Would you purchase the watch if not apple??

ttexxan

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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
 

SixtyK

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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
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.
 
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Armen

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nope, especially with the ****** 18 hour life.
I'd wait for the apple version :rolleyes:
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?
 

DavidLynch

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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.
 

jk4lebron23

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

Julien

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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
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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Poochi

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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.
 

bulbousnub

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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.
 

dacreativeguy

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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
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.
 

Poochi

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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.
 

ditzy

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No because it wouldn't integrate with the rest of my ecosystem.
 

foxkoneko

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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?
forget 2 days I want a week+ :rolleyes:
 

sterl320

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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.
 

ttexxan

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

profmatt

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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:
I want to date a millionaire supermodel astronaut who's totally devoted to me.
 

pmau

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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.
 

methaw

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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.