Repair status - busted on bike accident.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by zaria, May 19, 2015.

  1. zaria macrumors newbie

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    I scrapped up my apple watch crashing on my bike and landing on the watch. I have apple care for it and they said they will repair it but I don't think you can just replace the glass without compromising the seal.
    From the repair status do you think it is a repair or a replacement?

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  3. Presonance macrumors regular

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    Ouch... Sorry that happened to you. Gonna be taking off my watch next time I ride my bike.

    I would guess, if your case got scratched up too, your old one will probably get dismantled and the new one will be a new or remanufactured one.
     
  4. zaria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think if I was to wear it cycling I would turn the face of the watch on the inside of my wrist. I tested it out and you can still get a HR reading if you are tracking your activity.
     
  5. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    Put a case/bumper on the watch next time.

    Oh my god! Taboo! Case on a watch! Blasphemy! Yea, well it would have saved his watch and deductible.
     
  6. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    There's a big difference between protecting the watch during physical activities or occupations where damage is bound to happen, and wearing a big stupid rubber bumper on your watch at all times of the day.
     
  7. DJTJ macrumors regular

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    fwiw the applecare lady told me they don't repair watches, only replace with a brand new one
     
  8. zaria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed, can you even get protective gear for Apple watch yet?
    I could not find anything in Canada.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Considering the watch costs $80.00 to make I don't blame Apple for just replacing them instead.
     
  10. Trozetar macrumors member

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    Probably should look into the heavy cases for them on Amazon and use it for these specific situations.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Amazon US has some. I don't have the time to find the links right now, but I'll post some links later if no one has done so before I get back.
     
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    What's the point of getting AC+ if you're going to cover it with tacky protective gear?
     
  13. jjlannoo Suspended

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    oh the $80 thing again. People will believe anything
     
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    Just wear a sweat band over your watch while riding.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    if they try to fix that and not give you a new one, sink it in the pool for an hour :p
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If you're going to crash, the sweat band will likely come right off and abrading it in the process.
     
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  20. DJTJ macrumors regular

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    i'd like to see you build an apple watch for $80.
     
  21. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

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    But in the case of replacement only the marginal cost is relevant.
     
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    Not completely sure I agree with that, but ok -point taken :)
     
  24. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

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    I daresay I overstated it, but I wouldn't consider the various costs inherent to selling the device (marketing, etc) relevant to replacement. I would be interested to know what Apple consider the 'replacement cost' to be.
     
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