The Internet was buzzing in anticipation of the Apple Watch announcement on Tuesday. Now that I’ve seen it, read about its features and contemplated it, I’m happy to say that I can save myself a boatload of cash.
- It’s redundant. The Watch won’t work without an iPhone – which makes no sense. The Watch does everything the iPhone does, so why would I need both?
- It’s big bucks. The Watch starts at $345, and that doesn’t include the band, which is another hundred bucks. So, with the Watch and iPhone, I’d be carrying around more than a thousand bucks of hardware!
- It’s going to make me late. The battery only lasts for 18 hours (that’s ideally). I’m no psychic, but I predict the number one excuse for running late is going to be, “Oh, sorry! My watch died….”
- It’s a mugger magnet. I don’t want to be a news item: “Senior mugged for her Apple Watch.”
- It’s not made for older eyes. This is a teeny screen we’re talking about, and I can barely see my Facebook feed on my huge Samsung phablet. Why did Apple come out with bigger phones, only to miniaturize them for your wrist?
- It’s a recipe for DWW. The temptation to look at your phone when it pings while you’re driving is bad enough, but at least you can put it in the glove compartment. I don’t want to be caught Driving While Watching.
- It’s not waterproof. I would inevitably take a shower or wash dishes or go swimming with the watch on.
- It’s not optimized for health. The Watch is an activity tracker, but it won’t tell me my heart rate or blood pressure, because it wasn’t built with healthcare sensors. What was Apple thinking?
- And finally… You can’t tell someone to put it away when they’re looking at it instead of listening to you. It’s on their wrist forgodsakes, where are they going to put it?
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