We are only a matter of weeks away from the launch of the Apple Watch and I thought I would share my plan for ordering an Apple Watch and a general guide on what approach might be best for you.
For me it splits into two groups
1. Are you convinced enough to purchase one sight unseen?
I am in this crowd, for several reasons. I am an early adopter, especially for an Apple product - I like having the first generation of each of their product lines. I am also a wearer of trackers already so I am used to wearing something on my wrist for pretty much 24/7 so have a good idea of how it's weight and size. You should also take into account the 15 day return policy that Apple has to cover its products, I haven't seen anything on the Apple Watch that would indicate that it is void of this cover so you can always take it back and get the model that fits you best.
If like me you fall into this category I would suggest that on 10th April, you get over to Apple.com and keep an eye out for the pre-order. There is no way to know when it will go live but I would guess around 8am (UK) time and I am anticipating that if you don't get in there quickly you will be waiting for an Apple Watch. Yes that's right I am expecting them to sell out of their initial batch of orders.
So for me, I am ordering a black Apple Watch Sport 42mm.
2. Do you need to see it in person first?
This get's a little more complicated but Apple look to have made it a fairly straight forward process from what I have read. You make an appointment via the Apple Store app or Apple.com on 10th April to go in store and go through the options with one of the staff in store. This gives you the opportunity to see the different models and bands, you can then pre-order the model that you want.
So here are the two basic options to get your Apple Watch on the 24th April, you could also wait until it's out and then go in store to purchase. This obviously doesn't guarantee that you are going to be able to get one (going on past experience with iPhone and iPad) but of course it's a new product and realistically we have no clue as to how well it's going to sell.
Good luck and let me know how you are planning to order.