Apple Watch: 45 days later

“Whenever a stranger notices that I’m wearing an Apple Watch, the 1st thing they usually ask is ‘do you like it?’ I always find this question to be a bit awkward because I guess if there was something as personal as a watch or other wearable item that I didn’t like, I probably wouldn’t be wearing it,” Terry White blogs. “It’s like saying, hey those shoes you’re wearing, do you like them? However, I get it. It’s a hot new tech gadget with a lot of hype that they’ve heard something about or perhaps are interested in possibly getting one and it’s probably the first question that comes to mind. To answer the question for the record, YES, I love it!”

“I no longer display the battery status on my watch because since day one battery has NEVER been a problem for me. Not one time in 45 days have I run out of juice,” White writes. “I think the lowest the battery has been when I put it on the charger at night was 30% left. It actually averages between 40%-60% left each day.”

“The Apple Watch is far from perfect, but for what it is right now as a 1.0 product it’s GREAT. It does the things that I bought it for and if I had it to do all over again I’d buy it again,” White writes. “For every day use it has been a natural fit into my lifestyle and for travel it’s been great to have the things I want to know about the most at a glance.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Besides the iPad, which had the benefit of iPhone experience and a well-stocked App Store at launch, Apple Watch is the most polished first generation product we’ve ever used, including the Mac, the iPod, and the iPhone.

SEE ALSO:

Computerworld’s deep-dive Apple Watch review: ‘After a month of use: Very positive’ – June 8, 2015
Living with Apple Watch: One month in – June 3, 2015
Apple Watch: The early adopter’s take – June 1, 2015
Jean-Louis Gassée: Five weeks with Apple Watch – May 31, 2015
Ben Thompson: Apple Watch is being serially underestimated – May 20, 2015
BGR reviews Apple Watch: ‘A major technological achievement; you won’t want to take it off’ – May 7, 2015
The Telegraph reviews Apple Watch: Object of desire – May 7, 2015
Cult of Mac reviews Apple Watch: ‘Futuristic, fun and fan-flipping-tastic’ – April 28, 2015
PC Magazine reviews Apple Watch: ‘The best smartwatch available’ – April 28, 2015
Apple Watch owners shame so-called professional reviewers – April 27, 2015

20 Comments

  1. Am I the only one who feels like these articles exist simply to defend the shortcomings of the watch and to promote product? The article says little more than “People ask me about the watch” and “the battery isn’t an problem”. It feels like they are pitching me on the watch a bit too hard.

    1. For every article like this there are ten anti Apple articles.

      Do you ever ask yourself if those articles say little more than “Apple is Doomed” and “the battery is a problem”. Do they make you feel like they are pitching you on “not buying” a watch a bit too hard?

      NO?

      1. My thought is, let Apple do the pitching just just provide an unbiased review. I feel like the apple PR machine runs this site to shape opinions. I want to see both types of articles for fans to discuss. No?

        1. Absolutely and with out hesitation NO!

          You can only discuss both sides if there is some “sanity” in the anti-Apple articles. There is never any sanity in the Anti-Apple articles. Usually, these ‘writers’ fail to understand the product INTENTIONALLY (sometimes unintentionally) and other times they are SPONSORED by someone from either Samdung or Gurgle. There are never any “real” analytical articles that ‘honestly’ probe the other side. So yes, NO!

          1. “feels like these articles exist”
            “It feels like they are pitching”
            “feel like the apple PR machine runs this site”

            No. You don’t “feel like” they are pitching you. Pitching you is not a feeling.

            This god-awful bastardization of the English language is responsible for so much tapiocization of the modern mind. (just made that up for the action of turning intellects to tapioca)

            I’d suggested using “think” or “it’s my opinion that”. The use of these words strongly implies the next step — justifying the thought or opinion with a rational argument.

            Frequent response… “You can’t challenge that! It’s my feeling.” Well, no, it’s not. It’s merely an opinion with no foundation — or, at least, no expressed foundation. “Feel” means nothing in this sort of usage.

            1. My education is sadly lacking. I can’t even guess. But I hope that such an intellect would abhor the substitution of bombast for thought.

            2. Johnson, who abhorred sloppy word usage, tried to clean up English by writing the first dictionary in 1755, 150 years after that scoundrel Shakespeare routinely butchered English on the stage. We’ve had a plague of grammar police ever since, but this species has a genius for subverting its own creations, and language has evolved despite multiple attempts at intelligent design.

            3. Yes, languages always evolve.

              The first grammarians tried to structure English in an iron-clad manner, following the example their beloved (dead) language, Latin.

              But the answer to that is not, “Yeh – whatever. Everything is equally valid and worthwhile. Grammar police are always bad.”

              There is a lot of difference between evolution that adds richness and devolution that merely adds slop and fuzzy thinking. In fact, I would suggest (unoriginally) that poor language use degrades the ability to think.

            4. I don’t disagree. Still, i think that if a person’s message is understood we might leave it at that and not take him to the mat over a pet peeve.

            5. I’m suggesting he doesn’t HAVE a valid message, to be understood.

              “feels like they are pitching me” has no concrete content, no FACT, no basis in rational thought (or, at least, no expressed basis… “feel” is supposed to be enough of a basis”. It means, essentially, “I’m having a little emotional storm, and I’m going to give it a name”.

              This construct of “feel that” or “feels like” or “feels as if” is just tapioca thinking, which may or may not have any connection at all to reality.
              The word “feel” gives false authority to what is just regurgitation of certain prejudices with a plentiful dose of emotion. That’s all the supposed message really is.

              E.g. from your manner of writing, I feel like you beat your wife. “No, I don’t”, you say. Ha! Well, I feel that you do, and if that is not PRECISELY correct, I feel that there is SOMETHING bad going on.

    2. @Macbone

      No, you are not alone. The Apple Watch landed with a resounding “thud”. Nobody is clamoring for it, nobody cares when and if it will ever be available in stores, and most of all… nobody even talks about it anymore. The latter pretty much sums the entire situation up in a nutshell.

      Only deluded Apple fanboys broach the topic every now and then. The rest of us couldn’t care less.

      1. “I feel like the apple PR machine runs this site to shape opinions.”
        Oh, come – on! Talking about stretching! Apple doesn’t need to pretend to be some little tech blogger nobody has ever heard of.

        And look what you’ve done! You woke up orandy.

        orandy says, “Ten million happy purchasers must be wrong. I will tell you THE TRUTH.”

      2. There you go, Macbone – the anti-Apple “balance” you were seeking from orandy. /s

        He never has anything positive to say, and his negative comments are almost always exaggerated or fictitious. That is just as useless as the often ridiculed Apple “fanboy” who loves everything that Apple does.

        But I believe that it is safe to assume that you are talking about posting articles containing valid criticisms of Apple. I believe that the vast majority of people on this forum concur with you on this subject – we know that Apple is not perfect and we want to help identify and fix the flaws.

        The point at which a company or group becomes satisfied and complacent is the start of its decline. As Apple fans, we owe it to ourselves and our preferred electronics company to be critical of its hardware, software, and cloud products and help guide Apple into the future.

  2. I love my WATCH SPORT just for the clock, alarm and timer. All the rest is just gravy for me. watchOS 2 will be like getting a new WATCH in September. Very exciting to be among the innovator adopters.💥😱⌚️😃😍🎉👍👀

  3. If you don’t own one you cannot make an informed statement. Period.

    I love mine… And am surprised by its usefulness now, and excited by its future potential.

  4. Just want to reinterate that if you listen to music on your WATCH via Bluetooth headphones, it will eat your battery life for breakfast. Tried it again today and was down to 6% even after quitting it half way through my 3 hour 7 mile walk. Yes I’m a very slow walker.😔

  5. Unless the shoes were rather pricey, it is entirely possible the questioner may have asked with the idea that the author was wearing it because, though it didn’t do everything he initially intended, it cost too much to just leave off… Who knows, the author may have just looked a certain way to prompt the question.

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