Predictions on the first 'real world' complaints

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What will be the top 'real world' complaint?

  1. Screen scratches too easily

    8 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. Battery life doesn't last a full day

    51 vote(s)
    68.0%
  3. It's too heavy

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Size not right

    7 vote(s)
    9.3%
  5. Apple's walled garden won't let me overclock my clock and run Halo on it

    18 vote(s)
    24.0%
  1. roguefury macrumors member

    roguefury

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    I saw the watch at the Palo Alto University store over the weekend. It's nice, but I'm still not sure which one to buy (and whether I need it).

    Anyhoo, the gathered crowd had more than the usual number of complainers at Apple launches. In my less than scientific poll, the top complaint was that it was either too small or too large (size).

    What say yee??
     
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    People are going to abuse the hell out of these things and then complain when there are scratches, shattered screens, etc.
     
  3. ZMRoach macrumors regular

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    I think people are going to be pretty excited to use their watch, and use it a LOT. This will all end up with people killing the battery in half the amount of time advertised as "normal use".
     
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  5. poppe macrumors 68020

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    This poll shouldn't be about scratching the screen. Yes that will be a problem, but if you read any of these forums lately, it really seems like these watches are attracting people who haven't worn a watch before or haven't worn them in a long time.

    The shock they are going to have when they realize stainless steel watches scratch and scratch a lot really. And then they won't listen to you when you tell them you can buff it out. It's really going to come down to the issues with bands and all the problems that are going to come with bands. "if I'm buying a $150 leather strap for my watch when I can get a whole watch with leather bands then the apple leather strap should have been water proof."
     
  6. dandrewk macrumors 6502

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    If the screen scratches too easily, or if the battery doesn't last as long as it should, the reason is obvious:

    YOU'RE WEARING IT WRONG!
     
  7. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    With the amount of Sport sold, that may actually be a problem.
     
  8. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Just from initial reviews, I thought the answer would be obvious: the lag involved in using 3rd party apps.
     
  9. slicecom macrumors 68020

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  10. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    Agree on 'Too many notifications'. Which aligns with, 'not using it properly.' For lag, to see the same number of ridiculous apps being developed for the Apple Watch is only going to make the problem worse. Just bc it's an iOS app doesn't mean it should be an Apple Watch app. ie: I saw a developer talking about his notetaking app that lets you sketch down your notes on the Apple Watch. Really? That's a definite waste of time and precious battery life. Even the iPhone screen is tough to do handwritten notes vs the iPad. At that point, you may as well just whip out your iPhone for phone sketching. Sigh.. And games.. Don't even get me started on the people who want to use it for gaming purposes and then complain about short battery life.
     
  11. Mavik macrumors member

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    I don't think the hardware will be the problem this time around.

    Software will probably be the major source of concern here (notifications, lag, etc). ​
     
  12. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    People will b*tch about the battery not lasting all day yet they will be messing with it non stop and won't be able to figure out what's wrong.
     
  13. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    The first complaints will be from people not getting their watch on the 24th.
     

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