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  1. #16
    Got a series 3 Apple watch
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    As you can see this size is pretty much perfect for my wrist. The strap that comes as standard is the most comfortable I've ever had on a watch and as you can see I'm in the third hole so thats ideal. It also comes with another strap for a larger wrist. I did not check the fit of the 42mm model but I assume it may be bigger. The sort of post and flap system took me about two days to get used to but it's easy now and very quick to remove and attach.
    I tried using the watch in conjunction with Apple Maps yesterday. I looked up the location on the iPhone, chose public transport, started the journey then put my phone back in my bag. The watch then continues to give step by step visual and verbal prompts. The visual prompts are in the form of easy to read arrows (not a tiny map) so i just need to glace at it to see i need to turn left or right in however many meters. Very easy.
    Last night i went to a meeting and used the Do Not Disturb function which has been upgraded in iOS 12 on the iPhone with 3D (deep press) adding new options such as 1 Hour, Until this Evening, Until I Leave this Location, Until The End Of This Event or from a custom timetable. I love this new option. I don't know how many times I've forgotten to turn DND off after an event or a nap. So I chose Until I Leave this Location as it was an unscheduled meeting and it worked like a charm. Turning DND on with the phone also turns it on for the watch and vice versa but the time options are not yet available on the watch.
    Honestly I've hardly scratched the surface of what this device can do. For example I have not loaded Google Maps so I dont know how it would display or function on the watch. For now, except for a simple note taking app I'm sticking with the native apps.
    I'm still tinkering with notifications which are reflected from the iPhone even if the app is not loaded onto the watch (optional). You can select which ones you want however on the Watch app on the phone.
    i expect it will take some time to get it just how I want it but thats all part of the fun for me. Suffice to say initial setup is quick and easy.
    One thing which did have me a little worried was that when I unboxed the device the instructions said switch it on but it wouldn't. Turned out the battery was flat. I had to wait for about 30min on charge before i could do anything but the battery life is excellent now. It claims to give 18Hrs on a full charge. Cannot be overcharged so you can leave it charging overnight. Last night before bed it still had 40% charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    Nick, I was prepared to go for the 42mm model if it seemed worth it for ease of use and display. I tried both at the Apple store and found the buttons easy to use on the 38mm model, to my surprise. The smallest buttons I have to press are the numbers of my pin code (optional security feature) but I have not got it wrong even once. The other thing is that I am not a big build. 32cm waist. So big watches, which seem very fashionable/popular just look clumsy on my wrist, to me.
    Thanks Rod...appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    The other thing is that many of the features can be accessed via Siri if you don't mind looking like a geek in public speaking to your wrist.
    That's way better than the people that walk around with a bluetooth ear bud talking on a call. You can't always be sure if they're on a phone call...or one step away form the "looney-bin" talking to themselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    The other thing is that I am not a big build. 32cm waist.
    Darn Rod...you need to eat more! 32cm only = 12.6" waist!

    My bicep is bigger than that!

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    Darn Rod...you need to eat more! 32cm only = 12.6" waist!

    I'm glad someone else noticed that as well.

    But them down under Aussie types do seem to have some strange and different things and shapes and sizes.





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    Eating stuff like Vegemite will give you a 32cm waist (I'd have to stop eating)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Eating stuff like Vegemite will give you a 32cm waist (I'd have to stop eating)!

    - Nick

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    Maybe I should at least give that a try for my oversized fat gut, (no thanks to some serious surgeries), but maybe Marmite might be a better choice as that's what my parents used to enjoy.

    Definitely an older acquired taste I might add.





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    Gosh, I guess I just assumed it was metric, everything else here is. I'm a size 32 waist and well, i just thought that translated to 32cm but obviously that's 32 inches. I'm not that small.
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    Another update, the upgrade to watchOS 5 has just arrived so I expect to see the new options on the new iPhone iOS reflected on the watch, such as the Do Not Disturb options. Installing as i write this.
    Last edited by Rod; 09-20-2018 at 05:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    Gosh, I guess I just assumed it was metric, everything else here is. I'm a size 32 waist and well, i just thought that translated to 32cm but obviously that's 32 inches. I'm not that small.
    I know Rod...just teasing. I figured you meant 32 inch waist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    ...I expect to see the new options on the new iPhone iOS reflected on the watch, such as the Do Not Disturb options.
    How about x-ray vision...laser blasters...or "Beam me up Scotty?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    How about x-ray vision...laser blasters...or "Beam me up Scotty?"

    - Nick

    I understood the those features only come with the latest talk end model, but I believe the D*ck Tracy hats are still available as an option.

    I did notice with the pictures Rod provided that his Apple Watch is able to show the future, as it was already showing today's date when he posted his photos yesterday. Quite a feature eh???

    Note: Gheese, one can't even type **** Tracy without the first name being **** out!!!



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    ****, ****, ****, works for me. Ha, ha, it's different on the iPhone I guess if you approve the typing. By the way , you do realise it's tomorrow here in the Southern hemisphere?

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    Oh wow, I see what you mean. It was fine till I posted my comment then it changed the short form of Richard to asterisks. Sorry I doubted you. When did this start happening?

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    Disney Friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    ****, ****, ****, works for me. Ha, ha, it's different on the iPhone I guess if you approve the typing. By the way , you do realise it's tomorrow here in the Southern hemisphere?

    Yes thanks Rod. It was just my feeble attempt at a bit of humour and how "advanced" that "old" generation Apple Watch actually was.

    I'll try and do better next time.





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