Out of several hundred iPhone users in my department at work, less than a dozen own an Apple Watch.
The general consensus is it's for gadget lovers that don't mind the inconvenience of another device to charge, to update, to deal with issues they have.
I tried a nice Stainless Steel model at launch, but it wasn't exciting or useful enough to justify the extra work it requires. Returning it to Apple was a huge relief.
So, after a day and 72 votes, 13 (about 18%) of respondents don't own an WATCH, and more than 1/3 of them don't know anyone else who owns one. Another 13 are unique among their acquaintances in being WATCH owners. The majority of the respondents, 41 (about 58%) own one, and know at least one other WATCH owner, but only 5 (about 7%) know a lot of people who own one.
An interesting range of posts, with some spotting the WATCH quite a bit when out and about, but it is still a rare sight for others. I have yet to see one in the wild, though a non-watch wearer since I chucked a waterproof watch that kept water in (but not out) over 30 years ago, I am not a the keenest observer of folks' wrist wear.
After a couple of days and 99 votes…..
A pattern seems to have been established, steady on about 18% of respondents who don't own an WATCH, and 6% who don't know anybody who owns one. There is just one WATCH-less hold out living among a multitude of owners. 20% are unique among their acquaintances in owning one. However it seems that WATCH owners tend to hang together, with about 60% knowing other owners.
Thanks for a lot of interesting comments. No thanks for the couple of unsolicited pieces of advice.
My wife and I would each own one, if we could buy one.
It is still beyond my ability to understand how with the original release and the second release of the Apple Watch you can't actually buy one. I got so irritated with the first release that I ultimately never purchased one. I am getting close to feeling the same way with this release.