“As many reviewers have noted, the Apple Watch offers a surprising amount of depth for a first-generation device,” Marco Tabini reports for Macworld. “Besides telling time, it’s very good at tracking all kinds of fitness statistics, and at motivating its wearer towards leading a more active lifestyle. It also works well with iOS’s notification system, and its integration with Siri is top-notch.”
“Unfortunately, the richness of the Apple Watch’s built-in software is not matched by third-party apps, many of which seem to suffer from a distinct lack of purpose and functionality that are bound to make us wonder whether what we have now is all we’ll ever get out of the Watch,” Tabini reports. “Given the anticipation that Apple built around its latest product, this is perhaps a little disappointing, but there are perfectly good reasons behind the status quo, and a definite possibility that things will improve very rapidly in the near future.”
“Despite its diminutive size, the Watch itself packs quite a powerful punch, and is capable of much more than Apple is allowing developers to do right now,” Tabini reports. “With Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference just a few weeks away, improvements to the Watch experience may be coming our way very soon.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Can’t happen soon enough. The Nike+ Running app, for one glaring example, is maddeningly laggy.