matrix07 wrote: »
Yep. That's pretty telling about The Verge.
smiles77 wrote: »
Biggest surprise to me: can't seem to find any reviews by fashion mags.
It seems to me that three use cases have already been identified:
1. Health, including biometric tracking (don't care much about this)
2. Notifications (the most obvious one, I find that really useful)
3. anything that requires identification, such as replacement for keys, payments, tickets, work security passes (I think this is convenient but just a nice to have; and besides, I always wondered why Passbook never took off)
The question is, do you really need such a sophisticated device for these functions, or is bluetooth and an NFC chip enough?
Although I'd love to hear more ideas from the forum members.
I'd like to have battery states from my rechargeable power tools; that's just bluetooth and an app, but its another fraction of a minute that I don't have to do the checks manually.
The purpose of the Apple Watch, in my opinion, is just to reduce friction in our lives, saving time and frustration, or to give us the state of our being and environment and if it does that, then it is an easy success.
I heard a Johanna(?) someone-or-the-other, a reviewer for some newspaper, on CNBC this morning. She said her review recommends that people wait for the next gen. But when asked whether she would buy one, she unhesitatingly said 'yes.' Go figure....
These reviews amount to a hill of beans, since most of them are clueless about all its possibilities (although Apple should not have shipped them without getting the software in tip top form -- that's a bit Google-esque).
mac_128 wrote: »
I love that Apple has the resources and interest in providing this level of detail. But I can't help but cringe when it comes out along with reviews suggesting the watch still has some software issues. There's a lot of pumped up confidence from Apple in this launch, from the fashion push to the $17k price tag. So much effort and attention to detail, but still software problems. I'd rather they not talk about the custom jellyfish tank to capture details no one else can see until after they blow us out of the water with their engineering prowess.
I'm thinking along the lines of Hodinkee and Vogue. And yes, there are already several articles about the Apple watch on many of these mags. I'm just surprised we haven't yet seen an official review using a unit from Apple today.
So basically we're seeing the same comments that we did when the first iPhone came out. Back then nobody could see the advantage of multi-touch (for example).
I'm still not buying one, but my Wife is getting one for her birthday next month. She's into fitness/running, and has dropped a few "hints" about the Apple Watch. After playing with hers I'll see if it does enough to warrant getting one.
sflagel wrote: »
It's all about notifications (and to others, health, but I don't understand why). Question is, do you need such a sophisticated piece for notifications, or does a bluetooth chip in a Swatch/Tissot/Omega suffice?
I will order my Apple Watch at 08:01 UK time and will decide then. At worst, its $ 350 thrown out the window.
I doubt they review anything, most likely just promote.
if you review iphone history, youll see battery life has been improved all along, despite it getting thinner.
i charge once a day, and not like clockwork. theres ample time for me to do so between sleeping or sitting at my desk each day.
im an office worker, i dont stand or walk nearly as much as i should. a nifty notification system to do so along w/ game theory achievements sound like a good idea to me.
hey, thanks for letting us know -- i wasnt certain after you last couple hundred posts where you said the exact same thing, over and over.