“‘What does it do?’ That’s the question that anyone who cares about the Apple Watch wants answered” Matt Warman writes for The Telegraph. “There are a host of answers, and while I’ve not yet found one that’s utterly compelling, this is by far the best smartwatch I’ve used. It’s the first where I’ve consciously really wanted to make sure I’m always wearing it and that the battery doesn’t run out.”

“First off, like all good watches, the Apple Watch is a luxurious, even beautiful fashion accessory,” Warman writes. “From the clever magnetic strap to its understated design, it has attracted attention for all the right reasons.”

“Using the Watch as a remote control for your iPhone camera or Apple TV, or to display a boarding pass QR code, which automatically stays on, is clever and feels like progress,” Warman writes. “Even using the Watch intensively, it never struggled to last a whole day, and once made two full days, just.”

“I’m quite a fan of Android watches. Google Now tells you when to leave so you don’t miss appointments, for instance, and is arguably more useful in many ways than the Apple Watch. But some older Nokias did more than the original iPhone. Because they failed to adequately combine form and function, nobody really cared,” Warman writes. “So with the Apple Watch, again, existing functions are rethought and combined in a new and uniquely appealing way. That’s not, however, to say that even Apple fans with £299 burning a hole in their pocket should rush out and buy this first generation Watch. It’s beautifully designed and frequently rather useful – but history suggests version two or three will be even better.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Why spring for version two or three, when history suggests version four or five will be even better? After all, we do live forever, right?

As we wrote back in April: “We absolutely love being early adopters of Apple products – we’d never pass up the opportunity! If you’re the cautious type (or a runner/cyclist), get a Sport and hop aboard, this is going to be a very fun ride!”

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