Apple Watch owners not rushing to recommend it to friends and family
posted by Alan F. / Jun 13, 2015, 7:40 PM
19% of Apple Watch users surveyed complained that third party apps on the watch were slower and less reliable than Apple's own applications; this was the issue that was voted the most problematic thing about the timepiece. Former Apple director of marketing (1987 through 1997) Michael Mace is now the vice president of mobile at UserTesting. "These survey results are not overwhelming," said Mace. "If Apple wants people to get excited and recommend heavily, it needs to get additional hooks. Third-party apps will be best way."
Last week at WWDC, Apple announced watchOS2 which will allow developers to create native apps for Apple Watch. This means that the watch itself is responsible for processing and the crunching of data instead of the iPhone paired to the watch. Developers are being given more access to the Digital Crown, the Taptic Engine, heart rate monitor, accelerometer and the microphone. This should improve the experience of using third party apps on the device.
There are things about the Apple Watch that users like. The features that garnered the most votes in the survey at 29% were step counting and the tracking of fitness goals. 19% enjoy getting notifications using haptic vibration. UserTesting's Mace says that overall the Apple Watch is off to a good start, but says it is not a "wild hit." He adds that where it goes from here depends not just on third party developers, but also on the changes Apple makes to the watch.
Rumors suggest that the second-generation Apple Watch will be a stand-alone model similar to the Samsung Gear S. This means that it won't have to be paired with an iPhone and users will be able to make and take calls and receive notifications directly from the timepiece.
Impersonating someone else horribly makes you dumb as heck, Jakelee. Oh wait. I forgot you don't even have a brain so that makes you an iBrainless.
posted on Jun 13, 2015, 8:06 PM 19
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Apple owners not rushing out to tell anyone to buy a $350-$400 Aluminum watch with a rubberized band. Or they are not rushing out to tell anyone to buy a $650-$700 Apple watch that has stainless steel with a leather band, which happens to be the price of an iPhone 6 off contract. Forget the gold options. In any case, I think people can clearly see that they are not going to get, or a least feel like they are getting their monies worth out of Apples watch.
posted on Jun 14, 2015, 7:17 AM 4
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Let him alone. He can't get me out of his head, probably dreams about me. He's probably tried to argue with me many times and been made to look foolish, and thinks this is his revenge. Let him have it. He probably doesn't have much else.
posted on Jun 14, 2015, 3:10 AM 5
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I hate Apple.
posted on Jun 14, 2015, 7:17 PM 0
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Apart from runners/cyclists, I see no appeal or practical need for smartwatches in general.
posted on Jun 13, 2015, 7:48 PM 11
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It's a luxury item I guess. I myself want one but for only notifications and music control, then I'd choose extra battery life over the other extra features.
posted on Jun 13, 2015, 8:47 PM 0
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Just ended my day today with 52% remaining charge on my Apple watch. Considering not charging it overnight for tomorrow. I also found charge times were very wrong in early reviews. They said it takes 5-6 hours, mine charged from 14%-100% in 1.5-2 hours. Overall, I'm satisfied, and have already recommended others to purchase one.
posted on Jun 13, 2015, 11:24 PM 1
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I sport the "Samsung Gear S"... These babies need no recommending! They're people magnets, FAT and BOLD like a BOSS! I use the "Infinity Watch-Curlball" clock face... People with the Gear S know which one that is, Hahaha... This watch is a "Killer", Nobody is beating Sammy in smartwatches atm. O.o
posted on Jun 14, 2015, 9:20 PM 0
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Most runners and cyclists would prefer a lightweight fitness tracker like a Microsoft Band, Fit bit, Nike Fuelband, Jawbone, etc., not something as absurdly heavy and hefty as the phone-weight iWatch. Plus they've more likely to want something durable and resilient. Smartwatches like the Moto 360, Samsung Gear, etc. have their own place, as do hybrids like the Band and Pebble.
posted on Jun 14, 2015, 2:36 PM 1
Ill jus wait for the second gen Apple Watch since this year's model sucks.
posted on Jun 13, 2015, 8:06 PM 2
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The way you've accumulated 1709 posts in 2 months is way beyond me, you should probably take a break, go outside take a walk or ride your bike and experience nature.
posted on Jun 13, 2015, 10:42 PM 8
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