“There’s no getting around it: the first-gen Apple Watch leaves a lot to be desired,” Yoni Heisler reports for BGR. ” Not only can Apple’s wearable be painfully slow at times, its user interface could stand to be much more intuitive. Whereas anyone could pick up a first-gen iPhone and intuitively figure out how it works, the Apple Watch requires a bit of a (frustrating) learning curve.”
“Additionally, Apple has been uncharacteristically quiet about cumulative iPhone sales,” Heisler reports. “Taken together, all the factors above have contributed to an increasingly popular narrative that would have you believe that the Apple Watch is a complete flop and nothing more than a failure indicative of the fact that Apple’s ability to innovate likely vanished the day Steve Jobs died.”
Heisler reports, “But if we take a step back and examine the Apple Watch’s first year from a more reasoned perspective, one would be hard pressed to call the device a flop.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We wouldn’t trade this first year with our Apple Watches for anything.
You only get one chance to experience and grow with a completely new Apple product. Always take it!
Here’s what we use our 1st gen. Apple Watches for in order of usage:
4. Music while running/working out
6. Weather forecast
7. Sports scores
8. Stock prices
10. Turn-by-turn navigation
11. Quick texts (mainly replies, Siri works remarkably well for dictation)
12. Quick news via 3rd party news apps
13. Apple Pay
14. Apple TV Remote
15. Basic email (reading, deleting, marking unread)
Living with Apple Watch for one year – May 4, 2016
Reasons why I still wear my Apple Watch every day – April 25, 2016
A year with the Apple Watch: What works, what doesn’t, and what lies ahead – April 22, 2016
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]