Apple Watch: What it actually does for you.
- At home, Most of the time I'm wearing the watch. I don't need to walk toward my work desk, grab the phone and check my notifications. I also dislike of carrying the phone with me around the home because I will at some point put it somewhere that I will forget. I rather like to raise my wrist a little, tap the watch and hear my notifications. Let me tell you that I'm a metalhead and most of the time music is playing loud out of my speakers in the living room. So while I'm not in my own room I cannot hear my phone's notification sounds sometimes. If i hear it even, I'm not comfortable to run toward my room just to check a notification which may or not be important.
- While I'm out of the home, I'm finally free of this motion of pulling the phone out of my front pocket of my pants, raising it to my ear and read a notification. You see that I'm a lazy guy. I sometimes also am afraid of people bumping to me (Or me bumping into them!!!) that'd make my phone fly out of my hands to oblivion (Well, Asphalt and concrete to be exact). I'm also not a headphone guy when it comes to phones. I only use headphones when I'm listening to music or while I'm at my work desk working with my computer
- website feeds and post headlines
- music releases, Interview releases for artists and gear release info!
- weather alert for even light rain, and temperature changes
- social apps, Twitter for example. Also Zello! Can't wait till you could communicate with voice on Zello with Apple watch
- reminders. Oh boy, I don't know how expensive is the time. Maybe the Apple watch can teach me to do my tasks at their right time and also teach me how worth is the time?
- SMS text messages. Well, I have 90 unread messages on my phone at the moment guys. I just sometimes don't care to check them or delete them even! most of them are advertisement anyway
I just changed the subject. While It was a subject that'd pull readers in, It was a bit unrelated!
Thanks for this. I'm still on the fence about the watch, an it helps to hear others experiences with it.
I look forward to hearing more of your adventures with the watch.
Thanks for taking the time to write this article.
Just wanted to congratulate you on a great post.
As an Apple Watch owner, I share similar experiences to yours. I too am prepared to forgive some of the shortcomings in the name of convenience.
My next goal with the Apple Watch is to set up a Home Kit enabled lighting and power system. The day I can tell my talking watch to start the coffee maker and dim all lights is the day I know I am living in the future.
Keep up the great work.
Thanks guys for your compliments! I'm also excited for the home kit but I think I'm going to wait on that for a while.
the article is updated. There are now two more items in the section of my hateful list. It's about voiceover and calls, and also the vibration cutting off sometimes. There's also a new item for battery.
P.S, those of you who don't own an apple watch yet, IF there's something you want me to try, Let me know and i will share my experience on it/ Or record it for you.
Hi. I also like being able to get my notifications as a tap on my wrist rather then a ding from my phone because it means that I don't have to pack my phone around the house or keep it in my pocket just to make sure I don't miss a call or text. Other people were also bothered because before I got the watch because my phone would go off a lot and they did not like it. Now I turned the sound on my phone down low and the sound on my watch down low and use the taps from the watch to know what's going on which only I can feel instead of having the sound on my phone turned all the way up so I could hear it from accross the room. I don't have the problem you do of having notifications sometimes not cumming to the watch or voiceover not working after calls. I hope you get these worked out. I also don't mind charging it every night. I use it in the day and in the night I am sleeping so don't need my watch and other devices so they go on the charger. When I am camping I bring external batteries and we also have a generator.
I also did not like the idea of my watch waking up when I raise my wrist because I did not want it cumming on when I did not need it. This would make unwanted sounds and waste the battery. I have both wake on wrist raise and speak on wrist raise turned off.
Great information. I have my phone on me all the time so a watch may not be as essential for me. The price also may have a great deal to do with that. If I hit the lottery or one shows up at my door for nothing I would not be to upset. All this to say that I think for me, it would be a toy. A fun toy, but a toy none the less. Having said all this, I will give the watch points for ground breaking features that we all can use, and an interface that isn't hard to learn for those of us who are familiar with IOS.
@DPinWI happy you liked it. It's good that you're reading on people's experiences before making the move. Honestly, I did the opposit, Just because currently I was able to aford it. If for some reason It turned out to be against my expectations, It was lots of my savings that was gone for nothing.
@roxtar, no problem!
@Seanoevil It's great that you have access to apple's home kit and other devices. at where i live, I don't think i could buy those things at the moment.
@Jessica Thanks for sharing your experience! I wonder, Will it hurt the watch to leave it charged for the night? It's cool that you're liking the watch. I have to try your settings, turning off the raise on wrist and speak on wrist off. By the way, Where is the setting for speak on raise wrist? I couldn't find that!
@Eric Good comments. You've noticed that I also have pointed out the price being high sevral times in the article. That's a very big disadvantage to me TBH. I wish in the future some event happen that would lead to tech devices getting cheaper and cheaper. The apple watch is not a full-blown Smart Watch That's packed with lots of accessibility features. So, Logic says that You're buying something to play with at this moment, Instead of a full-featured tech device that changes your life.
Well, I just recently bought myself an Apple Watch and I'm really liking it. The main reasons I got it were for health reasons. I use it to help me remind myself when I should get up and move around. I have cerebral palsy so this really helps a great deal! It also helps so I can easily check my heart rate.
Great comments. I am also on the fence as whether I should get an Apple watch.
Last year, I got a pair of Starky Halo hearing aids. Whatever sounds my phone makes, it goes directly to my ears and no one around me can hear it. I can check email or check out facebook while my phone is in my front pocket. Oh yeah, it also allows me to hear better. LOL
So I’m here at the watch forums to see if I can justify getting an Apple watch. I know the watch 2 is around the corner so if it has a glucometer and/or other medical sensors, I”ll get one. In the meantime, I enjoy reading what you folks do with your watches.