Changed my mind about getting the Apple Watch

coop1701

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I have been wearing pebble watches since late 2013. Even if you don't think you will like them. Which I was very skeptical at first. It grows on you. I actually could not live without one now. I am on my second Pebble now because I ruined my first one while working on my lawn mower. I guess that's how I decided how worth it a smart watch was. If I didn't care about messing my first one up. I would not have had to run out and replace my original.


I think Apple set a new bar for smart watches. Whether it's worth the huge price. I don't know. Typically I buy a phone completely unseen or held. But a watch is different. Gotta hold it and see it. Won't be preordering one.
 

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I don't think Apple has really made the case yet for why people will actually find it useful. From what I hear most fitness trackers and smartwatches are used for a few weeks or months and then they gather dust in a drawer somewhere.
 

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I don't think Apple has really made the case yet for why people will actually find it useful. From what I hear most fitness trackers and smartwatches are used for a few weeks or months and then they gather dust in a drawer somewhere.
My point, or part of it anyway.
Other than a few bells and whistles which may or may not ever get used, it does the same as the phone you are still forced to carry. Now if it replaced the phone completely that would be a different story.
And what's with the ever changing size goal post issue. For years people wanted smaller and smaller phones. Then when the phones became computers they wanted bigger and bigger. The latest behemoths coming close to wide screen tv's. They are so big and thin that they can bend because of the design, and then people cry about it.
Now, they are still computers but we can't see anything on the tiny screens.
I'm confused!
 

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For the time being i'm viewing the watch as a toy for myself (yes, i'm buying one), it will make checking messages and some of the other minor tinkering I do during a work meetings (normally on my phone) a little less obvsious to the people around me. $399 less my $100 apple credit makes it more reasonable. If the technology changes dramatically or it becomes an integral part of my routine, maybe i'll spend more on the next gen.
 

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I don't think Apple has really made the case yet for why people will actually find it useful. From what I hear most fitness trackers and smartwatches are used for a few weeks or months and then they gather dust in a drawer somewhere.
I don't believe that to be true... I thought the same thing at one time. Which is why I only paid 27 dollars for my First Pebble. Just being able to view and reply to things in meetings and while on site with a customer is worth it to me. I think it's rude to be sitting in a meeting and pull your phone out. Plus now I never miss a call. I have truly become dependent on a smart watch.
 

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I don't believe that to be true... I thought the same thing at one time. Which is why I only paid 27 dollars for my First Pebble. Just being able to view and reply to things in meetings and while on site with a customer is worth it to me. I think it's rude to be sitting in a meeting and pull your phone out. Plus now I never miss a call. I have truly become dependent on a smart watch.
This assumes people are stupid and will have no idea that you aren't just checking the time. If someone looks at their watch for longer that a second, I'm going to assume they are reading texts, email, etc. I don't think reading messages on a smart watch is as covert as some people think it is.
 

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This assumes people are stupid and will have no idea that you aren't just checking the time. If someone looks at their watch for longer that a second, I'm going to assume they are reading texts, email, etc. I don't think reading messages on a smart watch is as covert as some people think it is.
I agree. The watch is the new phone and anyone not living in a cave the last several years will know.
Now, nothing wrong with getting a toy if you like it and are willing to pay for it. It's just, for me anyway, Canadian dollars puts the only one I would like at $780.00 . That's the "watch" not sport model in the larger size. Truly I would like the black case, black link bracelet model, but that's $1400 CDN.
 

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So...the watch is the new phone. Anyone not living in a cave the last several years will know you are checking the watch for messages.
That's all good if you want a toy and are willing to pay. No problem. However the lowest model I would want would be the "watch" not the sport. And the larger size with the cheap rubbery band. That puts it at $780 CDN dollars. The one I would like is the black case with the nice black link bracelet, but that would run me $1400 CDN.
 

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This assumes people are stupid and will have no idea that you aren't just checking the time. If someone looks at their watch for longer that a second, I'm going to assume they are reading texts, email, etc. I don't think reading messages on a smart watch is as covert as some people think it is.
Man... I thought I was James Bond's Evil twin... or maybe Evil'er twin. lol
 

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This assumes people are stupid and will have no idea that you aren't just checking the time. If someone looks at their watch for longer that a second, I'm going to assume they are reading texts, email, etc. I don't think reading messages on a smart watch is as covert as some people think it is.
Maybe is where I'm from but people where I live are clueless!!! Everyone that saw my pebble and happened to notice I was reading text asked "is that the new iwatch?!!!!!" SMH :D
 

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Tell them there's no such thing as an iWatch.
I got tired of correcting the name as well as the fact that the apple watch isn't out yet, of course my current pebble watch face may be confusing to some :D
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I keep seeing posts like who would pay $10k for a watch that will be outdated in a yr or 2? Well obviously you aren't the target market. Someone who can justify economically spending $10k plus for a piece of jewelry won't think twice about spending it again in a yr or 2. It's no different than you or I spending $399 on one to do it again in 2 yrs. only difference is their pockets are deeper.
 

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I keep seeing posts like who would pay $10k for a watch that will be outdated in a yr or 2? Well obviously you aren't the target market. Someone who can justify economically spending $10k plus for a piece of jewelry won't think twice about spending it again in a yr or 2. It's no different than you or I spending $399 on one to do it again in 2 yrs. only difference is their pockets are deeper.
I work in n a casino and I her people all the time say how and why would someone play thousands and hand of blackjack or a roll in craps. My answer to them is when you have enough money 5000 - 10,000 to them is like 5 - 10 to others. To some people 5-10 bucks is a fortune. It all comes down to how deep your pocket.

So to some people 10 grand for a watch is like other going to Walmart and getting a 10 dollars watch.


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