I think a problem with advertising smart watches is that the things they do best are not particularly “sexy” features. I love getting texts on my wrist, and I triage my personal email extremely well from the watch as well. Unlocking my MacBook without lifting a finger is a dream. Checking the Weather on my watch is incredibly simple and almost always everything I need. Even having Siri on my wrist is a huge asset.
As we all know, the new MacBook Pros are eliciting quite a bit of frustration from the professional crowd. There are a few reasons for this, but the biggest thing I see sticking after almost a month of letting these machines ruminate in our collective conscience, is anger over the ports. In other words, #donglelife.
Anshel Sag from Forbes spent a month with the iPhone 7 Plus after using only Android phones for his whole smartphone life. He has a lot of interesting insights to the iOS experience. Insights you can really only get from someone who is so used to one side of the fence and steps out of their comfort zone.
I understand where Ben is coming from, but it takes very little time to fix this. Notification overload is certainly possible with a smart watch, as it’s harder to ignore a tap on your wrist than a buzz in your pocket. I solved this early on in my Apple Watch usage by cutting out some of the apps that were sending me excessive notifications. My mentality is that any notification I get is something I will likely want to act on.
I got this one for $10 on eBay and it’s pretty crappy. The rubber feels incredibly cheap and the lugs barely fit when you try to connect it to the Apple Watch. I would go on, but I honestly don’t know what else you need to know. Don’t bother with this band.