Poll: Do you think the Apple Watch is the best smartwatch yet?

Poll: Do you think the Apple Watch is the best smartwatch yet?
It was going to appear in September! No, it wasn't going to appear. It was better off being left for September 2015! No, it had to be introduced right now! It was going to be Swiss-made! No, Apple will make it in California! The Apple Watch is the most mythical device to have come out of Cupertino, ever. And with the aura of mystery and hype surrounding it well until its official announcement became fact, we felt compelled to ask what you thought of it? Did it answer your expectations? Is Switzerland's esteemed watchmaking elite in trouble? And more importantly, do you think this is the best smartwatch so far?

Leave your opinion on the table and let's discuss the progenitor of Apple's first new product category in years!

Is the Apple Watch the best smartwatch so far?

Yes, the Apple Watch is the best!
24.38%
No, I'm still a fan of Android Wear/other platform smartwatches.
75.62%

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59 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's a stupid question. It's not even round like the 360 LG R.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is just plain ugly, even square watches can look nice but that thing is down right hideous. The pure definition of a toy look is that iWatch.

16. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The side view doesn't look that great in the pics, but from the front view and the press pictures (when it's actually worn), I think it's among the best designed.

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7208; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Android Wear has a few major abilities up its sleeve. But one that stands out in Android Wears favor is the ability to inject Android Wear code into existing Android Phone and Tablet apps, without the need to actually code anything for an actual Android Wear watch. To this day NO one has come up with something close to this ability or feature. Also nobody knows what OS is on the Apple Watch. Is it a flavor of iOS or not? At least with Android Wear we all know that it is KitKat 4.4W running on all the Android Wear watches. So if you want to take existing Android Phone or Tablet apps you can easily port the code over to an Android Wear watch. Naturally there is a UI difference and no keyboard input on Android Wear. Not to mention the screen size is small, but it is a watch. I should say I like the Apple Watch for NFC, but then again Sony's new Android Wear also has NFC.

42. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't think the Apple Watch runs iOS so developers will have to design the applications from scratch. How useful is having full tablet apps run on a watch?

54. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Really this is iwatch? So you mean to say my iPod nano is an iwatch all along? Wow! Never thought I had it all these years. Who wants to buy it ?

58. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

The options for this question is stupid. Give the options like: BEST COULD BE BETTER WORSE THAN ANY OTHER SMARTWATCH AVAILABLE

2. TBomb

Posts: 1394; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Not a expert on the matter.. but this seems like a loaded question.

59. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

the only thing which this watch has and others dont is the options of diff straps,size and material....which seems good but let down by the design of that watch thing

3. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Obvious results are obvious. This website is Android fan haven.

9. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Precisely. +1

43. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Rightly so, most people have realized that Apple is now a waste of time and money and moved on. Obvious results are obvious because there just is no comparing that piece of garbage to any high end Android wear device. They've been designing that piece of garbage for 2 years, and that is all they could come up with? The OS on it looks like garbage too, Jony Ive's should really move on to his dream of designing cups and leave designing tech to someone with talent.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Aww, is the iFan upset that the 350 dollar, non IP7 device with a limited feature set and suspect battery life isn't being chosen as "the best smartwatch ever?"

11. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't think he sounded upset at all. He just stated the obvious. You don't agree?

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think this might be the worst smart watch ever. Even Samsung's Tizen Gear watches seem more appealing than this. I'm actually surprised Apple could make something this bad and overpriced and actually release it. The event was so bizarre, they went from the iPhone 6/6 Plus which were great (in my opinion), to the complete wreck of a smart watch.

35. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's not bad; it doesn't look horrible (albeit boring) and the feature set is alright. The price is what kills it, really; 350 bucks for the lowest version, which lacks even basic protection against the elements, is absolutely atrocious. A watch is on your wrist, out in the elements all the time. Not making it at least as durable as smartwatches that are already out unless you pay a premium is price gouging, plain and simple.

40. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Preference I guess. I think it's ugly. The features are good, but the UI is weird and doesn't match iOS 8. It's pretty stupid, they really emphasized the water and chemical resistance of the watch bands in the promo video, but the actual watch isn't resistant at all. This is especially bad considering all Android Wear watches are waterproof, have a UI that's more consistent with Android, and are nearly half the price. This is probably the worst thing I've seen come out of Apple. So disappointed.

45. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I think Sniggly has a point with the pricing and protection. The key for long term success with these watches is who can pull in the most developers and pull out the best apps. If consumers are turned away from the watches because of the price tag and lack of protection, developers will make more applications for Android.

48. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I think that the success of the Moto 360 will help app development for Wear. I mean, selling out in 30 minutes even with limited stock is impressive. Besides, Android Wear has a 3 month minimum jump on the Apple Watch for app development.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You really want to go there sniggles?

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, upset because I'm telling the truth about the Apple Watch? Oh, I get it. You're going to rip on Motorola for last year's pricing of the Moto X at launch. Except that's no longer an issue, and the new Moto X is basically a flip flop of that situation: flagship specs, midrange price.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Plus, it's really ugly.

30. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Find your own haven then lolz... We only tell the truth but iFans can't digest it because they are brain washed :(

44. Furbal unregistered

No, there are just more Android users.

4. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

It has not to be round.

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Preloaded apps was the key.

6. red_fox unregistered

Naa, I rather buy a regular watch.

8. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Looking at the "pic of apple here" watch over and over again(with shades on), it has grown on me and is not ugly now. But if I wanted to buy a smart watch, the Moto 360 is the beauty. webOS R.I.P. :(

12. god996

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Even though I'm not a fan of Apple at all and I didn't really like what they presented today, but I got to admit, this watch has the potential to become the best, time will show.

46. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

not the best, but it will get its own success just because of it's unlimited accessories...

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