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Poll: the Apple Watch is here South Africa, but will you buy one?

It’s taken longer than most recent Apple devices for the Apple Watch to reach our shores, but today it’s finally on sale.

Beginning at R5899, the Apple Watch is the company’s first stab at the smartwatch and wearable technology market, developing its own chipset, operating system and sense of elitism before launch.

Read more: Apple Watch available in South Africa from 23 October, will start at R5899

What perhaps makes the Apple Watch different from other devices is its varied, multifaceted use, especially in the health spheres. Apple punted this excessively during its launch, and the Watch’s subsequent update announcement at Apple’s recent launch event.

While the Apple iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and iPad mini 4 have arrived in the country a week earlier, it’s the Apple Watch that will now lead the company’s charge.

It’s available today from the iStore and various participating retailers, like Incredible Connection and Digicape.

But the real question is, will you be purchasing one?

Let us know in our poll below, or drop a comment if your feelings are more complicated.

  • James

    Got mine in Boston. You save a R1000 just buying it there. Our little ZAR currency tanked. So sad.

    Its really an amazing time piece. I’ve had some pretty watches in the R3000+ price range over the years, but they all eventually just “look nice, but lose time”. The battery is actually great on the 42mm. I do sleep tracking on it as well – you only need to charge it for about 20 – 30 minutes to get through another 6 hours. I wear it about 20 hours+ a day. Just need to be clever with the settings to squeeze more juice out of it – no need to compromise function. The future of these devices is bright imho. Best 1st generation device yet.