“Since I got my Watch a little more than a month ago, I’ve been able to leave my phone in my pocket for most of the day. I get a ton of email, maybe even a hundred per day,” Jordan Golson writes for TechRepublic. “Now, with the Apple Watch, I get a subtle buzz on my wrist–and with a quick glance, I can see if it’s something that needs my attention or not.”
“So, if you get a lot of emails that you need to filter through, an Apple Watch could be the product for you,” Golson writes. “That is the biggest advantage for me–that and knowing at a glance what the temperature is outside (something I have set to display right on my watch face). That’s pretty useful too.”
“On the flip side, the biggest annoyance of the Watch is the utter lack of interesting apps,” Golson writes. “I think that many of these app complaints will be solved with watchOS 2, which was demoed last week at WWDC and will allow developers to build native apps for the Watch without relying on a master app on the iPhone. It will also help that developers will actually have watches to test their apps on, something that many developers didn’t have when they were first building their apps… and it showed.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ve been wearing Apple Watches for about twice as long (over 7.5 weeks now). Yes, the apps will get better, but there certainly are some interesting apps out there. It depends on your interests. The MLB app, multiple news and weather apps, theScore, WatchCalc, and Apple’s Messages, Phone, Passbook (Apple Pay), Activity, Workout, Apple TV Remote, and Maps (turn-by-turn directions) apps are certainly interesting and very useful. We use them all day, every day.
Yes, some of the third party apps are slow and some need work by developers who are wearing Watches on their wrists, not just testing emulators on their displays. Patience. Apple Watches are just now hitting stores and watchOS 2 is on the way!