I decided to take the plunge into wearable technology and get Apple Watch for my wife and me. I’ve been wanting one for about six months and since Santa hasn’t been answering my letters since I was 12, I figured if I wanted one I should just go get one.
Day 1, it didn’t take long for me to ask the above question. Did I just make a frivolous purchase? Is this more toy than tool? It didn’t take long for my question to be answered.
A hammer is just a hammer to the unskilled. To a craftsman though, its an essential addition to his tool belt. Ergo, it is not the device. It is how useful the device is to the person.
After my first full day with the Apple Watch, I was demonstrating to my wife all of the cool things I learned that it could do. In about 20 minutes, I’d exhausted the depth of my newfound knowledge that it had taken me all day to acquire.
After three days with Apple Watch, I’ve come to rely on it. I find I use my phone less to check notifications and to send or read text messages. I like not wearing a watch and a Fitbit. The Apple Watch Activity Tracker syncs up perfectly with the MyFitnessPal app, something the Fitbit never did for me. It may sound stupid, but I really like the photo album watch face option that displays a different picture every time it I look at it.
Could I go without the Apple Watch now? Nah, not really. It really helps you stop being a phone zombie. You know, those people who always have their head stuck down in their phone? A gentle notification ding and a buzz on the wrist let me know I have a notification to review. With a simple turn of the wrist, I can read a text message or see what the notification was about. That’s much less obtrusive and rude than pulling out the phablet.
Yeah, the Apple Watch is the shiznet for me.