Apple Watch

Some of the reasons why the Apple watch does not work for me in its current state.

  • Battery Life: This takes me back to the 1970s where the first thing you did, when you woke up, was wind your mechanical watch. Times have changed! You will be charging this daily.
  • Product Life: High quality watches last years. Apple will probably cover this watch for 2-3 yrs. The tech in it would get obsolete even earlier.
  • Standalone Device: It only works with an iPhone. On its own its useless, well its just a watch.
  • GPS: For at activity watch, at that price range, a built in GPS is needed. This needs your iPhone. Carrying an iPhone on a run (especially the bigger sized 6 and 6+) is a pain.
  • Water resistant: Not water proof, so no swimming or submerging it underwater for prolonged periods.
  • Productivity: Or Distraction? Seriously, is it that necessary to get an SMS or email notification on your watch?
So there will be the regular eager beavers who would line up to buy this watch. As for me, I will wait for the next iteration.