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[3]: Saw one in the US
by sacc on Thu 18th Jun 2015 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Saw one in the US"
sacc
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2015-06-17

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.


Weird, considering I find it useful. I'm not a day trader and don't B/S functionality on the watch, but peeking at the watch during meetings after a buy is pretty nice.

You are wrong.

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RE[4]: Saw one in the US
by Alfman on Thu 18th Jun 2015 20:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Saw one in the US"
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2011-01-28

A smart watch to tell me how much I'm worth? Honestly, one glance at my used car, my NTSC TV, or my flip phone tells me that already. If I really wanted something on my wrist to remind me too, I'd get a $25 Casio.

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RE[5]: Saw one in the US
by kwan_e on Thu 18th Jun 2015 23:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Saw one in the US"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

A smart watch to tell me how much I'm worth? Honestly, one glance at my used car, my NTSC TV, or my flip phone tells me that already. If I really wanted something on my wrist to remind me too, I'd get a $25 Casio.


Oh, you're worth MUCH LESS than that. ;) Joking aside, like stock markets, people are over-valued by their assets.

But I like that way of putting it - a watch to tell you how much you're worth.

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