OK, Decided To Get An Apple Watch Shortly, Would Appreciate Advice From Anyone Who Has One, And Actually Knows About Them

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    Sep 24, 2015 4:47 AM GMT
    I'm favoring a stainless steel one with the larger case. I assumed aluminum would be too fragile and more easily scratched. Probably get the black leather band, alternately brown.

    This will become my daily knock-around watch, I also have assorted dress watches for dressier purposes with various kinds of attire, so stainless will suit me fine. My previous daily watch finally gave up the ghost and I'm been going without for several months, waiting to see how the Apple Watch was received and matured a little.

    I already have an iPhone, so I'll enjoy all the watch's features. Any thoughts on this?
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    Sep 24, 2015 4:51 AM GMT
    Zzzzzzzzz.....
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    Sep 24, 2015 4:54 AM GMT
    Chulo saidZzzzzzzzz.....

    I wasn't aware runty dogs even wore watches. But appreciate the bump. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 24, 2015 5:09 AM GMT
    Why do you need it? Why not donate the funds to children who are hungry in this country? Kind of a selfish/wasteful purchase if you ask me.
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    Sep 24, 2015 2:25 PM GMT
    2Bnaked saidWhy do you need it? Why not donate the funds to children who are hungry in this country? Kind of a selfish/wasteful purchase if you ask me.

    No, I've decided to become a Republican again. Feeding people just makes them lazy.
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    Sep 24, 2015 2:37 PM GMT
    BTW, it was bought and paid for online a few minutes ago, pick it up at the local Apple store this afternoon. I could see I wasn't gonna get any serious replies here on my question, so I made my own selection from the dozens of variations they have.

    Bought the large stainless steel watch case, with a stainless link band. I'm tough on watches, and that all-stainless configuration has worked well for me with past watches. Also needed a larger band for my wrist, the measurements of some band styles were too small for me.
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    Sep 24, 2015 3:46 PM GMT
    Perhaps I am just uninformed and/or out of touch with today's world.....but I don't see the advantages of this rather expensive "man toy"?

    Someone please educate me.
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    Sep 24, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
    Wow, this is a tough crowd..Art_Deco was just asking for a little advice on a purchase which I consider not to be that big of a deal. I find it funny for the two of you (2bnaked, and mch) to be "spend-shaming" him. 2bnaked, Really? You with your 2 homes, extensive travel, and collector Mustang. You probably shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glass house. Your quote could be directly applied to yourself...And mch, apparently you have more than one Corvair, which I would definitely consider a "man toy" and vastly more expensive than a freaking Apple watch. Lets be nice to each other guys.....
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    Sep 24, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    rnch saidPerhaps I am just uninformed and/or out of touch with today's world.....but I don't see the advantages of this rather expensive "man toy"?

    Someone please educate me.

    Well, I just picked it up from the Apple store, still learning all its features. To me the main advantage is having an extension of my iPhone on my wrist. I can take & initiate phone calls (shades of Dick Tracy), see my email & text messages coming in, get appointment reminders, use Siri. I tend to miss a lot of incoming alerts when the iPhone is in my pocket because of my bad hearing; the Watch will lessen the chances of that happening.

    It also monitors my pulse, tracts my daily physical activity by type (walking, running, sitting, etc), does a ton of other things. Are these absolutely necessary? No, but then neither is a smart phone. The Apple Watch is just another refinement of the concept. And BTW, it's a beautiful watch in its own right.
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    Sep 24, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    MississippiJock saidWow, this is a tough crowd..Art_Deco was just asking for a little advice on a purchase which I consider not to be that big of a deal. I find it funny for the two of you (2bnaked, and mch) to be "spend-shaming" him. 2bnaked, Really? You with your 2 homes, extensive travel, and collector Mustang. You probably shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glass house. Your quote could be directly applied to yourself...And mch, apparently you have more than one Corvair, which I would definitely consider a "man toy" and vastly more expensive than a freaking Apple watch. Lets be nice to each other guys.....

    Actually rnch & I are old friends. I think he asked a legitimate question, implying his skepticism about the concept. My feelings aren't hurt.
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    Sep 24, 2015 7:41 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI'm favoring a stainless steel one with the larger case. I assumed aluminum would be too fragile and more easily scratched. Probably get the black leather band, alternately brown.

    This will become my daily knock-around watch, I also have assorted dress watches for dressier purposes with various kinds of attire, so stainless will suit me fine. My previous daily watch finally gave up the ghost and I'm been going without for several months, waiting to see how the Apple Watch was received and matured a little.

    I already have an iPhone, so I'll enjoy all the watch's features. Any thoughts on this?

    What are your expectations? Seems lots of people are buying it because it's new/shiny. And sounds like you're one of them.

    I have a co-worker that bought one and he sold it after 2 weeks. He found that he had zero use for it. On the flipside, another coworker bought one and loves it. He mainly loves for the notifications. But he hasn't really mentioned any other good use cases.

    It seems all these smartwatches are just solutions looking for a problem. I don't think there's a real "killer app" for these things to justify the price. Also, the battery technology isn't quite there yet. These smartwatches are comically huge to accommodate a limited capacity battery.

    I think in another 5 years, smartwatches will slim down and look like regular watches. And hopefully by then, they'll offer some better utility.
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    Sep 24, 2015 7:43 PM GMT
    MississippiJock saidWow, this is a tough crowd..Art_Deco was just asking for a little advice on a purchase which I consider not to be that big of a deal. I find it funny for the two of you (2bnaked, and mch) to be "spend-shaming" him. 2bnaked, Really? You with your 2 homes, extensive travel, and collector Mustang. You probably shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glass house. Your quote could be directly applied to yourself...And mch, apparently you have more than one Corvair, which I would definitely consider a "man toy" and vastly more expensive than a freaking Apple watch. Lets be nice to each other guys.....



    Lol. You must be new here.


    Stick around and you will see that Art is one of the most ungrateful, material obsessed persons on here.

    He is a self proclaimed "mover and shaker" of Ft. Lauderdale and can't be bothered to deal with the lessers, unless of course it's for charity.

    Dude is a pompous prick.
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    Sep 24, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    2Bnaked saidWhy do you need it? Why not donate the funds to children who are hungry in this country? Kind of a selfish/wasteful purchase if you ask me.

    No, I've decided to become a Republican again. Feeding people just makes them lazy.


    LOL (I actually did lol too).

    Isn't it strange that 2Bnaked's (hitherto latent) Mother Teresa-like qualities should suddenly shine forth in a cheap shot at A_D?
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    Sep 24, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    I think in another 5 years, smartwatches will slim down and look like regular watches. And hopefully by then, they'll offer some better utility.

    Quite possible. That's the direction electronics have been taking for decades.

    One of my watches is a 30-year-old, professional diver's watch. Still works fine. Talk about thick and heavy! But indestructable, rated to 300 meters, not some diving lookalike. And when adjusted for inflation, had acutally cost MORE than some versions of the new Apple Watch.

    But I don't wear it today, except for beach visits, because all it has is a date window, and a rotating time bezel, good for approximate timing of events up to 1 hour. Nowadays I like having more features, and this Apple Watch will have the most.
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    Sep 24, 2015 8:23 PM GMT
    i dont own one
    dont really know anything about them either
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    Sep 24, 2015 8:30 PM GMT
    I was one of the first people to get one. Preordered mine before they were released. I wore it for maybe a month before realizing it wasn't that useful to me. The screen is tiny (obviously) so reading anything on it is an effort. I do use it when I go biking because I'd rather look at my wrist than pull my phone out of my pocket while biking.
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    Sep 24, 2015 8:32 PM GMT
    Radd saidI was one of the first people to get one. Preordered mine before they were released. I wore it for maybe a month before realizing it wasn't that useful to me. The screen is tiny (obviously) so reading anything on it is an effort. I do use it when I go biking because I'd rather look at my wrist than pull my phone out of my pocket while biking.

    So you just use it like an old fashioned watch? That figures!
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    Sep 25, 2015 1:45 AM GMT
    The Art-Deco STALKER emerges from underneath it's rock. Somebody drop a house on this bitch. Hell, just step on it with your foot or hose it down into the ground. It's a slimy worm or a total dog turd or both. icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 25, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    It's odd how the minute SouthBitch disappears, 43rueperronet seems to double his postings. icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 25, 2015 1:51 AM GMT
    Radd saidIt's odd how the minute SouthBitch disappears, 43rueperronet seems to double his postings. icon_confused.gif


    They do seem to travel in a pair. Hmmmm????
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    Sep 25, 2015 1:57 AM GMT
    MississippiJock saidWow, this is a tough crowd..Art_Deco was just asking for a little advice on a purchase which I consider not to be that big of a deal. I find it funny for the two of you (2bnaked, and mch) to be "spend-shaming" him. 2bnaked, Really? You with your 2 homes, extensive travel, and collector Mustang. You probably shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glass house. Your quote could be directly applied to yourself...And mch, apparently you have more than one Corvair, which I would definitely consider a "man toy" and vastly more expensive than a freaking Apple watch. Lets be nice to each other guys.....


    Hey,
    Silly.....I give a ton and do charity work too like Deco. I was just making a reply based on my own decision. I have so many watches now, the last thing I need is an expensive gadget. So I donated my "funds" and challenged Sir.Deco to do the same.
    Excess, is overwhelming and downsizing is great!! It's just a challenge for me as well as others.
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    Sep 25, 2015 2:02 AM GMT
    Radd saidIt's odd how the minute SouthBitch disappears, 43rueperronet seems to double his postings. icon_confused.gif


    Please, 43rueperronet is my neighbor. SOBE is Deco's neighbor.
    LOL
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    Sep 25, 2015 2:03 AM GMT
    43rueperronet said
    flguy57 saidThe Art-Deco STALKER emerges from underneath it's rock. Somebody drop a house on this bitch. Hell, just step on it with your foot or hose it down into the ground. It's a slimy worm or a total dog turd or both. icon_evil.gif



    Says a guy who tells mentally ill members to go and kill themselves.


    lol. Did I tell you to do that?? I'm sooooo sorry. My bad. TAKE A HINT BITCH!!!!
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    Sep 25, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    2Bnaked said
    Radd saidIt's odd how the minute SouthBitch disappears, 43rueperronet seems to double his postings. icon_confused.gif

    Please, 43rueperronet is my neighbor. SOBE is Deco's neighbor.
    LOL

    That later assertion has always been suspect. SB could never properly describe this area, and would never offer a single word of travel advice to RJ guys vacationing here. Which to my mind either demonstrated he didn't even live here (bolstered by some members other than me claiming to find his other social web postings placing him in NYC), or that he had no interest in assisting "fellow" gay members.

    Yah know, if you live in a major tourist destination like the South Beach district of Miami Beach, and now in mainland Miami as he most recently claimed, you offer your local knowledge to fellow gays when they ask for travel help here. Even if this is just a second home for him (quite common in South Florida), you still should be able to provide some helpful information for a visiting gay brother.
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    Sep 25, 2015 2:36 AM GMT
    Now, back on topic. So I wore the new Apple Watch to a gay center reception tonight, and it works like a charm. The Apple Store gave me some quick instruction, and as usual with Apple products most of it is intuitive you learn yourself.

    Ordinarily I would have worn a dressier watch for the occasion, but you know boys with their new toys. icon_redface.gif And the stainless case & band aren't too shabby anyway.

    I'll play with it for a few days more to get better acquainted with its functions, before it settles into being my daily knock-around watch that I take for granted. My biggest regret is that's it's not water resistant (which I knew beforehand), since my previous routine is to wear a daily watch 24/7, except when changing to a dress watch for evening wear.

    I sleep with one to see the time if I wake, because without my glasses I can't see a bedside clock, and I go right into the shower still wearing it. Whereas the Apple Watch is being charged at night off the wrist, and showers or swimming would be death to it.

    Therefore Apple calling some of its Watch models "Sport" seems a stretch. Sport to me means wet & dry, under all outdoor weather conditions. A consideration for any RealJock looking at them.