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Apple's Watch #627549 02/17/15 07:25 PM
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So it's supposed to come out in April and when it was announced, I was like...eh..I don't wear a watch and so what's this supposed to do for me? Big deal.

Well, recently we have purchased FitBit flex bands to help monitor activity and it syncs with our health insurance so that our rates will go down. (ugh..don't EVEN get me started on this load of big brother crap)

So far I'm liking it because it motivates me to get more steps in and be more active, which is a good thing.

Well, I thought I would check out the watch again and look at Apple's site about it. I found it very intriguing and could actually see myself buying one in about a year or so whenever I get a job after graduation.

Anyone else thought about getting one?

Re: Apple's Watch [Re: John Rougeux] #627606 02/19/15 04:18 PM
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I thought about it briefly. But from what I'm told, and what I've read online, I think I'll be waiting for the 2nd generation.


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Re: Apple's Watch [Re: John Rougeux] #627609 02/19/15 04:51 PM
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By the time I can afford one, it'll be 2nd or 3rd generation.

But I am intrigued about the possibilities.

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Like you I don't wear a watch.. I have an iPhone.. (& iPad). I haven't worn a watch in >25-30 years !!

I can see the iWatch doing some iPhone applications, but I sometimes hate how small the iPhone is to read stuff.. can't imagine it on a smaller watch !! eek

I can't see me shelling out THAT much $$ for ANOTHER item to lug around ! (esp. when many applications are duplicated)

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That's why I'm wondering if by the 2-3rd generation it'll be liberated from the phone and do everything that a phone can. (As it stands now, you have to carry your iPhone with you for a lot of things that the Watch does from what I understand)

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I don't have a need for that precise time management that I need a watch. I wore a watch when I taught as schedules were pretty precise but now, it's not at all

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But it's not JUST a clock, it has much more capabilities than that.

https://www.apple.com/watch/overview/

If you read my first post, you might be able to guess why I would want one..not only for the time, but for messages, phone, and health related stuff. My insurance is putting more on the consumer to be more active to promote a healthy living...and one way is to encourage us to be active by giving points for doing this. These points add up and when you get 100, you will receive up to $150 back per person.

That's why I have a FitBit now. Plus, I realize that I'm 50 and I need to be more active. I can see the result of the sedentary life just by looking at my stomach. Plus, now that my oldest brother had a triple bypass recently (and he is a health nut...rides his street bicycle for long distances for fun), it has woke me up to the fact that I need to be more active.

Well, the Apple Watch has a lot of health related stuff to it too. I would rather have one of those than this FitBit.

Re: Apple's Watch [Re: John Rougeux] #627626 02/20/15 04:16 AM
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Watched the movie (no pun intended), and it IS very impressive !!

Apple has done their homework 10 X over !! (as usual)

Who knows , maybe iWatch 2.0 !! whistle

Thanks, John… I wasn't very receptive, but DAMM Apple changed that !! mad

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laugh BTW, I own 10 shares in Apple. laugh

Yeah, I was talking to my wife about it while we were walking...(I'm not saying where, it makes me feel old! Ha!) and she was interested too. We stopped in the Apple Store, which surprised me because she knows how much I covet their stuff.

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The watch isn't for me. I have 4 watches that I haven't worn since the iPhone.


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(ugh..don't EVEN get me started on this load of big brother crap)


I don't see it as Big Brother so much as a synergistic relationship. You be proactive and they reward you.
You can always opt to not do it. Big Brother wouldn't give you that choice.

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