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Old 03-10-2015, 11:17 AM   #61
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All my puts have struck and sold my long position over $5 ago. Technically it broke down @$132.50 on an impulse wave. I will go long again if $119.78 support holds. Just got back from SBUX (drive thru), I asked the girl (probably 19 or 20) that gave my order if she wore a watch, she said she had never owned one in her life.


Now everyone in town must think I have a watch fetish, I been looking at wrists and asking watch related questions since Friday.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:23 AM   #62
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It's going to be the "must have" fashion statement according to a couple of west coast fashion Gurus.
Was watching Bloomberg and one dude made a comment in Hong Kong you judged by the watch you wear and walking into a meeting with an AAPL watch will really impress. Stephanie Ruhle just about fall out of her chair laughing. She said "you really think that would close the deal, huh?"
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:33 AM   #63
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I had to start a poll for watch wearing: http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...tch-76337.html


Thank you for participating in it, in advance.
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I took a long time to finally "bite" the bullet on buying AAPL just because of the "fanboys" out there, but realizing that people just buy the stuff...sometimes for no other reason that to have a NEW Apple product, I figured out I needed to stop being so stingy with the investing pot in regards to AAPL.
I was gathering up tax info for my visit to the CPA this afternoon. I was jotting down the long term gains for my son's custodial account we setup for his college saving:

Original Price (1998): $1.32
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The combination of functions, especially fitness, sounded intriguing.

Then the 18 hour battery life came to light. Ugh!!

My fitbit lasts 10 days. Less than 24 hours is a non-starter for me.
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I'm interested, so I'll be watching for new apps as they are developed. My main concern would be my safety when wearing one. I would think they would attract the wrong sort of attention.

Since I can't hear very well, I'm interested in finding out if they vibrate when you get notifications on your phone. My phone would be in my handbag..the watch would notify me via my wrist.


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Cute flowchart.

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My Fitbit is in the woods somewhere near the park where I walk. Taking to several folks out there, the park has several of them. Good battery life did me no good.

Fast money clip on the watch:

Apple Watch must-have 'accessory of the year?'
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I am not getting the Apple watch. The last thing I need is yet another conduit for people to bug me.
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I'm interested, so I'll be watching for new apps as they are developed. My main concern would be my safety when wearing one. I would think they would attract the wrong sort of attention.

Since I can't hear very well, I'm interested in finding out if they vibrate when you get notifications on your phone. My phone would be in my handbag..the watch would notify me via my wrist.


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It taps you on the wrist for notifications from what I remember.
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I am not getting the Apple watch. The last thing I need is yet another conduit for people to bug me.
I don't intend to allow people to bug me through my Apple watch. It's for personal use only.
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The combination of functions, especially fitness, sounded intriguing.

Then the 18 hour battery life came to light. Ugh!!

My fitbit lasts 10 days. Less than 24 hours is a non-starter for me.
My Fitbit only lasts 5 days.
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For you heavy device users:

Apple Watch battery lasts as little as three hours
Apple Watch battery lasts as little as three hours - Telegraph
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My Fitbit only lasts 5 days.
Apple watch battery for health monitoring lasts.........7 hours.
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Not going to happen here.

1. I wore a Fitbit for about six weeks. I now know my routines, and have stopped using it.

2. I don't buy $300 watches. I have a $59 Casio solar atomic. It does what a watch is suppose to do. It tells too.

3. Less than one day battery life. My watch seldom leaves my wrist. I sleep, shower, walk, swim, and ... Well you get the picture.

4. I don't want to buy or be locked into An Apple 6 or higher for my watch to work. I figure my 4s has a couple of years left and then it may be android time."or not.

5. I like the looks but I just don't see me buying one.


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When they first unveiled it, I was definitely against it.

Now that I've had my iPhone 6 Plus for a few months, I'm open to getting one maybe next year or the year after. Figure they will have refined it by then and maybe Apple Pay is more prevalent, in which case if I can do transactions without pulling the big iPhone out, it would be useful to have.

They could add things like GPS so it has more utility when it's not tethered to the iPhone.

Mostly, it would be out of boredom, to have another electronic toy, as the budget allows.
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Being retired, I don't have much concern about time...only when it comes to running errands (I have a hard rule of being back home by 2:15, when schools start getting out). Even when I was w*rking, I didn't really have a "set" schedule (unless we were flying, but then it was rarely a "hard time") so there just really hasn't been a reason to have wear watch. Although, maybe if I could figure out how to attach this to my arm:

That is about what I look at!

As an investor, I think wearable will replace pocket soon enough. For me, it will likely be 4 years before it happens. And then everyone will say: "Remember when we had to haul the device out of our pockets!"
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Apple Pay/Apple Watch

I have an iPhone and an ITouch. This morning, I thought about getting a strap to strap the Touch on my wrist and go hang in the more questionable areas of town.

If anyone looks at me strangely, I'll just say, "Size matters".
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I updated iOS on my iPhone and found a new little app "Apple Watch" that I can't seem to delete and takes up screen space.

So now I have a new "iJunk" folder for things like that.
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I updated iOS on my iPhone and found a new little app "Apple Watch" that I can't seem to delete and takes up screen space.

So now I have a new "iJunk" folder for things like that.

I just moved to the " furthest right screen" on my phone


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