While Apple did little of what I asked them for last year, I still think watchOS 3 was a great update to the platform. The most significant change was of course with performance, as those who felt their original Apple Watches were slow got a big speed upgrade.
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.
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.
Okay, I want these. TOMS is the company who famously give 1 pair of shoes to people in need for every pair they sell. It’s a great initiative, and something that more companies should strive to match.