- Rene Ritchie , iMore
Every time I put it on it feels like I'm putting on the future, and I love it.
- Susie Ochs , Macworld
The Apple Watch excels as a fitness tracker and remote control, but it's hampered by app loading times and home screen clutter.
It’s hard to capture the entire experience of such a personal device in a review, which will inevitably focus on tangibles: the specs, the appearance, and so on. However, it’s worth saying that, despite having tried many smartwatches in the past, the Apple Watch is the first one which hasn’t failed our 'three week test'. Where other smartwatches tend to stop getting picked up and put on the wrist after a few weeks of use, the Apple Watch is something we still put on every morning, and miss if it’s not there. That’s a good indication that, in the long term, Appl... Full review
There are a few drawbacks to owning an Apple Watch right now. First, the quality of voice conversations needs to be improved. Also, although the watch has some functionality when your iPhone is not in the vicinity, many of the features will not work unless your iPhone is nearby. Ironically, you can use Apple Pay on the watch without having your iPhone with you. Luckily, in this software version, the watch automatically locks when you remove it from your wrist and it requires a passcode to reactivate. Last, but not least, while many apps work on the watch, we need more to take advantage of g... Full review
My opinion is simple. I am enjoying my watch. I don’t regret purchasing one, but I’d probably be just as happy if I’d waited and instead spent the money on a Garmin. I’d only wear my Garmin if I was running, and I “get to” wear the Apple Watch all the time. But I can’t recommend buying one. Unless you are an Apple fanatic, or simply like having new tech gear, skip this version, especially now. No one knows what the upgrade cycle is going to be for the Apple Watch, so there is no hurry to run out and buy a half finished product which could be obsolet... Full review
I'd recommend it to anyone who is strongly tied to their iPhone and is looking for something to track their fitness. That combination is what sets Apple Watch apart from things like the much-cheaper Fitbits of the world. Having one wearable to deal with notifications, fitness and more is great, but by no means necessary. That's where the rub is with this thing. Apple Watch is much more about want than need. I can't judge that for anyone but me, but it is something to think about. Apple Watch probably isn't going to change your life, but it will make it better in a bunch of small ways. I fin... Full review
For those still deciding on whether the first Apple Watch makes sense, I have no reservations in saying that it’s the best wearable I’ve ever used. However, at the same time I find it hard to recommend this first-generation Apple Watch. It’s clear that there are far too many obvious areas to improve upon, areas where Moore’s law will help to dramatically improve the experience. In the case of smartphones, Moore’s law made it possible to deliver true all-day battery life and fluid app performance. After spending a few months with the Apple Watch, all I can see i... Full review
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