Should I Buy One?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by nviz22, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 601

    nviz22

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    So I read the Watch 2 got delayed a bit. Should I get a 42mm sport model? I want something I can use for notifications and use in the gym. Could I use the watch with my phone in a bag in a locker or in a backpack lying on the ground? Don't want my iPhone to get stolen either. What's a good price to pay for a refurb Sport or Brand New Sport 42mm?
     
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Yes get an used apple watch for a good price. Great device for fitness and especially notifications in a glance.
     
  3. exxxviii, Jan 26, 2016
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    It depends on the gym's network setup. If they have a WiFi network that does not require user T&C acceptance (which typically has a MAC address-level device authentication) and it does not have WiFi isolation turned on, then it could work.
     
  4. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    If you don't want your phone getting stolen, keep it in a backpack that's with you in the gym.

    I would buy one, but from somewhere that has a return policy. Go a day or 2 with it. If it feels right, don't return it.
     
  5. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    It has a guest network and T&C acceptance w/ MAC Address requirements. It's not totally uncontrolled and open for the first network.
     
  6. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    Then the watch probably will not be able to do what you want it to. Most likely, it would not connect to their WiFi; so it would be disconnected from the phone and the Internet.
     
  7. benzkid89 macrumors member

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    If you are looking for used one keep an eye on Cowboom I picked a used Apple Sport Watch 42MM for 185 after taxes this morning.
     
  8. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I'd just get one used at this point and then if you like it enough, upgrade to the second gen in the fall or whenever it comes out.
     
  9. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    i got one last week and i am going to return it next weekend. its just a notification center on my hand.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I got my wife a used 38mm for $150. IMO it's not quite "there" for fitness tracking, but it depends on how picky you are. I wouldn't personally drop money on one just for that, and since thats the only thing I really need it to do really well, I am not currently in the market for me. I'll either inherit the wife's old model when a refresh does come or get one once they have ironed out the kinks.
     
  11. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

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    i rock my phone in my pocket in a case connected to a set of bose earbuds, so my watch has no issue connecting. although cell phone reception sucks at both gyms i go to.
     
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    "Delayed"? Says who? Did Tim Cook say it? This is news to me. Was it during the earnings call?
     
  14. Nightrich macrumors regular

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    I notice that Cowboom is in the process of shutting down and inventory will now be available through the the Best Buy Outlet but the same deals that were on Cowboom aren't available now. Do you think this is temporary while transitioning inventory or is this the end of those $170 deals?
     

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