When the Apple Watch hits Apple stores, you'll be able to try it out for 15 minutes

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Still can't decide if the Apple Watch will be your first - or next - wearable? You're not alone.

Read this: Apple Watch specs, apps, features and prices

"So should I get the Apple Watch, then?" is the single most frequently asked question of Wareable eds in 2015, replacing 2014's classic "Is this going to catch on?"

Apple knows that its millions of potential buyers - owners of the iPhone 5 and up - aren't sold yet and we heard at its Spring Forward event that the Watch will hit stores on 10 April, two weeks before it goes on sale.

Now 9to5mac, which reported on the special retail set-up for the Watch Edition, has revealed that hands on time with the Apple Watch will be limited to 15 minute slots - we assume to cater to the initial demand.

These slots will be with an Apple store employee, at either the special Watch table or try-on stations, who will guide customers through key features. It's not clear yet if you'll be able to poke around at whatever you like or if the devices will be in a limited demo mode.

Read this: The best Apple Watch alternatives for iOS

If you like what you see, you'll be able to place a reservation for a particular Watch model to pick it up on launch day which is 24 April.

Apple is pulling out all the stops with "Experts" for Edition customers, extra customer service training and the well-timed launch of a trade-in service for Android owners looking to switch to a Watch-compatible iPhone.

Are you tempted by the Apple Watch? If not, what's it missing? Let us know in the comments.

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