So the Reviews Do Not Do Apple Any Favours

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ksuyen, Apr 8, 2015.

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Does it change your mind?

  1. No, it doesn't change my mind and I still will get it

    127 vote(s)
    68.3%
  2. No, it doesn't change my mind and I am still not interested

    12 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. Yes, it changes my mind and I will wait for next generation

    11 vote(s)
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  4. Yes, it changes my mind but I will still get it

    36 vote(s)
    19.4%
  1. ksuyen macrumors 6502a

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    The reviews are somewhat expected, but it would be nice if Verge gave 9/10 instead of 7/10 for example. So it is also somewhat disappointing. Does the review change your mind? Will you still get it?
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so no.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    how much of that 7/10 is b.c the reviewer does not "get" smart watches in general?
     
  4. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    It's only going to get worse after the 24th, when other tech sites and bloggers start receiving and reviewing them. No Apple's PR hand, no playing nice politics with Apple (i.e. muting criticisms) - buy the watch with their own hard earned money and review it. It's not going to be pretty.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'm still getting the SS Space Black. The reviews didn't tell me much I didn't already know or expect. It's a Gen 1 device. Of course there are some rough edges and the next version will be better.

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    Not necessarily. The watch blogs weren't in the early batch (Hodinkee and ABlogToWatch). They don't have technology expectations and will look at this from a different perspective.
     
  6. jfreak623 macrumors 6502

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    I loved my gen 1 pebble. This does everything that I wish my gen 1 pebble did. Only issue is getting those features worth the added price? I was set on getting the 699 SS milanese Loop but now I'm wondering if I should just move down to the sport model.
     
  7. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    The mashable review is really good and even has an unboxing video.
     
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I'll still get it but now I'm aware there's an undesirable lag in some functions. I'm still very enthusiastic about the Apple Watch overall. But this concern that the lag might not go away with software tweaks alone is pushing me toward the least expensive option. I had expected even with a first gen device that Apple would have ironed out such a noticeable detractor from the "at-a-glance" experience central to the concept of this device.
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think all of us coming from a pebble welcome the ability to interact with our notifications. The pebble really is one of the best 1st gen products I have ever owned.

    I feel like pebble took a massive step back with the looks of the pebble time. It really looks like a fisher price toy.
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  11. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

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    You should apply for his job. I'm sure they'll give it to you!

     
  12. bumpylumpy macrumors member

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    Yup, I'm also downgrading - I figure if I only spent $399 on a sport model I will be less annoyed if the lag doesn't get improved with software updates. If it does, I will be pleasantly surprised!
     
  13. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Is that not the main problem that wearables face? And the main problem the public will face? Unlike the iPhone and iPad there is no compelling reason to won a smart watch. I. Think all the reviews hint at this.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think it is. I just think people who are already on the smartwatch bandwagon are overlooking that part of the reviews.
     
  15. MH01 macrumors G4

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    That is why I had hoped that apple would solve the wearables riddle and provide a device thay we needed. For me it feels like a IOS version of an android watch :(
     
  16. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Do you think the Verge review is the only one that matters? I've been focusing on it because I think it was a crap review. But it's not the only one out there. I initially thought Apple made a mistake with who they seeded review units too but maybe not. The watch doesn't go on sale for another 15 days plus people will be able to experience it themselves in stores starting Friday. Some of these reviews could be long forgotten 15 days from now.
     
  17. walshy1009 macrumors regular

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    The CNET review was awful. Little did I know that the review they gave it to over at CNET is mostly based on Android in terms of mobile computing.
     
  18. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    After watching The Verge's my decision to get the Black SS dwindled dramatically. But throughout the day and watching the other reviews, I have decided to still keep that an option but have added a Silver SS with White Sport Band to my pre-order. I will go into the store the 10th and decide if the Black SS is worth the 1,000 dollars or not. If it isn't I'll still have the Silver SS with White Sport Band to use and I will eventually get another band more than likely the silver link bracelet and the blue leather loop.
     
  19. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I think the lag will match nicely with the stylish bend I'll put in my IPhone! ;)

    Lag-gate...the next hot forum topic for MacRumors!:apple:
     
  20. ksuyen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  22. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    I think it'll be hotter than the Sun. If reviewers are mentioning it now, in their mostly lick-Apple's-ass reviews, imagine the ****storm here when hundreds of thousands of users will get the taste of it.
     
  23. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Here's my completely uneducated two cents...
    Right now nobody really knows what to make of these watches. Is it a gadget? Is it jewelry? Is it a phone accessory? All of the above? Time will tell. But the only thing that will make reviewers right or wrong is the number of units sold. If the Apple watch flops then the reviewers can say "see, we were right." If they sell a bizillion units then the reviewers might have to change their view. One thing a lot of people noticed about the reviews today is they were kind of a review of smart watches in general more than a review of the Apple watch.
     
  24. James Manesh macrumors member

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    The reviews have made me go from considering the SS model to getting the Sport instead. That's about it, really.
     

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