Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Jun 2015 16:26 UTC
Apple

I bought an Apple Watch, and I've been wearing it for about two weeks. I'm a notorious mobile computing fanatic and early adopter. How does it hold up to real-world use? How does it compare to the hype?

Let's get this out of the way: I've been waiting for an Apple Watch for a long time. While a lot of people were quick to dismiss the whole idea, I've been on board with the idea of a wrist-mounted companion to a smartphone since I first started using a smartphone. I never bought a Pebble or any of the other first generation smart watches, largely because I've been around the block long enough to know that it's hard to be an early adopter, but partially because I wanted to wait and see what Apple would come up with.

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Saw one in the US
by shotsman on Thu 18th Jun 2015 17:42 UTC
shotsman
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2005-07-22

Disappointed about the apps not being removable esp the stocks. I only ever see them by accident on my company iPhone. I am NOT repeat NOT interested in Stock prices. I'd fully expect that most women with a watch wouldn't be interested either.

Apple needs to make it totally customisable. Then it will become more individual, tailoerd to the user.

Not going to get one. None of the bands I tried would fit my elephant trunk of a wrist. But that is rather moot anyway because I haven't worn a watch for 40years.

However, if Apple have sold around 5M of the things already then they will have re-defined the market in one go.

for a 1st gen device? pretty good 6/10.

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v RE: Saw one in the US
by sacc on Thu 18th Jun 2015 18:06 in reply to "Saw one in the US"
RE[2]: Saw one in the US
by David on Thu 18th Jun 2015 18:12 in reply to "RE: Saw one in the US"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

I agree with the general sentiment of OP's statement. Even for people who (like me) are generally interested in the stock market, very few of us actually want to clutter up our watch with stock quotes. And ironically, for the niche that does want stock quotes, the stock app isn't suitable because it have any market alerts or integration with trading platforms. So the stock app is basically useful for no one.

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RE[2]: Saw one in the US
by Carewolf on Thu 18th Jun 2015 19:30 in reply to "RE: Saw one in the US"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

"Disappointed about the apps not being removable esp the stocks. I only ever see them by accident on my company iPhone. I am NOT repeat NOT interested in Stock prices. I'd fully expect that most women with a watch wouldn't be interested either.


Considering 25% of the western population own public stock, and Apple users clearly have money and are probably even stocked up, "most" is a bit harsh.
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Doubt it. Only 1%'ers are not in debt.

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