Poll: If You Could Pre-Order iWatch Today, Would You?

If the pre-order page went live, would you pre-order iWatch today?

  • Yes, I'd go for the iWatch base model/undecided on model.

    Votes: 88 39.1%
  • Yep, I'd have my way with the iWatch Sport model.

    Votes: 24 10.7%
  • iWatch Edition all the way.

    Votes: 15 6.7%
  • Wouldn't pre-order but would buy shortly after launch.

    Votes: 25 11.1%
  • No!

    Votes: 73 32.4%

  • Total voters
    225
  • Poll closed .

MICHAELSD

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Hypothetically, if pre-orders started today and Apple Watch was shipping this month, would you jump on the bandwagon?

Maybe it'll work its magic on me and I'll cave in once I get my hands -- err, wrist on it, but right now I can just pull out my iPhone 6 Plus and do all that iWatch does and more. Of course the design and interface are spectacular, but it did turn out to be more of a functional fashion statement to me. In my own opinion, it doesn't need to exist now since it is a miniaturized iPhone with a new interface and admittedly clever controls.

Despite how cool it is, it is in no way revolutionary now. However, with more sensors and features it could be in the future.

Another contributing factor to my having no desire to purchase is the price. I was expecting the base model to start at $149: $349 will sway consumers towards an iPhone or an iPad. This is for people who have the wallet to already own those products.

Maybe it will be $149 in a generation or two, but for now it is a fashion statement I wouldn't consider pre-ordering.
 

batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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Today? Nope. There's no denying it looks like a fantastic product, and it was more than what I expected it to be. Just can't drop $350 on it yet. I'd be considering it more, however, if it was $250-$300. It definitely appears to offer way more than the Android Wear devices out now, so it's not like I'd consider one of those in the meantime.
 

dumastudetto

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Aug 28, 2013
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Yep I'm ready to pre-order now. Apple totally blew me away today with the capabilities of this device.
 

JMOOLTEN

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Oct 3, 2014
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Definitely will order one not sure which though

hope to be notified when we can pre-order
 

dthree36

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Feb 4, 2008
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Seeing how this watch still has like half a year before its available, I can only hope that more features are added. Personally I have been using a pebble since it was released and more functionality has been added over time. The things I love are that its water proof not resistant. What I don't, is that it lacks Heart Rate. I can't help but think of this first Gen watch just like the original iPhone and iPad gen 1. Great ground breaking device in a new category but obsolete after the second generation is released.

I love apple products and am intrigued by this device but just can't get excited over what looks like a feature set that is incomplete or unknown enough to pre order.

I will be waiting for Gen 2 once Apple has all their new employees working on all the watch can offer. This employees I refer to are the fitness experts who have expertise in fitness sensors.
 

macduke

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Jun 27, 2007
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It depends on the price. I've heard several people mention that they think the stainless steel band base model will cost around $1000. I'm really not sure if I want to spend that kind of money on a 1.0 product? That being said, I still have my iPhone and iPad. Yeah, the first ones. So my want to own the first models and keep them forever might make me get it anyway—but perhaps I might start out with the cheapo model. Again, depends on price. I'm an Apple fanboy but even I have my limits.
 

cube

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Not interested in an iPhone accessory.

If it worked and were supported for a long time with all of BB10, Sailfish, Android, and iOS, maybe I would buy it as a curiosity to wear very occasionally.

And with iTunes and Xcode iOS also available for Linux.

Never pre-order for anything.
 
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maflynn

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I'm not sold on the concept, design and price point, so I'll not be pre-ordering it
 

lotusindigo

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Mar 22, 2010
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Such a vehement No! option. I don't feel that strongly about my no, I just don't buy first gen products. I'm extremely excited about the aWatch and I'm sure I'll buy it eventually. I was extremely excited about iPad too the second it was announced, but I waited until gen 3 and the Retina screen.
 

jdogg836

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Jul 28, 2010
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I want one, but I don't know which one or if I will actually get one yet. I'd like to see it in person and mess with it first.
 

SHNXX

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Oct 2, 2013
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so about half of the Apple Watch forum posters are thinking about buying.

that isn't as high as I would've thought, given this is the apple watch section.
 

kerosene

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Oct 13, 2008
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so about half of the Apple Watch forum posters are thinking about buying.

that isn't as high as I would've thought, given this is the apple watch section.
The question was about pre-ordering one, really.
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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so about half of the Apple Watch forum posters are thinking about buying.

that isn't as high as I would've thought, given this is the apple watch section.
As launch date nears that ratio will shift significantly. Just look at all the 'iPad is just a big iPhone' people who own iPads now.
 

SHNXX

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As launch date nears that ratio will shift significantly. Just look at all the 'iPad is just a big iPhone' people who own iPads now.
haha yeah maybe.

I was actually one of those people and while I did buy two iPads, I don't use them anymore because... they're just big iPhones.
 

Cashmonee

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May 27, 2006
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I was listening to a podcast this week, and one of the hosts posited that the watch is actually much earlier in development than we think. That argument makes sense to me, and I am thinking that the next time we hear from Apple on the watch, there will have a lot to show. At least I hope so, because if the launch event is just more of what's been revealed, I think they will have a dud on their hands, and a ton of work for Gen 2.
 

betabeta

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Jun 28, 2013
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Seems right 50/50....I think about 40% of the people that are tech nuts including serious Apple fans will buy the watch, now the general iPhone users not so much.

People I ask that are not tech savvy and people that just don't buy every new Apple product, most say they are not interested, so maybe 5% of average iPhone users will buy one.

BUT once they see it in action, I think about 10% of those will buy it.

I would actually pay triple to have it now.:D