Video: What do people think of the Apple Watch?

Video: What do people think of the Apple Watch?
Smartwatches are a whole new category of devices, and just because we get the idea behind them doesn't mean that your typical user does. Indeed, during the last few years, we've often been asked just what that thing on our wrist is all about — and no, it wasn't about us providing some type of in-depth analysis, but rather about explaining their very reason to exist. In other words, people in general don't get what a smartwatch does, and why you'd need one.

To tell you the truth, we ourselves aren't yet convinced that you need one. It's an extra, the added expense of which is usually only stomachable if you're an early adopter slash techie, or if you're a bit lower on the geek food chain but appreciate watches for their value as accessories that add to your outfit. 

Ours, however, is a rather small data sample, so we've so far jumped on every opportunity to gauge how the wider community feels about smartwatches. So we publish polls, we dig sales data, and we generally keep an eye out. And today? Today we're publishing a video, courtesy of Business Insider, which mostly serves to re-establish our aforementioned observation that people just don't see why they need a tiny, watered down smartphone proxy on their wrists — even if the smartwatch in question is the Apple Watch. In fact, not only do the participants (Business Insider staff) seem confused as to its purpose, but several seem unimpressed by the Watch's unisex design. See for yourself:

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27 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Why do they have sane people trying out Apple Watches? The demographic for this watch is a fluffier sort of group.

3. gaming64 unregistered

Because unlike techies, the average joe would surely admire this watch, like me :)

14. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

You admire a gimmick toy???

15. gaming64 unregistered

You got a problem with that? Aren't all smartwatches gimmicks? Go eff yourself

24. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I agree with you sort off. I think all watches are gimmick, some sort of fashion accessory. When you look at it, what is purpose of watch? To show you time. So, why pay for watch 1000$ when you can see what time is on a 1$ one... So, if someone want to buy iWach, go for it, I don't have problem with that. It is more logical to me, if you already want watch to go for good looking smart one than to buy old fashioned one for same money.

25. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I do have a problem with that, not at the fact of a person simply liking a smart watch, but at a person supporting a greedy effing company that shoves premium prices for a piece of shiny garbage. Those products end up in the market and they succeed because of people like you allow it. In the end, the rest of the consumers pay the price, because other companies start offering less, for more money. I know I dont have to buy it, but eveything we all do, and buy affects everyone else. so everybody that says it's their money and they do what they want, it's true. But what they do with that money affects eveyone in society. I'm not telling you what to do, I'm just suggesting little f*cking contemplation, and consideration before simply buying something because it's shiny. #iDiots

28. AustinPaul

Posts: 152; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

My thoughts exactly.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When you still have to carry your iPhone around, and none of the 3rd party apps will work without your iPhone. Not to mention developers cannot even make their own watch face for the Apple watch. Then Apple has missed the mark.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Honestly, the limiting the developer approach is what apple does not for all new releases. Same thing with Siri and Touch iD. They only do what has been proven to work, so it is a change in their philosophy and they are sticking to it. I don't blame them for that, they are too big and important to themselves to make a mistake now for the sake of innovation. Still, the watch is too out of their element. No specialization, no focus, no design chops (I know I know, subjective blah blah). Only hardcore iFans will buy this thing for now.

7. waddup121 unregistered

no buy for me

22. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

2. gaming64 unregistered

I think it has a lot of potential. But again, it still is half baked.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

That old dude was publicizing his low-end lumia phablet like he was paid to do it

19. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I thought that was an iPhone 6 Plus with a red case on it.

23. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

It was indeed.

6. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I can agree with the video. It's a lousy and unnecessary piece of tech.

8. Smply_Rckless

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 27, 2015

To be honest, this doesn't seem like the ppl who really are the demographic type that would buy a watch & actually use it. This more the common consumer, that just buys a smart phone because their friend has it & never uses half the stuff it can actually do.

10. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

a smart watch should be simple, not having a blooding app world in a watch. its just stupid. i can imagine kids playing angry birds on their watches to think its some "cool sh*t"

11. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

What should I say? It's the top class smartwatch ever created in human history. Apple is gonna make another world Guinness record with the sale number of this genius Apple Watch. Bravo Apple!

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Ahahahahahaha

13. gaming64 unregistered

You won the Guiness World Record for being the most retarded guy in the Universe. Even Satan can't stand your stupidity.

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Zzzzzzzzz

18. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Delusional hahahaha lel

16. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I agree with the video 100% #didntwatchit

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The best part is the gear s is way better and works without your phone I.e. What the video sounds like they need

21. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I bought a $50 used Pebble Classic and I love it. Of course I work a job that I can't keep pulling my phone out every time Hangouts chimes because of the group chat my friends have, an email comes in, or Slickdeals has a deal notification. My job requires both my hands to be busy moving the entire time. I love being able to look at my wrist for a few seconds and click the main button twice to dismiss the notification. At $50 it's totally worth it, at $350 I would just happily ignore my phone till I could take a break. I also just ordered an LG G Watch for $50 to give that a try. Again, $50 isn't too much to try it out. I could always resell these for close to what I purchased them for.

26. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

I certainly don't need or want a smart watch. It won't do anything my phone doesn't already do.

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