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Talk me out of getting an Apple Watch

66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger

I’m considering an Apple Watch. Just the “SE” one, because it’s significantly cheaper and does not lose out on many functions versus the “proper” one.

The problem is I like my traditional watches too much and would never want to stop wearing those.

Would it look silly wearing a normal watch on one’s left wrist and an Apple Watch on one’s right wrist?

I would never entertain wearing 2 normal watches at once as I wouldn’t want to look like a wannabe rap star but I wonder if you could get away with it if one is more of a fitness tracker?

If it helps: I never wear short sleeves. Due to my issues, I am always wearing long sleeves even in summer. I try to keep my watch covered, however sometimes they do pop out if I forget or reach for something etc.

Looking forward to hearing your honest comments.

I won’t be offended.

:)

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  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    DJ 66Mustang has got a certain ring to it ... 

    I can't see anything wrong with wearing one on both hands ... my kids wouldn't be without their android ones.  Not for me, but I can see the convenience side of them ... paying at shops, reading messages etc

    Go for it 



  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 15,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @66Mustang If it would make you happy and you can afford it, go for it. Nothing wrong with wearing one on each hand.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,319 Disability Gamechanger
    From what I see most people myself included use their mobiles as a watch, personally I have thick wrist and find it very difficult to get a wrist watch to fit
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,386 Disability Gamechanger
    I have an Apple Watch and I love it. If you want to wear a watch on each hand then you should do what you want.

    It’s useful for reading texts and sometimes I’ll use it to pay for things while out, if I forget my purse. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,924 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't personally use one @66Mustang but my daughter does and loves hers. If it's something you want go for it
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    Dooooooooooooooooon't do it, all you need to do to tell the time is carry a stick with you, find some dirt (mud), plant the stick into the ground, then guess the time, if it's wrong have a handful of excuses ready.
     :o 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks very much all for all the responses including the amusing ones. :smiley::D 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    I've umm'd and aaah'd over getting an Apple Watch too @66Mustang

    I agree that if it is something you want and you feel the added features in comparison to a normal watch would benefit you, then why not :)
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger
    @Hannah_Scope what put you off getting one, out of curiosity?
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    I ended up needing a new phone, so had to put the money towards that :)
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,556 Disability Gamechanger
    Fun fact - Richard E Grant always wears two watches.  :)

    I wouldn't worry about what other people think of it.  If you'd find the Apple Watch useful then I'd say go for it!
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    I have an Apple Watch, a very useful tool and I can no longer see myself without one. It does do it’s job in keeping me motivated!
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2023
    Thanks all!

    @OverlyAnxious - I did know that, but thanks for sharing! He always has one set to his home country - somewhere in Africa I believe?

    Fidel Castro always used to wear 2 Rolexes...on the same wrist! Setting a good example as a communist leader......!

    I know Neil Armstrong always used to wear 2 watches too but when you have been to the moon you can do what you want by me lol
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,924 Disability Gamechanger
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sandy_123 yes I have decided that I think I will treat myself to one. I will be going into the city next week to try the 2 sizes on and see which is the best fit!

    Hope you are well at the moment
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,924 Disability Gamechanger
    Good for you @66Mustang it's because your worth it.
    I'm aright just a little under the weather with a sore throat
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger
    Hope you feel better soon @Sandy_123

    I hope it's not the start of a cold.
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,984 Disability Gamechanger

    @66Mustang
    Hi I hope you’re good I miss you on the morning thread. I hope you’ll be back soon.

    Back to the Apple Watch I personally don’t have one, but my son and daughter do and they love them, they say they couldn’t be without them.
    Go for it why not. 

    Take care ❤️
  • Cyhyraeth
    Cyhyraeth Community member Posts: 17 Connected
    My dad uses an apple watch, personally i'm an android guy.  One of the things that impressed me was the fall detection built in.  If it detects a hard fall it will vibrate and then sound an alarm.  If you don't acknowledge it and it detects no movement within a minute, it will automatically call emergency services and share your location with them.  
    When the call ends, it will send your emergency contacts a text message with your current location, unless you choose to cancel.  It will then continue to send them texts informing them of your location.  

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