How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by mosc » June 2nd 2015, 1:08am

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mosc wrote:My Apple Watch showed up two days ago. So far the experience is very positive. It's amazing, I can't even walk down the aisle of my local grocery without people asking me about the watch.


Any "Buy off the wrist" offers???


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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by Steelhead » June 2nd 2015, 2:23pm

I'm not one of those asshats who likes to brag about how out-of-touch with technology they are (no names *cough*).

I haven't felt the need for a smartwatch, but I don't have any philosophical problem with them, and if I were to get one I wouldn't hide it from y'all.
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by Hawkeye » September 28th 2015, 3:22pm

just ordered a Samsung,got it at a good price,i figure like koi said its as a affordable quartz,i had a hundred extra bucks and said heck with it,although,i guess I coulda bought a Seiko or a bulova.
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by gerdson » September 28th 2015, 9:57pm

I don't see the point in wearing one, seriously, I don't see a single benefit. But then I mostly use my smartphone to read emails / business calendar or to join freaking phone conferences. I think I never had more then 3 or 4 additional apps installed. Also my eyes are getting bad, what would I be doing with such a small screen.

From what I have seen these smart watchs all look clumsy and stupid, not smart.
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by jaw » September 28th 2015, 10:55pm

gerdson wrote:I don't see the point in wearing one, seriously, I don't see a single benefit. But then I mostly use my smartphone to read emails / business calendar or to join freaking phone conferences. I think I never had more then 3 or 4 additional apps installed. Also my eyes are getting bad, what would I be doing with such a small screen.

From what I have seen these smart watchs all look clumsy and stupid, not smart.


I thought the same until I owned one. They keep you from reaching for your phone every 2 minutes. Just a glance at the wrist and perhaps a swipe (or not), and that's it.
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by AJC » September 29th 2015, 6:31am

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Hilarious. You can't tell me that NONE of the hipster beta-testers at Apple have tattoos?


Apple probably beta-tested 'em on their Chinese manufacturing workers. That had the addition benefit of impact testing when they hit the pavement.



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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by Tzimisces » September 29th 2015, 7:52pm

jaw wrote:I thought the same until I owned one. They keep you from reaching for your phone every 2 minutes. Just a glance at the wrist and perhaps a swipe (or not), and that's it.

Why would I need to look at my phone every two minutes?
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by jaw » September 29th 2015, 8:52pm

Tzimisces wrote:
jaw wrote:I thought the same until I owned one. They keep you from reaching for your phone every 2 minutes. Just a glance at the wrist and perhaps a swipe (or not), and that's it.

Why would I need to look at my phone every two minutes?


If we traded phones (and lives), for a day that question would answer itself. Make no mistake, a smart watch is no replacement for the traditional watches we love and/or why we do (at least not yet). They're completely different and have their own usage model, value proposition, and pleasure for some. Any attempt to compare them as somewhat equal is kinda silly.
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Post by jlicquia » December 5th 2016, 2:28pm

I have an Apple Watch 2 and wear it quite a lot; more than I expected to. It is very useful. I only need to charge it every 2nd or 3rd day. My problem now is what do I do with the A-P, Omegas, Rolexes and many vintage watches I have that are now spending a lot of time sitting in the drawer? Mostly, I wear them for "dress up" when going out or whatever while the Apple watch has become my everyday utility watch.

No one has ever asked me about the Apple Watch. The watch that attracts the most attention by far is the A-P Royal Oak.

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Post by eddiea » December 5th 2016, 3:25pm

jlicquia wrote:I have an Apple Watch 2 and wear it quite a lot; more than I expected to. It is very useful. I only need to charge it every 2nd or 3rd day. My problem now is what do I do with the A-P, Omegas, Rolexes and many vintage watches I have that are now spending a lot of time sitting in the drawer? Mostly, I wear them for "dress up" when going out or whatever while the Apple watch has become my everyday utility watch.

No one has ever asked me about the Apple Watch. The watch that attracts the most attention by far is the A-P Royal Oak.

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You do realize this is a 2015 thread (right?) since, most WIS already moved on from the "smart watch" novelty .....
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by Tzimisces » December 5th 2016, 4:16pm

jaw wrote:
Tzimisces wrote:
jaw wrote:I thought the same until I owned one. They keep you from reaching for your phone every 2 minutes. Just a glance at the wrist and perhaps a swipe (or not), and that's it.

Why would I need to look at my phone every two minutes?


If we traded phones (and lives), for a day that question would answer itself. Make no mistake, a smart watch is no replacement for the traditional watches we love and/or why we do (at least not yet). They're completely different and have their own usage model, value proposition, and pleasure for some. Any attempt to compare them as somewhat equal is kinda silly.

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Point taken. I check my email once or twice a month (much to my wife's annoyance). If I get three calls in a day, I'll complain about my phone ringing nonstop. I hate phones, and have always hated phones. When my wife-to-be moved into my apartment in 1989, I had no phone and no need for one. In two years, I made exactly one call (to work when I was sick), and I walked to the corner store and spent a dime on the payphone.
Thus, to me, a smart watch is just another device that enables people to bother me with nonsense. I'd sooner wear a shock collar.

My wife, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. She loves tech stuff, does computer stuff for a living, and is in constant contact with family and friends. Win-win: She loves it, and it saves me the bother. :D
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by SynMike » December 5th 2016, 5:22pm

Not for me.

Smart watches solve problems that I do not have. I live and breathe technology all day long. It's my job. I use 2 Macs, a Windows PC, 2 iPads, 2 Android tablets, and an iPhone. My wife is getting me a fitness tracker for xmas - that will go on my right wrist. Up next is a Surface Pro. But not a smart watch. My friends are surprised. But I think for technology to really work you need to embrace it; I don't think I could wear a smart watch only 1 day a week. Once I get in the habit of using the features, I would need to wear it every day. No half way commitments. But that would mean not wearing the watches I love. I always have my phone with me, connected to my car when I'm driving. No need for anything else.
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Re: How many here will own up to having a smart watch?

Post by jaw » December 5th 2016, 6:37pm

Tzimisces wrote:
jaw wrote:
Tzimisces wrote:
jaw wrote:I thought the same until I owned one. They keep you from reaching for your phone every 2 minutes. Just a glance at the wrist and perhaps a swipe (or not), and that's it.

Why would I need to look at my phone every two minutes?


If we traded phones (and lives), for a day that question would answer itself. Make no mistake, a smart watch is no replacement for the traditional watches we love and/or why we do (at least not yet). They're completely different and have their own usage model, value proposition, and pleasure for some. Any attempt to compare them as somewhat equal is kinda silly.

I think I missed this reply.
Point taken. I check my email once or twice a month (much to my wife's annoyance). If I get three calls in a day, I'll complain about my phone ringing nonstop. I hate phones, and have always hated phones. When my wife-to-be moved into my apartment in 1989, I had no phone and no need for one. In two years, I made exactly one call (to work when I was sick), and I walked to the corner store and spent a dime on the payphone.
Thus, to me, a smart watch is just another device that enables people to bother me with nonsense. I'd sooner wear a shock collar.

My wife, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. She loves tech stuff, does computer stuff for a living, and is in constant contact with family and friends. Win-win: She loves it, and it saves me the bother. :D


Thanks Tz. What a difference a year makes, as I'm semi-retired since I posted that. Of all the smart wearables I've tried the only one I continue wear is a Garmin Vivosmart HR to track workouts. Unlikely that I'll buy another as the optical HR tech just isn't that accurate. All they give you is some arbitrary benchmark (different algorithm for every brand). Chest straps are still the most accurate - not doing that anymore but still algorithm dependent. As for phones, I learned in college that you're mostly at risk for bad news every time it rings. Mine is ringing a lot less now - makes bad news even more likely at my age.
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Post by jason_recliner » December 6th 2016, 6:40am

artman wrote:I had a first gen Samsung, but traded it for Dyson vacuum cleaner.



They make a hell of a vacuum cleaner. I have a Wertheim, but I never use it. My halls have lint / hair tumbleweeds.
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