A functionality review of Apple Watch
Sometimes I still try to cover it, but that is silly if you think about it. Before that, I was wearing an Omega Constellation. Apple watches start at $ 300 (on Amazon right now) which is very cheap for a watch.
A lot has been said about the technology, and as you know, I am not technical at all. I want to share the kind of information I would be looking for before making a buying decision.
It´s not a complete feature list but just of list of features why I love the watch.
I will share with you how I am using my watch and why it, in my opinion, is one of the best gadgets ever invented:
For the longest time, I secured my IPod, cell phone or with the strap of my bra. I don´t need to tell you that this is not an optimal space. But there was not other solution when I wanted to walk around. The super small players did not offer the kind of storage space I need.
I do not own a music player anymore. My watch connects to my phone and my Bluetooth headset allowing me not only to stream my music, but I am also connected to my Amazon Prime music, TuneIn Radio, iHeart radio - you name it.
It´s easy to change the track, source, or loudness on my watch and for that feature alone the Apple watch would be worth it to me.
Like how rude is it to look at your phone in meetings? It´s SUPER RUDE, isn´t it. How about a quick glance at your watch. Or even just lifting your arm (you can always pretend you need to scratch your forehead).
The other thing is: Most emails are not worth it to unlock your phone and look at them. How handy that you can quickly check on your watch who is writing to you. I have the sound off so that I just feel the vibration when an email comes in.
When using an IPhone for navigation your watch will also tell you when to take a turn and such. I like this feature. I am hardly using my Garmin anymore.
Siri Universal Genius
Well...we all know Siri - no need to introduce him. By pressing the button on your watch, he is at your service.
"Siri find a restaurant nearby."
"Siri navigate to the restaurant."
"Siri can you beatbox for me."
Internet searches, writing a text message - the full power of Siri is at your service without the need of getting your phone out, unlocking it, etc.
Let´s not kid ourselves: Apple is the master of voice recognition.
Answering and making calls
Not allowed in most countries.
Sport and Health
Why is Apple watch not successful?
You can also chose any picture you like as the basis. Even a zombie hamster.
There are also some fascinating applications. To pick out one: The music group Massive Attack offers a free music app for Apple Watch. It contains some unreleased tracks and reacts (changes) a) to your heartbeat and b) to the time of the day.
What I don´t like:
- I would love the battery to last longer than about 30 hours (with my heavy use).
- When I call someone with my watch, the number comes up as "anonymous."
- You hate spam even more when it arrives as close as at your arm.
- As always with Apple - you cannot delete the stock apps. I don´t want a market tracker on my arm. That said: If I were investing in shares, I would appreciate my watch keeping me updated.