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Return your watch now (or do not buy)

Ben_Dover

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Apr 22, 2015
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Not after ten days, or 30 days, or 60 days... (sell it if past returns)

If you don't seem to like the watch the first week, you will NOT like it ever...

EXPECTATION: just to have the watch work consistently (and it does until it doesn't); and excellent build (mine just fell off, luckily on a wooden floor).

I'm a fanboy and a first gen adapter. Just don't believe every positive review as true. They just want to suck you in the misery. Or they're just in denial and now are stuck with useless ****
 

PrincessKick

macrumors newbie
Jun 21, 2015
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DFW Metroplex
The only reason I'm selling the 38mm Sport I received on April 24th is because I decided to go with a 42mm Sport. I love my watch and think it's very useful for so many things (texts, emails, basic fitness tracking).
 
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ianrip

macrumors 6502
I admit I could live without it, but I’m also enjoying
· not hearing my SMS bleep with stupid messages from ad agency’s
· controlling my apple TV
· unlocking my MAC
· not pulling my iphone out whenever it vibrates
· not pulling my iphone out when I think I have a meeting
· not pulling my iphone out whenever I forget

I could carry my iphone around, so that would help solve that
it’s a convenience & notification device for now, I think Gen 3-4 will be fantastic, but that’ll be 10 years off, you can wait of course,
but life is for living , not waiting
 

dhlizard

macrumors G4
Mar 16, 2009
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Not after ten days, or 30 days, or 60 days... (sell it if past returns)

If you don't seem to like the watch the first week, you will NOT like it ever...

EXPECTATION: just to have the watch work consistently (and it does until it doesn't); and excellent build (mine just fell off, luckily on a wooden floor).

I'm a fanboy and a first gen adapter. Just don't believe every positive review as true. They just want to suck you in the misery. Or they're just in denial and now are stuck with useless ****

This is (at least) your 2nd thread about the fact you are unhappy with your Apple Watch.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/returning-or-selling-watch-is-imminent.1892248/

OK, we get it. Some love their watch, others are happy with their watch, some are unhappy.

If it's not working the way you think it should, make a genius bar appointment and show Apple, perhaps it needs replaced.
 

exxxviii

macrumors 65816
May 20, 2015
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One interesting observation here... The folks who became disenchanted with the watch after a couple weeks of trial ownership are unusually passionate about warning people off. I have not seen anything like this on Apple or other forums for a number of products. Typically, when someone is disappointed and returns something, they simply disappear from the forums. Not the AW. I think the take away is that when the AW disappoints someone, it epically fails.

To be honest, I like my watch a lot, but Apple really phoned in the software and market R&D on this product. The hardware is beautiful and market leading, and that is why I bought it. But the software is a total joke. Ironically, it was probably the manufacturing that held the release, while the software was likely pronounced ready at the original launch date. It is telling that both organizations probably misled Tim and Angela about true readiness. If the software guys knew they would have another 9 months, I wonder how much better it could have been...
 

TJone

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Aug 2, 2010
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Like every product its not for everyone. As for me I could not be happier. The Watch is a perfect extension of the iPhone and just makes my life easier. I have a lot of meetings during the day and I can quickly see what is coming up next and I can leave my phone in my pocket during meetings. It makes my original pebble look like a dinosaur. Its not it a completely refined package yet but will get there through software and hardware iteration. The form it is in already has been extremely helpful for me so I won't be selling mine until generation two is due to be released.
 
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doobry

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Mar 5, 2010
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I think if your expectation was an iPhone on your wrist, you're always going to be disappointed, no matter what Generation watch you have.. If your expectation is that you are getting a more convenient notification screen for your phone on your wrist, you will be quite happy with it. More so with the additional features you can get from Siri as well as replying to texts etc.. Until they can implant something in your eye and your ear, the phone/watch combo is going to be the best you can get but IMHO it's always going to be limited...
 

thelookingglass

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Apr 27, 2005
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I think if your expectation was an iPhone on your wrist, you're always going to be disappointed, no matter what Generation watch you have.. If your expectation is that you are getting a more convenient notification screen for your phone on your wrist, you will be quite happy with it. More so with the additional features you can get from Siri as well as replying to texts etc.. Until they can implant something in your eye and your ear, the phone/watch combo is going to be the best you can get but IMHO it's always going to be limited...

Yes, it's completely about expectations. The problem is that Apple is marketing this as something with a lot of functionality. So of course the expectations will be high. Very few people actually buy the Apple Watch thinking they'll just use it as a time keeper and everything else is gravy.
 
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TrueBlou

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Sep 16, 2014
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Someone can pry my watch from my cold dead wrist and not before....... Well, at least until the second gen comes out, then I'll be whipping it off faster than a $5 personal entertainment specialists knickers.
 

fischersd

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Oct 23, 2014
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
There is a small and vocal group of anti-watch repeat posters here. One wonders about their motivation.
Apple haters. Profess their love of all things Apple, but their actions are the opposite. Maybe they even use Apple devices (or they're sporting an Android device). Hard to say what their motivation is - maybe they get off on the reactions that they see from posting.

I wonder if they'd be so brazen if we all had burnt in mobile IP6 addresses listed below our names in forums. :)
 

eoblaed

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Apr 21, 2010
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(mine just fell off, luckily on a wooden floor).

Ahaha. Oh, this is choice.

Yes, and mine just exploded randomly. So weird. Luckily, I was able to put it back together.

I'm a fanboy and a first gen adapter. Just don't believe every positive review as true. They just want to suck you in the misery. Or they're just in denial and now are stuck with useless ****

Apologies if you really had a watch and really didn't like it, but it sounds like the point of this OP is to pull other people into your misery, not the other way around.

I love my black stainless steel.

Well, now that I've put it together after its random explosion caused, clearly, by poor build quality. :rolleyes:


(edit: replaced an improper "it's" with "its")
 
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Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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Just don't believe every positive review as true. They just want to suck you in the misery. Or they're just in denial and now are stuck with useless ****

I think misery is a bit of hyperbole as is "stuck with useless." Agree, AW is not the product Cook and Ives sold us, but its a decent everyday "watch." I don't think it's at "smartwatch" level yet. Too many issues like slow, clumsy interface, and the small screen does not lend itself to many of the apps trying to get shoehorned to a 2" screen. We'll see how things go. But I'm still happy with my $350 purchase. The notifications are worth that if you compare to the price of any other designer costume jewelry watch.

The big mistake Apple made was over hyping the capabilities and selling it as high end jewelry. True shark jump there. A slower roll out w/ just the Sport would have served it better.
 
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ATS

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May 7, 2015
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I love watches. I literally own dozens of them. My Apple Watch is my favorite. It's a watch and so much more. It's not a phone or a television. It doesn't do my laundry or cook my meals. Quite simply, it's a watch that serves a utilitarian function loaded with bells and whistles. I am not delusional or drowning in the sea of denial. In sum, I have bought into the Apple Watch concept. I like it and I get it.

If you don't like your watch then sell it and move on. There are plenty of things that I've purchased over the years that I changed my mind about over time. Either I quit using the products or sold them and moved on. No whining. No complaints. No 1-800 numbers dialed. I just moved on.
 

laffnvegas

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Oct 26, 2014
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I bought mine as a accessory to my phone, not as a replacement for my phone. I personally do not want it running lots of apps. Often times my phone is in my purse I do not hear the phone or text messages. I live on the West Coast but deal most of the day with home off on the East Coast so have that time in the corner of the face I use. I sit behind a computer screen for far too many hours of the day and never get up. I love that it tells me to get up every hour and guess what I am not nearly as stiff and sore as I had been. I have several meetings and appointments during the week and it reminds me of that with out remembering to go to my calendar. It is doing every single LITTLE thing I expected it to do. I was not expecting miracles from it. I agree that maybe Apple hyped it up a little too much for certain things but over all I think many had set their expectations too high. It is doing exactly what I wanted it to and I am thrilled.
 
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bunnicula

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Jul 23, 2008
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I bought mine as a accessory to my phone, not as a replacement for my phone. I personally do not want it running lots of apps. Often times my phone is in my purse I do not hear the phone or text messages. I live on the West Coast but deal most of the day with home off on the East Coast so have that time in the corner of the face I use. I sit behind a computer screen for far too many hours of the day and never get up. I love that it tells me to get up every hour and guess what I am not nearly as stiff and sore as I had been. I have several meetings and appointments during the week and it reminds me of that with out remembering to go to my calendar. It is doing every single LITTLE thing I expected it to do. I was not expecting miracles from it. I agree that maybe Apple hyped it up a little too much for certain things but over all I think many had set their expectations too high. It is doing exactly what I wanted it to and I am thrilled.


Yep. This is exactly my take on it. I love mine. :)
 

Dark Void

macrumors 68030
Jun 1, 2011
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I won't like it ever if I don't like it within the first week? I think you may be onto something here. I believe this is why they have what are called return periods. But wait, you're aware of that apparently ...

This guy is full of information. I mean, "sell it if past returns" is something I never would of thought of if I were in the position of no longer wanting something that I purchased.

I figured I put it on my cereal and eat it instead. Thanks OP.
 
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