Apple Watch: Love it or Hate it?

Does the Apple Watch belong in a conversation about time pieces? Or do you think it doesn’t belong here at all? Do you like the Apple Watch, or do you hate it?

Personally, I’ve stopped wearing it, even when I work out. I find it to be a distraction. I can see how it can serve a function, especially for those that want to use it for its many health monitoring features. I just find that they distract more than help, for me. 

Apple is slated to have their next product announcement on September 7th, where they might be announcing a new, more rugged Apple Watch aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts. 
 

EDIT: No shortage of opinions about the Apple Watch. Follow up question - do you wear an Apple Watch on the other wrist? Or do you rotate on different days between the Apple Watch and others in your collection? 

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IMO it's a useful gadget that tells time. All the alerts and info is distracting 

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The distracting nature of this device is a feature, not a bug, for its creators. I can not summon enough scorn for this and its ilk.

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Wore a smartwatch for about 9 months. Hated it. Quit for another 6 months. Turned off all the notifications so it's now just a fitness tracker I wear on the off-wrist. 

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It should not even be called a watch, IMO.

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Super useful. Awesome technology. Don‘t own one, but I can see why people do. I just don’t want to have the same thing as everyone else on my wrist (looks down at Hamilton Khaki on wrist). 

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mine stops working after two year. then i bought mechanical watch 😂

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It’s got a great GMT honestly. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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I'm definietly not into smart watches, but wear what makes you feel good, it has some useful features, but a watch for me is to cut myself off a little from my phone.

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It serves the function of the most capable watch in human history, about as distractingly as one can.

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Would you buy a wristwatch if the brand is a fruit name? Definitely not me 😁

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It bugs you all the time and spends a good deal of time on the charger. It connects you to the world when you really need to unconnect more. Let the Millenials be a slave to their tech until they come to their senses. At least you can put your phone down and walk away from that thing. After work the only info you need comes from a hot breather.

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Don't care. Don't need it.

I want a watch to disconnect me from the always-on internet/phone/pc stuff.

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I wore one for years. Finally got sick of my wrist constantly buzzing to suck me back into the rabbit hole of the internet. The watch’s real use though is the fitness stuff. It really does do a good job of tracking fitness. I still wear it when I’m cycling. But when I’m done I promptly remove it.

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The only thing I like more than the Apple Watch's functionality is how butt hurt people get when someone posts one on a watch forum.  

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Not a watch, no reason to discuss here.

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martini

I wear mine when bike riding and working out.  It‘s not in my regular rotation.  I don’t consider it to be part of my core collection.  It’s disposable too.  

exactly