Which apple Watch? Work as a lawn mower man

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shadowman, May 20, 2015.

  1. shadowman macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2015
    Hi Everyone,

    I am having problems deciding between the Sport or the SS model (I have both on order). I work as a lawn mower man and I am worried about how the watch will handle the abuse.

    My current G-shock has a fair few scratches on the screen from dirt and rocks being thrown by the whipper snipper.

    I am worried the screen on the Sport model wont be able to handle the abuse. But at the same time the softness of the SS might struggle :rolleyes:

    I know I could run a screen protector but they look pretty crappy
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Wear a wristband around it while mowing the lawn?
  3. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    Get the sport or the SS with white sports band. i have that but i scratched the sides, r u 100% you want an apple watch?
  4. smoge macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2011
    ... what?

    I do agree; big dumb cover looks crappy. However if your not prepared to just wear your g-shock when your working, then a cover is probably the best way to go.
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I have mowed the lawn a few times with my sport and worst thing I could see happening to it is a little bit of grass gets on it.
  6. vegetassj4 macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2014
    oh no, it's Jobe. Watch out for ringing telephones.
  7. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2010
    ...beat me too it!

    I think you meant we should law fear our tactic engines all going off in unison worldwide... Then we will know OP has received his Apple watch...

    But seriously OP - I worked as a lawnmower man/ construction man for a long time, age 14 to 21. I would get the SS with a sport strap (black). You need that sapphire for all the bumps and scrapes during your work day and leather will absorb gas, oil and fumes and lawnmower crud way faster than sport watch band will. Also, I'd go with black, or your white band will end up green.

    Let us all know how many miles you mow in a day after you get your watch. I know from experience it's probably a lot.

    Happy shopping.
  8. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    I'm a mailman and had worries about it getting damaged. Yes the sapphire screen sounded great but I ended up ordering the sport. I want to make sure I use it before I spend the more money on it. I will probably get a screen protector. I also purchased apple care.

    I haven't received it yet but you do have 14 business days that you can always return it if you think you got the wrong one.
  9. shadowman thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2015
    Thanks everyone.

    The wrist band over the watch seems like a good idea but I would prefer to be able to glance down and check for missed call/messages. But it is an option.

    I have read many reports of people easily scratching their sports version. I am pretty hands on so I am worried it will be trashed easily.

    Yes I am sure I want a apple watch. Who doesn't lol!

    My other option might be not wearing it when mowing :( but that defeats the purpose of having one
  10. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    I second that recommendation for the SS with the black sport band. You could get one of those rubbery cases that comes on and off easily and just use it when you're working. That way the watch stays protected on the job and looks great when you're off work.
  11. placidity44 macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2015
    I personally would recommend the sport model with the band of your choice for a couple reasons.
    -the watch sport has the better display because the higher end apple watches the sapphire used in the display reflects more light and the color will looked washed out under the bright sun
    -it's cheaper so if it gets damaged it's not as hard of a blow as if you damage the stainless steel version. Here's a link as a reference to reenforce what I have said.


  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Thanks for those links. I didn't know about that. Even if I did, I probably would've still picked the SS model. I tried them both on and didn't notice any real difference in display quality. Outdoors it may be different, but I'm not usually outdoors right now. It sounds like the sapphire display is the second best of all smartwatches out there, losing only to the sport display. But I will make sure to test it out some outside in those first 14 days.

    Maybe Apple can make some electronic sunglasses that help you see the watch better outdoors. Then you can get info on the inside of the glasses and OH NO, I'VE ALREADY GONE AND SPENT ANOTHER $500-$1,000 ON A PRODUCT THAT DOESN'T EXIST.
  13. placidity44 macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2015
    Haha. You could always get the SS model and if the glare or anything bugs you you could return it and go with the sport. If you're not outside much though I personally am a fan of the stainless steel model. Just thought i'd throw the glare information out there so you'd be aware. Best of luck with your choice! I'm excited to get one too.
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    You'd think as a geology student who JUST took mineralogy in the fall I would've known this. But here's a secret: There are a ton of minerals! Hell, sapphire is really just a form of corundum, and it's not like we had time to really get the specifics nailed down on any of them. After all that stuff I get to a class this semester where plagioclase gets referred to mostly as anorthite and albite, and I'm all confused.

    And now you understand why I bought a watch as a reward for surviving that mess. No telling what I'll have to buy myself when I graduate since I already got forced -- old car was about to plunge into repair hell -- into a Prius V in the fall. Apple's got 18 months to make me a little something.

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