No one needs an Apple Watch

That doesn't diminish the watch's fundamental utility, though. A funny thing's happened to me a number of times since I started wearing an Apple Watch: I see people staring at my wrist. Inevitably, if I catch their gaze, they'll initiate a conversation with me about it.

There's a lot of interest in the Apple Watch. But people are still trying to get their heads around it.

"How do you like your watch," is how the conversation starts.

Ultimately people want to know how I'm using it: What I'm using it for. Getting important notifications, I tell them. Starbucks transactions and using Apple Pay. Making calls, sending messages, activity tracking. Those are my top uses. Things that make it so I don't have to reach for my iPhone.

Many people are certainly interested in the Apple Watch, but more often than not, they'll shrug and say something like, "Well, it's not for me." Or "It sounds nice to have, but I don't need one."

Well, no kidding. No one needs an Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch is, by design, an accessory for the iPhone — something that improves the experience of using one.

The curiosity people exhibit is telling. This is a nascent technology. People don't fully understand what it is or how it works yet. They're seeing ads for it, reading about it, seeing them on people's wrists. They're interested in the Apple Watch, to be certain. Just not ready to pull the trigger yet.

What I've begun to realize about the Apple Watch is just how well it integrates into the rest of Apple's philosophy: Their desire to make the interface to our devices as invisible and unobtrusive as possible.

The Apple Watch continues this concept by putting what we're doing at the center, not how we're doing it. We can respond with less effort to a message, manage a transaction, track an exercise and activity, or receive notifications from apps we use.

To that end, I'm finding new uses for the Apple Watch every day. And I'm finding that using one works itself almost surreptitiously into my daily life. It's a lot easier to raise my wrist to check an incoming message from my wife and to respond to it than it is to go fishing in my pocket for my phone. I appreciate the periodic taps I get reminding me to take meds and supplements, things that I quite frankly missed or ignored when they were happening on my phone.

Much has been written in just the last couple of weeks about whether the Apple Watch is a success or failure. Rene offered his opinion, and I'd encourage you to read it, if you haven't already. It's an indictment of the media, more than anything.

Bottom line: Apple is the only one that actually knows how many Apple Watches they've sold, and they haven't said. And aren't likely to either.

Knowing how many Apple Watches have been sold isn't a helpful information. Understanding how Apple Watches are actually used give us better insight to the product's ultimate success or failure.

Apple Watch is limited, by design, with watchOS 1.0, and what it can do. To that end, it's not a technology that I recommend to everyone unabashedly. I think there are good reasons to own an Apple Watch, but they have to be reasons that jibe with your use of technology, what you're doing and how you're doing them.

Many of the shackles that constrain what the Apple Watch can do will be removed when watchOS 2.0 appears later this year. But even now, the Apple Watch succeeds in a very important way: By making access to information and the ability to react to it that much more seamless than it was before.

Do I need my Apple Watch? No. Does my Apple Watch make using my iPhone better? Yes.

Peter Cohen
  • "I don't need it" is just an expression that means "I don't want it enough to justify the price" ... of course it's not meant to be taken literally, much like "I'd kill for a burger right now." We don't really go out of our way to chastise people for not being completely literal 100% of the time, do we? I love my Watch, and I've wanted Apple to release one since accessory makers first released straps for the iPod Nano 6G... but the price point is going to put many casual users off. When the profit margin is so high, I'm sure Apple doesn't care about that... but given this 'fashion' marketing angle, judging success by raw sales numbers alone is pretty stupid. Apple knew that going in, which is why they said in advance that they wouldn't be releasing sales figures. It stands to reason that not everyone wants to adorn themselves with an aluminium puck, and rubber shackle. The stainless watch is far more attractive to me personally, but certainly raises the barrier for entry. It seems clear to me that a $450 link bracelet is Apple's way of addressing the product at genuinely interested buyers rather than casual impulse buyers. The glut of disinterested tech writers are a reflection of that. They have one because they want to get paid for writing about it, but people who buy things they don't really want have no business blaming anyone but themselves.
  • "I don't need it" is just an expression that means "I don't want it enough to justify the price" ... of course it's not meant to be taken literally, much like "I'd kill for a burger right now." That about sums it up. But also, if you are on a strict budget and/or saving for something you very much may only spend on items that are of need. I'd say a very accurate part of that statement about "don't want it enough to justify the price." Because, though i've no interest in an apple watch, many many a product falls into that category. Like a $2000 guitar, a $100k+ sports car. Even basic stuff. Like my friend asked me if i want to go to a concert. I like the artists but not enough to justify paying $90 right now because i've got some bills to pay. I say if you like an apple watch buy it and be happy and you shouldn't worry if others want it or not. If you're happy that's good enough. The only reason you should care about sales figures is that poor sales may be an indicator of how long your product may last. But again, if you're happy with your purchase it won't much matter.
  • Nice read Peter.. This is my experience as well. Love my watch, Don't 'NEED' it, but it helps me in so many ways. It's the swiss army-knife of the iPhone..
  • I tried one for a week but went back to my Pebble. Funny thing is, people see it and invariably ask "Is that an Apple Watch?"
  • That's what everyone asked when I had my Pebble, months before the Apple Watch came along. The funny thing is, I told everyone (including myself) that I was just playing with the smartwatch concept to get the curiosity out of my system. There's no way I would get the first-generation, $400 Apple Watch. Now I have an Apple Watch. It's black on black and not very conspicuous. Nobody asks about it unless they see me doing something with it. Of course my friends and coworkers who heard me saying "NO WAY" are once again laughing at me. I could not go back to Pebble, even for the battery life. Being able to deal with and dismiss notifications on the watch and then NOT SEE THEM on the phone are worth the extra money. Also, the Pebble Time's color screen is so dim it's nasty.
  • Actually, yeah, I got a lot of that before the Watch was out as well. And I bought the Pebble as a "starter watch" early this year just to see if I could even tolerate wearing a watch again and to see how useful it would be. I won't go into the details here but the Pebble just works better for me than Apple Watch was. I might try the next version but I really do just like the Pebble better for a number of reasons that I don't think are going to be resolved by Apple.
  • Hey I like the peeble but what can it do that the apple watch can't ?
    If there weren't and apple watch I will surely have one .
    But know it seems really plastic and can only read notifications plus some apps.
    :) Ty for any answers. Sent from the iMore App
  • I don't really want to get into a big Apple vs. Pebble discussion here. I just happen to like the way Pebble looks and works better. I missed more notifications with Apple Watch because they didn't also show up on the iPhone like they do with Pebble. For me, Watch was too buggy - Siri didn't always work, phone calls weren't always answered. It's easier for me to just pop over to the phone when I need to. Deleting an email or responding to a text is way faster for me on the phone than fiddling with the watch. I like being able to glance down and instantly see what is on my Pebble rather than waiting for the Watch to light up. None of the Watch-to-Watch communications are useful to me because I don't know anyone else who has one. I did see one in the wild once, on a client, but even she isn't wearing it any more. I've never seen another one out there (Boston area.) <shrug> Just my opinions, not looking to convince anyone that the Watch isn't a great device. It's just not for me. Yet.
  • Ty :) I'm not looking for a versus . Just like to have different opinions. Sent from the iMore App
  • i have a friend with a pebble. I think it works with android phones too because cause he was talking about the features (and i was ignoring him drinking my beer lol). But it does some things like answer phone calls and texts with android phones which i guess being an apple product the Apple watch probably doesn't do. but honestly that's just a guess because as i said, i really was totally not paying much attention.
  • "Being able to deal with and dismiss notifications on the watch and then NOT SEE THEM on the phone are worth the extra money." That sounded like Apple made you paid extra money to get rid of features you don't want on the phone, where you agreed to paid money for in the first place. That is utterly brilliant on Apple's part if it was true.
  • "I don't need it!" can mean several things. Mostly, it means, "I can't afford it!". About half the people in the US are on government assistance of some kind. Many can barely afford their 16 gb iPhone every 2 years for $199.99 or take whatever they can get for free. Then a watch comes along for $400? LOL Most can't afford it. Others can't justify it financially. I got one. And it's nice. Do I "need" it? No, not really. I could function with that "friction" just fine. I got it so I can help field the questions about it.
  • Wow. Did you actually just convince yourself that the real truth is, everyone wants what you have, but say they dont, only because they cant afford it? Thanks for again validating the smug apple bubble mentality. To burst the bubble,the REAL truth is, its actually kind of a dumb purchase to make in the opinion of many. Unlike a smartphone, its in the "unnecessary and overpriced toy" category. Just like $800 handbags. Its redundant. Its stretching. Everyone i know with one cant explain for longer than 20 seconds why they own one lol
  • Yeah Finally Peter's take is what I was waiting for. Its something nice to have but to me doesn't justify the price tag for accessory for iPhone.
  • Just curious?? Is the lettering of the complications actually (the color) blue in this watch face (which I believe is "Utility") or is it the way it was photographed?
  • I would like to know this as well as I cannot find anyway to change the color of the complications.
  • pinging you because I answered below :)
  • That same question was asked on another thread on iMore, and went unanswered as well. I'd like to know.
  • pinging you because I answered below
  • It's the terrible white-balance in the photo. It must have been taken in mixed lighting. Eg, dusk outside, with some lights on in the room which made the camera choose poorly. The only complication you can change the colour of is the date inside the dial.
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  • Dude, the dress is gold.
  • I think part of the issue is people don't go into the purchase fully understanding what the Apple Watch is. People ask me "What does it do?" I tell them the truth - it's a watch. Plain and simple. It tells time. This is it's primary function. From there, it gives you added bonuses over other watches, but only IF you are an Apple person. I am. I'm embedded into Apple. All my files, pictures, music, movies, etc... all with Apple. So buying a watch that fits into that world only makes sense for me - but not necessarily everyone else. But what a lot of people don't understand is how specific and how narrow the Apple Watch market is. First, generally, you need to be a watch person. I've worn a watch every day for my entire adult life. It just feels weird not wearing one now. But for a lot of other people, especially since the invention of the smart phone, they don't wear watches. You're either a watch person or a "no watch" person. Sure Apple will get some who just want another Apple product, but overall the "no watch" people is not going to be a market Apple will reach. I know people who don't wear watches and I don't even recommend it to them. The next reason why it's a narrow market is because if you are a watch person, like sunglasses, they are extremely personal. Yes, Apple has a few band choices and there are 3rd party bands out there too, but overall you have 3 choices for the watch and 1 of them is pretty much out for 90% of the population. I like my Apple Watch. Ultimately it just replaced my last watch, but I now have the added convenience of not having to pull my iPhone out of my pocket every time I get a notification. As the software, specifically Siri, get better I can see it becoming a better conduit into my Apple "world". But because it's a watch, I don't believe it is for everybody.
  • Do I need the watch, no. But the conversations it has sparked is worth the price of admission alone. Everything from people asking "Is that the new Apple thingy. To, "I saw you talking to your wrist, why?" And my favorite is when a phone call comes in. The watch rings and some people have actually taken a step back and given we the "you left your pants at home today" look. Funny any day of the week.
  • I have had 3 smart watches over the last couple years. In order Samsung Gear (1st Gen), Samsung Gear Neo, Moto 360. I took back the 1st gen gear because for $300 I thought it didn't add benefit to my life. I still have the Neo and Moto 360 but I bought these for around $100-$120 each. For that price they were worth it. I have always been a watch wearer however I realize I prefer the classic stylish time pieces that will be handed down to my children / grandchildren then what these smart watches provide. I found myself more often than not reaching for my Rado, TAG and even my deep dive watch (for those times at the beach or swimming). There are a place for smart watches, for sure. Again I kept the Neo and 360. I use them on the golf course with apps to count steps, strokes and distance to the green. I think the Apple Watch is one of the better looking ones but I think the entry price is a barrier that isn't just a problem with the Apple Watch but all of the better looking newer smart watches out there. Just this one guys opinion.
  • The price of entry is unavoidable. I think it's actually a bargain given that a factory mass produced Swiss quartz watch which only tells time and date will cost at least $300 on the grey market and $500 retail. And those models, which have mass produced quartz mechanisms are not the sort of thing you'll end up calling a family heirloom either. But there will be lots of folks who just can't spend $350+ for any watch of any kind ever. And that's fine, I can't have a brand new Corvette right now either, lol.
  • You can't compare the entry price to any other kind of watch. No other watch needs to be replaced every year or two. The Apple Watch is 7-10x more expensive that its ticket price given how long people usually continue to use a nice watch.
  • Who says Apple Watch will need to be replaced every year or two? I know people still using iPad 2's and iPhone 4S's. Not every tech product has to follow smart phone upgrade cycles. And not everyone feels the need to have the latest and greatest gadget.
  • Yes, yes, "not everyone" this and that... but be honest with yourself. The people who don't upgrade are budget-conscious types who wouldn't buy a watch in the first place. It's a frivolous expense for the type of person who still carries around a 4S (not that it even works with a 4S). Also. it's a first generation device. If the type of person you describe even buys a first gen device, they buy it off ebay when people like me sell ours a year later, to buy the newer model. Most people like a new phone every year or two. That's the majority. They don't NEED one every year or two, but they WANT one. Exactly the same will apply to the watch. Its capabilities will rapidly increase, and then maybe, just maybe once there's a 5th generation, some folks will still be carrying Gen2 around, but imagine how silly your argument sounds based on the facts established by the current mobile market. Apple watch is destined to be upgraded, not handed down to your grandchildren like a Rolex. Its true cost over 10 years is therefore astronomical for those who actually like the god damned thing.
  • I agree. And since the "entry price" of other watches that tell time varies from "free in a box of cornflakes" to thousands of dollars, the comparison is ridiculous. It really is best as you say to just look at what it offers for the price and decide if you feel it's worth it to you. Personally, I was seriously underwhelmed and returned mine after two days. If it was a $50-$100 plastic item I would have kept it and I think the sales volume would have been so high that Apple might even have made more money selling it that way (as if Apple actually needs money). I'm not a fan of Apple's recent move into the luxury brand market and I don't think the watch is really worth even a fraction of it's selling price. It's an unnecessary buy for most people and more of a prestige thing than a real useable product IMO.
  • "Knowing how many Apple Watches have been sold isn't a helpful information. Understanding how Apple Watches are actually used give us better insight to the product's ultimate success or failure"? Lol. Sounds like someone should be a politician. Sent from the iMore App
  • If these Ebert sold through carriers then they would sell like crazy. Because right now to the normals, "it cost twice as an iPhone I'm not buying that shit," Sent from the iMore App
  • Right. It's not accessory if it cost more than the thing it is accessorizing. I'd LOVE an Apple Watch. But being a house with one income there is absolutely no way I can justify it.
  • I don't even want one.
  • "It's a lot easier to raise my wrist to check an incoming message from my wife and to respond to it than it is to go fishing in my pocket for my phone." That is some solid infomercial style sales right there! Cheesy Infomercial Sales Guy:
    "Do you get tons of messages and alerts on your phone? How much of a pain is it to reach all the way into your pocket and fish out your phone just to check them?! Almost impossible, right?!" In the past, Apple has thrived by innovating and exploring new areas in technology. When new products have been released they have done a very good job adjusting perception and convincing folks there was a place in their life for said product. I was somewhat skeptical of the iPad. Now I use mine every day and get annoyed when some task requires an actual computer. I don't think I'll ever be convinced that there is a real hole in my day to day that will be filled by Apple Watch. I may be wrong, but I suspect I resonate the majority opinion. It is not to say the Watch has or will fail. I just question the entire segment of wearables. I'm just not certain the general public is ready for them. They will, one day, probably catch on and it will be interesting to see that change. Sent from the iMore App
  • It's a lot easier to raise my wrist to check an incoming message from my wife and to respond to it than it is to go fishing in my pocket for my phone." Unless the responses to the wifey are contained in the stock responses or Siri can be used (which if you are in public, may not be the best course of action), then I would say it's not always easier to use the watch. I am not quite sure how big Peter's pockets are but the phone is never far away and if in the pocket, it's usually not a "fishing" scenario.
  • I completely understand and respect your viewpoint on this, but will tell you in all honesty, your opinion won't change until you buy one and actually use it daily for 2 weeks (take advantage of the return policy, just test yourself). The Apple Watch can only truly be understood if you use it for a reasonable period of time. Like I write below, I've now come to expect the ability to see a notification on my wrist as I sit at work and my iPhone sits in my pocket, or at home while my iPhone charges upstairs or is in another room and I'm laying on the couch.
    These unnecessary luxury conveniences can't be appreciated until you live with them for some time. That's all I can say. Go buy one planning on returning it before the 14 days are up and use it fully, daily, and see for yourself.
  • When people ask me about the watch I say it is a lot like the smartphone was to a computer. It gives me the chance to tackle things quickly and with ease without having to go for the more powerful device. No smartphones are getting even more powerful but that is what people were wondering when they first came out.
  • Peter - yes, good write up. I could talk for 20 minutes about the Apple Watch, but in short I simply put it this way: "Nowadays, whenever I wear my nice fancy Swiss automatic, I find myself instinctively and nearly unconsciously glancing at it every time I get a ping from my iPhone. This is how much the convenience and utility of the Apple Watch gets absorbed into your daily consciousness without even knowing it."
    - Me
  • I'd love to get one, but until they have some sort of sleep tracking, an important part of workout recovery, I will keep wearing my MS Band. The Band is not comfortable, but with built in GPS and accurate sleep tracking, I can't give it up for something that looks and feels better, but doesn't do what I want. Hopefully with their second watch it will have what I need.
  • I am loving my watch and the first time it rang and my phone was somewhere else in the house she said wow we made it to the era of Dick Tracey comics and for the youngsters he was so ahead of his time it was strange to my folks. All of my Apple stuff replaced all of the Microsoft stuff. I so wish that I had held out and waited for the 6 Plus 2 years ago. There are 2 watches in my office, a soldier uses his for tracking his bike rides, his runs to get ready for the Army 10 Mile Race. Treated my Dad to dinner one night and left my wallet next to him and when we were leaving he said hey you need to still pay I said I did and used my watch to do it. Yes it is expensive but when I saw it I knew I wanted one, so I sold a old camera and started dropping unused coins into a huge jar and my next one is just about paid for.
  • everybody doesn't need an iPhone but we choose too have one to make our lives easier. The apple watch makes our lives easier than having just an iPhone. I don't use my phone as much, and I don't really worry about missing a call. Sent from the iMore App
  • It makes *some* people's lives easier, but certainly not all. My impression of it from using it for a while was that if you are currently FLOODED with notifications, then it can help, but if you only have a few friends (like most of us that aren't teenagers), and thus not that many notifications, it's not helpful at all. As a watch, it's less useful than my five dollar fake mickey mouse watch because it turns off every few seconds, and IMO the apps all basically sucked. The only thing I found useful was using it as a remote control for music. The health functions might make your life easier, but again, my experience was that the health functions were not only over-rated they were mostly inaccurate. It didn't even work for me as a pedometer. I walk with my hands in my pockets which apparently completely stymied it. The heart rate monitor is also far more of a gimmick than anything you can actually use. I was seriously disappointed with mine. I really felt like I totally got sold a bill of goods TBH and I'm glad I sent it back.
  • I do not recall him ever saying it makes everyone's lives easier. Do you ever have anything positive to say? You do an excellent job of acting the iMore contrarian.
  • everybody doesn't need an iPhone but we choose too have one to make our lives easier. The apple watch makes our lives easier than having just an iPhone. I don't use my phone as much, and I don't really worry about missing a call. Sent from the iMore App
  • i had the space grey sport for almost a month then sold it. its still not on sale in my country so i got full amount back. i liked it but i wish i had have went for the stainless steel but it was to expensive. im now looking online to try get one second hand cheap. i would love a round face stainless steel. i hope apple do one in the future. do i need one no but it comes in very handy. pity its so expensive
  • Why would you want a round display on a device that display data, images, and video? Apple made the best choice display wise.
  • I have had the original pebble for about a year and 1/2. To me the price of $149 was high for a plastic watch but I wear it every day and it is very useful. I wanted the apple watch but the price of the stainless steel model with the medal band at $1000 + was way to much for a watch when the tech will be outdated in a year or so. At least when the pebble gets old I only paid $150 compared to $1000. I am a apple guy but the watch price is out of my price range Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm really sick of this question. Most things people own are things they don't need. If every product was judged based on whether it was truly necessary or not there would be a lot fewer products in the world.
  • Exactly Sent from the iMore App
  • Much smaller landfills as a result, fwiw.
  • The title is correct.
  • Thanks, Captain Obvious. No-one NEEDS anything beyond food, clothing and shelter - however, why did we bother making all this progress if it can't produce things that are not absolutely necessary? I say this as someone who has no use for the Watch as I don't have an iPhone.
  • You know what people used to say this about (the "well, I don't need one...")? Cellphones. In the mid-90s they were still fairly rare and plans with 60 minutes PER MONTH were common. People told me they didn't really NEED a cellphone and they were and are still right. You can live without one. But how many people today don't have a cell? Same thing was said to me in the 80s about PCs. "Well, I can see if for business but why do I need one at home?" As email took off and computers became cheaper, guess what, people bought them. Then the Internet happened and all of a sudden there was a lot of things you wanted to use a PC for. Most personal computing tech is like this - it's new, so there aren't a lot of examples of things that people need or really really want to do with them so normal people react to that by using this line. For computing categories that really do add value to our lives the combination of what they can do, the price you need to pay and the consequences of being left out tend to make normals buy that category. After a while if you were the only person without a PC your friends couldn't email you things and you were left out a bit. If you didn't have a computer in the mid-90s you couldn't buy books off Amazon, etc. If you didn't have a cell phone you couldn't call people when you were away from the house (to let them know you were in traffic, to ask someone to do something etc). Wearables will follow this pattern I think, but it will take a year or two. Once watchOS 2 ships and we can get apps running on the Watch independently of the iPhone it will open up new capabilities and in a year or so smart devs will have come up with cool things if they're out there (the apps, not the devs).
  • "Once watchOS 2 ships and we can get apps running on the Watch independently of the iPhone it will open up new capabilities and in a year or so smart devs will have come up with cool things if they're out there (the apps, not the devs)." For apps that need data other than what the watch itself can provide, there will always be a need to pull data from a nearby connected phone. We're not at the point yet where it makes sense to have a celluar-connected independant wearable. For myself, most of the utility of the watch is from information that is pulled from the appropriate app on the phone.
  • Oh sure. But I'm betting that the ability to run apps on Watch will spawn interesting things. Even for apps that want to use the phone as, essentially, an internet access point, running the app on Watch should make the app itself more responsive. Just like the iPhone and iPad, though, the 3rd, 4th, 6th version of Watch will make us chuckle at this first version and how primitive it is. The people pooh poohing it and wearables in general are on the wrong side of tech history. It's possible that the watch format will only be a minor player in 10-20 years and out clothes or other jewelry will have embedded intelligence. But we have to get from here to there and Watch is a start.
  • I'm still looking forward to getting an Apple Watch. Sent from the iMore App
  • I get tired of hearing "Messages, messages, messages." I don't use my Apple Watch for messages at all; in fact, I have that turned off because I'm retired and am never reliant on them. I use the Apple Watch watch for GPS navigation, Apple Pay, adjusting music volume and controlling Apple Music, controlling our Samsung TV, controlling our Apple TV, seeing how many steps I've taken, checking the weather (main complication), using all the timing functions (stopwatch, countdown, alarm (minor complications)), aiming my camera to take a video of myself playing the piano, finding my iPhone with a ping, and following the MLB Tigers so I can turn on the TV only for critical moments and the last inning. These are all things I use throughout the day, most every day. Messages? Well, I guess I have taken a call on my Apple Watch and also answered a text message, but that's rare kid stuff. The Apple Watch is the best money I've spent in a long time because of how handy it always is and how for the things I've listed it's better than any other device I own.
  • Not only do I not need an Watch, I don't want one. I have a perfectly serviceable watch I purchased many years ago. It tells me the time of day and the day of the month, which is all I expect of a watch.
  • I don't have the patients to read all of the comments, so if someone else already wrote this, my apologies.
    -WASN'T THIS THE SAME CONVERSATION WHEN THE IPHONE CAME OUT? "What does it do?" "I don't really need to do all that." "Man, that's expensive." Look where we are now, raise your hand if you don't have a smart phone. However, it's hard to predict 5-7 years from now if 99% of the population will be wearing a smart watch. We'll see.
    Hell, it was probably the same conversation when the first Mac came out.
  • Going from a flip phone to a smartphone was not a huge leap for society to accept. However, convincing society to WEAR something that accomplishes even less than the smartphone they already basically wear, is. Right now, the smartwatch doesnt really solve anything. Unless reaching into your pocket is considered an awful task. Until our watches can project a display and have insane battery life, i never see them replacing smartphones and view them as an accesory only
  • Didn't Renee just tell us that the apple watch was now as necessary as washers and dryers? Lol. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • He'd also tell you that Apple invented water.
  • I've actually not read the post, but, some of these comments are hilarious...
  • My v1 Fitbit went for a swim in my washing machine in February. It did not survive. I budgeted spend about $150 on a new Fitbit. I opted to wait and see what the iWatch would be all about. I am so very happy I waited. I am of the watch wearing generation, so I use it as a watch, a fitness tracker, a remote control for my iPhone (primarily in regards to starting/stopping RunKeeper and my music while my iPhone is safely strapped into my PT vest), a way to discreetly view my messages and alarms. I definitely want to get reminders for my meds (Old Man Time's march IS relentless), and since Tempo AI was taken from us, I need to get a better calendar/reminder system. If one considers the $150 price of a single use fitness tracker that "drops" the price of my Apple Watch to about $225, just over my $199 price point. IF I get independent GPS on the Apple Watch 2 or better water resistance (I want to take it snorkeling and splashing around salt water on my vacations), I will sell this one on eBay to the highest bidder and get an Apple Watch 2 (probably sport again) as soon as it is available.
    iPhone 6
    Surface Pro 3
  • For the most part, Apple has been on the cutting edge of technology, and I think this is no exception. Even though it is not the first smartwatch, it is clearly the most functional. I own the Apple Watch Sport in black on black, and it is one of the coolest things I have ever owned. I sprung for the milanese band for style, and it looks and feels great. The watch has transformed how I use my phone, and it's ability to take calls is very cool (and amazingly clear for me and the other person). It's definitely not for everyone, but in a short period of time I have become more fit conscious and I am not chained to my phone. It will catch on in popularity as time goes on. If you think about it, none of us really needed ipods or ipads either.
  • I just L.O.V.E my Apple Watch Sport! But I wish that we could get 3rd party watch faces... Some day...maybe... Sent from the iMore App
  • WatchOS 2 is going to give the apple watch many more great features so I'm very excited for that Sent from the iMore App
  • This article got me thinking about the Apple Watch again and eventually to purchase it. I originally got the 38mm sport and eventually took it back deciding it wasn't for me - at least right now. But I was looking at it as something I need/didn't need and I didn't get the version I actually wanted. It's a luxury item that I do, in fact, find helpful and pretty darn neat. I'm now excited to receive my 42mm Apple Watch stainless steel with millines loop and black sports band to use while running. Additionally, I'm looking forward to growing with the watch with the watch OS 2 beta and beyond. So thanks Peter :)
  • I'd love an Apple Watch if it had at least 48 hours battery life with heavy use and guaranteed water resistance for non-diving uses like shower and swimming and washing dishes and hands. Right now, my Pebble Time does all of the above and gives me a calendar and messages on my wrist. But I sure wish the screen was brighter!
  • I need one Sent from the iMore App