Hey fellas. Hows it going? Was hoping I could enlighten you on my new Apple Watch.
So my Wife, who is beautiful and very considerate, decided to buy me an Apple Watch for my Birthday (and Christmas combined…and the following Birthday and Christmas combined). So how’s it holding up. First impressions was the box it arrive in. Wow, it was chunky. I didn’t expect that from Apple. I assumed that the box would be teeny-tiny and have the watch face and strap in one of those them there boxes like you do when you get a new watch from Argos.
Previously, I had a FitBit Charge HR. This was something I purchased myself, to which wife replied “You’ve spent how much on a watch?!”. Yeah I know. It was a big thing and it took me all of three weeks to decide on getting a FitBit. But it was money well spent. After purchasing the FitBit, I lost nearly a stone and half just because it encouraged me to walk. But will the Apple Watch do the same? First off, it counts steps, heart rate, distance, GPS tracker and everything the FitBit did (apart from track your sleep).
The Apple Watch is beautifully designed. The sleekness of the watch face, and the lightness of it made me think I no longer wore a watch compared to the FitBit. The FitBit had it’s downfalls with it’s design. First of all, I was on my third Charge HR simply because the banding peeled. For a tracker that cost so much, it was hard to not get angry about it peeling after 6 months of use. The band also irritated my skin. The solution from FitBit? Take it off for a couple of days. But this was a vicious cycle. The Apple Watch doesn’t mean that’s it’s perfect too. The crown dial on the Watch side keeps activating SIRI when I do push ups – the back of my hand pushes the crown when I bend my hand back. So this has been deactivated.
To sum up, the Apple Watch is really nice. However, I’m afraid that I would damage it when brushing up against a wall, or something rough. And although I know it’s interacting with my phone, the additional features don’t feel like it’s worth the additional price tag. Maybe at the moment, I’m not utilising it for all of it’s potential, however it’s been good to cancel a call in another room when my phone was upstairs. So far, I like the Watch, but need to see what else I can do to use it.