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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

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    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
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    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: 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: 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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch!

    Posted
    BBFAN2012
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Next-gen watch

    Posted
    Jaffrey
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    The Apple Watch is a well thought out device. In the few weeks of use, here is what I have found to be useful features: 1. Battery life is much better than expected and easily lasts me 2 days. Charging is also fast with the high capacity/iPad charger. Added to this is the screen is much sharper than I expected. 2. It makes me less reliant on my iPhone that I can keep on silent mode. I use the Watch to reveive all notifications via the haptic taps. I use the watch to keep up with my calendar, see the weather/temp, emails and respond to messages that can be handled via Siri or saved messages. For me it serves almost 1/3 of messages I get. 3. Convenient to use Apple Pay and daily tracking of health metrics are also well implemented on the Watch. Finally, like all Apple products, the build quality is very good and pictures don't do justice is showing how much better the Apple Watch construction is compared to the rest. The Apple Watch looks and feels like a premium watch and not a cheap toy. Using GPS is slow and using the Watch to respond to emails and long messages is not a viable use case. However, it's excellent for viewing notifications, as a daily health tracking device and of course as a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch, love it. Life changing, maybe not

    Posted
    Punkuhr
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    The  Watch is a great watch if you don't mind the semi-high price tag and want to be up to date with technology. It is somewhat useful in small ways in my daily life, but not life changing. I can see where Apple is going with the watch, they just aren't there 100%. The small annoyances are a possible short battery life depending how much you use it, no voice for Siri (as a matter of fact Siri is very limited in what she can do, generally kicking you to your phone to look), only voice FaceTime, and it sometimes can be slow interacting with the apps on the phone. All of these most likely done purposely because Apple wants to save battery life. The good things are of course telling time (with many great watch faces!), not having to pull my phone out to see that a app has notified me for the umpteenth time useless info, being able to read texts and text back in situations where you can't pull your phone out, the tied in apps like weather, calendar, etc are handy. Also the "Activity" app on the watch is very helpful. It is a great reminder to get exercise in, not sit all day, and pushes you to push yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Apple Watch!!

    Posted
    57bluis
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    Debated on the two different sizes of the apple watch as I am a very small female. Wish there were an in between 40 mm size but maybe that might be in the future. I opted for the 42mm stainless and yes it is substantial on my small wrist but because I am 60'ish yrs old and cant see like I used to (haha) I needed the bigger screen to see it better and I also wanted the sapphire crystal display. Yes the stainless is weightier on the wrist but that is not a bother for me. The stainless will show scratches more than sport version but they polish away very easy. The watch is loaded with features and some I havent used yet. Love the activity reminders as well as getting and receiving messages and phone calls right on the watch. Yes very handy. The only feature I can slightly complain about and I am sure it is the operator is a double click to use apple pay will bring up the friends list a lot and not apple pay. There is an art to learning how quickly you must double click to get apple pay to come up and its kind of embarrasing when others behind you in a check out line see you while you have to keep clicking and clicking to get to apple pay. I blame that on me and not the watch. I find that I truly am a daily user and get great battery life only needing to charge every other day. The price is high for a watch but it's Apple and Best Buy did have it on sale during the holidays which was a big help. A great watch that is now part of my daily routine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watches are awesome!!

    Posted
    John
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    The Apple Watch is a nice extension to the iPhone. It saves me so much time and battery life by being able to receive and send messages, get notifications that I can choose to check on my phone if it looks important. I also workout 5 plus days per week and love the timer function, heart rate monitor as well as controlling my music and volume levels while working out. The talk to text feature is much more accurate than the iPhone and i use it instead so that I am not correcting half of the message, which defeats the purpose. There are so many benefits to using the Apple Watch it can't be stated in this review. One of the most common complaints is that it has to be connected to the iPhone and people would prefer it to have its own connectivity. While this would be nice it would just cause me to have to pay more to my mobile phone provider to have another device on my plan. I see very little benefit to this feature since I will keep my phone with me or near me anyway. The Apple Watch is the most misunderstood Apple device and it is usually misunderstood by people that have never owned one. Try it! It's not for everyone but nothing really is and you have to make up your mind for yourself. Don't listen to the naysayers!! Oh, and I have two Watches, this one is my nicer one for work and nightlife activities while I have a Sport version for my fitness activities. Just my preference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch 42mm Milanese Loop

    Posted
    Victor918
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    Received this as a birthday present from family. They got a good deal since Christmas season was in full swing and got $100 off retail. They also took advantage of the financing option (18 months with no interest). When the Watch was first announced, I was skeptical about its productivity and whether I would use it. I have owned watches in the past but nothing that was the value of this watch. After synchronizing the watch with the iPhone (which was easy), I have enjoyed having this gadget on my wrist. It was also easy to customize the display and the options as well as apps. I like the ease of checking my messages and using Siri to respond (very few mistakes like I said quart and it popped up court and has around a 98% accuracy), seeing who is emailing me, and getting the push notifications from my favorite apps. I have used it as a Bluetooth for my phone calls, but it’s a bit awkward with the watch in your face- mainly when listening to the other person it is harder to hear when there is lots of background noise. There is a Find My Phone feature that is nice when I forget where I laid down my iPhone in the house. Overall, what I like about it best is when I am less dependent on the iPhone when it beeps or rings and not having to pull it out of my pocket or holster. I can be discrete yet have a classy look at the same time. I have bought a charging stand and another watch band. Cost is minimal but gives you more looks to choose from.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good addition to my apple ecosphere

    Posted
    TDawg
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    I held off purchasing an Apple Watch as I was unsure if I really "needed" one. I'm glad I finally made the decision to pick one up. Nice quality timepiece, that I'm relying on more every day to keep me informed without having to whip my phone out every time I get a notification. I've found the following most useful: Ability to reply to text messages with a couple of taps. When using Apple Maps to navigate, I receive a couple of taps on the watch when my turn is approaching. Allows me to keep my eyes on the road, and not looking down at my phone. I did turn off the email notifications on the watch...I get too many emails, and the watch was constantly vibrating on my wrist. As for the watch itself, the legendary Apple Quality is evident throughout. Fit and finish is excellent. I also really like the Milanese Loop band. That too looks and feels great. I highly recommend this smart watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Apple Quality

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

    Clean, refind, 100% Apple! After owning the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Gear S I did not have any trouble getting use to this watch. Small learning curve due to getting use to Force Touch display. Some thing as easy as changing the face is not in the menu but a hard press to the home screen for example. Clear sharp display, not washed or over powering colors. Great contrast for small fonts. What I like: 1. It is smaller than the Gear S. 2. Feels like a true classic watch on your arm. 3. Very refined software and connectivity. 4. Fast growing application market. 5. Hardware security on device. 6. Magnetic charger connection. 7. Great display contrast and color of menu. 8. Crown Does make it easier to navigate. What I think is missing: 1. Camera 2. Simple play back option of music and video displayed on watch, wants to use the phone as the play back device. 3. Customization. 4. Stand alone features. Over all, I love it! Great device for work or play!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing watch- one downfall.

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    ZaS786
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have been keen on purchasing an Apple Watch for a few months now. I had a 1st generation Moto 360, Zen Watch, and a Gear 2 when I had my S6. My favourite of the three was hands down the Moto 360. I planned on getting the second generation, however, I waited to see what other OEMs would bring out. Just recently, I ended up getting an iPhone. I decided to bite the bullet and try Apple Watch. So far, I've loved it. It looks great, has a large assortment of bands available, great software, and phenomenal build quality. I find WatchOS to be just as simple and reliable as iOS. My only complaint(s) would be the following: 1) Battery Life: battery life has been decent. I can generally get about a day on one charge. My day starts at around 8:30 AM and ends around 8 PM. Given the great battery life I get on my other Apple products, I was hoping for battery life that would exceed 1 day. Battery life on it was not a deciding factor when I was in the market for a watch. 2) the charging cable: the cable, to Me, is too long. A nearly 5 foot cable seems a bit excessive for a watch. I would think that Apple would include the longer cable for the iPhone and a shorter cable for Apple Watch. Again, this was not a deciding factor for me either. Overall, Apple Watch has been great. I'd recommend to any one looking for a smart watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable and effective piece of gear!

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    Marinepilot
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Being the Apple product fanatic I am, I finally took the plunge and picked up my Apple watch. I am sorry I waited so long! It is amazing! Very versatile for any situation. The band looks pretty snazzy, but is not pretentious in a work or play environment. Plus, switching the bands is childs play! The watch itself does everything I wanted and more. I was tired of always having to pull my phone out to see what time it was, so there's one check marked. Then also, now I don't have to pull my phone out in awkward situations to see who is texting or messaging me. Plus, I can also see who is calling to determine if I need to take that call right away, or can send it to voice mail, all without pulling my phone out! It tracks my daily steps and calories pretty well, although I must say I haven't checked it against any other pedometer as of yet. The heart beat function is pretty nice, I can tell when I'm a bit more riled than I need to be and tell my self to breathe a bit slower and calm myself. Not so good for phone calls, the sound is tinny thru the watch, but maybe okay in a pinch. Overall, I'd highly recommend it to anyone to extend the capabilities of their iPhone!

    I would recommend this to a friend