Is the Apple Watch worth it?
The Messy Bun
My husband surprised me with the Apple Watch for Christmas! And it was truly a surprise!
Apparently I mentioned that it looked cool months ago and he was listening carefully and made a mental note of that. I went on to forget I even said that so I was shocked when I opened the gift to see the watch.
It was really sweet to hear the reasoning behind why Justin bought it for me. He said he really thought about what my days are like with the boys, and that the watch could be helpful and convenient. A necessity? No, but helpful, sure! It was sweet how thoughtful he was with this gift.
My gut immediately told me that I probably wouldn’t wear it. I thought it would be cumbersome and that I wouldn’t find myself using it very much. But, with a 2 week return policy from Best Buy, Justin told me to give it a shot and return it if I didn’t like it.
So, I gave it an honest trial period and the first day I wore it was the day we were flying to Chicago for Christmas. Walking though the airport, I replied to a text via the watch (which you can do with the automatic prompts it offers like “no”, “yes”, “okay”, “hang on” etc. or using Siri) by pulling it up toward my face and speaking to it and I was embarrassed. I thought I would surely return it after that first try. But I quickly got over it, and found it to be so convenient that that fact overrode my embarrasment.
For texting, it’s great for quick checks, and fast replies. It also gives you an option to convert your spoken message to text or keep it as audio. Nothing is more annoying than speaking a long message only to see Siri completely jack it up, so sending as audio is a nice, safe option. The subtle tap and ding notification are discreet, and I like that for church or somewhere where I want to be notified if something is going on with my boys, but don’t want to hold my phone or turn the volume up to the max.
I also really like the fitness tracker app! I haven’t ventured too far into getting other apps for it, but I hope to share some of my favorites as I find them!
The downfall, though it’s completely understanding, is it doesn’t have a limiting proximity distance from the iPhone. In other words, I can only be so far away from my phone in order for it to communicate with the watch. The watch isn’t isn’t “own” thing, it’s more of an extension of the phone.
All in all, it’s surprising to me, more than anyone else, that I like it as much as I do. He was able to get it for $100.00 off for a Christmas promo, so that sweetened the deal quite a bit because it is expensive.
When I posted on Instagram that I received it, I saw quite a few other people got it for Christmas as well! If you have it, what are your favorite apps?