Wearing the #AppleWatch is now part of my daily routine.
After 3 weeks of wearing it, I am starting to have a better picture of its value.
Here is the change of behavior since my last post.
- I wear it like an accessory:
I am now used to putting it on every morning, docking it every night.
Battery life is not an issue for me (unless I forget the charger when I go away)
Also, it is a great conversation starter.
If you are single and looking for a date on the tech/ media scene. This motivation is enough to order your #AppleWatch right now.
Once everybody starts wearing them, this won’t last, so do what you have to do!
Being first might be a + on the dating front, it is not on the usage front.
There are not a lot of apps available yet and the ones that are, are 1st generation. They have been developed without real user experience.
According to Apple staff, the experience is only going to get better with the ecosystem growing.
Some new apps like trip it are coming out, but what will be really valuable for me are Spotify, Duolingo, google maps, translate… unfortunately, Google apps are likely to come last as they are supporting the growth of Android first.
I have also tried boarding a flight wit the delta app and this pretty cool. No more holding your phone to the scanner. Just swipe you wrist and you are done! Apple pay (yet to try it) is also great!
- Remote control your phone.
In my last post, I was saying how frustrated I was that the watch doesn’t have a browser.
Although this remains the fundamental question: Does it bring enough value to fit in my current usage of connected devices?
I think I will only get the answer when a full echo system of app is available
For now, it helps me remote control my phone: When I get a notification, I quickly glance at it and decide if I want to take action on my phone (or laptop)
No more missed calls when your phone is on silent.
Control your camera (I have been shown how you can spy on what’s happening behind you. Put your phone in your back pocket. activate the camera on the phone and watch what’s happening behind you)
Same goes for your music if you use iTunes or Pandora and hopefully soon Spotify, Sonos, why not GoPro.
So, it is still not a clear cut on wether the benefits that the #AppleWatch brings to my life are worth its USD 395.
I am afraid it will only become clearer as more dedicated apps become available and more people start wearing it too!