You didn't mention navigation by haptic, which I've found to be one of the most impressive apps. While driving, you simply turn left when you feel three twin taps, and right when there's a quick sequence of single taps. It seems to get the timing right and is very intuitive. No need to take your eyes off the road, and you can use it while listening to the radio or talking to someone. This seems to me to be a seriously useful development with real possibilities.
One more observation, related to my earlier one: if you're getting long-sighted in your middle-age, most of the apps are no more useable without putting on your glasses than those on the iPhone are. All the more reason for Apple (and others) to develop the haptic feedback angle – and think about other non-textual ways to transmit info on the watch face.
Mission accomplished, Apple. They engineered the upsell they intended: you upgraded to the Steel.
You're not the only one. The aluminum case and polymer band has a budget watch vibe that makes it a nonstarter for me. Patiently waiting for my Space Black Steel to arrive in "June".
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.
I totally agree, that rating is insulting. Bring the next best watch to the table and let's compare. All the others must be a rating of 2 or lower......