Risks of owning the apple watch

adammull

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This always comes up when a phone is launched too. I'm too lazy to link the post from just five months ago talking about asking security to escort them out of the Apple store on launch day with their new iPhone 6+.

I don't even comprehend this line of thinking. The car you're in, unless its 25 years old, is worth more than your iPhone and Apple Watch put together.

If the world was really this scary would women wear jewelry?

This line of thinking is literally insane. It's a $400 watch. You're aware that there are literally thousands of people in a medium-large city every day wearing $10,000 Rolexes that have never been stolen. Right?
 

Armen

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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.
Remember my thread about the black square people will see on your wrist because the screen will be off most of the time? Try identifying that as a Apple watch when the clock faces are the only things that stick out in the commercials.

I'm not too worried.
 

leolatarc

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I'm not worried about this. I totally understand wanting to feel safe in public wearing your Apple watch, but I also know that if someone wanted to rob me with as much times as I'm viewing the web on my phone, they would have already. Since I'm on a train a lot, not only would they have to rob me, but rob everyone on the train. I don't know about you, but if a robbery goes off while I'm on a train, I guarantee I'm ****ing the dude up. I spend probably 4 hours 4 times a week just on a train/bus, so anybody that screws with that has me to worry about, not the other way around.

As far as having my watch in public, I want the Apple Watch for a reason and intend to use it for that reason. Just use precaution and be aware of your surroundings, but no point in walking around worrying about what someone might do to you when they can do that very thing to you at any moment whether you have an Apple Watch or a $10 watch from Walmart.

Just my thoughts.
 

rjlawrencejr

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Seriously, I wouldn't worry. If someone does want to mug you it's not because of your watch or your phone; they'll mug you because you're the first available target.
 

calderone

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I am pretty sure they said in the keynote that if you do own it, you don't wear it. Just lock it in a safe and bury the safe underground.

Tim Cook's southern drawl said:
:apple:Watch is meant to be enjoyed by imagining a beautiful and functional timepiece on your wrist. Simply gaze out at your :apple:Hole which contains your :apple:Safe, close your eyes and :apple:Watch teleports onto your wrist.*
*requires valid TouchID
 

CharlieCat666

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If you're walking through a bad area, why not just pull your sleeve over it? My sleeve usually ends up covering my watch anyway and I just push it up when I need to look at the watch.
I suppose if you were wearing a t-shirt, you could always just stick the watch in your pocket if you were walking down a particularly nasty side street, too.
 

dukebound85

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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:
Concealed carry.
Same here. I'm carrying a lot worse than an iPhone and watch.

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I hope they have a find my watch app where it gets bricked the second it connects to wifi or Bluetooth somewhere
Bunch of tough guys here huh.

Even if I carry, I would let them take the watch if my life was not threatened, vs threatening their life over a tech piece
 

Donoban

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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.

Let's assume you get a knife or gun pulled on you. You're giving them everything you have, wallet, phone, watch, cash, etc. lolz. Unless you're a bad arse "You want this Apple Watch? Come get it!"

Can I ask, are you looking for reasons to not buy the watch? Just seems like a strange thing to post.
 

cnev3

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Aren't the watches, as well as recent iphones with recent firmware pretty much just paper weights once they are locked and the thief doesn't have the passcode?

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Bunch of tough guys here huh.

Even if I carry, I would let them take the watch if my life was not threatened, vs threatening their life over a tech piece
Having a CCW won't help much if the thief is armed too. If I suddenly saw a gun pointed at me, reaching for my gun is pretty much a suicide move.

And best case scenario, I'm forced to kill someone to protect a cell phone or smart watch. Either way, no bueno.
 

camtechman56

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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:
I agree! this is a non-problem... Apple watch, Iphone, and XDS, but most people will not have a problem at 99% of the places they will go. If people want complete safety there is always hiding under the bed in a locked house. Even then the house can burn, have an earthquake, skylab could fall, etc. etc. There is no way to be completely safe, so buy the watch you want and get on with life
 

techspin

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...Also, if someone steals your watch, you WANT them to take your phone too - because you can track your phone, but not the watch.
In most cases, your phone would be sold for parts. But sure, go ahead and give them your phone on the off chance you can track them and convince the police to help.
 

sulpfiction

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Bunch of tough guys here huh.

Even if I carry, I would let them take the watch if my life was not threatened, vs threatening their life over a tech piece
Why is someone a "tough guy" for wanting to protect their property and their life? If someone tried robbing me and I was carrying I would have no problem threatening their life. Doesn't matter what the item is. These scum bags need to understand that u can't just walk up to someone and take what they want. If shooting a few of these thugs in the face makes the other ones think twice before trying to rob innocent people, then so be it.
 

camtechman56

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How does this work? Two people rob you at gun point, you grab for your gun and get gunned down trying to grab your own weapon? For $1000 worth of insured gadgets?
First; if two people have you at gun point just for this watch, then you are toast already! most bad guys would just push you into a quiet place, beat the tar out of you and take it and everything else you have. People are too concerned with what could happen, not with just living life. 99% of the things you will stress about: won't happen, and the 1% that does, you will not be able to do a thing about. So why be concerned about it.
 

camtechman56

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Why is someone a "tough guy" for wanting to protect their property and their life? If someone tried robbing me and I was carrying I would have no problem threatening their life. Doesn't matter what the item is. These scum bags need to understand that u can't just walk up to someone and take what they want. If shooting a few of these thugs in the face makes the other ones think twice before trying to rob innocent people, then so be it.
Wow! I don't believe you wrote this... I have a ccw, and I practice at the range at least twice a week, also I carry one of a number of handguns most of the time. Now first thing to point out ; If you do not feel your life in danger and you shoot someone, you will go to jail for a long time! Second the statement "shooting a few of these thugs in the face" paints a poor picture of most of the law abiding people that carry. Sorry I found what you wrote offensive and I'm one of the people that carry, what impression do you think you gave to those that do not?

Now lets get back to the Apple watch, as this is why most of us are here for. If you want to talk ccw there are forums like the POFOA, and others, that I'm a member of for such discussions