On the fence

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by azfalcons, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. azfalcons Suspended

    azfalcons

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    im on the fence about purchasing this and really wish I knew someone whom had one to play with. Lol. Not sure it's worth the hassle and buying and returning if I don't like it or use it much
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Go to the Apple store. You can try one on and they have wall units that are completely functional so you can look at all the features.
     
  3. azfalcons thread starter Suspended

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    I know I can do that but a few minutes won't give me a true feel for it
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    If you are unwilling to go to the store and look and try it out then you really do not want one that bad and you should save the money
     
  5. azfalcons thread starter Suspended

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    I never once said that. I have been to an Apple Store and tried in one but doing that and actually wearing one on a daily basis Are two completely different things.
     
  6. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Why not buy one and return it within 14 days if you don't want to keep it?
     
  7. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    ...so you want someone to lend you theirs for a few days? Good luck with that.

    I say go the Apple Store repeatedly, trying them on. OR - buy a Sport, keep it for a week, then decide.
     
  8. Arran macrumors 68040

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    You're not marrying the watch; "Till death us do part", and all that :)

    As Roller said, you can get a quickie divorce within 14 days.

    Other than that, not sure what to tell you. You need to make a decision. Let us know what you decide.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    You're best bet is to try it out yourself. I was in your shoes and when I went to an apple store on an unrelated errand, I was very much impressed with the watch.

    I find it being a nice extension of the phone, and while I was critical in the past on the actual utility of such a device, I've found it to be a nice addition to my devices.
     
  10. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Life's short. Just do it. If you don't, the whole time you'll be wondering what it would have been like to have one. If you tried and and did not like it, at least you knew and you can then move on.
     
  11. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    This is 100% of the decision problem. The watch really does not do anything that will dazzle you in a brief demo, so trying one on and looking at it for a few minutes tells you nothing. I visited the store a couple times, saw my father's and daughter's watches in action, but really did not appreciate it until I had one myself. So, the only way to know if you will like it is to buy it and try it out within the return window.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    The OP indicated that it was "too much of a hassle to buy and return it"
     
  13. azfalcons thread starter Suspended

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    HA HA screw it. I'm going in and getting the Sport 42mm. Do you all recommend a screen protector for it or the full cases protectors you can buy?

    Thanks
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If you are just buying it to try, then don't get any screen protector or cases until you decide to keep it, as those things may not be returnable.
     
  15. HurricaneTrack macrumors newbie

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    No. Just get AppleCare+

    Plus on such a small device, a screen protector or durable outer case makes it seem bulky and clunky, IMO. Many screen protectors don't even work too well because they don't cover the whole screen due to the rounded edges.
     
  16. tomllama macrumors regular

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    I've had mine for a few months. Frankly, I think it is currently unimpressive in terms of functionality. It really needs better software (with and apps). Knowing what I do now, I'd wait until the new watchOS comes out this fall and see how much it improves before I'd spend the money.

    I've found the nice features to be:
    Seeing text messages while driving. A quick glance tells you who and what (and if a reply is critical).
    Answering the phone when your phone is not handy - and then transferring to the phone when you get it.
    Stock quotes with a finger flick.
    It's a watch.

    Not so great:
    Anything related to actually using it as a sport device. The HRM is accurate (compared to my chest straps) but none of the fitness apps I like use it (Strava, Digifit, TrainerRoad), you still need a chest strap. This should improve in the fall.
    You can't control how long it stays 'on' before going black again. And it's too short for my taste. (If it even comes on at the first attempt.)
    Sunrise/Sunset almost never works.
     
  17. Nell macrumors regular

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    I was undecided and chose to get one and give it a fortnight to see whether it felt like something I'd keep using. The main attraction for me was as a fitness aid and it immediately proved incredibly motivating. I've had a Fitbit for a couple of years and really like the Fitbit eco-system but closing the rings on the Activity app motivates me to be more active. My understanding is that those who run or work out don't find the watch that good but for the unfit amongst us who are trying to get a bit healthier through walking more, it's brilliant.

    That it delivers text messages, news and weather alerts, notifications of emails and who's calling etc to my wrist is great but it's the way it has me walking both further and faster that really makes it worthwhile for me.

    I hope you like yours too!
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    One decided I'm getting one end of September. .Hopefully when my 6S plus arrives
     
  19. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    The OP is right... the try-ons tell you very little with respect to day-to-day usage. I'd say if you've done your homework and still think you will likely enjoy it, get it. They do have a generous no-hassle return policy. I ended up taking advantage of this - not because I didn't like the watch - but because I liked it so much that I decided to upgrade to the stainless.
     
  20. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Actually, the OP said that he wasn't sure it was worth the hassle. But, as others have pointed out, that's the best way to tell if the watch is worth having if you're on the fence. The limited experience you can get in the store isn't enough, and finding someone to lend you a watch for a day or two is probably unrealistic. It looks like he's getting one after all, though.
     
  21. azfalcons thread starter Suspended

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    I thought it was going to be a hassle but have since been told otherwise regarding the Apple return policy. I ended up with the space gray sport 42mm and wore it from about 1130 yesterday until I went to bed. So far I like it and what you can do but not sure I 500.00 like it but I still have some time
     
  22. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    Neither. The Watch is supposed to be naked. Just reorient your mind to be ok with some dings/scratches. This is something you wear on your arm every day...
     
  23. azfalcons thread starter Suspended

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    So I will be at the 24 hr pint of wearing it in a s few hours. I don't have a case or anything and it's crazy how light it is compared to the everyday watch I've worn for 7 plus years. Very comfy
     

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