Apple Watch ‘The most personal device’ has all-new interactions and technologies. They let you do familiar things more quickly and conveniently.
I’ve been reviewing and mulling over whether to purchase this watch since it hit the market. Now that I have, I’m pleased with my purchase. I think the 38 mm size is perfect for a woman’s wrist–at least my smaller wrist. I wasn’t impressed with the rubber-like sport band, so I purchased the rose gold steel mesh magnetic band along with the watch and it really transformed it into quite a stylish timepiece. I’ve received so many compliments. The band is very easy to swap out. Believe me, the additional stylish band of your choice is worth purchasing with the watch. As for a choice of watch faces, there are only a few that come with the watch, and fortunately there are two installed watch faces I like, so I’m pleased thus far. I hope Apple adds more in the future. The display is easy to read without my glasses, depending on the watch face you choose. Note that the watch should be firmly fastened to your wrist to activate the “raise to see” the time feature.
It’s not like a regular watch. Firm fit doesn’t mean to the point of cutting off your circulation. You do have the option to tap the watch to bring up the time, if you have a free hand. I prefer my watch bands to fit loosely. Not so with the Apple Watch. I think this “firmly fastened issue” also applies to the fitness app, if it’s to properly monitor your heart rate and activity. It definitely rings for incoming calls and text alerts. Since I don’t require both my watch and phone to ring, I always keep it on vibrate and I find that quite sufficient. I can set the intensity of the vibration. The vibration is not audible, as with a phone. I find this quite convenient in staff meetings. I also suggest limiting the amount of notifications feeding to your watch to extend the battery life. I reallly don’t need to view every email, social media, app and news alert that comes through. I can easily tailor my preferences through the Apple Watch app on my phone. Note, I haven’t thoroughly tested out the battery life. I would definitely recommend Apple Watch if you want a timepiece to compliment your phone to the extent that you’re not reaching for it for every phone call, text and unimportant alerts.