Would you purchase the watch if not apple??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ttexxan, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. ttexxan macrumors regular

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    So would you have purchased the watch design with the band of choice if it wasnt apple??

    Im thinking I would have passed hate to say
     
  2. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly? No. The seamless manner in which Apple products work together is a big selling point for me.

    Plus, I have been an unashamed Apple zealot since 1991.
     
  3. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    nope, especially with the ****** 18 hour life.
    I'd wait for the apple version :rolleyes:
     
  4. refslady macrumors regular

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    I would not have known as much about it -- I tend to ignore non-Apple "things". I'm not a fanboi, I just like my ecosystem's components to all play nicely together and I'm spoiled by handoffs, so I wouldn't even look at a non-Apple watch.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    The battery life is fine. Do you want one that lasts 2 days so you forget to charge it when you charge your phone or would you still charge it every night even if it lasted 2 days?
     
  6. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    No, I would've gone with the Pebble Time. I've been perfectly happy with my Pebble but have been waiting for something that works more seamlessly with iOS.
     
  7. jjm3 macrumors member

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    No, I don't think I would've. But then, it's hard to imagine any other company making a watch with these capabilities and this role in the digital ecosystem!
     
  8. Blackstick macrumors 6502

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    Love my iPhone too much and no other watch will get that level of integration, of course.
     
  9. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    What they said^
    I've looked at Pebbles before but just wasn't crazy about them.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    Your post is mostly NA. Because if it wasn't Apple it couldn't have the integration and functionality with the Apple ecosystem.
     
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  12. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Would wait to make sure it is supported by enough developers and no critical bugs that would make this useless.

    Apple is good with software update and make a device better overtime.
     
  13. bulbousnub macrumors 6502

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    I'd probably get a new Pebble or something. I love the concept of a smartwatch but I want something that integrates well into the ecosystem - hence my immediate purchase of an Apple Watch.
     
  14. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Nope. i only trust Apple. And I'm serious about only trusting Apple.
     
  15. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    I did when I bought a Pebble. It is a great concept but the execution is lacking. A 3rd party competitor is always going to fight an uphill battle against Apple.
     
  16. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Better question is: if Google or Microsoft pulled it off and make this watch, would you buy it?

    I would say maybe, if compatible with my iPhone.

    Edit: just want to add, I wouldn't pay as much for a device if made by Google and Microsoft. They don't command "Apple premium"

    Edit2: if made by Google, on second thought it should be free or even better Google would have to pay me to use it. For putting ads and give me zero privacy. I would pay a bit of money if made by Microsoft for the risk that it may crash horribly.
     
  17. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    No because it wouldn't integrate with the rest of my ecosystem.
     
  18. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    forget 2 days I want a week+ :rolleyes:
     
  19. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Apple's track record makes it worth the cost. I can't put much dependence in other companies as I can Apple.
     
  20. ttexxan thread starter macrumors regular

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    My thoughts----Many buy watches for there outward appearance and apple is also advertising as a "Classic" time piece.
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...and I want an iPhone and an iPad and a MacBook that last 2 weeks. :D I would even like a tank of gas in my car to last 2 weeks.:eek:
     
  22. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I want to date a millionaire supermodel astronaut who's totally devoted to me.
     
  23. pmau macrumors 65816

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    I prefer buying an Apple Watch because it integrates with iOS.

    Also, Apple is known to improve its products instead of replacing them completely.

    If you buy a device from another vendor, you can be sure it will be superseded quickly, because the main source of profit is creating lots of cheap products that have a low psychological barrier to be replaced.

    Just look at the Moto 360 which was and probably is a fine watch.
    But the problem is that it competes against a bunch of cheaper and newer devices that more or less do the same but seem fancier.
     
  24. methaw macrumors newbie

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    If the watch has all of the functionality that the apple watch has. I would gladly buy the watch. Competition is great for consumers and for companies. I tend to buy apple products because they fit my current needs and I prefer their mobile operating system to android.

    If a smart watch came along offering same functionality, I would love to try it.
     

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