Owning multiple watches

amirite

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Do you think the iPhone will be able to handle multiple Watches well?

I'm sure there'll be many people with two or more Apple Watches. Particularly the kind of person who has no problem dropping $10k+ on a watch.
 

DC Wallaby

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Who knows at this point?

I would assume, at the very least, you could pair multiple watches to use the exact same settings arrangement. I don't know if you'd be able to individualize each unit in the iPhone's Watch app. But I also wouldn't discount that possibility. We really just have to wait and see for another week/month.
 

technosix

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Just curious about people's speculation as I could see myself buying two Watches. Edition and Sport, for example.
It's pure speculation at this point, yet I have no doubt Apple has though of it.

Many who collect high end (over $5,000 and up) watches as I do, have at least ten to fifteen at a minimum. It's about variety, much like having variety in one's wardrobe.
 

Cashmonee

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It's pure speculation at this point, yet I have no doubt Apple has though of it.

Many who collect high end (over $5,000 and up) watches as I do, have at least ten to fifteen at a minimum. It's about variety, much like having variety in one's wardrobe.
Do you see something like the :apple:Watch going into a rotation? I mean if it succeeds at being a smartwatch, you would not want to wear anything else because of its usefulness, right?

Anyway, for the OP, I wouldn't be surprised either way. However, Apple seems to assume people buy one of everything for themselves, but only one. For example, no multiple user accounts on an iPad. Having said that, continuity works decently well with multiple laptops and devices all at the same time. Perhaps that is the argument for it.
 

AngusW

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Do you think the iPhone will be able to handle multiple Watches well?

I'm sure there'll be many people with two or more Apple Watches. Particularly the kind of person who has no problem dropping $10k+ on a watch.
Who in their right mind would be buying two of the same watch? Remember all the bands are said to be interchangable. Also if the scuttlebutt is true the $10K watches will be available only from high end retailers these are the ones being targeted towards power buyers.
 

technosix

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Who in their right mind would be buying two of the same watch? Remember all the bands are said to be interchangable. Also if the scuttlebutt is true the $10K watches will be available only from high end retailers these are the ones being targeted towards power buyers.
Apple has stated that straps and bracelets (Apple calls them "Bands") will not be sold separately. Only as a replacement if yours is damaged. Each band is sold to / designated for an individual watch... A limiting highly unusual practice. Frankly I'd be surprised if Apple doesn't change their mind on such a bizarre rule.

Two? One for him, one for her.
 

bsforever

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Apple has stated that straps and bracelets (Apple calls them "Bands") will not be sold separately. Only as a replacement if yours is damaged. Each band is sold to / designated for an individual watch... A limiting highly unusual practice. Frankly I'd be surprised if Apple doesn't change their mind on such a bizarre rule.

Two? One for him, one for her.
Highly unlikely. Actually they've never stated that.
 

AngusW

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Apple has stated that straps and bracelets (Apple calls them "Bands") will not be sold separately. Only as a replacement if yours is damaged. Each band is sold to / designated for an individual watch... A limiting highly unusual practice. Frankly I'd be surprised if Apple doesn't change their mind on such a bizarre rule.

Two? One for him, one for her.
They said in the Announcement at the iPhone event that you could change the band so you could dress the watch up and dress it down.
 

virginblue4

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Apple has stated that straps and bracelets (Apple calls them "Bands") will not be sold separately. Only as a replacement if yours is damaged. Each band is sold to / designated for an individual watch... A limiting highly unusual practice. Frankly I'd be surprised if Apple doesn't change their mind on such a bizarre rule.

Two? One for him, one for her.
Ummm, Apple have never said anything along these lines.

The reason they've made them so easily interchangeable is so people buy more than one!
 

gcooldude86

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Apple has stated that straps and bracelets (Apple calls them "Bands") will not be sold separately. Only as a replacement if yours is damaged. Each band is sold to / designated for an individual watch... A limiting highly unusual practice. Frankly I'd be surprised if Apple doesn't change their mind on such a bizarre rule.

Two? One for him, one for her.
The point of having inter-changeable bands is so that you can own more than one band. Have different bands for different occasions. Bands will be sold separately, Apple is going to want to make a boat load of money off those.
 

Julien

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Apple has stated that straps and bracelets (Apple calls them "Bands") will not be sold separately. Only as a replacement if yours is damaged. Each band is sold to / designated for an individual watch... A limiting highly unusual practice. Frankly I'd be surprised if Apple doesn't change their mind on such a bizarre rule.

Two? One for him, one for her.
Source for this (rhetorical)? Apple has made NO such announcement.
 

technosix

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Source for this (rhetorical)? Apple has made NO such announcement.
It's from Apple.com, I just posted it, when I previewed my entry to test the link it's dead now (it was about 2 weeks old)

Obviously Apple already realized the revenue loss if they went that way.
 

jsmith189

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Not necessarily saying anyone made it up, but yeah, in the original video at the release conference they made special mention of how easy it was to change our your bands to fit whatever you were doing.
 

Julien

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It's from Apple.com, I just posted it, when I previewed my entry to test the link it's dead now (it was about 2 weeks old)

Obviously Apple already realized the revenue loss if they went that way.

You are suffering a false (play it again Sam) memory. Apple has never posted or said that.

This rumor came from a Blog post named IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BANDS on Daring Fireball on Feb 20th and NOT Apple.

http://daringfireball.net
 

gregvet

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Re multiple apple watches

Surely having two apple watches is the logical solution to the battery not lasting all day?

One for daytime, then when you get home the daytime one goes on charge and the evening one gets used instead.

Advantage to this system is you can wear the evening apple watch for sleep tracking and silent alarm, and the battery should last till morning as it would have been fully charged at 6pm or whenever you finish work.
 

noobinator

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I'm going to wear one on each wrist, will one iPhone be able to handle this? One on Pacific time (left wrist obviously) and the other on Eastern time (right wrist obviously).

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

Night Spring

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I'm going to wear one on each wrist, will one iPhone be able to handle this? One on Pacific time (left wrist obviously) and the other on Eastern time (right wrist obviously).

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Are you serious? If so, surely the clock app on the watch allows you to flick rapidly between two time zones? There might even be a watch face that displays two time zones at once, and if not, sounds like a perfect idea for a watch app.
 

xraydoc

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Do you think the iPhone will be able to handle multiple Watches well?

I'm sure there'll be many people with two or more Apple Watches. Particularly the kind of person who has no problem dropping $10k+ on a watch.
I'm in the there's-no-way-they'll-charge-$10k-for-a-smartwatch club.

$4,000 perhaps. But not $10,000.

However, I'm guessing that it'll handle more than one. My iPhone can handle more than one Pebble, all while also sending texts to my car's navi system, so it's certainly possible for it to handle more than one Watch.
 

xraydoc

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You can't pair more than one watch to one iPhone - the relation is 1:1.
Why do you say that? I've had two Pebble watches paired to my iPhone. Now, I'm not saying Apple isn't going to design it to purposefully limit it to one phone, one watch... but it's technically feasible nonetheless if they chose to do it.
 

amirite

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Why do you say that? I've had two Pebble watches paired to my iPhone. Now, I'm not saying Apple isn't going to design it to purposefully limit it to one phone, one watch... but it's technically feasible nonetheless if they chose to do it.
The way your Pebble pairs to the iPhone is going to be quite different than the way the Watch will. The Apple Watch is more than just a simple bluetooth pairing: it has its own app and integrates deeply with the iPhone.

I doubt it will be able to handle two Watches simultaneously, at least at launch. What I'm wondering is how well your iPhone will handle the un-pairing and re-pairing of different Watches and how easy it will be to switch between Watches.

If it's relatively difficult I think more than just a few people will be unhappy, and these will be the type of people Apple is currently trying to woo with all of this recent promotion in Europe—the type of people who will think nothing of buying a Watch Edition, a Watch, and maybe even a Sport.
 
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