Weekend Open Forum: What do you think of the new Apple Watch?

By Justin Kahn ยท 54 replies
Sep 12, 2014
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  1. Apple Watch has finally been officially unveiled, likely with much of the same features and functionality you would have expected. I guess one thing that surprised me was the focus on the dial (crown) along the side as a main...

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  2. CJ100570

    CJ100570 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Honestly I'm not that impressed. It's an awesome piece of technology. But then so are the crop of Android Wear watches that are out there. Looks wise it's ok. But for my money the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R just look better. And then there's that proposed price.... No!
  3. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 336   +199

    How long will it take before we hear news stories about people being robbed for the gold iwatch?

    The iwatch is rather stupid looking when compared against some of the android offerings from other companies. Omitting a round design is a pretty massive mistake on Apple's part, or just part of their master plan to release incremental nonsense watches every year. Next year the iwatch will have a round model and will be a little bit thinner. Apple will be following the Android trends for the years to come. Everything they unveiled has all been just keeping up with the Jones. As far as I'm concerned Apple hasn't done anything innovative since they released the ipad. Bigger screen sizes, nfc payments, and a watch were Apple's biggest announcements. They literally haven't come up with anything new.

    There's going to be a lot of I-morons with these stupid watches soon but hey, at least it will push the industry forward. The more people that adopt the technology the faster the technology will improve. Wearables are still in their infancy and I haven't seen any device that hits a home run yet. As stupid as Apple is they have a way of herding the morons into the new tech trends.

    I think I'll wait a year and see what Android watches are available next summer / fall.
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  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,305   +648

    Pointless...it's a watch that has to be charged at least once a day, young people anymore typically don't wear watches, other than a novelty item for the iSheep, I don't see it.
    Jim$ter and trgz like this.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    It is pretty cool but the $350 price tag is too much.
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  6. The Truth

    The Truth TS Rookie

    Too big and yet kind of girly for a man.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,223

    Considering I don't plan on ever owning an iPhone, no I won't be owning a iWatch. But I think we should at least wait until there are some reviews before saying it's not worth buying. There's a chance smart watches will be the next thing that we can't live without once we have one, just like the smartphone or microwave.

    If I were betting though, I'd say it'll be more like the tablet. Some people love them, but many others don't see the point of them.
  8. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,334   +1,981

    Frankly, I rely on my android phone or my Seiko ... anything else is just overkill!
  9. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    Dumbest... Product... Ever. They make the iWatch, my reaction is iDontCare.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,719   +3,697

    My reaction is iGnore.
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  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,997   +1,317

    I expected apple to do something that would make the smartwatch a more appealing product but it still feels like a niche thing to me.
    Jim$ter likes this.
  12. mctommy

    mctommy TS Addict Posts: 217   +38

    Not that I'll be buying but:

    Moto360 still has the best design though reviews said the battery is atrocious.
    LG G watch is ok, good battery life but plain looking.
    Samsung gears have 4-5 models (Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 neo, Gear fit, Gear live) with some with a camera and others with different display, most reviews say that the main issue is the lack of apps.
    iwatch looks like any of the LG or Samsung Gear offerings in its rectangular shape, though through the preview, it seems like they have plenty of apps ready when they launch in 2015. No indication on battery life, as usual apple brings in a new power connector to make a bunch of $$$.

    All the offerings still suck.
  13. Without cam, wasted product ever from Apple.
    This never happens if Steve alive.
  14. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +855

    I haven't ever bought an Apple anything, for me personally, not a big deal.

    But I think as a society we're getting into social media overload. If people with their smart phones can do everything the watch can, they'll do it with the smart phone. Why double up on the same task?
  15. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,335   +843

    I'd rather spend $2500 on a gold Rolex than on this ugly, pointless watch.
  16. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I remember an IT guy had mounted an iPod Nano touch on to a watch strap around 3 years ago. A bit cheaper than the product being offered today!

    Frankly I would prefer to buy a decent watch that keeps good time and does not require charging up everyday. Ironically I use my smart phone to tell the time as I don't currently have a working watch. My wife on the other hand has quite a few watches but I would never use on of those as they don't suit me.
  17. trgz

    trgz TS Addict Posts: 221   +50

    Clever but pointless. I haven't worn a watch in about 15 years and these days the phone does the job, though I am considering an automatic analogue because of the simplicity/slightly 'off-the-grid' nature of one.
  18. Snowden

    Snowden TS Member Posts: 68   +31

    To me, it looks like Pikachu threw up on someone's wrist.

    Needless to say I won't be spying one...er I mean buying one.
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  19. Disappointed - I expected it to look awesome. It's no better than Android Wear + it's dearer...
  20. Frank Barnett

    Frank Barnett TS Rookie Posts: 61   +6

    Just the kind of customer Apple likes!!
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  21. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    Ya it might be cool but for the price no way. The only way it will take off I think is #1 drop the price or #2 make it work without a cell phone.
  22. JordLevy

    JordLevy TS Member Posts: 18

    Don't you think the Moto 360 has seriously weak internals? I think the 360 is going to flop compared to other wearables. Besides I'm waiting to see what Microsoft proposes :)
  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,719   +3,697

    Wouldn't be large enough to show all those colorful squares. And it would require online activation before you could use it. And must be used in conjunction with Surface Pro for tracking.
  24. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

  25. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    The design, from a jewelry perspective, is boring and unimaginative. Though, I wasn't expecting a Rolex out of Apple (okay, maybe a Rolex price). Apple et al. also need to justify why you would wear such a thing when you've got a smartphone in your pocket/on your hip.

    Needless to say, I won't be getting one (from any company). If someone comes out with a smartwatch that doesn't look like it was designed on the set of a 1970s sci-fi film, they still have to convince me that the redundancy is somehow not an issues. Both of these things are unlikely, so I'll be sticking with mechanical watches for the foreseeable futures.

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