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Old 12-21-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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Let me start of by saying that there are lots of good people I know who wear them. In fact, I think very highly of many of them. Sometime I even wish I was more like these people.

But fashion-wise, they just don't work. Not sure why. Especially since I like digital watches, even rectangular ones.

Can anyone else relate?
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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I'm not in love with the aesthetics of my smart watch, but the functionality far outweighs my dislike of the look. I found a few bands that I like much better than the one the watch came with, and I switch them out on occasion.
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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I hate the look of smart watches and I’m a watch fan. However I’m seriously considering the Apple Watch. Unlike most other smart watches and fitness tracking watches, the Apple Watch will give you a medical alert to seek medical assistance when it detects a dangerous heart rate or unusual arrhythmia. It will also sense a sudden fall and a lack of motion for a period of time before initiating a call to 911 reporting your GPS location.
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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LOL. I've been wearing a smart watch for years now and even I get tired of it. But I like data so I keep wearing it. It is distracting with phone/text messages, etc. I have an old Fitbit Blaze (no longer made) and I have dozens of different colored watchbands.

When this finally dies - maybe I'll spring for an Apple Watch
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Old 12-21-2019, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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I have a Samsung that I really like. It's a smart looking watch, no pun intended. It's not clunky looking at all. I like being able to take a call if I can't find my phone. It has the sleep info, workout info apps as well. I've always worn a watch(boomer) and like the feel of it. Plus, makes you feel like Dick Tracy talking into your watch! (Google it.)

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Old 12-21-2019, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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To me they tend to look a bit bulky; more like a probation ankle bracelet than a watch. I think that may throw off the visual balance. Perhaps if they looked more like a wide cuff bracelet?
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:50 PM
 
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Let me start of by saying that there are lots of good people I know who wear them. In fact, I think very highly of many of them. Sometime I even wish I was more like these people.

But fashion-wise, they just don't work. Not sure why. Especially since I like digital watches, even rectangular ones.

Can anyone else relate?
Despite other smart watches being available, I feel it was the Apple Watch that evoked the penultimate "how DARE you!" from some luxury and fashion watch brands. This meant that people with money burning a hole in their pockets were now split between classics and a smart watch (and small status symbol) now compatible with the phone in nearly half of cell phone owning Americans' pockets.

You can't check your text messages, notifications, answer, or place a phone call on your Rolex. Sorry. The dream perpetuated by the likes of Inspector Gadget was irresistible when it came to fruition.
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Old 12-21-2019, 06:31 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Let me start of by saying that there are lots of good people I know who wear them. In fact, I think very highly of many of them. Sometime I even wish I was more like these people.

But fashion-wise, they just don't work. Not sure why. Especially since I like digital watches, even rectangular ones.

Can anyone else relate?
I'm not sure but I'll tell you why I hate them - they are UGLY. Might be the same reason.
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Old 12-21-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Let me start of by saying that there are lots of good people I know who wear them. In fact, I think very highly of many of them. Sometime I even wish I was more like these people.

But fashion-wise, they just don't work. Not sure why. Especially since I like digital watches, even rectangular ones.

Can anyone else relate?
Lol.

I thought you were gonna not like them for the reason I don't.

They're still half-baked, functionalality-wise.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:21 AM
 
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I have no desire for one. My daily watch is decidedly old school... an automatic Omega Planet Ocean, James Bond edition from the movie "Skyfall." It has a clear glass backing so you can see the movement inside, the craftsmanship is just top notch. Can submerge to 600M underwater, and it's tough.



I'm in my 40's, when I was growing up, a nice watch was a symbol that you'd made it. Now, it doesn't get any attention except from people who are in the know, but that's fine with me. I'm generally the type that likes the latest and best tech, but not for a watch or phone. All of my watches are automatic... which means that even a cheap battery powered quartz Casio is likely more accurate over time than my watches, but that's not the point for me. As a guy, I don't "accessorize" like women do with shoes, a purse, earrings, etc. My watch is it, and a smart watch just isn't stylish or classy at all to me.
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