“The iPhone is arguably the first smartphone that I, like many people, saw as a must-have device,” Alex Colon writes for PC Magazine. “I didn’t get that feeling when the Apple Watch was announced last September. And I still don’t have it after wearing one for the last five days. Don’t get me wrong: Right now, the Apple Watch is the best smartwatch there is, hands-down. And it’s easily Apple’s most ambitious new product since the iPhone. It’s almost certain to improve with time, as Apple has already managed to attract an impressive lineup of third-party app developers.”

“Even in its current state, the Apple Watch does more than any other smartwatch on the market,” Colon writes. “But the Apple Watch isn’t perfect. For starters, it’s expensive; the 42mm stainless steel model with Milanese Loop I tested costs $699. You also have to charge it every night, which is a bummer. And without your iPhone nearby, there really isn’t a ton the watch can do. So while the Apple Watch is the most advanced, polished, and intriguing smartwatch to hit the market, it’s not exactly a must-have.”

“The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch available, and that certainly counts for something,” Colon writes. “The amount of third-party content already available is impressive, and in a year from now, when more app developers figure out what to do with it, the experience will only be better. So while I’m not sure quite how well the watch will hold up as a high-end fashion investment, from a technology standpoint, it’s a pretty safe bet.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Five days is simply not a long enough period to arrive some of Colon’s conclusions. After reading the full review, and after using Apple Watch extensively for the same period of time, we’re not sure that Colon fully gets it, yet.

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