I’ve been an Apple Watch user since the introduction. I loved my Apple Watch. And then I got tired of charging it all the time. And then I felt the Apple Watch was in search of the killer app. And for the first few years the Apple Watch didn’t have a killer app.
My progression with the Apple Watch
- Purchased first Apple Watch near the introduction – was thrilled and then bored (I loved my Nike Fuelband)
- Loaned my Apple Watch to my daughter – noticed I didn’t really miss it
- Got my Apple Watch back and used it again – again preferred the form factor of the Fuelband
- Gave Apple Watch to my daughter for a month – never looked back
- Received a small Series 3 Apple Watch with cellular when my brother died in August 2018 – loved it
- Purchased the larger Series 4 Apple Watch and fell in love with my ALL-IN-WATCHFACE with 8 complications
- Purchased the small Series 4 Apple Watch for my mom – fall detection and emergency alert being the driver in this decision
- Gave my small Series 3 Apple Watch to my girlfriend – she fell in love with the watch and perhaps me (grin)
The bottom line on the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 3: Apple makes a fantastic watch. As the design continues to evolve, the functionality of the watch continues to improve. Today I swim with my watch on, I take my EKG just to watch my pulse, and I use a utility face with 8 complications: around the outside of bezel: local temperature, iMessages, activity, phone call; inner complications: date, battery status, Spotify, heart rate.
This is a perfect device. But now that Jone Ive is gone I’m a bit worried that I’ll never get my band design (from the Nike Fuelband). I’d love Apple to release the Apple Dev Kit for the Apple Watch Watchfaces, I’m dying to design my own faces. And I’d really like them to license the Apple Watch technology for alternative manufacturers to re-envision the next Apple Watch. I’m hopeful for a radical redesign. Heck, maybe Ive needed to get out of the way.
Oh, the places we’ll go with our Apple Watches monitoring every heartbeat and every step of the way.
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