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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    3rd try is a charm???

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    Sherrell
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    This is my 3rd Apple Watch, and I’ve had one since the first launch date, like all of my many Apple products. The first one was great! Everything like a charm! I got all of my call’s, texts, email’s, and I Coach Football, Basketball, and Baseball, so it came in really handy while I was on the field, or court Cosching, or otherwise not able to get my iphone out to take the call, and could take it right there in my 1st Gen Apple Watch! It was awesome I’m so many ways! Then, after about 2-3 years, it was charging in our Master Bathroom as always, and I had bought the 2 foot charger cable, and it worked great! And, was the perfect length from our outlet to the counter where it just rested perfectly without all that extra cord. And, I did this for a long time without an issue! However, one morning, the watch somehow fell off of the charger and landed on our marble bathroom floor. And, it looked fine at first glance? But, then I got in the shower, and it turned out the glass screen had a small little crack/chip on the left bottom side, and I didn’t know it at the time, and when I got in the shower it fried the watch. I was so upset! I always upgrade all of my (too many) Apple products when a new one is released. If it has improvements that I can use, or need anyway? And, in this case everything worked so good, and did all I needed it to, that I didn’t upgrade to the 2nd Gen Apple Watch. I saw no point. But, when my first generation watch broke, I was so upset for over a month that my Finace bought me a new 3rd Gen Apple Watch, and all I can say, is that this Watch was not even close to as good as my first! And, I’m very much a tech Guy, and I tried everything to make it work right! I even called Apple Support. And, nothing I did ever made it work like the first one! It wouldn’t get calls 95% of the time, texts wouldn’t send through Siri, or come through hardly ever, and e-mail was non existent! It was just junk! Idk?? Anyway, it got the best of me one long day, and I took it off, and just tossed it onto my couch, no I didn’t throw it! And, it landed exactly where I intended it to. However, it barely bumped the wall lightly, and that ever so light bump on the wall, totally cracked the entire screen! I couldn’t believe it! And, I cannot emphasize enough how lightly I tossed, or flipped it underhand, and only about 3-4 feet on to a soft leather couch! But nonetheless, it broke. And, to be honest with you, I didn’t really care anyways! Because, it never worked, or worked right, if at all, anyway! So, I went out and bought a regular watch, and had that for months before I started greatly missing the exercise utility, calorie counting, and hours standing features. So, I thought about a Fitbit, and other devices. However, through much research, I discovered that they wouldn’t work well with my iPhone. So, I went out and bought another new Apple Watch Nike Edition. And, although I’m still working on everything, and trying to get it to work like my first Gen Apple Watch ALWAYS did! It’s much better than my last one, so far anyway. But, I’m still trying to get the newest, and third Apple Watch to work so well, like the first one always did for me! And, it’s doing pretty good! And, with time, playing with it, and my iPhone, and with all the upgrades, I hope it will at least meet my expectations that I got from my 1st Gen watch for over 2 years! I’ll acceot equal! And, anything less, then I’m taking it back, and forgetting about it altogether! However, anything more would be amazing for this die hard 20 year Apple Guy that buys anything Apple makes, and then some!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great nike watch for runners

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    iggypop24
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    have the black and volt version. But I will say this watch is awesome and handy! Notifications are shown on my watch whenever I get messages and alerts. Also the breathing app, will make my wrist vibrate to do daily breathing excercises which can lower stress and cause relaxation. There's also a calorie counter. When I move, I get alerts on how many caolories I burned. I can check my heart rate, and the Nike run app checks how many miles I ran. The gps feature works but not the way I thought it would. When using apple maps or google maps, it is hard to just come up with a place to type in. I can only get locations from what's already available in categories. I can't just type where I want to go and be on my way. When I use maps on my phone and beam it to the watch, I get a list of directions and once I'm near the next turn then my watch will highlight it. It does have to refresh to show it though so in order to do this, I need to lift my wrist near me to show me it. It would have been nice to add a route tracker just like in maps so u can see where u going but maybe in a software update it is possible. Waterproofing is in the phone and so far I had no issues. I showered with this thing, have it one when I wash dishes and water is on this a lot. I dry up the phone then use the app feature for the speaker to force water out. It is pretty cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Purchase AppleCare or forever regret it

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    Justin
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    The Nike+ 42mm series 3 watch started out great. I made the mistake of not purchasing AppleCare . Beware! Apple does not do screen repair on this device, when contacting to get a screen replacement the cost is the price of a new watch.So if your watch has any physical or accidental damage to the screen it is not covered by the limited 1 year warranty. The cost to replace my watch was 290 dollars. I decided not to do it. Pros- The functionality between my Iphone X is superb it does everything well and fast. GPS works great, nike+ run club is great. Cons- I never dropped this watch, or banged the screen against anything in the 6 months i owned it. The screen however from light to moderate activities or from charging developed a hairline crack around the edge. It was at this point I tried to make use of the limited warranty but was told any physical damage whatsoever was not covered by the limited 1 year warranty. They said it did not matter if it was accidental or not physical damage is not covered by the limited warranty. You can search for this same issue on the internet. Summary- Buy apple care or be out 300 dollars like myself. The watch was great until it wasn't anymore. Also there are no compatible replacement parts on the internet like previous generations of the watch. Also side note: You only have 60 days as of 2017 to purchase applecare on your watch. Previously it was one year form purchase date. So if you haven't purchased it AppleCare with your new series 3, id recommend doing so.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Thomas
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    When my Fitbit died, I was in the market for a new fitness tracker. I researched watch style devices from all the major providers. I decided to go with the Apple Watch 3 (non-LTE). The store did not have the base model in stock, so I purchased the Nike version (same price as base model). The fitness tracker is extremely good and I like the "rings" concept where you close rings based on the minutes walked, standing every hour, and calories burned. I find it very motivating for me to exercise. It is a solid product that is so much more than a fitness tracker with the ability to receive texts and email, make phone calls, see the weather at a glance, and see news clips. One unique feature is that when it on its side on the charger, it doubles as a clock when the watch or night stand is bumped. It stays on for a few seconds so you can check the time at night. Documentation is minimal, so you will have to watch videos and research information online to learn all the features. I have made and received several phone calls and the audio is crisp and people tell me they can hear me very well. If you like to run longer distances and don't want to carry your iPhone, you may want to consider the LTE version so you have an on-board phone that does not require you to be in close proximity to your iPhone. Also, with normal use, I am getting 2-3 days out of a charge - great battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Depends on your lifestyle!

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    Rissa
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    I really enjoyed the design of the watch and the graphics were awesome! I ended up returning it and getting the new Fit Bit Ionic! I received the Apple Watch as a gift for Christmas and was really excited to use it, but unlike the fit bit, it doesn’t pick up on exercises when you start doing them, or if you go for a walk. It also doesn’t track your sleep, that requires you to download a different app, as well as downloading another app for food tracking. I just like having everything in one place and really loved my Fit Bit Blaze, so for me the casual ease of most fit bit watches is a better fit for me and my lifestyle! If you’re into having a mini phone on your wrist and want to make sure you can be in tune with the world 24/7, the Apple Watch may be for you! The Fit Bit at least shows you who’s texting or calling and if you see it’s important you can stop your workout or whatever you may be doing and go take the call! Apple you have the luxury of taking the call right from your wrist! The way Fit Bit is set up was a lot easier for me to catch on to, and there’s no extra monthly fee to use it since you don’t have internet access! All depends on your life style!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was seriously missing out!!!

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    Magdalena95
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    I got a series 1 42mm rose gold watch back when they first released. I wore it everyday, everywhere for years. Although it was water resistant, I showered with it, swam in pools lakes and oceans, and basically never worried about getting it wet. That was until one day in July, I noticed a small water spot underneath the screen. Within 24 hours it took over half the screen. Never living without my watch, I headed to Best Buy for a new one. Boy oh boy I am not disappointed! And I realized that I was seriously missing out. My old watch would barely hold a days charge, and my new watch literally can go 3 days sometimes! I also find that my goals are easier to obtain as my watch actually senses steps, calories, HR, etc way more accurately. Can’t believe how much harder I used to have to try to close my rings. Also love the fact that I can actually take calls from my watch when I’m away from my phone. Before I couldn’t hear squat, and others couldn’t hear me, but now everything is crystal clear on both ends. Cannot rave enough, just love love love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fitbit to Apple Watch Regrets

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    Sha718
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    I’ve long been a Fitbit fan going from the the Charge to the Blaze. The way it tracks activity through the app and it’s integration with MyFitnessPal are great. However, as an iPhone user, I always wanted a Apple Watch. It’s looks sleek and I assumed greater functionality with my phone. I regret switching to Apple Watch for a few reasons: 1- I enjoyed sleep tracking from my Fitbit charge which is small enough to wear to bed. The Apple Watch requires nightly charging so that’s not gonna work plus it’s too big for bedtime. 2- I prefer Fitbit’s activity tracking based on actual step counts and heart rate throughout the day. I’m not at all into the activity rings iPhone uses. 3- I realize that while Apple Watch allows greater integration with my phone, much of it is unwanted or unused. I don’t want WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple Maps (I use Google) directions, or music control via my watch beyond pausing it which any Fitbit can do. I suppose the only saving grace was that I caught this Series 3 on sale since the Series 4 is out. Either way, I could’ve lived without it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice to have

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    RenX
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    This is my second Apple Watch the first one I’ve messed up by getting it in hot water or it would still be working. This one is a lot faster and water resistant but I would still avoid hot water from a tub or a sink. It does everything I needed to do because I don’t play games on it. Why would I have the screen is too small. But there are simple games for the Apple Watch. These watches are comfortable and the battery will last you 2days if you forget to put it on the charger at night or are away from the charger. I usually charge it daily when I am getting ready in the morning for about an hour and it’s fully charged. What I enjoyed most about the watch is the notifications that I can dismiss if I’m not interested in them and they will disappear off my phone toI and I don’t have to worry about a screen full of notifications when I take my phone out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Has Everything you Need and Nothing you Don't

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    roccoruns13
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    I stay pretty active and had been using a Garmin for several years. My problem as a professional going into meetings was how do I keep my fitness tracking and smart notifications but have a watch that much more easily customized and could dressed up when the time comes. The Apple Watch has been a great choice for me. The ease of swapping out bands depending on what situation I have been in has been really nice - and maybe a little fun. Listen, it's wearable tech, so nothing about it is a NEED, but I will say that the app availability for some functions is really, really nice to have. The only complaint I have moving from Garmin to Apple is the batter life. I have to charge it every day or two versus the entire week of batter life I had been getting before. I thought I'd really hate that part, but honestly, it just takes a little more planning, so no biggie. Satisfied customer here -

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My son loves this watch

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    TechDad
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    I bought this watch for my 16 year old son as a birthday gift. He absolutely loves it. Since the day he put it on he can’t stop talking about how he loves this watch and how it helps him keep track of his steps, his heart rate, allows him to send and receive messages, and overall loves the functionality of this watch. My son says the battery life on this watch is actually pretty good for how much he utilizes it and would recommend it to anyone looking to buy a smart watch. I got to check out this watch for a bit before he took it away from me because I was spending too much time with it. And in the little amount of time that I spent with that I fell in love with it myself. I love the haptic feedback on the dial, I love the responsiveness of the screen, the clarity, and everything else that it is capable of. That being said I will be purchasing one for myself soon LOL.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So worth it!

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    glitters
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    I love this watch! It really helped me walk a lot more than I used to. It’s kind of fun to look at how many steps I have walked and try to add more by walking whenever I get a chance. Of course I don’t do it everyday but still that’s a lot more than I used to walk. It’s so convenient to be able to text and call and control the music with my watch. It’s fun to be able to customize your face watch, and also I love the way it looks on the wrist. I definitely don’t use it to its potential though. The iWatch can do a lot more than what I use it for. This is a really useful piece of gadget that not only looks stylish but also helps you become more healthy. I can’t recommend it enough. Probably one of the best investments I have made and I have never regretted buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A watch I finally like to wear!

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    dgm1
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    This is the best Dad’s Day gift ever from my 2 amazing sons! I’m not a techie, but I’m very impressed with all the functionality of this watch for my day to day business operations. I also love the activity app to track my swimming workouts, and daily steps. It gives you stroke counts & can differentiate stroke styles, laps, splits, etc, so you get detailed info on all your workouts. My wife even uses hers for Pilates. It has almost every sport on it. You can hook it up to/download all your Apps. When I’m driving and need directions, the haptics prompt me w/ a easy & safe glance to the watch for my next turn. I can see what’s next on my calendar, answer or hang up on incoming calls. It’s been very motivational also to get reminders for me to stand up from my desk & move. It’s way better than my old Garmin, and I never thought it would be as cool & useful as it is—and that is an understatement. Just get one! I opted to get the one w/out WiFi as my phone is always nearby for biz, but it has GPS to track your outdoor activity w/out your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy... never knew I needed it!

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    KarenJoy
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    I was always hesitant on buying an apple watch because I thought it wasn't a necessity until I started playing around with my friend's apple watch and thought wow... I need this! You can access your messages on your watch, and access apps from your watch and it'll connect to your phone! Didn't get the cellular for this since messages are sent via bluetooth anyways. Also got the open box option and it was in perfect, not even touched condition and saved a couple bucks on it. Clean look and really easy to use. The 42mm doesn't even look huge on my small wrist, sits pretty on it! Can't wait for my other bands I ordered to come in so make it look more luxurious!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Justjered
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    To start this out ill give a little history. I’ve purchased the original Apple Watch Sport which was neat but didn’t serve a purpose for me so sold it within a couple months and switched to a Fitbit. After two fitbits (charge hr and eventually charge hr 2), which both eventually broke from daily use (I am not gentle with my wearables), I am back to an Apple Watch. Love the Nike bands and extra faces that come with the Nike+ model watches. Apple has significantly improved the usefulness of the Apple Watch over the 4 watch versions. Including Apple Pay, much larger app selection and much more fitness functionality than the original watch. Move onto the Nike+ bands which are breathable, looks sharp and don’t trap moisture for rash or other outbreaks like some fitness watch bands are known for. Overall the only complaint is the Apple Watch does demand a premium but for someone with a preference for apple products, there is simply no substitution to the Apple Watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I wanted

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    bsperry
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    I primarily purchased this to use for exercise training. Since my purchase I have worn it everyday and love it. I thought the notifications would be annoying as I always have my phone with me anyway, but after sorting through the ones I want and don't want it has been great. I recently wore the watch during a 10k and 1/2 marathon and used the Apple activity app rather than my usual runtastic and it worked great and heart rate did not have any crazy misreads. I did the Disney runs and did notice that for some reason the Magic Bands for Disney interfered with the watch and caused the HR to skyrocket. I just put the band on my other arm and viola, no more issues. My wife purchased the cellular option as she would prefer to not always carry her phone, but this was not a feature I required. So far I am impressed with the functionality and battery life and via Siri I could voice text my friends while running. Overall it has exceeded my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for all your activities

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    Nesss
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    Only reason I’m giving a 4/5 is because the watch itself is still complex to figure out. It’s not simple like the fitbit, you have to play around to see where you want to go. Also, the bluetooh is still skimpy. I wish apple made this more simple for athletes rather than have it be a watch of amenities. Also the battery life..could be better. Aside from all of that, I use this watch everyday and for every workout. It has survived numerous sweat sesh as well as jogs. I love the fact that I can still play music from it without needing my phone to connect to my headphones. I love the Activity section of this watch, tracks my standing, moving and exercise times which is awesome and inspires me to constantly fill the circles. I’m a 21 year old female and my only suggestion is for the watch to be more simple. A watch made for athletes, that’s all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far So good!

    Posted
    Chuck
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    I have bought and used fitbits for the past 2-3 years, finally gave in and got this Series 3 Apple Watch due to rising costs of fitbit and their limited functions with phones. This works great, battery lasts about 2 days, maybe alittle longer if your not on it much or at all. Connects flawlessly with my iphone and tracks everything well. Only thing fitbit has over it, is the sleep tracker was better on the fitbit. I downloaded and paid for a sleep tracker on the iwatch, while its okay, its not as detailed or as good as the fitbit sleep tracker which is free and included in the software on fitbits

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this watch

    Posted
    Jay5
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    I had used a Fitbit for several years and loved the fitness application. I was hesitant to pay the money for an Apple Watch and was considering the new Fitbit. I decided to make the jump and try this figuring I could return it if I didn’t like it and I’m so glad I did. The fitness applications are intuitive and in depth and I’ve been very impressed with them. Beyond that, the texting and notification features are outstanding and far surpass the Fitbit. Not only receiving but being able to respond to text messages, getting weather alerts, sports scores etc. all on the watch is awesome. The GPS function saves me having to keep my phone on me when I run and there was more than enough storage to download my music library so I could sync my headphones wirelessly with the watch. This was an excellent purchase and I highly recommend it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great watch

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    runningman
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    hey i bought this on sale at my local best buy and got it over the regular apple watch 3 because i liked the unique band and also wanted the extra nike watch faces. its a wonderful addition to my other apple devices and it helps me to keep track of my workouts, calorie burns, distance, steps and stairs climbed. apple has done a good job with sending notifications straight to the watch so i can just flick my wrist and see who texted me or answer a phone call immediately instead of getting my phone from my pocket. to send a text it is better to talk to the watch and have SIRI write it or just send it from your phone. using SCRIBBLE on the apple watch is too cumbersome. i think my only complaint is that the heart rate monitor on the watch isn't accurate. it is finicky and sometimes takes a while to calculate the heart rate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded

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    Slapshot
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    I originally had an original version of the Apple Watch 1. I was very happy with it and have used more of the apps/functions than I thought I ever would. But, alas, the face of the watch “popped off” 4 months after the warranty expired. Go figure. I decided it was a good time to upgrade to the Apple Watch 3. After reading all the reviews, researched online, inquired with friends, etc. I found the better choice was to go with the Nike version as it had all the bells and whistles of the other but had a different band and the faces. I love this watch, and I must say it is nice to not have to worry about the watch getting wet. I use the Nike app regularly and the band is much more comfortable in that it “breathes”. I would recommend this watch to anyone looking to go the way of the smart watch

    I would recommend this to a friend