“The Apple Watch is finally upon us and, for the first time in recent memory, an Apple product is getting tepid reviews from many of my colleagues in the tech press,” Avram Piltch writes for Tom’s Guide. “Most like the hardware and appreciate the apps, but many doubt that anyone really ‘needs’ a wrist-worn device, because you can perform the same tasks on your phone. Their problem isn’t really with Apple’s device but the very idea of smartwatches.”
“While it’s easy to doubt the utility of the Apple Watch and competitors like the Pebble, Moto 360 and Samsung Gear 2, you could have made the same arguments about tablets in 2010 or smartphones in 2007,” Piltch writes. “A well-made wrist device like Apple’s new offering has a ton of utility today. The age of smartwatches has arrived, even if not everyone can see it yet.”
“The methods we use to retrieve and share information have moved from the desk to the lap and then the pocket,” Piltch writes. “The wrist is the next stop for information technology before it reaches your head and, in the distant future, the inside of your body.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote yesterday:
…Advice to not buy an Apple Watch because “the next Apple Watch will be better” is, to put it plainly, stupid and self-defeating. If you do not buy because the “next generation will be better,” you’ll never own anything at all.
We are so unbelievably glad that we bought the first iPhone and the first iPad. Outside of our “jobs,” we’ve never regretted either purchase and, in fact, we’d have enormous regret if we sat around waiting around for the “next gen.,” depriving us of participating in and experiencing major paradigm shifts. We knew they were first generation products. That made us want them all the more.
If you’re on the fence, get the Apple Watch Sport. Its resale value will hold up just fine and you’ll get much out of being an “early adopter.”