Okay, there’s no killer use case for the Apple Watch. I’ve looked. It’s not like the iPhone or the iPad. But I think that our reaction to it is a bit overly cynical.
If you show an Apple Watch to someone who used to watch Dick Tracy as a kid, they feel like they’re living the future described when they were a kid.
I was lucky enough to win an Apple Watch from the amazing folks at Kanetix, so I had the chance to get really personal with one.
It doesn’t change my world, but it is convenient.
I’ve gone purely cellular long ago. No land line for me. In the average condo or house, I can leave my phone plugged in and take calls on my phone.
In addition, I’m REALLY pleased with the one-touch response to texts. That has made the people in my life very happy with me, as I’m able to respond much more quickly when I get sent a question. The system that supplies you with potential responses is quite intelligent, and it has only failed to provide me with reasonable answers when the text asked a complex, multi-part question. I think that complex texts will always require a manual response.
Throw in the extra features the watch offers (health monitoring, remote control of the phone, and the possibility of Apple Pay) and it really does seem like a tempting proposition.
I agree with the haters, it won’t be changing anyone’s life, but as a first generation tool, it still does positively impact my average day. Communication is easier and more efficient. Is that worth the price? Well it was worth every penny I paid (Thanks Kanetix *grin*), but I do think it can offer value to some people.
I like what I have, and I look forward to future versions!