Bani McSpedden: Living with the Apple Watch

“I’ve been wearing the Apple Watch – the polished steel version – since taking delivery of it at Apple headquarters in Silicon Valley on April 1,” Bani McSpedden, the watch editor of the Australian Financial Review and editor of, writes for Executive Style. “The first thing I can tell you is that it’s quite an addictive little device.”

“Even little details like strap changes have been addressed in an ingenious way. The straps on Apple’s watch – in four styles from silicon to fine leather and metal versions – slide into the case rather than loop around a spring bar, making switching from one to another as simple as pressing a recessed button,” McSpedden writes. “Why traditional watch-makers haven’t come up with something like this after all these years – well, a century – is a mystery.”

“Oddly for me, my left wrist seems the natural place for the Apple, whereas I normally wear my watch on the right wrist,” McSpedden writes. “What this means is there’s really no contest at all – just a happy answer as to why God gave us two wrists.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take:

Here’s what makers of Swiss or any other watches should do: Push the idea of wearing of two watches, one on each wrist or two on one wrist, into vogue. Because once people start using Apple Watch, they aren’t going to want to leave it at home. Ever. They won’t want to go to dinner parties without their Apple Watch. And that’s bad, bad news for watchmakers not named Apple. Watch and see.MacDailyNews Take, April 16, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “enzos” for the heads up.]


  1. The watch is pretty cool. The fitness applications are the best part for me. It’s helping me understand how much exercise I need and easily keeping track of activity.
    I would prefer more watch faces but that will come in time so no worries there.
    The watch work well with the phone and means there are less times you have to take the phone out.

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