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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    It depends

    Posted
    Zach
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    By now you've probably read a lot and heard a lot about Apple Watch. Here's the deal: I'm frugal. But, my iPod broke. A 16gb new one was $200. Based on a black Friday sale and Best Buy certificates I had, it was only a tad more for a watch that could play music to my bluetooth headphones. Now i just go to the gym with the watch and my headphones on. No bulk. No wires. Bottom line: if you're going to get the watch because it's hip, and it's cool and want to show it off with an ego, instead start making the healthy choice financially in this country and save your money. It's really not useful. To be honest, I really only wear it if I want to track my calories on a particularly active day, and when i go to the gym. I don't need to be notified of my emails, texts etc. Most of the time when i am, i end up pulling my phone out to respond anyways because my responses are too lengthy. For me, I also realize the limit at which I'm willing to allow technology into my life. My phone is a pocket away. If you're not into fitness, keeping up with the Jonses, save your money. If it were cheaper sure. Unfortunately, Apple won't lower the price point of Apple watch and accept that a new iPhone is the same price of the watch model I'm guessing most people want, and the average American can't afford both. Given you justifiably need a phone today, you're going to pick the phone over the watch. But if you love fitness, exercising, running, and are into a healthy lifestyle, you'll love it. There are cool features that may make the watch worthwhile however.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good not Great

    Posted
    DJtheElder
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    I like my Apple watch but as I have worn it over the last few months there are many limitations that make it less than perfect...no GPS, a lot of common apps (Map My Run, Spotify, etc.) do not work with it, no ability to dial on it, voice recognition is spotty to name a few. It also is not too accurate mapping a run/ride etc. without your phone close by as the step measurement is off. My normal run is measured at 3.4 miles when I have my phone with me (and it is 3.1 miles with Map my Run), but when I run without my phone it marks it as 4.2 miles. that is a huge difference in distance measurement which effects everything measured. Overall I like it for most of the things it does but these are some major shortcomings that I hope can be improved through updates and not having to keep replacing my watch like they make you do with the iPhone. I would recommend if you have Apple products already, but i would not switch out from Android based OS system just to get this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very stylish - wish it did more

    Posted
    sunshine
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    I purchased the 42mm stainless steel watch, sapphire crystal with sport strap when it was on sale for 100 dollars less than list - GREAT PRICE. Best Buy was the only place I saw this deal. I then bought a third party mesh strap which is indistinguishable from Apples and saved another 80 bucks. The watch must be on your wrist and actvly paired to your IPhone to do anything but tell time. This will probably change with the next generation but as it is now, seriously limits functionality. If your working day is much more than 8 - 10 hours the watch won't make it through the day. Induction charging is a nice feature but if the watch could be charged via a lightning connection, a portable battery/charger could be used to extend up time. Don't expect to have phone conversations through the watch unless your in a very quiet place - the speaker is not loud enough and the watch can't connect to a blue tooth headphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still undecided about this purchase

    Posted
    ejarocki
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    I came into my relationship with the Apple Watch with mixed feelings. Its seems a bit overpriced, especially if you go with the higher-end bands (really? $149 for a replacement watchband?). It works well as an activity tracker, and having to meet the three-ring challenge each day is a good motivator. There's a half-second delay as you tilt your arm to call up the watch face--first-world problem, I know, but when you want a quick glance at the time, the wait is a bit annoying. I've hand no power issues with it, as a full charge lasts me all day. I'm just not using it as much as I thought I would. I also wish it were more stylish for the money; it looks all plasticky, like something a Stormtrooper would have on his wrist. Maybe it'll grow on me...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    #whybother?

    Posted
    Smile

    I love Apple products hands down! The Iwatch not so much for me it's like having your iPhone on your wirist It makes no sense!!! I only had to wear it one day and realized my watch is doing the same thing as my phone. Then my biggest decision while using my GPS my phone is speaking the directions and my watch is tapping the directions. Huh who does that??? I know you can customize the features but, what will I be left with? A regular watch so for that reason for me I need to return this item. In my opinion think about it before purchasing this item because for a Apple lover like me this is my FIRST product I'm returning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's just... OK

    Posted
    LexLuther
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    While it looks good, poor battery life, a band that constantly slips, Bluetooth glitches and minimal app selection keeps this as a high cost low value luxury item. Some good features like voice to text messaging, phone calls from my wrist, remote camera controls and integration with google maps are handy but not enough to justify the price. In essence, it's an OK watch with a few cool tools to play with. Email is not practical and the small display makes it hard to read. I'd give it a C as a first version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch Review

    Posted
    Lance
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    The Apple Watch is too expensive for what you get. I bought the $650 watch and the band is not worth what you pay for. It is highly uncomfortable and I do not recommend the malenise band. I actually bought 2 of the watches and the rubber/plastic band is more comfortable and it was $300 cheaper! It's complicated to figure out at first and is quite pointless unless you want it just to say you have an Apple Watch. I have contiplated returning them several times because there is no use to it, especially since your iPhone has the time on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just Okay - Just a Toy

    Posted
    GadgetGirl
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    This is an expensive toy that is fun to use at times, frustrating at other times, and convenient on occasion. The activity tracker fails in comparison to my Fitbit, so I'm stuck with wearing both. Some of the set up processes aren't logically arranged. The notifications are helpful, when they synch. Too many emails never appear on my watch. The lack of reliability isn't helpful. Why did I keep it? Because my daughter has one too and wants to be Wonder Twins and we can 'draw' messages to each other!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Necessary?

    Posted
    RobO
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    It's a nice watch, and being a tech junkie I had to have it. But, in all honesty I've only worn it a handful of times. It drains my 6S phone battery pretty quick and by habit I grab my phone for messaging or to check the time rather than looking at the watch. So is it necessary? Prob not. And the functions are far from spectacular. I'd recommend it if your willing to shell out the cash for a digital watch that you'll prob only use to check the temp outside. But not if the price is an issue to you...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good smart watch, but has a few flaws

    Posted
    Executor
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    The Apple watch is by far the most stylish smart watch on the market. It is well made and functions well as a time piece and as a fitness accessory. It may very well encourage some people to lead a more healthy lifestyle by reminding users to move and work out a bit. It is however, not perfect. The watch needs to be charged every day and sometimes the applications are unresponsive. Despite these caveats, it is a good choice for Apple fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs a little more work.

    Posted
    PhysicalEvidence
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    I never thought I give an Apple product a 3 star review. First, let me state am not saying that's a bad item. It just isn't for me and here is why: it's not easy to get on or off. I have bigger fingers and for me to push the button to release it underneath the watch isn't easy. Why Apple didn't put this on the side is beyond me. Other then that issue I would of enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for what you get

    Posted
    DL78
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    Even with Best Buy's $100 off sale, I feel this item is way overpriced by Apple. It is a nice watch and has a few neat features but most of them you can find on the Fitbit blaze which is less than $300. Unless you have a bunch of extra cash just laying around or are an "Apple only" kind of person, I would recommend checking out some other smart watches

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quality but lacking software

    Posted
    Kaelak907
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    The watch is fantastic like most apple products. There just doesn't seem to be any decent apps aside from sports or health. Even the Fandango app is useless in that it only shows your tickets you purchased on your phone. It may be a small screen but there's more I want to do. Disclaimer- all apple software like the remote function work wonderfully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great watch, stylish band but,,,,,,

    Posted
    Oldpro
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    Love the look of the stainless, watch is fun. The band gets complements. It is secured by a magnet, and it just isn't strong enough. Even the slightest flex, and the band flops around. They can't make the magnet stronger. When you take it off and it opens, it's tough now to free the magnet. But if you move your wrist it losses up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    And another one

    Posted
    doctorhino

    Well it is one more device from apple that I can use with all my other apple stuff. It shows me some info on my wrist which is nice when my phone is in my pocket but thats about all. It doesnt really change the way I interact with my iPhone is just assists me with checking it. Next time take the feed straight to my eyes (Google Glass) or my brain (Sci-fi)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A nice accessory but not perfect

    Posted
    TechieIn757
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    It is a promising concept that still needs a lot of work. It's better than having no watch, but it's not like WOW, at least not yet. Battery life is really good. It does connect to the phone very well; never had any problem with it disconnecting or shutting off. However it's not intuitive to use, and the scope of its capabilities is still limited.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend