Why have you sold your Apple watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Jeremy12345, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Jeremy12345 macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2015
    I am going to sell my Apple watch but was wondering why you have sold your Apple watch?
  2. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2012
  3. exxxviii, Jul 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016

    exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    I'm on the bubble. I am going to buy either a Garmin 735XT or the next gen 920XT to replace my aging triathlon watch. These do fitness and activity tracking second-to-none. The 735XT looks decent as an everyday device-- not as attractive as a traditional watch or the AW, but it is not bad. If the 735XT becomes an everyday watch for me, I will likely sell the AW.

    As I have been pondering it, this is what I would miss most from the AW:
    • Email notifications (I think everyone does message notifications, but I am not sure if the Garmin does email)
    • Apple Pay
    • Dark Sky (Though, I think that the Garmin does have a weather app, and it may have notifications)
    • Hey Siri for starting timers while grilling
    • Ability to switch bands around (I have more than a dozen bands)
  4. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I bought a used AW about a month ago and I don't know if I could part with it. It has far exceeded my expectations!

    I hope you find the watch you are looking for!
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
  6. azfalcons Suspended


    Sep 29, 2014
    Valley of the sun
    I think we have multiple threads on this already. I haven't sold mine. I will to upgrade to he Watch 2 maybe but other than that no plans to sell.
  7. vonWachtstain macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2011
    I sold mine for good price all things considered. But I regret it. I didnt think watch was essential when I had it. Now that its gone I know I made a mistake. But I will not pay Apple $700 again. I still believe watch owners are being treated as second category at apple stores.
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    There used to be a sticky at the top specifically for this, but I guess it lost interest and dropped off.

    Topics like this should be less relevant once the AW becomes more useful on wOS 3 (you might want to reconsider selling lest you come crawling back; there have been quite a number of members who returned even on wOS 2).
  9. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    I haven't...

    … but one thing that would make me consider selling would be if an employer had a restriction against personal electronic devices. It's not unheard of here in the Washington, DC, area with some government agencies banning everything from personal cell phones to iPods and Fitbits.

    That being said, I still love wearing it when I'm not doing work stuff. I enjoy not having to keep my phone on my person all the time. I'd keep it for logging workouts and staying generally connected.

    I'm a hair's breadth away from putting my Garmin 410 on Craigslist, too, because even though the 410 gathers much more data than the AW can, I just don't care about the data anymore.
  10. exxxviii, Jul 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016

    exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Dump the 410 and live on the edge with just the AW. The 4xx series was an aborted turd... Garmin abandoned it almost as soon as they introduced it. Those were probably at Garmin's lowest point of product innovation and value in the history of their sport GPS watches. A friend of mine has the 405 and his wife has the 410. They can't wait for them to die so they can justify replacements.
  11. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Shh! Don't ruin the resale value any more than it is! ;)
  12. PatrickNSF macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2011
    I've had the 735XT since it was released, and am on my second AW (sold a SS after 7 or 8 months for a Sport). I go for weeks and weeks using the 735XT as a daily wear, but it's mainly to get 24/7 activity tracking to go along with my running and cycling. The smartwatch features are rough.

    Lately I've been wearing the AW as my daily wear, and just using the 735XT for running and cycling. That seems to be the best compromise for me at the moment. Ideally, I'd love to have the activity data (steps, sleep) consolidated from the two devices, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
  13. rip-the-jacker macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2011
    i bough one beginning of the year, then sold it. it wasn't until afterwords i realized how much i missed it. so now i have the same model again and WILL NOT be parting with it this time.


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