Apple Watch Has More Pros than Cons

The Apple Watch is better than some critics want you to believe.

So, I did it. Purchasing the Apple Watch was one of those impulse purchases. I had a bad day and needed a thrill. I knew of Apple’s 14-day return policy as well, which is why I don’t feel too bad about purchasing the Watch. But the fact that the Apple Watch has actually been pretty useful is the biggest reason I have no regrets, other than the fact that if I keep it, I won’t be able to pay my bills for the next month.

People are gunning for the Apple Watch to fail. After using it for the past three days, I can safely say that those people will eventually be proven wrong. The current Apple Watch is more of a “beta” product, but it shows what the technology is capable of. Rather than a traditional review, I am going to list all the pros and cons of the Apple Watch. There are more pros than cons — something I thought I would never say.

The Apple Watch feels great on your wrist, but scratches easily.

Apple Watch Pros:

  • Stunning design.
  • Super bright and crispy screen.
  • Easy to put on and easy to set up.
  • Using watch doesn’t take as long of a learning curve as people say.
  • The battery life is fine: It will easily last you a day or more.
  • Getting step-by-step driving directions from the Watch and having it tap you when you need to make a turn.
  • Has its own internal memory.
  • Taps you when you have a calendar appointment.
  • Taps you when you have an email or an instant message.
  • Siri works much better on Apple Watch than she does on the iPhone.
  • Message App can save your life when driving: You can answer text messages orally and have Watch accurately type out your messages to send back (It’s 99.99 percent accurate).
  • Exercise and calorie tracking apps are outstanding.
  • You can actually take phone calls on it!

Apple Watch Cons

  • Way overpriced: $399 for the 42 mm Sport Edition is ridiculous, but the higher prices for other builds are just out-of-this-world crazy
  • No speech-to-text emails –  but that will change very soon.
  • The tapping could be a little bit harder.
  • Notifications sometimes don’t appear when they are supposed to.
  • Watch is easily scratched (unless you have a little screen protector).
  • Not enough apps (that will change soon).
  • The Watch is very helpful, but it’s not an essential purchase (yet).
  • Speaker quality for phone is mediocre.

I’ll probably think of more pros and cons and add them in. I am not 100 percent sure, mostly due to my budget, that the Apple Watch is a keeper. But after being one of the watch’s biggest critics, I am pleasantly surprised how much I like it.

 

 

About Daryl

Daryl Deino has been a technology enthusiast since 1995 and has written for several newspapers and technology sites. Please reach him at [email protected]
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