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bballrob

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So, I have to drive to the big city after work tonight to pick up my Daugher and her husband who are coming home for the summer from college. It's gonna be a quick trip, at least as quick as a 2.5 hour each way drive can be. But I decided to at least do ONE thing that I want to while I'm there. I'll be hitting up the local Apple Store to try on the Apple Watch while I'm up there. Scheduled myself an 8:15 PM appointment.

I'm curious to know if anyone has gone in yet and tried them on. What did they let you do? Were you able to pair it to your phone, and if so, how was it? What were you able to test out? I've still not even talked myself into actually purchasing one, but I'm gonna give it a try-on anyhow.
 

Michael Baturin

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#3
They let you try on models which just cycle through a demo mode. It also demos the taptic feedback on your wrist. I've heard they have models you can try which aren't in demo mode (though not pair) but I didn't have that opportunity at my try on appointment.
 

Leo

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#5
These vary from store to store. Here's my Apple Watch try-on experience. It was nothing magical. I did leave knowing that I had made a mistake buying the 38mm. :(
I just read your try on experience. To be honest, things were a little shaky on day 1, at least for us. We also assumed that our watches were dead, but one thing that was missed during communication from our overnight team was that double-pressing the side button underneath the crown would make the watch go into a demo loop. They were actually on the whole time, just sleeping. No one knew what to do until this special 2-3 person team that did the programming for the watches (and had worked the overnight before) came in the next day and communicated that kind-of-important info.
 

chris

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#8
I'm not faulting the staff. I also understand there are plenty of moving parts. I just felt there were a sea of articles that proclaimed it to be an amazing retail experience. Mine was ordinary. Nothing wrong with that, but just the same, ordinary.

I do think that it's a big mistake to allow someone to try-on a watch that's dead. It reinforces one of the major concerns - battery life.
 

Docd

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He only missed one thing. On the side of the digital crown should match the color of the band.


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up10ad

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#15
These vary from store to store. Here's my Apple Watch try-on experience. It was nothing magical. I did leave knowing that I had made a mistake buying the 38mm. :(
Hmmm, I'll have to see them on my wrist too. By the way Chris, in the article you say
To my surprise, both sizes are what I would call relatively small and either scream, “Nerd alert."
I assume you meant that neither scream "Nerd alert". I don't know. I guess I'll get used to seeing rectangular black watches in time.
 

BrownGem

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#16
Since I have not tried on a demo can someone give feedback on the band sizes. If you have a 175 mm wrist. The medium leather loop band size says it will go to 185 mm. Is there enough band left to have nice overlap or would you be moving up in size? Sorry if this is covered somewhere else :)