still worth it to get one?

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  1. itsray, Jun 12, 2016
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    itsray macrumors 6502

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    I've seen best buy have sales for 249-299 for the 38 or 42mm for the watches. is it still worth it? i use my phone a lot and sometimes it would be nice to just glance at my wrist to see notifications. but I'm not sure if its worth the price. i wish i could try it out for a little.

    knowing that for people who have thought the same. what do you think?

    i do have the opportunity to get it less than retail.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I paid full price for my 42ssml. Would I pay full price if I lost it today? Hell yeah. It's invaluable to me now!
     
  3. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Still love mine as much as when I bought it

    Does all the things I need it to
     
  4. jarodlee88 macrumors member

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    The  Watch has been a big part of my work ecosystem now. Even if isn't really useful now, notifications, changing music via the watch, having the activity app to track my progress and others made it a really good product that I probably can't live without now. If you're scared that it's too expensive, try to buy it during a sales or something. I would definitely recommend the Apple Watch
     
  5. deany macrumors 68020

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    I would miss my apple watch. I didn't however buy it early on I held off three months.
    If you can I would do the same & see what September brings.
    cheers
     
  6. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    perhaps tomorrow might show something new. hopefully.. but i doubt it.
     
  7. deany, Jun 12, 2016
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    Yes I think its more software at the conference.
    Perhaps a new rMBP too, not sure.
    Apple watch for the autumn.
    Well worth the wait.
     
  8. Huliodude macrumors member

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    They're a lot of money for what you get, but they are very cool and have benefits you didn't expect. I wouldn't hold back if you've got an opportunity at a great price. It will be useful for many years to come.
     
  9. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Didn't someone else ask this question Saturday? Or was it Friday?
     
  10. deany macrumors 68020

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    Based on todays software update I'd press the button on the 1st Gen apple watch. The speed improvement look outstanding.
     
  11. kitenski macrumors regular

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    Do Best Buy still have at this price? I am in the UK but have a friend who could buy and post me one!
     
  12. deany, Jun 14, 2016
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    Looks like 42mm $299
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=apple+watch+sport+42mm&_dyncharset=UTF-8&_dynSessConf=&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=&sp=&qp=category_facet=SAAS~Apple+Watch+Sport~pcmcat748300489188&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys

    38mm $249

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=apple+watch+sport+38mm&_dyncharset=UTF-8&_dynSessConf=&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=&sp=&qp=category_facet=SAAS~Apple+Watch+Sport~pcmcat748300489188&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys

    maybe your friend could check local stock availability or he could buy online for you?(free shipping over $35) JLP has them to try on & apple store here. He would have to declare value so you are insured if item was lost. Not sure how it would work re: Import duty/VAT as an import.
    hope this helps
    edit
    please see 2.1,2.2,2.3
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...tice-143-a-guide-for-international-post-users
     
  13. obelisk macrumors newbie

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    What would have changed?
     
  14. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but wOS 3 doesn't come out until this Fall, when the Apple Watch 2 is likely to launch.
     
  15. deany, Jun 14, 2016
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    My view & apples view is there won't be Gen 2 in the fall.
    Can't remember the exact wording but the chap that did the demo for watchOS 3 at the conference said from autocue ''Its like a whole new watch''
    He wouldn't say that if Gen 2 was launching with watchOS 3

    cheers
    --- Post Merged, Jun 14, 2016 ---
    exact wording:
    http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/13/watchos-3-includes-faster-app/

    .....and makes it feel like a whole new watch".

    My view is that apple will refresh the watch every 2 years as its their ''most personal product yet'' so I think Summer 2017 for gen 2.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    The AW is not for everyone. I have a times go back to my Fitbit. Only way to know is to buy and try as YOU are the one who has to make the choice if it is worth getting one. If you look around you can find them way cheaper than retail!
     
  17. deany macrumors 68020

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    Always make sure you have a 14 day no quibble return policy for the apple watch.
     
  18. Freida macrumors 65816

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    I really think we will see new AW this fall. They need it on the fall cycle so its in line with the iPhone etc. Its a perfect xmas gift and they wanna be consistent with the software/hardware thing. Thats why you have iphone always in fall now (moved from the summer)

    We shall see but I don't think what happened at WWDC has any influence on no new AW based on a comment. In fact, they did address the speed issues so now its just logical to introduce new hardware that gives them more power for OS4 next WWDC. :)
     
  19. Volusia macrumors regular

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    I got one from the Best Buy sale last week (42mm Sport). Glad I did, especially now that I see the additional features that are coming. I used a FitBit Surge for a year, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but wanted the ability to answer texts and phone calls as well as just see them. For me, it was a worthwhile investment YMMV.

    Whenever the next generation comes out, I will probably wait a while then upgrade if it appears worthwhile.

    The Best Buy sale is reportedly on until June 18th.
     

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