That's just the notification coming from the phone. No replying, etc., just yet.
Bummer. Thanks for the info.
patchythepirate wrote: »
Thanks. Yeah, I'm not sure what the big deal is, there are only 2 buttons!, plus tap an force touch. If you don't over think it, and just try what seems logical, it doesn't take long to figure out. The only thing that maybe caused a bit of pause was realizing that you have to go back to the watch face to access notifications (swipe down) or glances (swipe up). But 95/100 times this is not an issue since most interactions occur after bringing up the watch from sleep, in which case the watch face automatically pops up.
Haven't for me yet but I'll try a run by Starbucks later today.
About that always open "Hey Siri" function: I had my iPhone on the charger next to my iMac when I played the the Siri "guided tour" on the Apple web page on the iMac. It was funny when Siri on my iPhone responded to the "hey Siri" commands in the video.
Made me think: when you see someone with an Apple Watch, say to them "hey Siri. <do something malicious or funny>" But of course Siri won't respond on the watch unless activated by raising the wearers wrist. But...as the review points out, now and then the display activates on its own...opening the Siri interface.
I see a public social interaction game coming up.
Reply quote with your favorite <malicious or funny> Siri command!
But you can send your heartbeat to friend or loved-one, as well as impromptu doodles. Clearly Apple had their priorities straight.
Lol. I don't envy you. I don't want to get your hopes up, but I have a friend who's order was a few weeks out, but then got a notification that it was shipping in a couple days. She ordered the sport I think.
its ok, the watch is supposed to mean you don't have to keep taking your phone out to check stuff, well these days I'm taking my phone out 4 times a day just to see if my watch is shipping! I wanted the sport, but by the time i woke up, sports were June. Not much to choose between them - they both look great.
I received my 38mm SS, Milanese Loop watch Friday and I was pleasantly surprised. I expected heavy and cumbersome; I was greeted with comfortable and wearable.
I enjoyed playing with the iPhone interface app, adjusting and re-adjusting a variety of available settings. I don't anticipate using my watch as an iPhone replacement. For me, it is a watch that happens to have some other capabilities as well.
I am enjoying the activity 'meter', as well as the hourly reminders ( a gentle tap on my wrist) to stand and move around. Those are helpful features. The heart rate measurement was surprisingly accurate when compared with a couple of other simultaneous measurements (finger on wrist; blood pressure cuff.)
I would have spent a few hundred dollars on a regular watch, so the cost of the watch didn't bother me too much.
I also do not anticipate adding many apps to my watch. I would like to figure out how to lose some of the apps that appear on the face - I would prefer to streamline down to the four or five that I will find useful.
I plan on buying a modern buckle band whenever they become available - more for style than substance, because sometimes a situation calls for a different type of band. Because the bands are so easily switched out, it seems like a fun way to accessorize.
I don't use SIRI - ever - as I find it way too 'HAL' when my devices talk to me. I do not need that odyssey in my life!
All in all, I am enjoying my watch and the features I have used. I'm certain I will expand my app use over time. There is a learning curve to the watch, but it is more intuitive than I would have expected.
Where is the "new" in the Apple Watch? What I am saying is that there is nothing new in the watch, and it is all proven technology from other devices. And did you read the part where I said that Apple's 1.0 is already a generation or two ahead of the competition?? The SoC is a great chip, but it is based on an earlier Ax variant (A5?). There is more going on there than the A5 had, and the improved manufacturing process (scale) is a leap forward ... that further proves my point that this is not a 1.0 device. Stop drinking the koolaid and look at it objectively. I am looking forward to my 42mm SS arriving within the next month, but I am not seeing it as a 1.0 device like much of the media.
The "trees" are not new, but the "forest" certainly is.
You are not seeing the forest for the trees.
rogifan wrote: »
Huh? Rumors were 3,000 Apple employees were using the device. What is Apple supposed to do? Disable the device when someone is behind the wheel?
Is this author joking? He needs a new device to keep his children from the other devices. It's either an unwillingly truthful testimony of our time, or simply insane. Or an example of incompetent parenting (before the merciful advent of the Apple Watch).
Whoah, hold on there cowboy. Don't think "insane" or "incompetent parenting" is anywhere near necessary.
The subtleties mentioned are indeed part of the equation.
And I think that's what many will experience as they use the watch more often.
The author did not infer that the watch has immediately made him a more competent parent....just sharing value in one of those instances.
3.5 rating is ridiculously low.
Apple Watch is best in class by far and should get a 4.0 rating at least.
These ratings should be in comparisson to the rest of the market, not some idealistic dream product.
This is like rating a Toyota Corolla a 3.5 because it does not have a 300hp engine and leather seats.
Incorrect. It should have been 2 out of 5 AT BEST.
- A solution in search of a problem;
- Ridiculous battery life;
- Depends on the iPhone to function;
- CANNOT download/operate apps on its own;
- Using it drains iPhone battery as well;
In other words, a very generous review in my opinion. AI should be praised for its relative honesty, at least.
So as per my predictions, here is what we have under Cook's watch:
- A terrible decision to distribute dividends, which simply finished with Apple's reputation as a growth stock;
- A terrible decision to buy Dr. "Dre"'s Beats - what for, who the heck knows?
- A terrible decision in launching the new, beautiful, underpowered and port-less Cube-like proof of concept called MacBook;
- And finally, a terrible decision to launch the AWatch.
Now can we get back to launching new Macs, please? Otherwise, let's have Gil Amelio or Woz back on board, then.
Sure it doesn't make him a more competent parent. Otherwise this would not be necessary this way. But really, this kind of reasoning is weird.
Open the pod bay doors, Siri.
I see the trees. I see more of the forest than most could appreciate. The problem is that people are seeing this as a sapling (1.0). Apple transplanted fully grown sequoias to make this device. A 1.0 device implies that this is the first product. Its not. Apple have been heading to this device since I had my first MP110 (Newton). The form factor keeps improving. The UI evolves. But this is a natural branch of that lineage. Calling it a 1.0 device ignores that heritage and what has come before. Apple's 1.0 watch device is arguably the 6G iPod nano. Think (differently) about it.