“After careful thought, the best tech I purchased this year is the Apple Watch,” James Kendrick writes for ZDNet. “This choice surprised me as much as it probably does you but after careful consideration the Apple Watch tops my purchase list.”

“I not only buy lots of tech gadgets, I use them every day. New purchases are made with the expectation each will add value to my work day. The gadget picked as the best must add a lot of value on a regular basis,” Kendrick writes. “The Apple Watch has been doing that since the purchase.”

“When I got the Apple Watch I didn’t think I’d use it for phone calls much but that’s turned out to not be the case. Most incoming calls get answered on the watch and it has a positive impact throughout the day… My iPhone 6 Plus stays securely in the bag due to the contribution of the Apple Watch,” Kendrick writes. “The Apple Watch has a positive impact on my daily routine. This is done with little effort on my part. Because it’s sitting on my wrist it is very useful for someone in a wheelchair. Perhaps I wouldn’t designate it the best purchase I made this year if that wasn’t the case, but it is and I did.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch is slow. It needs much work and many improvements. Apple Watch currently in the same situation as iPhone was in 2007. A few of us had iPhones for that year while the rest of the world looked at them as a curiosity, but we knew.

We wouldn’t trade that early iPhone or this early Apple Watch experience for anything. You can have our Apple Watches when you pry them off our cold, dead wrists.

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