Risks of owning the apple watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appl3FTW, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    ok let's be serious.. apple watch will be a hit and everyone and their grandma will know how much the watch is. now it begs to ask, how safe is wearing an apple watch in public? it's bad enough that the watch itself can be a thief magnet and you can get jumped, but then what makes it worse is that everyone will know that you're also carrying an iphone. everyone will know you have an iphone because you will need to pair it. so BAM, robber can jump you and steal the phone and watch into one swipe.

    disclaimer: i know it depends on the neighborhood and i don't live in pure hood LOL but i'm just saying. the paranoia is there.
  2. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    Well, what I'm carrying with me at all times won't be limited to a Watch and an iPhone. But that's just how I roll. :cool:
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  4. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    I doubt it will be super popular at least not like the phone. the damage to your wallet is the biggest one when you can buy a ipad mini for the same cost.
  5. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    but i already have an ipad mini.. besides, i don't carry it outside like the watch will be.
  6. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
  7. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
  8. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    The watch could actually help with this - a guy I work with mentioned how he was visiting another city, was in a bad neighborhood using his phone's navigation app to find his way. He felt very nervous pulling out his phone for directions, but he kept having to do it. The Apple Watch map app will tap your wrist when you need to turn, and the tap pattern will tell you which direction to turn, so with the watch there is no need to pull out your phone or even lift up the watch to look at it (calling attention to it).

    Also, if someone steals your watch, you WANT them to take your phone too - because you can track your phone, but not the watch.
  9. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    apple watch 399 - 599 (starting), what owners will pay

    apple iphone (subsidized) 199 - 499, mostly what iphone owners will pay

    although the actual price of the iphone is 649 - 949


    good point.. does the watch have a find my apple watch app? it should!
  10. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    haha true. You would be like "Oh no. Don't take my phone which is kept in my front right pocket."
  12. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    My purse and my wedding set both are worth way more than an apple watch. I aint worried.
  13. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2011
  14. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    Not worried a out theft. The real risk, of course, is being teased about being a nerd and/or an apple-fanboy. Both of which I am, so I can live with it.:cool:
  15. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Uncle Lucifer says: :)

    Keep alert, avoid potentially bad situations.

    The odds of this occurring a very low in most areas. Those same odds exist, perhaps, for all sorts of unpleasant occurrences .

    Also, even in the unlikely event that you are approached, surrendering quickly is your ONLY option. This way the worst that happens is a minor financial setback.

    note: Is there 'find my watch?" :D
  16. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    I am guessing that once it is paired to your phone, you will be able to remote lock it if it gets stolen.
  17. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    I bet constant alerts on one's wrist will be incredibly aggravating.

    I'd bet a lot of them end up being turned off.

    A large number of people believe everything Apple says, don't think for themselves and only find out about the downsides after they've paid Apple.
  18. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    $349 isn't that expensive compared to the iPhone and other things. And Apple would probably brick it when it's confirmed for being stolen. I don't know, though.
  19. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    The iphone also consolidated a lot of other electronics. It displaced notebook use quite a bit. Texting was already extremely popular, and it furthered that. It displaced things such as point and shoot cameras and mp3 players. This adds an additional accessory, yet as of generation 1 I don't see it lessening the amount of stuff you take along.
  20. Mascots macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009
    The world isn't merely that scary.

    People are curious, if anything.
  21. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009

    Even thevies know a bad investment.
  22. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    No need to worry.....unless you are wearing the $17K version.
  23. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    Yeah, this will not be a huge issue and most situations it's better with the watch.

    iphone theft is down now with anti theft measures in the new iOS as well.

    Many thefts are still grab and run on subways etc.. With the watch, like others have pointed out, you keep the phone safely in your pocket now.

    BUT if you buy a fake gold one or gold plated one, it may draw attention to you as someone with big money...thieves will not no the difference, and a 10k+ watch is a target! heck forget any anti theft measures they just may just want the gold casing.
  24. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Same here. I'm carrying a lot worse than an iPhone and watch.


    I hope they have a find my watch app where it gets bricked the second it connects to wifi or Bluetooth somewhere
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007

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