If you don't receive a lot of notifications then it'll be even less useful to you. Only you can convince yourself to not return it, but I think you've made up your mind already. You can always repurchase it if and when applications or use cases become better.
     

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