“The first thing I noticed was my heightened awareness of where my iPhone was at all times,” Bajarin writes. “I was irritated by how often I’d get a buzz of a message, reply to it, put my phone down or in my pocket, get another buzz a minute or two later, reply, put my phone down, get a response a few minutes later, reply, put my phone back down, ad infinitum… Living without the Apple Watch for a week showed me how much I took this one experience for granted before the Apple Watch.”
“Interestingly, the same sentiment is noticed by other Apple Watch wearers,” Bajarin writes. “I’m working with a company doing research on existing Apple Watch owners called Wristly (if you have an Apple Watch please consider joining our panel) where 32% of respondents said they spend much less time on their iPhone and 58% indicated they use their iPhone somewhat less.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Going a week without our Apple Watches is unthinkable! We shudder at the thought of the time wasted. Going back to pre-AW days would be a nightmare. Thanks for subjecting yourself to that experiment, Ben!
You can have our Apple Watches when you pry them off our cold, dead wrists.
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