As someone that normally holds out from new Apple product launches, even Iíll admit that Appleís recent introduction of the Apple Watch left me somewhat intrigued. I hadnít even considered wearing a watch until recently, having become accustomed to the idea of occasionally checking my phone for the time or new notifications, something that throws back to when I first started using the iPhone.
Watching Tim Cook introduce the watch in September 2014 raised even more questions in my mind. What does this device do that my phone doesnít already?
I remember watching the iPhone introduction in 2007 and knowing immediately how it would improve my life and workflow. I watched the iPad introduction in 2010 and knew several instances in which it would be useful. This time, I wasnít so sure.
It became apparent early on that I was clearly not in the intended audience for this one. Iíd never needed my technology to be this personal, never considered checking my phone to be an inconvenience and never considered having a digital device to monitor my health. Iíve finished off a block of dark chocolate while writing this article alone, so frankly Iím not sure I actually want to know what my heart rate or health stats are.
Still, curiosity prevailed. I decided that who better to review an Apple Watch than someone that has absolutely no reason to own one?
That, and someone here had to do it.
Somewhat hazy after a sleepless night, charged on considerable