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LSU5508
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Apple Watch Yes or No?
Just got one yesterday and I'm not seeing the appeal yet.Still seems like I need my i-phone for most things. What is everyone's thoughts? How does everyone use them? I'm gonna give it another 2 weeks to see if i'm wrong?


Brian Wilson
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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Still seems like I need my i-phone for most things.


That may be your fallacy there. Think of it as an extension of your iphone.


BuckeyeFan87
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
I mean, did you do any research at all before purchase?


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Tigeralum2008
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
I love my Watch Series 2

My uses:

1. reading Texts while in meeting so I do not have to pull phone out and still know if there are any issues I need to address
2. call screening while phone is in pocket
3. Speaker phone when my hands are full and I don't have my bluetooth earbuds
4. Reading emails
5. Timer
6. weather alerts
7. fitness tracker

I'd love to have the series 3 simply for the ability to workout/run without being tethered to a phone in my pocket or strapped to my arm
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DoubleDown
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7. fitness tracker I'd love to have the series 3 simply for the ability to workout/run without being tethered to a phone in my pocket or strapped to my arm

Pretty much the only reason I'm debating one myself. However I have a Samsung Gear S3 so it's really just for the new Apple Music streaming that's coming next month. And then sprinkle on the extra 10$ a month from T-Mobile and I'm thinking I may pass.


bbap
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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Just got one yesterday and I'm not seeing the appeal yet.Still seems like I need my i-phone for most things. What is everyone's thoughts? How does everyone use them? I'm gonna give it another 2 weeks to see if i'm wrong?



Considering you can basically watch the battery level drain while it's connected via LTE it's definitely not a stand-alone product.


DoubleDown
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Considering you can basically watch the battery level drain while it's connected via LTE it's definitely not a stand-alone product.

Is it truly that bad or are you just hating?
If anything I'd get this for a 1-2 hour workout, daily, using LTE.


bbap
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Is it truly that bad or are you just hating?


I have no personal knowledge. But anything that only holds a couple of hours battery when on LTE (allegedly) can't be classified as a stand alone device.


LSU5508
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
I didn’t get lte I got gps only because of battery drain concerns. One of the main benefits I saw was I could keep the watch on in the pool at home. So far this has been a pretty good feature where as the phone with Touch ID is a pain because water screws up recognition and I have to worry about dropping the phone which is only water resistant. I did plenty of research and after 24 hours have come to realize it’s real intent is that similar to a second monitor, a companion item. It’s very beneficial and you can see a lot but you don’t really interact all that often. As a fitness phone I haven’t tested but it’s growing on me overall.
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barry
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
I have been waiting to buy one primarily as a fitness device, the standalone would be great and i was sold but i want to see how this battery deal shakes out.


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Pettifogger
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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Just got one yesterday and I'm not seeing the appeal yet.Still seems like I need my i-phone for most things. What is everyone's thoughts? How does everyone use them? I'm gonna give it another 2 weeks to see if i'm wrong?



I just got mine Friday and I like it a lot

But then, 2 years of being able to leave my phone in my pocket or across the room or in my briefcase when checking emails and messages is worth it to me. Add to that making the random call without my phone, exercise/activity tracking, etc.

That said, I totally get that it may not be worth it to everyone else


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Pettifogger
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
I think you'd just have to work the battery issue into your routine.

I assume if you work out for 2 hours and you're on the phone half the time or streaming music over LTE the entire time, you're going to run it down. Even that may not be a big deal if you can then put it on the charger after. But if you're usually going to sync your playlists and just want to run phone-free (with the option of streaming music or taking calls if needed) I think it's probably worthwhile.

FYI the only experimenting I've done is walking the dog (without phone). About 30 minutes or so, made a 3 minute call over LTE (worked great), probably dropped a few percent but nothing significant.



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obadiah
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
Do you like the Gear S3?
Are you using it with an iPhone?


MarlinMan
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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Do you like the Gear S3? Are you using it with an iPhone?


DoubleDown
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
I do like the gear s3. Ive got the frontier version. I actually am using it with the iPhone 7 currently.
It has an app and I launch that at the end of my day and everything syncs like it normally would with a Samsung phone.

The sucker is tough! Don’t think mine has a single scratch or dent and I go to the gym daily.


MarlinMan
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
Great feedback, thanks... I heard it will only notify you of emails/texts, but you can't reply or start new ones... can you verify??


DoubleDown
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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Great feedback, thanks... I heard it will only notify you of emails/texts, but you can't reply or start new ones... can you verify??

That is correct on the iPhone. On a Samsung you can do that though.

I honestly haven't missed it because I don't use it for that but I can understand some might.


GFunk
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
Wife got me one for Christmas last year. It’s been fantastic. Lemme tell ya why...

I’m in a good bit of meetings, and I also route my email through my iPhone. To the point where I have Outlook send me text notifications about my itnerary every morning at 7am, and then 15 minutes before each appointment, meeting, etc.

With back to backs a lot of the time it’s nice to me when we need to wrap up or what’s next on my plate without grabbing and flipping through my phone.

In the same setting, reviewing notifications mid meeting discreetly allows for a more engaged and less distracted experience for me. Which means my time is more well spent. In general, not having to grab my phone to see whose emailing or texting helps me from having to grab my phone out of a pocket or off the desk or elsewhere.

But without question my most favorite function is Maps. I own a small business on the side where I travel locally a lot. At work I am on the road in South Louisiana on average once or twice a week.

Punch the address into them Maps app, and never pick up the phone again. As you reach your exit or turn, the haptic response alerts you to a turn or a blinker that’s needs to be used. A quick glance at your wrist tells you how many miles there are until your next turn is or what your current ETA is to your destination.

It’s fantastic to not have to drive distracted or just impress your coworkers and boss as if you know out of the town areas like the back of your hand. LOL.

It is an incredibly useful tool for me in these regards. Speakerphone helps in hand so free situations as someone else’s mentioned.
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DoubleDown
Alabama Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
So this question is for anyone with the LTE model series 3. Are you able to leave LTE on all day and the battery last 8+ hours?

Or do you have to toggle [ON] [OFF] the LTE functionality for when you go for a run, etc?


Pettifogger
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
I'm not sure I have enough personal data to tell you definitively, but is your question whether you can leave LTE on all day go for a run (just on LTE) and have the watch last all day?

If so, I think the answer is probably yes. Based on my current usage, I imagine I could go LTE-only for 1-2 hours without a big loss. Most I've gone is probably 40 minutes. Granted, that isn't streaming music or talking on the phone much on LTE. I don't turn LTE off, if that is part of the question.


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