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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RE: Saw one in the US
by sacc on Thu 18th Jun 2015 18:06 UTC in reply to "Saw one in the US"
sacc
Member since:
2015-06-17

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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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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v RE[3]: Saw one in the US
by sacc on Thu 18th Jun 2015 18:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Saw one in the US"
Notifications
by Lennie on Fri 19th Jun 2015 00:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Saw one in the US"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Now I have to ask:

My impression always was, I see some of that in the article again, the people that really want a smart watch have a notification problem. They have to many of them and they just can't seem ignore them.

It looks like some kind of an addiction or an anxiety of missing out on something important.

To me it made a lot more sense to have that phone with the e-ink on the back and that just have some counters with all the notifications which I don't want to be notified about (app/type X: 3, app/type Y: 4, new messages from SomePerson: 6).

So to me it seems the smartwatch is solving the wrong problem.

What would you say to that ?

Edited 2015-06-19 00:03 UTC

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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.
"

Doubt it. Only 1%'ers are not in debt.

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RE[3]: Saw one in the US
by shotsman on Fri 19th Jun 2015 05:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Saw one in the US"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Ok, I'll take the bait.

I do own some shares (as we call them in the UK). Do I want to trade them on a whim of a notification that might appear on my wrist? Not a chance.
Unless you are a trader/day trader share dealing is not something you do every day. So why does the normal person need to know (instantly) that the FT250 has gone up by 0.01% when 15mins ago it was flat? They don't.
Their life is is not going to end because their portfolio has gove down by $10 in the last hour. If you are in that state then may I humbly suggest that you seek professional medial advice.

On average I look at my investments once a month. I have other things in my life that take priority. But that it just me, a sad sack who owes no one any money and is looking forward to retiring soon.

Share apps and notifications might be useful to some people but once the ownership of device like the apple Watch gets out into the wider public the will be like me and not care about share price notifications. Now the weather... that is another story all together.

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RE[3]: Saw one in the US
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 19th Jun 2015 17:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Saw one in the US"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, I'm pretty sure their tax returns show them as heavily in debt. They have very good tax lawyers.

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RE[3]: Saw one in the US
by zima on Sun 21st Jun 2015 23:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Saw one in the US"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Only 1%'ers are not in debt.

you're wrong (unless I suddenly became 1%, which I doubt very much)

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