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This group of senior citizens is not having the Apple Watch

Apple's smartwatch wows once again.


Mike Wehner


Posted on May 8, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 9:25 pm CDT

The Apple Watch has only been out for a little over week, which means that not many people have had a chance to see the gadget in person, much less play with it themselves. That makes it the perfect subject for another fantastic Elders React video. 

Unlike in many of the previous videos in the popular series, all the elders know what the Apple Watch is, and at least has a basic grasp of its functionality. As one of the charming testers notes, it does “everything but wipe your ass.” Well said! 

Of course, knowing what the device does is only half the battle, and once the elders lay their fingers on it it’s clear that things aren’t going to progress smoothly. Between not understanding that the watch screen automatically dims and getting stuck in a Siri dialogue loop, most of them eventually get a hang of it, even if they’re not too pleased with the mandatory iPhone requirement. 

Photo via Yasunobu Ikeda/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: May 8, 2015, 8:41 am CDT