InBlack wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 02:26:
Brym wrote on Jul 13, 2015, 13:24:
I can't say whether the watch is flopping or not (although I have my doubts about the data they rely on), but I can say that I've found mine indispensable in the month that I've owned it.
I find that the increased accessibility of having functions on my wrist means that I use those functions more often. I set a lot more reminders now that I can just raise my wrist and say "Hey siri, remind me..." I receive and respond to texts instantly (if I want to), rather than whenever I happen to pull out my phone and see the notification. I use Apple Pay whenever I can now that it doesn't require accessing my pockets, and is therefore actually more convenient than using a credit card. I'm a lawyer, and I'm now using a watch app to track my hours, finally replacing my old pen-and-paper method. This saves me a ton of time.
Glanceable information is also valuable. Now that my next upcoming meeting is on my watch face, I'm no longer surprised when I get my 15-minutes-before meeting reminder. Having the current weather on the face also saves me some time.
But rather than just list features, let me give you some experiences I've had where I've found it useful.
-When my wife and I go out to dinner now and neither of us has to keep a phone on the table to make sure we receive any calls or texts from the babysitter.
-When I took my daughter out to an outdoor music festival, and was able to check on when our train home was leaving and text my wife when we would be home, all while still holding my daughter so that she could see the stage.
-When I've been able to Apple Pay at a store, also without having to put down whichever kid I'm holding.
-When I was at Disney World recently with my extended family, and my wife and I became the designated text-messagers whenever the group split up, because we were so much more able to text while on the go throughout the park and could be relied on to get our messages instantly. We also were always the ones being asked when the rain was supposed to come--again, because we could access that information while on the go much more easily than the rest of the group.