I remember what a big deal the Apple Watch was when it was released in 2015, but the notion I’ll explore in this piece is that you don’t need one.
Go ahead and spend the money you’d spend on the Watch on your next holiday.
It’s very expensive, once one gets a decent band, it really starts to add up.
You don’t need it, there’s nothing that you can’t do with your iPhone that the Watch can do better in fact, in some ways it’s a hindrance as you must deal with 2 lots of notifications, which defeats the idea that you’ll be reaching less for your phone.
The talk time for the version with cell connection is rated at 1 hour, that’s Bull shit, if I’m going to pay a starting price of AUD $400, I damn want more talk time.
Nothing has changed, 3 versions in, this device still has a low-quality speaker, I mean my friends 2-way radio sounds better than this thing.
Don’t buy into the hype. Have you ever sat through Apple’s revenue report? There’s a reason why the firm doesn’t give overall sales numbers for the Watch, because even though it’s an iOS device, the numbers are no way as good as iPad or iPhone sales.
It’s a fashion toy, if you really want to stand out from the crowd, get yourself a Rolex instead of wasting your money on a pile of rubbish.
Granted, the Watch may become as powerful as the phone one day, but now it’s just another gimmick from a company struggling to return to their former glory days since the passing of Steve Jobs.
** The author worked for Apple Inc between 2012-2014 as an AppleCare specialist and product reviewer, he is no longer with Apple, and this review in no way constitutes a legal waver, and now is an independent blogger.