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Struck gold: Comparing two Apple Watch Edition try-on experiences

Caitlin McGarry, Leah Yamshon | April 16, 2015
The Apple Watch Edition try-on appointment is just like a regular Watch/Watch Sport appointment, but with more moolah strapped to your wrist.

Final thoughts

Leah: To me, the only appeal of the Edition appointment was getting to try it on, but I left feeling really impressed with the level of customer service I received--though everyone should leave their appointments feeling satisfied, no matter which kind of appointment you make. Caitlin, you nailed it: I wish there was a standardized appointment procedure. Because each of the Watch models function exactly the same, the amount of helpful info you get during your appointment should be the same, too.

Caitlin: After two separate try-on appointments at two different stores and the chance to strap a variety of Watch models and bands to my wrist, my biggest takeaway is every Watch is the same. The materials are different, and the price obviously varies wildly, but the Watch itself is the exact same product no matter how much you spend. I may have shelled out fraction of what Edition buyers did, but it doesn't matter. The Watch features are the same, the OS is the same, and the user experience is the exact same, no matter what your credit card statement looks like at the end of the day.

Leah: I definitely recommend making an appointment of some kind, though--especially if you're on the fence about the whole thing or if you want to make sure you ordered the right size and version. Trying it on ahead of time will prepare you for your own Watch when it arrives. I feel like I get it now.

Caitlin: Now that I'm sure I made the right call when I preordered, the big question is: Will my Watch arrive on April 24, May 8, or somewhere in between? The countdown is on.


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