So it turns out I'm an idiot !

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jrobert, May 14, 2015.

  1. jrobert macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else pull their phone out of their pocket to check the time only to feel like an idiot after?

    This guy does, a lot
     
  2. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

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    I've done this a few times. Takes some adjusting. I've also taken it out to ask Siri a question (which isn't necessary). It's amazing how phone dependent we've become.
     
  3. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Nope, but the first week with my watch, I kept referring to it as a phone.

    I mean, phones are what I've used to tell time for years now. LOL.
     
  4. Esoom macrumors 6502

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    Got up last night to pee and flipped up my arm to look at the time, watch was recharging :eek:
     
  5. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    I came very close to twisting my arm to look at the time while holding a beverage in the hand attached to that arm last night. :rolleyes:
     
  6. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

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    That's something I would do. I'm considering wearing it on my left wrist. I'm right handed, but as a kid it just made sense to me that if you were right handed, you'd wear watches on your right wrist, and nobody ever told me I was doing it wrong.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I can't remember not wearing a watch so it's not a great adjustment for me. If I'm not wearing a watch for some reason, I'm more likely to glance at my empty wrist to try and tell the time!
     
  8. Dumbinho macrumors member

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    Lol. I do that every morning. But on purpose. Because my watch is on analog face. And I'm always running late to work. So I pull my phone to see exactly what time it is. Haha. Need to start pushing the snooze button one less time.
     
  9. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I've done that a few times! (Although not while peeing!)

    I got used to the idea of the watch the day I got it for checking the time, but I've pulled out my phone before to check for notifications when I have them on my wrist. That made me feel like an idiot.

    Worth mentioning I have never worn a watch of any kind before. I always said that wrist space is too valuable for something as heavy and obsolete as a wrist watch when I can just pull my phone out. The Apple Watch however has proven its usability to me.
     
  10. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    I'm a two fisted drinker, so I really have to pay attention.
    :D
     
  11. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I have not had that problem, but that's only because I've always been a regular watch wearer.

    I've got kind of an opposite problem though. I keep expecting my iPhone screen to come on when I raise it or when I tap it. It's kind of like how I keep trying to unlock my iPad Air 1 with my fingerprint when it doesn't have Touch ID.

    Apple Watch has changed the way I expect to interact with my other devices, and in a profound way.
     
  12. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    "So excited for the Apple Watch. For centuries, we’ve checked the time by
    looking at our phones. Having it on your wrist? Genius. #AppleLive"

    - Tweet from Ellen, 9/9/14
     
  13. RRuxin macrumors newbie

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    So you cant accurately read an analog watch??
     
  14. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    This guy.
     
  15. seatton macrumors 6502

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    I do not know if I should wear my watch when I have sex. Probably I can earn some movement achievement or there might be a Linkedin update I do not want to miss. I guess I am an idiot, too :confused:
     
  16. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Probably depends on how long it last. There is a chance it won't even register. Or you might have to "OTHER" workout.

    Suddenly I think a camera on the watch could be useful.
     
  17. LIOC macrumors member

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    I don't look for the time, but I did pick up my phone up off my night stand to see if I missed and calls/notification instead of just looking at my watch.
     
  18. karinatwork macrumors regular

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    No, but I keep asking my husband what time it is, because he's always worn a watch. I haven't worn one in 15 years, and now I do. I am still getting used to being able to check the time on my wrist. :)
     
  19. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    Im 2 weeks in & occasionally do that.
    I also starting to forget to grab my phone now & bring it with me haha :D
     
  20. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you are an idiot.





    just kidding. I did this for the first 3 days with my Watch and now I barely even look at my phone! All haters aside, I really like my Watch and it does what Apple told me it would do. I didn't expect it to open a wormhole through which I could manipulate time.
     
  21. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I use it for the timer... but despite the claims that this is such a precise timepiece, I am not impressed. That was way more than 16 seconds.
     
  22. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I teach foreign language. I skip the unit on telling time because today's teens don't have a clue how to use an analog clock. Reading an analog clock is foreign to them, and it's not taught in primary school anymore.

    If I tell them class starts at a quarter past, they pause and ask me what time that is. <sigh>
     
  23. Dumbinho macrumors member

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    not when you're sprinting from the car to the time clock... and every second count...
     
  24. FanGirl77 macrumors member

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    I'm right handed and have always worn my watches like this as well. So your not doing it wrong, just different
     
  25. MrsLily09 macrumors member

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    I'm right handed and always wore a watch (when I wore one, it's been over 15 yrs since I wore a watch) on my left. Was that wrong!?#
     

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