My wife called me while my hands had egg on them yesterday.

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  1. Ryanhdd macrumors regular

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    It was one of those conversations you have with your significant other when I probably should not have answered the phone. She got frustrated and so did I. So when she got home today I said when I get the apple watch this will not be an issue. She just rolled her eyes.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Fortunately, the Watch is IPX7 water resistant so you can safely wash the egg off it.
     
  3. murray macrumors regular

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    Congrats on the thread title.

    Best I've read in a while.
     
  4. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Like you, I have an :apple: Watch on preorder and, while I wait, I keep running into scenarios where the watch would have made things easier.

    Like you, I keep bringing these examples up to my wife, who rolls her eyes. Not because she thinks the watch is a bad purchase, but because I can't stop talking about it. The next month is going to be rough for her :D
     
  5. Selfdestrukt macrumors member

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    ah so true.

    My wife asks me the weather temp every day. I always have to find my phone or open computer up to find the weather..

    With apple watch ill know the current temp in a wrist twist


    Pretty sure that made her roll her eyes so far..

    Apple pay at wholefoods (have a 5s) another eye roll
     
  6. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    My mother, bless her heart, will ask me to look up the weather, a restaurant menu, google something, etc. on my phone for her... while she has her iPhone 5c in her hand...

    I'm drifting off topic but your comment made me think of it.
     
  7. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Imagine how frustrated you'll be when you accidentally cover your watch with your eggy hands to ignore an incoming call !

    Btw, so what was your plan if you had the watch and she called?

    Use your nose on the watch to answer?

    Okay, that's a valid answer, as long as your nose is clean :)
     
  8. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    Interesting use case that I hadn't thought of.
     
  9. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Use a clean pinkie or nuckle to answer.
     
  10. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if you can ask Siri to answer the call (Hey Siri ... answer the phone)
     
  11. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    The Apple Pay thing is more significant than an eye roll would suggest. Every place you can use Apple Pay, is one less place that you're subject to credit card hacks / card reader hacks. Remember Target, Home Depot, etc? If a place like that gets hit that you've been using Apple Pay at, you're immune to those sorts of problems.

    It's not just a convenience factor of not getting out your card, it's a huge safety issue.
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Huge safety issue?

    You mean, like making a purchase someplace where people would otherwise rob you of your cash / cards?

    Wouldn't they instead rob you of your watch?
     
  13. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahaha, I'm in the exact same boat, glad to know it's not just my wife rolling her eyes. ;)
     
  14. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Are you kidding? Any part of a clean skin on the hand can be used to press and answer. 1000 times better then having to get the phone out of the pocket (or wherever it may be) and answer it.
     
  15. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, I had this same question for this specific scenario, the reject or answer buttons are teeny tiny, you're not going to be using your forearm or elbow to answer on the watch.
     
  16. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at Whole Foods twice a week using Apple Pay on my 6+. It's great not to have to pull out my credit card anymore. My errands often are also at Walgreens and Petco which both take Apple Pay.

    Hopefully on the 24th, I won't have to even pull out the 6+ to pay anymore.
     
  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I thought the key here was that our hands are covered in egg. Otherwise I'd have suggested the side of the wrist or a knuckle.

    Nothing wrong with using the nose, of course. That's certainly what lots of people have used with their phones in freezing weather!

    As for "1000 times better", I'll reserve that praise for being able to answer by lightly tapping the watch against the phone, or using my voice to simply say "Answer" like you can on many HTC and Moto phones.
     
  18. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    No. That's not the point at all. Nothing is going to mitigate robbery issues.

    I'm talking about hacked card readers. For example, November/December of 2013, Target's credit card readers were infected with malware at almost 1,800 of their stores. During the christmas shopping season, over 40 million credit card numbers, 70 million addresses, phone numbers, and other bits of personal information were stolen. People's accounts were compromised. Someone robbing you of your cash or watch pales, dramatically, in comparison to someone getting unfettered access to your bank account. I personally know people that had thousands taken from their accounts -- they were able to get it back, but what a nightmare. Personally, two of my cards were locked down and eventually replaced because they were at risk. And as I already indicated, it was during a time you really don't want your cards locked. The whole thing sucked in a big, big way.

    A few months later, the same thing happened to Home Depot. And then to a major grocery chain on the east coast. There are many more examples, but you get the idea.

    Apple Pay makes you immune to these sorts of things. It's the reason why I use it everywhere I possibly can, and why my purchasing decisions are affected by it (eg. I will shop at Walgreens because they use Apple Pay, and not CVS (they actively block Apple Pay so that they can later try the vastly inferior CurrentC model)). It's also the reason why choosing to use Apple Pay is worthy of a lot more than just an eye roll. ;)
     
  19. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but the phone can be anywhere in the house, in a bag, in a jacket/trouser pockets, and where not! The key here is that the watch is always on your wrist (except from when it's being charged)

    Now if the hands were covered with eggs up to the wrist (not sure how that would have happen ) then the nose press idea would have been handy :D
     
  20. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    Yesterday I was working and lost track of time; was late to class. I might use the watch to keep track of time. :eek:
     
  21. Ryanhdd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have used my nose to answer the phone a lot. Yesterday I used my pinky, much better to have a positive thread here. I was kinda getting bummed by all the negativity. Thats why I shared my wife encounter. ;-)
     
  22. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    Now I have to know. Why were your hands covered in egg? What were you making/doing?
     
  23. Ryanhdd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was coating chicken with the egg. I pounded the chicken flat and then lay that in a bed of fine cashew like powder to cook on the stove with coconut oil. I was trying to get dinner ready so the wife would be happy, I was doing my best to help out. I made both salads and she gets home and says she wanted to make hers out of kale. I said, a salad with Kale!! nasty!! go on with your bad self. So the salad I made for her yesterday, I get to eat today. Ill just have to put a lot more un healthy nuts and stuff in it. bc thats what I do. ;-)
     
  24. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    I am very glad I read the rest too, I wondered if it really was egg, but it turns out that it was. PHEW!!!
     
  25. My1stApple macrumors regular

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    Well, here I am with my husband rolling his eyes every time that I talk about the Apple watch. And I thought he would be the one wanting to buy it. He has a pebble and thinks that there's nothing in the apple watch that could make him pay that much #.
     

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