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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You will never know what it is like until you try.

    Posted
    Squeeze5590
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    First let me say that this device has changed how I use my iPhone 6 plus. In general, it has actually changed my point of view on wearables and such. Read on to learn more about my journey. I use an iPhone 6+ 128 GB (personal number with work exchange data synced) and a Samsung Galaxy S6 128 GB (work with work only data). I've been into wearables most recently and have purchased all in mostly in this order. Mainly to help me lose my target weight of 60 pounds (i'm down 48). I've had: Samsung Galaxy Gear, Samsung Galaxy Gear 2, Samsung Gear S with data, Samsung Gear Fit, Moto 360, LG Watch Urbane, Pebble (original).Fit Bit Ultra, Fit Bit One, Fit Bit HR, Fit Bit Surge, Microsoft Band, Jawbone Up 2, Polar Loop and now the Apple Watch. With all the other wearables, I spent more time fiddling with the device to make it work for me. Other times I would have to vigorously shake my wrist to wake the device. The Apple Watch is different. Like many others I poo-poo'd it and told my entire family not to get it and stay away (I am an executive during the day and tech support for siblings and mom - lol.). I finally decided to try one on at the Apple store (only because I've had every wearable BUT the Watch) and two weeks later, I went back and got the Black Aluminum Sport. I had it for 10 days and realized it was actually pretty good. It wakes up the screen and turns off the screen when you want it to. It anticipated what I wanted to do based on the wrist movement. I also noticed that I didn't need to spend minutes to interact with the Watch unlike Samsung or Androidwear. I only needed a split second to glance or tap a selection button and I was back to whatever I was doing. I didn't get distracted like I normally do with my iPhone and S6. After my 10th day , I decided to just keep it. On the 14th day (Apple has 14 day return policy), I urged my wife to get one too. I qualified it enough that she would find it useful and friendly. We got her the Stainless Steel 38mm with Black Sport Band. After two hours with setup and getting familiar with it and customized to her settings, she was off to her normal duties for the rest of the weekend. The gym was on the list too! Later that afternoon she said she loved it. She said I should go back and get a Stainless Steel version since I won't be wearing my Rolex or Panerai again (she was kidding). I went back and got the Stainless Steel 42mm with Black Classic Buckle. Loved it! Had it for 10 days...and then it happened. I stopped wearing my other watches (more than $25,000 in investments across two timepieces). I went back again to the Apple store and exchanged it for the one with the Metal Link Bracelet. That topped me off at $1000. Cheap if you ask me :-) Since then I've gone back and purchased other bracelets and bands for my wife and I. Don't get me wrong. This is not for everyone and it's not cheap. In our family keepsake, we have almost $100,000 in timepieces (let's get real, they are jewelry) and have not worn any of them since the Apple Watches came into play. We are not wealthy and we save as much as possible and are cheapest when it comes to the holidays and dining out. We didn't get the gold because...it's too much money for what it is. I don't want a gold brick on my wrist. Plus, it's not our color. If there was white gold, platinum or similar, we'd have it for sure. The take away is this. Try it, live with it for a 10 days and you'll see how you've changed your expectations about wearables, your iPhone and timekeeping in general. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch 42mm Milanese Loop

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    RetiredMarine304
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    It's the only watch I will ever purchase and need. I love my Apple Watch, the battery last all day and sometimes two days depending on how much you use it. I have researched and read several reviews before deciding on the Apple Watch with stainless steel Milanese Loop band for a few reasons, but not before considering the benefits and drawbacks of Apple’s entire collection of straps and bands for Apple. I mainly bought the watch for fitness and to Receive and respond to notifications in an instant. Also to Track my daily activity. Control my music using only my voice. I also use it for paying for groceries, gas and any merchant that accepts Apple Pay. With Apple Watch, important, information and essential features are always just a raise of the wrist away. Milanese Loop won’t discolor or deform. It’s the only band that is truly resistant to scratches, deformation and discoloring, making it the most durable option among all the bands. Discoloration and deformation is a fact of life for those other materials and something, The pricier stainless steel Link Bracelet is also not impervious to damage or wear and tear; like all link bands, it will get scratched and scuffed quite easily (also an issue The Milanese Loop, however, with its busy, tightly weaved stainless steel mesh pattern, does an excellent job of resisting and hiding scratches. It's also, like all stainless steel bands, won’t have any issue with discoloration, deformation or damage due to sweat and lotions. I Purchased the SS Milanese Loop for $699 because it's a better buy and I purchased the black sport band for $49.99 , because the Milanese Loop band by itself is $149.99 and the AW SS Black Sport band is $599.00 you will end up paying about $50.00 more if you end up later wanting to purchase the MILANESE Loop band for $149.99 Apple Watch Features • Stainless steel or space black stainless steel case • Sapphire crystal • Retina display with Force Touch  • Ceramic back • Digital Crown • Heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope • Ambient light sensor • Speaker and microphone • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz) • Bluetooth 4.0 • Up to 18 hours of battery life* • Water resistant** • Apple Watch may ship with watchOS. But watchOS 2 is available as a free download. What’s in the box • Apple Watch • Magnetic charging cable (2 m) • USB power adapter (5W) • Band (Milanese Loop Band) Quick start guide

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch First Time Buyer

    Posted
    AppleGuyMN

    Recently, the purchase of my Apple Watch from Best Buy was pleasant and easy. Specifically, this is the mid-range Apple watch, with the Milanese loop band. I purchased the upgraded edition because I’m a tech enthusiast, and Apple fan boy. More so, I research my products quite a bit before I purchase them, and I replace my technology products with the latest and greatest every year or two. Best Buy makes the claim, “Apple Watch is an incredibly customizable timepiece, has entirely new ways to stay in touch, and is a comprehensive health and fitness companion,” which is an agreeable statement, after using the product for the past month. First, right out of the box, the Apple watch is a magnificent timepiece . The Milanese loop and stainless steel finish have a great shine. After opening the box and admiring the watch , the watch connected to my iPhone and set up couldn’t have been easier, because there is a step-by-step tutorial displayed on the screen. While set up was easy, personalizing the watch took about an hour. This ensures the device is mended to every users liking. Next, after weeks of using the product, all of the reviews and newscasts raving about the watch began to make sense. The features and apps that work seamlessly with your phone, which allows the user to fully utilize the iPhone. Some examples include the messaging app, fitness companion app, and weather app. The message app is great, because the user will get a brief preview of any message on their watch. This is nice in important situations in which using a phone would be inappropriate, such as a lecture or meeting. Next, the fitness companion app is great because the watch tracks the user’s workout progress, and presented on an easy to read graph on the iPhone. Lastly, the weather app is useful because the watch takes the current location, and gives a seven-day forecast on the screen, The complete package of applications fully supports me as technology enthusiast. In the scheme of things, the Apple watch is a great compliment to any iPhone at a fair price. The upgraded edition ($699), substantially more expensive than the base model, but there’s an Apple watch that fits every tech user’s budget ($349 - $10,000). All-in-all, this product comes highly recommended from a dedicated Apple user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost a life changing experience!

    Posted
    Rodger
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Almost, but not quite. I've gone for more than thirty years without once wearing a wrist watch. If I needed a watch, I have a large collection of beautiful antique pocket watches that I can carry. But after an hour of wearing this Apple watch, I don't want to take it off! If someone knows how to charge it while wearing it, please tell me! Now, to the actual qualities of the watch. It is stylish and comfortable. It has more functionality than I can ever imagine using, but it's nice to know that that functionality is there, should I desire it. It integrates perfectly with my iPhone, as well as the rest of my Apple world (too many devices to list). It's not an add-on device, it becomes an integral part of the whole system almost instantly. As with any technology device, there is a learning curve, but this learning curve is by no means steep, it's more like a small bump. Within an hour of opening the box, I know how it functions, and feel fully comfortable with it. Like any device, it has it's shortcomings. But at this point, I can only find one. There are too many icons in the App Screen, many of which I do not use, nor do I see me using in the future. None of the installed apps can be removed from this screen. It would be nice if they could be either removed, or moved to a secondary screen, so they do not clutter the app screen so much (It might be possible, I am still learning). But, with a little skillful arrangement, the unused, undesired, icons can be placed so that they are not directly visible. So far, that is the only shortcoming I have found. Otherwise, it is an excellent device, an excellent addition to my ( and your) iPhone. One final caveat. If you're considering one of the lesser priced Apple watches, DO NOT try on this one! I was looking at this one and a sport model. The sport model would have suited me fine, but the band on this one (Milanese Loop) caught my attention. I tried it on, and that was all it took. I happily paid twice as much for this Apple watch in stainless with the Milanese Loop band. I'm not mad or disappointed, it is a stunning watch, and even a stunning piece of jewelry! I would do it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Turned into a believer...

    Posted
    Darrell
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    I was definitely of the opinion that the Apple Watch was a waste of time when it was first announced. I thought there was NO way I'd be getting one. I like wearing watches ($300-$800 range) and wear one everyday to work where we have a business casual dress code. I have a decent collection of watches already and couldn't imagine just not wearing them anymore in favor of a smartwatch, since it'd have to be worn everyday to be worth having. And certainly didn't want that nerdy tech geek look that wearing a smartwatch would bring. One day I actually played around with an Apple Watch in an Apple Store for the first time. Lo and behold I actually liked it! I decided to purchase one from my local BB with the intent to return it within the return window because I was SURE I'd get over that initial new buy feeling soon and would realize it just wasn't necessary. To my surprise I actually found the watch useful! It was like wearing one of my daily watches, but with more functionality. No more trying to reach into my pocket for my phone while driving to read a text message, or not even feeling my phone vibrate in my pocket when receiving a new message. With the watch vibrating for every new message I couldn't miss anything. The Activity app is very undervalued. It's quite nice that my daily movements are tracked and calories burned shown. It actually gives me the desire to want to do more physical activity to reach the daily goal. I picked the Milanese Loop model because I thought it looked classier and would go better with what I wear to work everyday. I was right and am not disappointed. I've received a few compliments so far on how nice it looked. Definitely glad I made the purchase. It's certainly not for everyone, especially if you're the type who doesn't wear a watch regularly. For me its perfect and I like it a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Close but Apple has a long way to go.

    Posted
    NavyDad
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    A little about me. I am a network engineer that goes to the gym 5-6 days a week and runs 3 days a week as an average. I wanted a device that I could see my current pace and hr when I was on a run and use the 'Runkeeper' app. When I found that runkeeper would work I was very hopeful as I have been using it for years now on my iPhone and I have hated not being able to see what my time was live. I thought with the watch that I would be able to track my run and current pace from my wrist and be able to stop and or pause my run. Let me be clear this was the primary and really only reason I bought this. I was looking at the Garmin 6xx series and the new 320 and 325 as a comparison. I figured that with the additional features and the price being almost the same that the iWatch was a better deal. I was wrong. The features on the apple product are nice but the inaccuracy of the integrated HR monitor when doing any gym activity is pretty bad. If you are doing any type of weight training the simple deflection of the watch off of your wrist a little is enough to drop the accuracy of a consistent read down to you asking the question why do I bother. I have concluded through multiple trial and error tests that even with a external chest strap that due to the blue tooth on the watch dropping connectivity almost like clockwork (no pun intended) that even putting the watch into airplane mode then switching it back on didn't help. Then I get to the point where the chest strap won't connect to the device at all. I believe apple is trying to do too much perfectly and not enough correctly. I have had a lot of difficulty with the watch keeping accurate reads on HR when I am working out and with 3rd party apps crashing. including Runkeeper the UA record app. My fitness pal etc. From what I can tell there isn't a preferred way to connect an external HR chest strap if you are looking to track more accurately. You have an option to connect via in app, on the phone in blue tooth devices, and also from the watch itself. Not to mention that each app has its own settings to choose from whether or not to read from the watch or from the phone. For me this has become a device that slows me down versus one that gives me hind sight or a current look at what I am doing. To say I am not impressed is accurate. Not completely disappointed but for the price I expected better stability. Calling apple support on this is kind of like using the force. They sound smart but it comes across more like they are using string theory concepts to speculate what you should try to get it to do what you want. There are some cool features. If you own a motorcycle and want to use apple maps for directions being able to have it vibrate and tell you to turn one way or another without looking at your phone is huge. just a twist of the wrist and your eyes are for the most part just barely off the road. I didn't think about this feature until after I owned the watch. The rest of it is more gimmicky to me than anything else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intuitive and fun accessory(read review)

    Posted
    Treyyeomandotcom
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    For the price, you expect sleek and intuitive. It is those two things, but the magnetic band on the fancy wrist strap doesn't always stay aligned with the portion of band that it's magnetized to. Also, the band doesn't stay clasped as tight as you set it in the morning, this may be due to that band that slips. This is not an item you buy as a standalone item... It is an expensive accessory that enhances the user experience with your IPhone. The phone calls are speaker only when put through the watch... My favorite way to talk on the phone is by rubbing my beard repeatedly.... Lol. Makes it look less conspicuous. I turned off the sensors on the underbelly to save battery, and because I'm not active enough to utilize the workout aspects of the watch. I don't imagine that sweat under this watch would be comfortable though... The screen is very durable... I've smacked the on corners of tables and walls... No scratches. It is reportedly waterproof to a certain point... I've worn it in the rain and it didn't get effected... Haven't been gutsy enough to submerge it underwater. Apple Pay from the Watch is awesome, but a pain to set up. My biggest surprise in owning this item for the last few months, is how much freer and safer I feel while driving. Navigation is very fun... The haptic sensors on the under belly lightly pulse on your wrist when you have to turn left or right. With a flick of the wrist, you are able to see miles till directional turn, with a swipe to the left, you see a miniature maps displayed like you would see it in your iPhone. Also makes texting easier while driving... Quick responses are good, and voice to text is neat but not perfected (misspellings etc). Taking calls in the car, with the windows up is doable and my friends haven't reported any sound difference from watch versus cell phone in the car. On silent mode, the watch lets you navigate business meetings with much more finesse. You can quick glance and quick a text and swipe and dismiss it or answer it. Another favorite feature: holding your hand over the watch for three seconds silences it and turns off the screen. If a call is incoming you can Palm the watch face and it will deny it and if you quick glance to check a text but don't want to appear like you are boredly checking your watch (for those who don't notice it as an Apple Watch) you cover the watch and itch your wrist ;) It's a fun piece of technology, but the price is hefty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great companion to the iPhone, and to me

    Posted
    Eddie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After 8 Months of being an Apple Watch Owner… Yes, I was one of those that despised the Apple Watch. My wife purchased it a couple of months after it came out. Within 2 weeks she stopped wearing it consistently. On a Saturday afternoon she was a couple of hours from returning it. Her main gripe was the slowness and battery life. But something happened. After WatchOS 2 update, she started to love it. As for me, I still didn’t see a purpose for it. Heck I can just use my iPhone 6s for most of the functions an Apple Watch can do. A waste of money I thought. Boy was I wrong. When I stopped listening to all the Internet critics, when I stopped reading BOTH the positive and negative comments about the Apple Watch, and just focused on what it can (and can’t) do for me, I got a better appreciation of what Apple has done. Pretty much everything can be looked with a quick glance for email, text messages, news updates, weather, and of course time. No need to fumble around in my pocket to pull out my iPhone to view emails, messages, and phone calls,, my watch can do it all. Best of all my two year old daughter doesn't like it, but she loves my iPhone. So when we’re out, instead of pulling out my iPhone to see what someone wants, the iPhone stays in my pocket when my daughter can't bother it! And with Watch OS3 coming this Fall, it's going to solve one of its major achilles heel, slowness. Most third party apps load very slow, and some of them such as the ESPN app I just gave up on. For the most part Dark Sky, used for weather, is pretty good, as well as the CBS Sports app when it comes to loading but they too can take over 30 seconds to load. Most native apps though like mail, messages, and others work pretty quick. So with watchOS3 coming making the Apple Watch faster, as well as a host of other improvements (more watch faces, the ability to log into a MacBook by just openings it, and other interesting additions) it's going to make the watch much more enjoyable and useful. The small built in widgets are somewhat useful. When I misplaced my iPhone, I was able to located it pretty quickly! Once the watch is out of range, you will see a small red phone icon at the to of the watch which indicates the watch is out of range with the iPhone it's paired with. The others widgets are nice, but I don't use them all that much. I do have to admit, I have not looked at the health apps that came with the watch. My wife says her Fitbit is better maintaining steps and other aerobic readings. Same with the music app. And as for maps, it's way too small for me to see what is on the screen. Battery life, to me, is good. By the time I go to bed it's about 65-70% charge still left (and that's with consistent use). Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking to make their life a little more convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful device that's not "essential."

    Posted
    Rich
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    My wife gave me an Apple Watch for Christmas, in large part because she couldn't think of anything else other than the new Springsteen boxed set (she gave me that too). I've had it for about a month now. So I've barely scratched the surface in terms of what it does. It's an interesting device that is by no means essential to one's life. At work, due to our e-mail setup (using office e-mail for personal stuff is grounds for termination) it's nice to have my watch telling me when family members are e-mailing or sending a text message. I set it so the watch only notifies me of "VIP" contacts because otherwise it'd ding constantly due to spam and the like. Doing it this way is far less obvious than having your mobile phone out on your desk. It also dings when I have an upcoming item on my calendar, so that's helpful. In terms of the fitness tracking, I don't get nearly enough exercise and so far I've been liking the way the watch tracks your movement and activity and sets you a daily goal. On my commute I can either ride the subway to a stop near the office and walk two blocks or ride a different line and walk about .7 of a mile (or on Fridays, we drive and I walk from my wife's office, about a mile each way). Since I've gotten the watch I've started doing the longer walk more often. This sounds cheesy, but having the thing giving me a goal to reach makes me more likely to want to do that walk than if I just have an abstract sense of "I need more exercise." I find it easier to make myself get up and do something when I have something tracking my progress than when I just have an amorphous goal of "go for a walk." The other thing that's interesting is to see how far you walk just moving around cleaning the house on the weekend, going up and down the stairs and such. Of course, none of those features, other than maybe the e-mail, text message, and calendar integration, is unique to the Apple Watch. I'm sure there are other devices that have the e-mail/etc. integration and obviously which one makes sense if you want that depends on what platform you already use for your phone and such. I don't have a valid point of comparison against other devices, and obviously the fact that I received it as a present moots the price issue for me (I did buy a second band for $150 and I really like it, the "Milanese Loop"). But after living with this sort of device for a month now, I have to say it's a useful class of device depending on your lifestyle and your needs. The conundrum is what to do as to nice watches one already have. I had five watches. I've taken to wearing the Apple Watch on my left wrist and one of the others on my right wrist depending on what kind of shirt I'm wearing (different cuffs don't always fit certain watches well). Going to be interesting wearing the Apple Watch while clearing snow this weekend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never miss another text, email or app notification

    Posted
    dswe2
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    I knew I was missing texts, phone calls and notifications but now with my new Apple Watch that is a thing of the past! Now when the kids call I know instantly and no more missing that ever important doctors office call! If I'm in a meeting I can quickly glance and see who's calling or texting then determin if I need to step out for a minute, respond quickly or address the issue later. How often have you seen people at a meeting constantly looking at the phone? Never do that again with instant notifications on your wrist just as fast as you look at your watch now you know exactly how to proceed. No noise just a gentle tap to let you know there's activity on the device. I really like driving directions on my wrist, it's simply gives me three little tamps and a picture which way to go on what Road so much easier than picking up your phone and trying to hold it while driving. Keep your watch on and wash your hands like normal - don't worry about the rain it's rainproof ! The battery life for me is excellent I get more than 100 emails a day and constant text notifications for stupid stuff like we all do along with phone call notifications and my watch battery lasts better than the 18 hours as advertised. Plus I can charge it in less than two hours so I can wear it when I sleep wake up in the morning take it off put it on the charger while I get ready for work and take my shower, by the time I'm ready to leave it's 100% charged and good to go for the rest of the day . This device is everything that I could've ever hoped for in a new digital watch device. Is it pricey? Yes but worth every penny so far to me. Why did I buy the stainless version instead of the aluminum version? Because it was advertised as more durable and the device appears to be fairly bulletproof so far. I bump into things, I hit it on a metal rack and when getting it out of the car I smacked the corner so far this thing has yet to scratch or dent. I would be fearful of the aluminum version at this point for corrosion based upon sweating and for the fact that it might be damaged but that's a personal observation. Buy the Apple protect for only $70 and have some peace of mind, and buy a stainless regular watchband off Amazon - I paid like $20 for a black stainless watch band instead of $450 for Apple's version. Again I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase and the $600 that I spent absolutely well worth it. Dave

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool Gadget

    Posted
    Gadgetgirl
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    This watch is lacking the basics. I really hate that this watch does not have an independent GPS. To track your running routes you must have your phone with you. As an iPhone 6 Plus owner I have been looking forward to running with out my bulky phone. I'm a big apple fanatic but I honestly don't do anything with this watch that I don't or can't do with my Fitbit. The Fitbit is much lighter and has a better battery and it's also more conducive for sleep monitoring. However everyone that I come across is impressed with my Apple Watch, which is great for some people if they care about bragging rights. This watch was a gift so therefore I have no complaints other than the major dollars I have spent on cosmetics (cases, screen protectors and bands). Up until I received the watch I have wanted one since they were released, but I was holding out for the second generation which I was hoping would include an independent GPS and a longer battery life. The watch itself is a cool toy for me. It is definitely a want but but not a must have. I can't rationalize why would cheaper smart watches and fitness watches have an internal GPS and Apple don't. If you are in to technology this could possibly be the watch for you but be warned. You may get bored fast. There is also a few cool features on the watch that you can only use with other people who have an Apple Watch. Needless to say I don't know anyone else who have one. Being that my watch was purchased at Best Buy I feel that it was purchased at an awsome price compared to other venders. Overall the watch does what it's suppose to do and what Apple promised it would do. The quality of the stainless steel is great and the sapphire screen seems to be great. I love how the bands contour to my arm for a custom fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Still feels like a beta product

    Posted
    Ruff
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    Let me start by saying this is my least favorite Apple product that I have ever owned. And with the price tag associated with it, buyers remorse will definitely kick in. Initial impressions when you open the box are "wow, this is a beautiful piece of technology!" That's about as good as it gets. The software is sluggish, cumbersome, and very limited. You can't do anything with the watch without your phone beyond telling the time, counting steps, and playing music that you have stored on the watch (if you're lucky enough to own Bluetooth wireless headphones). The functionality that is included almost always requires you to pull out your phone to finish an interaction. It is essentially an annoyingly useless extension of your phone. Remember the flashing notification indicator lights on Blackberry? This is Apple's overly complicated, overly expensive attempt at providing iPhone users that feature. Because of the size of the screen, almost all interactions beyond the canned, preprogrammed ones that Apple provides rely on Siri and dictation which is absolutely atrocious on Watch. The coolest thing about the watch is the ability to change bands and faces whenever you would like. It basically comes down to the idea that as a first generation product, this is more a piece of fashion than a piece of technology. A+ as a watch. D- as wearable technology. P.S. After three months of use, the Digital Crown now sticks when you try to turn it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool factor is high; But this is a buggy device

    Posted
    GuyinGwynedd
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    Received this watch as a Christmas present. Ok, I did hint that this might be a good purchase to my wife. :) Well, it is cool. I like being able to change the watch faces, and to see the weather quickly, with 24 hour forecasts just a tap away. The ability to have a map on my wrist is great when I'm walking around in a strange city. And it is helpful to be able to glance at my contacts and get their picture and key information. Siri seems to work well, especially when I raise my watch to my mouth and command it to text someone Now to the bugs. It took me a long time to be able to get the correct weather to show on my watch, and it involved the "shut the phone off and put it back on" approach! My contacts loaded, but then for some strange reason only showed contacts up to the letter "b". Using the web, I figured out how to get them to reload, resetting my watch settings (painful), and then it happened again. I was just about ready to return the watch, but it seems to be ok for now. This also impactied my favorites. Figuring out the second time zone to show on my watch also was not simple. The pulse widget is nice, but overhyped. Frequently it takes a few minutes to read my pulse, and I have to tap on the face to keep watching. This is troublesome during my workout. And it also seems to double count workout times and calories from my iPhone, although I had read that the iPhone figures out which one to keep. The connection with the iPhone health app is not great, and leaves a lot to be desired. The ability to access my iPhone camera is nice, and could help with pictures. I'm keeping the watch. Not head over heels happy, but there are some things that are pretty cool. Thanks to all the good users out there who posted how to fix things that didn't work out of the box. Probably should have waited until the next generation.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Turned into a believer...

    Posted
    darcal
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was definitely of the opinion that the Apple Watch was a waste of time when it was first announced. I thought there was NO way I'd be getting one. I like wearing watches ($300-$800 range) and wear one everyday to work where we have a business casual dress code. I have a decent collection of watches already and couldn't imagine just not wearing them anymore in favor of a smartwatch, since it'd have to be worn everyday to be worth having. And certainly didn't want that nerdy tech geek look that wearing a smartwatch would bring. One day I actually played around with an Apple Watch in an Apple Store for the first time. Lo and behold I actually liked it! I decided to purchase one from my local BB with the intent to return it within the return window because I was SURE I'd get over that initial new buy feeling soon and would realize it just wasn't necessary. To my surprise I actually found the watch useful! It was like wearing one of my daily watches, but with more functionality. No more trying to reach into my pocket for my phone while driving to read a text message, or not even feeling my phone vibrate in my pocket when receiving a new message. With the watch vibrating for every new message I couldn't miss anything. The Activity app is very undervalued. It's quite nice that my daily movements are tracked and calories burned shown. It actually gives me the desire to want to do more physical activity to reach the daily goal. I picked the Milanese Loop model because I thought it looked classier and would go better with what I wear to work everyday. I was right and am not disappointed. I've received a few compliments so far on how nice it looked. Definitely glad I made the purchase. It's certainly not for everyone, especially if you're the type who doesn't wear a watch regularly. For me its perfect and I like it a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Highly useful and functional.

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    viciouspepper
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    It's just really useful. I love the Runtastic app, where I don't even need to access my iPhone to to start going for a run, it's all recorded on the Apple Watch and syncs with the iPhone Runtastic app as you go. I really enjoy not checking my iPhone throughout the day for time, date, to start a timer, or to check the weather, since it's all on the watch. Wristband pedometers are never accurate, especially for those who do a lot of arm movement at their job. With Pedometer+ app I can see my steps either on my screen or by looking at it through glances (where you swipe up to see certain information) which aren't calculated using the Apple Watch but rather your iPhone and it syncs to your Apple Watch. The heart rate monitor is really accurate, no issues there. It's definitely a strong, well built device. And while it may not be swim proof, it's definitely water resistant. I also REALLY enjoy being able to read and respond to incoming texts through the Apple Watch, and even answer or make phone calls. When I'm at work and I feel a text message buzzing in my pocket, but can't pick it up at that moment, I can just tap my Apple Watch and read the message there. The only downfall with the Apple Watch is that they don't have an accurate sleep tracker app for it, which is HUGELY disappointing for such an advanced piece of device and for the price of it. This is the only reason why I am giving this four stars. Being able to accurately keep track of your sleep with your wristband/watch has become essential and just a fundamental when you reach a certain price range. Fortunately, the Apple Watch has PLENTY of other uses, and I can just use my iPhone to track my sleep. Still though, it would be much nicer to have my Apple Watch track my sleep versus sleeping in my bed with my phone. Even so, definitely recommend to anyone considered buying this for themselves or someone else. Apple Watch 2 isn't rumored to be coming out until September 2016, and you can just trade your current Apple Watch when it does come out, or just let a friend or family member have it. This is a product worth supporting and I'm looking forward to what comes next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a game changer...

    Posted
    OldTechie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I initially had high hopes for this product. I don't have all that complicated needs, I just wanted a system that would notify me of calls and text messages, as I often will miss these when my phone is in my pocket. I missed one important phone call and it took my family about four hours to be able to get in touch with me. After that, I have been excited about having something like the Apple Watch to notify me of incoming messages. The watch itself, is not very comfortable, and the sports band that came with the watch, does not fit well. I purchased a third-party watch band, but that also is uncomfortable. As for notifying me of incoming calls and messages, The application is hit or miss, even if my phone has a clear line of sight to the watch. I am not 100% confident that I will not miss calls or text messages in the future, even with this device. I think there needs to be a lot of work improving the technology and developing the watch so that it accomplishes a need and is not just a device to sell to Apple fanboys to increase apples bottom line . The battery life is horrible. If you set the display so that it only turns on when your wrist is moved toward your face, by 3 PM there is only 10% battery life left. If you set it up so that you have to touch the face in order to display the time, the battery life will last you all day but that is really not using the watch at all. They need to improve the technology for the battery, and possibly develop some sort of solar panel to charge the watch in the light. The watch itself is also expensive for what you get. I will not be buying the next iteration of the Apple Watch, in less there is significant improvement in the functionality and battery life of the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Feelings

    Posted
    0pherion
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    So, I REALLY wanted to love the Apple watch. While I am not a true Apple "fan boy", I do enjoy the overall design of their products. Pros: - Great for notifications. I tend to run my phone on silent, so getting a vibration alert on my watch is great to quickly check notifications, without being fully interrupted. - I like being able to reply back to text / IM messages with a quick response on my watch - I have an ATT Digital Life security system. The Apple watch app allows me to disarm / unlock my front door & garage. This is pretty cool :P. - Apple pay on the Apple watch is convenient and useful, if you use it. Cons: - The touch / limited buttons take some getting used to - I am a fitness junkie, and I count calories. I depend on my smart watch to give me an accurate caloric burn. The Apple watch algorithm for caloric burn tends to be off by about 900 - 1200 calories / day. That is pretty significant, and basically makes the watch useless as a fitness device. I highly recommend the Fitbit Blaze for true fitness tracking. - The battery only lasts about 24 hours (in comparison to other devices where the battery lasts 4-5 days) All in all, if you are looking for a fitness watch...get a fitbit. They still have the best package on the market (and I have tried them all). If you are looking for a cool toy to wear around your wrist, and check notifications...get the apple watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch!

    Posted
    BBFAN2012
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I held myself back when the Apple Watch first launched and decided to buy it last week (I have had it for a week and one day). First, purchasing was a breeze even though I drove two hours to the nearest in-stock Best Buy and their display wasn't ready yet. I love the mileanse loop. It is extremely easy to adjust to any length and the magnet is super strong, plus the band looks ultra-professional for work. My only complaint is the clasp gets scratched extremely easily (I don't know how it happens as I work at a desk all day but the clasp is scratched all over). The watch itself is great. I previously owned a Pebble smartwatch which was great as well but this was a terrific step-up. Siri works her magic as always, battery has lasted well over 24 hours with normal to above-normal use. My only suggestion is to get a clear case because the stainless will scratch easily (again, this scratched in the first two days of owning it while I was being extremely careful and before my case arrived in the mail, and I honestly don't know what caused the scratch). I am very particular about how my devices look so the scratching is a down-side but after getting a clear case it isn't noticeable. Avoid screen protectors too, they don't fit properly with the curved screen and you will want to cover the case before the screen with how easily it scratches. Anyways, great product and I couldn't be happier with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Brian
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    Just a note about me. I'm an accountant that goes to the gym 5-6 times a week. I've been considering the Apple Watch for a while. I had a Microsoft band and it was fine. A little clunky but served its purpose. It worked great for my workout and when I am doing work around the house. However it did not look very good when I wore it to work, especially when I had to wear a suit. So I quit wearing it. I had looked at the sport version of the Apple watch and it just looked kind of cheap to me. When the watch went on sale this past December I looked again. With $100 off it was a little easier to swallow. Nice present for myself. At first I thought I would not like the milanese strap for a guy. It's actually really nice. Looks sharp for work and when I go out. I like the notifications and that I don't have to get my phone out of my pocket. Comes in very handy in meetings. I don't wear it to work out. I was always knocking my band on a wall or equipment so I don't want to scratch this up. I use it as I would any other dress watch. It just has a lot of additional features. The display is great very crisp. No problem reading texts and short emails. No problem syncing with my phone. I always have to reset my Microsoft band to connect. I would recommend this as a watch, maybe look at the sport if you want to exercise with it. As far as the Milanese band goes, it is very stylish. I have large wrists and it fits perfectly. It is also nice that you can tighten or loosen it as needed. I also have fairly hairy arms and it has only grabbed a hair once or twice. The magnet does slip occasionally but nothing that would make me feel like it would fall off. Overall very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the $$ on Black Friday

    Posted
    philmiami
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    I had wanted to get one of these. Been thinking and thinking, and when we went to BB in Ocala,FL and the price was a $100 less, I knew what I wanted to get my wife (the 38mm Sport) and me (the 42mm Watch). I need the watch because of what I do as work (IBEW electrician) so I will surely bash my wrist against a scaffold ladder or one and on, so the ability of the SS watch with the Sapphire glass is more for me. I do manly things and I need it to be able to survive. If not then I wasted $500 on a fancy bracelet. For me, I use the health apps and love to keep track of steps, miles, heart rate, etc. So it's worth it. Now I changed the flexible Sports band out for a SS link band, that I got off e bay for $17. It's black, fits good and I know if I do something that I am not going to loose the watch and never find it again. Of course, being a IBEW electrician, I would NEVER put my hands near anything electrified without the correct ARC flash and also taking everything metallic off, because if not, it is a place for the current to ARC and if you've ever seen someone up close and personal get ARC'ed, having to get that gold wedding band (which is one of the BEST conductors, gold is) it is, be all looks, NOT a pleasant thing. Think safe, be safe.

    I would recommend this to a friend