Before you Samsungers/Androiders start telling me Apple isn’t innovate and doesn’t boast enough features, I’m going to stop you right there – I don’t NEED all of your Android features. I’ve been loyal to Apple since iPod Nano was their big thing, and I don’t plan to turn back anytime soon (except maybe for a laptop). Setting up an Android with all its customizable features takes so much time not to mention learning what all those features are, and quite frankly, I don’t need them. I like my lack of options because it keeps things simple in my complex life.
Onto the Watch.
From a fashion perspective:
There will always be naysayers who claim a Rolex is the best thing you can wear on your wrist, but when the cheapest Rolex still costs more than my first car (that I only got rid of 2 years ago because of an accident), I need to keep my options open. Though I love all the “normal” watches I’ve owned, I always needed to have more than one for different occasions; a casual one, a colourful one, a statement watch, a simple one. With the Apple Watch, I can change up the watch face for any occasion, as well as play around with interchangeable straps. Bonus: Amazon offers an unreal variety of straps at extremely reasonable prices (rubber, leather, stainless steel, you name it!)
And of course, it’s as aesthetically pleasing as you want it to be (given what strap you use.)
From a utility perspective:
This is going to be a long list, so buckle up.
It’s waterproof. Yes, entirely waterproof. You can swim laps or hang out in the ocean with your watch on your wrist. It even has a special button to push after water activity to push the water out of the speakers.
Having built a small collection of inexpensive watches, I ended up going about a year without wearing any of them because all of their batteries died and I just couldn’t be bothered to go to the shop to get them replaced (even though there’s a battery replacement down the street from me). Having a watch that I can charge at home is such a relief, especially since the battery lasts so long that I can give it a little boost every couple days while I shower and it’ll never die on me.
It’s connected to your iPhone which leads to another list of benefits.
Once your phone is connected to wifi, your watch is connected to your phone regardless of the distance between the two in the area of wifi coverage. This is great especially heading into meetings at work or social gatherings, because you can have your phone completely out of sight, but have texts and calls appear on your wrist. Having had the watch a couple weeks now, I find I’m less inclined to open my phone and start answering something unimportant right away (especially in a social setting) because it requires an extra step of getting my phone out of my bag or from the other room.
On the other hand, I can rest assured that if something important is getting communicated to me, I’m still on top of it. In any case, it’s an added bonus not having to have my Plus iPhone on the table or desk at all times in order to stay connected, and it helps my productivity and social life. The Apple Watch also gives you options to reply to texts with generic messages like “yes”, “no”, and “busy right now”, as well as the opportunity set up some custom options.
Never mind table side settings, the watch also helps you steer clear from driving and texting, or looking at your phone for GPS. If you’ve your Maps showing you a route, the watch will show your next turn and how far ahead it is.
Finally, one of my personal favourite features is the ability to ping your phone. What would a night out be if I wasn’t throwing everything out of my closet in search of a perfect outfit, and as a result burying my phone under a pile of denim and blazers. With the press of a button on my watch, my phone lets out a short ring, helping me find it.
If you’ve made it this far in the post, you’re either convinced the Apple Watch is a great product, or you think I’m one of those lunatics who’s obsessed with her smartphone and connectivity in an unhealthy way. Having the watch actually helped me get off my phone in more ways than one, and I couldn’t have been happier with getting one.
There are so many other features and perks of the Apple Watch that I haven’t even mentioned, but I felt like the ones mentioned above are the key ones for you, my audience.
If you have any questions about other features or how things work, comment below!
Would you ever consider a smart watch, or is Daniel Wellington the only way to go until you can snag a Rolex?