Fashionistas respond to the Apple Watch

Fashionistas respond to the Apple Watch
During the weekend, we told you to expect Apple to introduce its smartwatch on Tuesday because the tech titan had invited fashion bloggers and journalists to the event. Now that it is all over, and the Apple Watch has been unveiled, exactly what do the fashion conscious think about Apple's timepiece?

The early word from Madison Avenue about the Apple Watch, is that it is too masculine. This is a design flaw that could limit its appeal. Others complained that the timepiece is less than revolutionary. One typical response came from Roseanne Morrison, fashion director for The Doneger Group. Morrison, a fashion consultant, was put off by the design. "It's not pretty," she stated. "It's very future techno as opposed to feminine sexy."

Still, other fashion types said that they preferred the design of the Apple Watch when compared to the timepieces produced by LG and Samsung. The Watch still needs to be paired with an Apple iPhone in order to perform some of its functions. Sensors on the device help monitor the user's heart rate and pulse, and you can have navigation, Apple Pay, animated watchfaces and much more, all on your wrist. Starting at $349, the device comes in two different sizes (38mm and 42mm) and offers three different versions (sport, standard, and luxury).

The smartwatch market is expected to be a fast growing, but very competitive one. According to Citigroup, sales are expected to go from a range of $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion this year, to $10 billion in 2018. Not only is there competition for Apple from tech rivals like LG and Samsung, watch makers like Rolex and Swatch are expected to get involved.

                 
source: Reuters    

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64 Comments

1. black02wing

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 05, 2007

Alan F. Did you leave out Motorola on purpose?

12. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Or fashionistas didn't respond to the Moto 360 since they probably weren't at that unveil? Unlike Apple who went out of their way to invite the fashion industry. But you know....something something bias something "iPh0nearena"

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

He probably made that up, since whenever a "journalist" (fanboy in this case) starts a sentence with "other fashion types" it usually means he's making something up.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Such a silly hater you are.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Such a iFanboy , iBoy you are.

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So what if he's a silly hater? What's it to you? Why does it bother you iBoy...... O wait, let me guess... your new iP6 was a epic fail to thier customers and fans... Lmfao.

28. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Maybe because like you he's responding on an article about the apple watch? Are you just that bored?

56. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

So what darkjeddi says hater to the other guy? who is it to you? your partner? Lagdroids can't even come close to iPhone 6.

57. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Oh please, enough of "android lags" BS!

60. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

seriously? do you even understand the basics of hypocrisy? implying that dark should not be bothered or even respond to the post. then proceeding to post not one, but two posts afterwards. its so hypocritical it almost makes me think you did it on purpose... almost you obviously are not a customer or fan of apple. don't make a judgement for a group to which you do not belong

2. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

"too masculine"?? Who are they the apple watch is too feminine.

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

These are people in the fashion industry and yes I agree. If you compare it to the Gear S with a Swarovski band, the Gear S is much more feminine looking.

39. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Crystals don't make it feminine; it just makes it bling. So, I wonder if they find any of todays smartphones feminine...?

58. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Of course, gear S caters to gay android fans :)

9. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Agree. By far the most feminine smartwatch.

42. engineer-1701d unregistered

no that goes to the asus. smartwatch.

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I put about as much faith in what the fashion industry says as I do with movie critics. Rarely do they have the same opinions of the general public. Have you all seen the crap they call fashion in some of these magazines? These are the last people I'd go to for what I want in a watch.

15. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Fashion is like modern art, sometimes you just go... what? and +1 on that critic comment, or any critic for that matter. Critics, paid reviews, critics in their own little world, forget em all

11. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It is, in fact, way too masculine for an Apple product. You must keep in mind that all Apple products are nice and delicate, like little iFlowers waiting in the meadow to bloom, surrounded by a BriTe colourful rAiNbow, thus, making it perfect for women. The iWatch is way too butch for Apple's typical loyal consumer base.

61. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

wait why didn't my iMac come with a rainbow?! aw darn I guess I'll have to make a sexist comment about women only liking the "nice" apple products...

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

This no way looks fashionable, nor stylish. The leaks and the concepts were stylish. Good to no thier iWatch and iPhone6 was a epic fail. Lmfao.

20. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

And yet it will sell more than note 4 and will be faster as well . Epic fail is wh en s5 lost to moto e or note 4 will loose to just about every phone on the market in speed test .

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Because iBoy.... It’s really interesting to discover this blind loyalty amongst iPhone users – they’ll no longer consider other mobile phones on the market, purely because they trust Apple and perhaps like being associated with the brand.”

44. engineer-1701d unregistered

so many people dont like the iphone 6 and the fact its not sapphire glass and you have to pay way more for d ois and its only on the 5.5. not many iphone people would buy the 5.5 they said the 4.7 ok but not buy its to big for them most of them girls and a few guys in skinny jeans.

31. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Also so because iBoy..... We've all heard it before: that Apple users are mindless shee p incapable of thinking for themselves. That they'll buy any polished turd because it has an Apple logo on it. That they're slavishly devoted to the brand. Apple as cult is an outmoded concept, a worn-out trope and a really lazy way to understand the company's appeal. And I'd really like to see that description of Apple stop.

45. engineer-1701d unregistered

if they would only learn dont buy it and apple will rush to put a better watch out for cheaper and better specs to stand a chance in this market, only nfc is good in the iwatch.

52. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What is your Avatar representing?

62. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

do you ever comment with anything remotely factual?

22. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol ... +1

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lol +1 Beloved

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