Would you buy an Apple Watch?

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Sep 9, 2018 39 Comments

To use it as an activity tracker, to read notifications without taking the phone out of the pocket, to track heartbeat etc.

Would you?

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  • Amazon y5ygr
    What use is it?
    Sep 9, 2018 10
    • TI / Product IOlOl0
      You can be increasing weight while still getting into better shape if you’re increasing muscle mass from lifting... weight isn’t an ultimate end all tracker. I think you’re placing a lot of emphasis on the scale as an ultimate measure. I just appreciate the integration I get from having everything tracked by apps on my phone so I can look back at hard data later on. Apple health/MapMyRun for activity tracking and myfitnesspal for calorie/weight tracking
      Sep 9, 2018
    • Amazon y5ygr
      That's why you check you waistline with a tape measure ~weekly, and weigh yourself ~daily. Those two metrics give you all the information you need to know whether you can eat more or less.

      If you are gaining weight while your waistline is shrinking that's muscle. If your waistline is also growing it's fat.

      iWatch is completely useless here...

      And that calorie tracker on your watch is next to useless. Just googled, it can be wrong by up to 90 percent! And is mostly wrong by a third.
      Sep 9, 2018
  • You should use it if you want a control on your health.
    Sep 9, 2018 3
    • Apple m6g€
      Jelly fish man you’re drinking too much koolaid. Ease up a bit please.
      Sep 9, 2018
    • I think Apple watch is the mother of all health gadgets
      Sep 10, 2018
  • Apple m6g€
    from an Apple employee, FUCK NO. It’s an overrated unreliable piece of shit which can barely pass for a HRM. And those idiots who tell you about events, stocks and daily scheduler are just drinking too much Apple koolaid.
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng Shinzaemon
    If Apple makes iwatch measure blood sugar (without extracting blood) then it will be biggest gift to humanity
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft ABACADABAC
    I load music on it. Paired with Bluetooth headphones let’s me go jogging without my phone.
    Sep 9, 2018 2
    • Amazon y5ygr
      That sounds useful, but I don't jog.
      Sep 9, 2018
    • Microsoft ABACADABAC
      Jogging is one of those things where I need as many barriers removed as possible for me to actually go.
      Sep 9, 2018
  • Uber / R&D jidao
    I think it should be the opposite, the yes should explain.
    First I would need to get an iPhone, which is a big no as I hate the iOS, always get loss in it when I borrow the gf's phone.
    Second, of all activities you mentioned only activity tracker is attractive to me and I already have a Garmin that last me a week or 2 on battery and can pass for a real watch the rest of the time. Why would I buy a watch that I need to charge every day, it can't even track my sleep in that case.

    So really I don't see why...
    Sep 9, 2018 1
    • Amazon y5ygr
      iWatch doesn't work with Android?

      Well there's a fatal flaw.
      Sep 9, 2018
  • Tesla / Eng
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    No. Partly because I don’t find the utility worth it, and partly because I’m distracted enough by my phone as it is. I’d rather have more time where I’m disconnected from the usual barrage of notifications (I like to keep my phone on do not disturb if I can) and wearing a smart watch is somewhat at odds with that.
    Sep 9, 2018 4
    • Amazon y5ygr
      I think that's getting distracted MORE. I used to have a smart watch and I stopped wearing it BECAUSE it distracted me so much.

      Like I'd be having a good conversation with someone and something idiotic would cause a notification. I'd look to see what it was, couldn't help myself. Probably telling me I had a friend request on some social media. Meanwhile a real person I care about is right in front of me telling me something important, sees me looking at my watch and break off the conversation assuming I don't care.
      Sep 9, 2018
    • Tesla / Eng
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      Enlighten me as to how checking your phone once an hour is somehow more distracting than looking down at your wrist every single time a notification goes off? 😂
      Sep 9, 2018
  • Booking.com B.randon
    No, a watch is more of a vanity item for me, and I think a classic watch is much classier.
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng Shinzaemon
    The only thing I don't like is Siri. Siri doesn't understand any thing
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng kerby
    No, companies have not come up with compelling applications that make me want one.
    Sep 9, 2018 0

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