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  # 1362629 11-Aug-2015 09:44
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I've read a bit about "fast charge" but haven't yet read how long it needs to charge for to get to full capacity. 

Assuming that the average daily use takes it to ~30% battery at end of day, how long would it need to be charged for to take it back to full capacity? 






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  # 1362704 11-Aug-2015 11:23
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MikeB4: To the folks here that have purchased an Apple Watch you have been using these for a while now what are your thoughts?

Has the device lived up to expectation?


Yes, I am very happy with it.

Have had my Apple Watch now for a couple of months. Had to use it without an iPhone for little over a week (because I wrecked my iPhone), even then it was an ok device - although not very smart. :)

What features do you like?


The one thing I really like is being reminded to move around (my work has me sitting a lot, so being reminded to get up and move is good).

Other than that its doing great for notifications, which is what I have used smart watches for before (Pebble). Just make sure you turn off any un-necessary or un-important notifications. Thats a lesson I learnt from the Pebble. A smart watch throwing notifications at you all the time is going to be a bother and not very helpful.

What features do you use the most?


Activity (with it reminding me to move) and updates on how well I am doing on walking, working out and getting up is great.

What features don't you like?


Not happy with third party apps at the moment. They load too slowly so I seldom use them. Looking forward to native watch apps in watchOS 2.

What has the battery life been like?


Its been good. Although I have had a couple of instances where its been drained very quickly (or hasn't been charged the last night, I am not sure which). At the moment I am paying close attention to its charge level when I get up, to see if its one or the other.




 
 
 
 


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  # 1362732 11-Aug-2015 11:43
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Third party apps really suck at the moment. However OS 2 will go a long way to fixing this. I'm running the beta and I've already noticed speed increases in Apples own apps like weather and mail. Mail also gives you the ability to reply now which should have been there from the start. However I would not recommend upgrading to the beta as it is still buggy as hell.

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  # 1362742 11-Aug-2015 11:50
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MikeB4: To the folks here that have purchased an Apple Watch you have been using these for a while now what are your thoughts?

Has the device lived up to expectation?


Yes, I am very happy with it.

Have had my Apple Watch now for a couple of months. Had to use it without an iPhone for little over a week (because I wrecked my iPhone), even then it was an ok device - although not very smart. :)

What features do you like?


The one thing I really like is being reminded to move around (my work has me sitting a lot, so being reminded to get up and move is good).

Other than that its doing great for notifications, which is what I have used smart watches for before (Pebble). Just make sure you turn off any un-necessary or un-important notifications. Thats a lesson I learnt from the Pebble. A smart watch throwing notifications at you all the time is going to be a bother and not very helpful.

What features do you use the most?


Activity (with it reminding me to move) and updates on how well I am doing on walking, working out and getting up is great.

What features don't you like?


Not happy with third party apps at the moment. They load too slowly so I seldom use them. Looking forward to native watch apps in watchOS 2.

What has the battery life been like?


Its been good. Although I have had a couple of instances where its been drained very quickly (or hasn't been charged the last night, I am not sure which). At the moment I am paying close attention to its charge level when I get up, to see if its one or the other.


Thanks heaps for that. The reminders to move and the whole activity thing is very important to me, being in a chair for long periods is very bad and self defeating. I strongly believe in 'move it or lose it' and I am trying very hard to be as active as possible
so I think the activity features will be very useful for me.




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  # 1363212 11-Aug-2015 21:30
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What model watch did folks get and what strap?

I like the 42mm space grey Sport watch with black strap





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  # 1363217 11-Aug-2015 21:37
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MikeB4: What model watch did folks get and what strap?

I like the 42mm space grey Sport watch with black strap


Its a good looking watch. Got the Space Grey aluminium Sport with black strap to start off, and then got the Milanese loop strap which I am using now. I tried it on at an Apple Store in Scotland and was surprised at how good it looks with the Space Grey Sport Watch. Very happy with the Milanese loop. :)




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  # 1363233 11-Aug-2015 22:01
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I ordered Space Grey Apple Watch Sport (42mm) which has black sport band, and an extra blue sport band, and also AppleCare+. All from order online via Apple.com to delivered/received at my office desk in less than 24 hours from Sydney :-)

I had the few days advantage of trying it out via work prior to the release in NZ and enjoyed using it.

It's damn shame the space black stainless steel link bracelet only available with the space grey stainless steel and not as separate accessory yet :-( Plus I won't spend $2k upward for 1st gen device yet. Apple Watch Sport is sufficient and I'm liking it.




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MikeB4: What model watch did folks get and what strap?

I like the 42mm space grey Sport watch with black strap



I chose that model also, which I believe has been the most popular choice by quite a large margin.

There's a couple of good articles on AppAdvice today you may wish to read.

Has the Apple Watch been worth it?

Late to the game, thoughts on Apple Watch after three months

Cheers,
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  # 1363550 12-Aug-2015 11:35
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MikeB4: What model watch did folks get and what strap?

I like the 42mm space grey Sport watch with black strap



I chose that model also, which I believe has been the most popular choice by quite a large margin.

There's a couple of good articles on AppAdvice today you may wish to read.

Has the Apple Watch been worth it?

Late to the game, thoughts on Apple Watch after three months

Cheers,
Joseph


I think a part of that popularity is that it's the only way to get a Sport with a black strap (without going to the expense of buying an additional strap).

Personally, I'd like a silver sport watch with black strap. For the price of a sport watch with ONE strap.






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  # 1363553 12-Aug-2015 11:37
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josephhinvest:
MikeB4: What model watch did folks get and what strap?

I like the 42mm space grey Sport watch with black strap



I chose that model also, which I believe has been the most popular choice by quite a large margin.

There's a couple of good articles on AppAdvice today you may wish to read.

Has the Apple Watch been worth it?

Late to the game, thoughts on Apple Watch after three months

Cheers,
Joseph



Thanks for that, they a some interesting view points




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  # 1370862 20-Aug-2015 13:07
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Finally bit the bullet and got a 42mm Steel one with the Milanese loop and a spare band the leather loop.

One thing to note is that the loops slip a little when playing tennis.

Liking the watch so far but looking forward to the extra apps and functionality of the WatchOS2.

At the moment it is just a toy or gadget, it is only that I split with my Mrs recently so I decided stuff it I'm going to gadget up my life some more!

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I should add something I've noticed over the last week. I no longer get my phone out of my pocket to "check it".
My personal emails come to the watch. Advertising and non-personal emails just go quietly to the phone. Phone calls, messages etc all come to the watch and can't be missed. I've even started leaving my phone on silent a lot of the time.
The activity tracking has sucked me in and I hate the thought of breaking my current streak. So like a monkey I stand up and run around the house when it tells me to. It's actually been very interesting tracking my steps and standing hours etc.
Now am looking for more good apps and glances as I want to do more on the watch!

Cheers,
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josephhinvest: I should add something I've noticed over the last week. I no longer get my phone out of my pocket to "check it".
My personal emails come to the watch. Advertising and non-personal emails just go quietly to the phone. Phone calls, messages etc all come to the watch and can't be missed. I've even started leaving my phone on silent a lot of the time.
The activity tracking has sucked me in and I hate the thought of breaking my current streak. So like a monkey I stand up and run around the house when it tells me to. It's actually been very interesting tracking my steps and standing hours etc.
Now am looking for more good apps and glances as I want to do more on the watch!

Cheers,
Joseph


Good point.

I have always had my phone on silent as our office is very quiet and a ringing phone can break the concentration. I have noticed I have not missed a call since I have been wearing the watch.

I too am also now very conscious of my sitting time etc.

pretty much agree with everything you have written :)

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  # 1371585 21-Aug-2015 13:37
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I am able to get close to 2 days on single charge... And some morning, just as I took it off for shower, I put on the charge and let it top up a bit... How long are you able to go for with yours? I'm liking it for the same fact that I don't have to operate the phone like chronic addict to check what's up... and let the alerts that I care about to come to me.




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  # 1371702 21-Aug-2015 16:08
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Charging it every night but usually has 60% left when it goes on

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