So why aren't you guys recomending the Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by enderg, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. enderg macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2015
  2. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    My friend at work who has it basically said its a waste of money. Which seems about right
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have no desire to sell for Apple. I have only had one person notice my watch and am glad of that. I guess I do not travel with people who care that much about what watch you are wearing.
  4. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I guess to me, it is definitely a luxury item and even in a few years not everyone is going to have a smart watch. I'm not going to tell my middle class friends they need to spend $350+ on a luxury item if it isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread. I like the watch but it has short comings. I have a 42mm and I think it's too small of a screen and I don't even have big wrists or fingers. The lack of a GPS in the watch (used for workouts) is another key feature that needs to be there.

    Even with those things it's still not for everyone. Most people have phones and I'll rave all day about my iPhone, even talk up my iMac to people I know looking to buy a computer and even my Apple TV is a nice product (that could be better) but smart watches just aren't for everyone, right now. If I tell people they should buy an Apple Watch they're going to ask me why they need one and there is no answer for that. No one NEEDS one.
  5. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    "Research firm UserTesting surveyed 52 Apple Watch users and found roughly the same thing. "

    52 people is nowhere near enough of a sample to get any meaningful figures from!
  6. iBlazed, Jun 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015

    iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    The way it stands now with its current functionality, no one NEEDS it. It is a luxury item with some convenient features. However, that was pretty much the case with the original iPhone. It had no third party apps, no GPS, no mms, etc. No one truly needed the original iPhone. Today, I NEED my iPhone. Give the watch some time, once the devs release the native apps for it in a few years you'll wonder how you lived without it. The watch will do things that Apple probably hasn't even thought about yet.
  7. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
    For me its worth every cent. Which seems about right

    Your friends opinion and my opinion seems about who should potential buyers believe ?
  8. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    I love my watch. It does exactly what I needed it to do. What others do with their money is their problem.
  9. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Someone whose use case is similar to theirs would be my guess.

    My wife & I checked out the watch in the Apple store and after a few minutes checking out the demo my wife said, "Is that it?" I had no comeback for that.

    For me, the part I liked the best were the customizable watch faces. If the Apple Watch had a way for me to upload faces to it, I'd probably have one, because that was the coolest feature, for me.

    If the Mickey Mouse watch face had been a Pip Boy face I would've ordered on day 1.

  10. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    East Coast
    "found that a massive 62% of them would not advise a friend or family member to buy"
    ".38% of those surveyed said that they would recommend the Apple Watch to their peers while 27% said they would argue against it. 35% said they would be passive if the question came up."

    FWIW, I don't recommend friends or acquaintances for employment (unless they are genuinely sierra hotel) and I don't "advise" on big ticket purchases. Just too much responsibility if things go sideways or other people's tastes are different than mine. Having said that, there seems to be a leap of being passive to not advising someone to buy. I would be passive "There it is, your decision to buy in or not." I don't think that feeds into the 62% somewhat sensational conclusion that they lead with. In short, the article seems to be saying that the watch hasn't gone viral. These aren't dime store pet rocks; no kidding.
  11. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2015
    Get some intelligent friends! The Watch is fantastic!:D
  12. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I have a Movado watch, a Tissot and a couple others in that price range and I don't go around telling my friends to buy those either. I don't go around telling people to buy an iPad even though I have one and love it. People can make their own decisions if they think they want one. If a friend asks me about anything I'll give them my honest opinion. As far as the watch goes, I think it's good, but not great. At least not this version.
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I won't be rushing to upgrade it.
    The most discussed topics I have had with my friends are not about the watch but which inexpensive bands are decent.
    Based on my experience and cash layout, I wouldn't recommend it. but thats my opinion YMMV
  14. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I don't want one right now either, give it a couple more generations and I'll consider it. The battery life is way too short, I only have to change my current watch battery every 5 years or so. Charging a watch every day is totally a non-starter and always will be, a week and I'll probably make the leap. I hope as they improve the Apple Watch they focus on battery life, not iterate as they have with iPhone and decide a days charge is about right and as tech becomes more power efficient just pump those savings into additional features and faster.

    Oh... and that charger. Yuck. It will have to be wireless for me.
  15. Ambush083 macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2008
    I pre-ordered my as soon as I could and received it not too long after launch. Initially I thought it was really cool. After a while I stopped wearing it. It just felt slow in a lot of ways. From Siri to other small tasks. Good news for apps is that native 3rd party support. That should have been day one though honestly. Apple Pay and Passbook are cool from a convenience aspect. What I really like is working out with it. Problem is it doesn't have a GPS so I have to bring my phone. I think the watch face could have been bigger without looking like a bling bling one. I mean it's really small when you're trying to look at the apps list and other things. It's inderstandable it's not going to be as big as an phone, but a bigger screen would hit the spot for me.

    I think if it had the capability of operating independtly would be cool. Like it could share your data plan and take calls without the phone. However from a business side this wouldn't work for Apple. But maybe if it could delay the calls from your phone which it does now, but without the phone in proximity. The SIM card would allow forwarded calls or something I don't know. It's super expensive for what you're getting. I'm not gonna defend Apple on this one sorry. Maybe it's just that smart watches themselves aren't all that yet. The GPS thing killed me though. I'll still be excited for those software updates. Always intriguing.
  16. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    I love mine and when anyone asks me about it or seems to be checking it out, I tell them how much I love it and specifics about why. I don't randomly go about recommending it to people. And I am forthright about it being an accessory device, something that's not for everyone but fits into my lifestyle just right.
  17. ATS macrumors regular


    May 7, 2015
    North Carolina
    I am very pleased with my Apple Watch. If anything it has gotten me to be more conscious of my physical movement or lack thereof. Funny thing is I was just in an administrative meeting yesterday and at one point my supervisor turned to me and said that I would be giving the committee members a demonstration of Apple's newest device, the Apple Watch. I was caught off guard, but I ran with it and had a blast. One of my colleagues liked the watch so much he placed an order for one later that day. I think if you have realistic expectations about the Apple Watch you will be very pleased with it; I know I am.
  18. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    So as it has been said many times - you don't NEED it. No one really NEEDS it. But after having used it for ~2 weeks now, I love it. It does little things that don't seem like a lot from the outside but are awesome to have. But would I recommend it? It would depend on the person, their use case and their disposable income.
  19. bevsb2, Jun 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015

    bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    I've only had my watch 10 days but I love it. None of my friends were interested in the watch before and while some are curious about mine and want to see what it can do, no one has changed their mind about getting one. And I certainly wouldn't argue that they should. I'm the only one of my friends who buys all things Apple and always get the latest iPad, iPhone etc. and they think I'm a nut to begin with.
    As for having to charge it, I never sleep with a watch on and am happy for my watch to sleep in it's charger when I go to bed. No problem.
  20. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Apple Watch is useless for majority of deaf people because it uses Siri so Apple must have forgot about deaf people out there or Tim Cook didn't see deaf people around him?
  21. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I rarely use Siri.

    Its also useless for the majority of blind people, people with one arm, people with no arms, no hands, no fingers, no common sense...
  22. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Thanks, now this is all I want in the world.
  23. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    This is probably the most subjective product Apple has released in awhile so of course not everyone will love it. Don't wear watches? You probably won't like it. Wear watches? You will probably like it.
  24. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014

    Do you never take your current watch off?
  25. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    I don't know, most people I hang around with at work and outside of work are either not tech geeks or they are tech geeks but just not into mobile. It's really hard for me to make a case for them to buy one at this price. Most people that are interested in my watch are curious about its health features and for that --- hard to justify a $350+ price when other fitness gadgets can be had for cheaper. My reasons for wanting this watch are usually not the same as others. I don't care for the fitness side; I just love gimmicks (talking on the watch, drawing stuff).

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