“People are eyeing the Apple Watch for a variety of reasons. Its luxury appeal, its newness, and its utility as a smartwatch and fitness tracker are among the selling points of the device,” Kelly Hodgkins writes for AppleWorld. “My interest in the Watch does include its usefulness as a smartwatch and fitness tracker, but there are three other reasons that compel me to pick one up on day one.
“The first reason is social in nature. I spend a fair amount of time in the company of other people where it is awkward to pull out my phone,” Hodgkins writes. “With the Watch, I expect to be able to turn off my iPhone ringer and receive vibrating alerts on my wrist. Though I haven’t experienced it, I assume the buzz-buzz on your wrist will be much more discrete and less noticeable to me than the buzzing of my iPhone 6 Plus.”
“Lastly, the Watch will protect my phone from imminent danger. I spend a lot of time kayaking during the warmer months here in Maine,” Hodgkins writes. “With the Watch, I expect to keep my phone in a floatable, watertight box. It will be near to me, but safely stowed in a waterproof environment. When my daughter texts me, I will be able to receive the notification and respond without touching my phone. That convenience, along with the protection it provides to my phone, is well worth the $349 price tag for the Sports Edition Watch.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Another reason is that, if you really want an Apple Watch, supplies are likely to be heavily constrained and the best chance to get on on Day One is to hit Apple’s April 10th preorder site the moment it goes live, but before most people have even laid eyes on an actual Apple Watch, much less tried one on.