The mainstream media published the first analysis of Apple Watch: yes, the future of watches has come. A few weeks for the global launch of Apple Watch, the mainstream media have been able to access the new candidate to revolutionize the world of technology as we know it. Experts from these different media have had the opportunity to test the smartwatch for several days to assess, now, if you truly makes our life easier and, consequently, whether it deserves a place on our wrist.
Here we show some of the findings of these earlier reviews, but we invite you to read in full each in their arrangements to make you a better idea of what the Apple Watch. The review for the moment seems clear: yes, it is the best smartwatch market, but still has a long way to improve.
“By notifying me of digital events as soon as they happened, and letting me act on them instantly, without having to fumble for my phone, the Watch become something like a natural extension of my body—a direct link, in a way that I’ve never felt before, from the digital world to my brain.
There’s a good chance it will not work perfectly for most consumers right out of the box, because it is best after you fiddle with various software settings to personalize use. Indeed, to a degree unusual for a new Apple device, the Watch is not suited for tech novices.
It is designed for people who are inundated with notifications coming in through their phones, and for those who care to think about, and want to try to manage, the way the digital world intrudes on their lives.”
Living on your arm is part of that efficiency—as a convenient display, but also a way to measure your heart rate or pay at a cash register. This is a big idea about how we use technology, the kind of idea we expect from Apple.
Yet the Apple Watch isn’t quite the gatekeeper to my digital life that I wanted. Take app alerts—there’s a fine line between being in the know and having your wrist jiggle all day.
“It’s a supercomputer on your wrist, but it’s also a bulbous, friendly little thing, far more round than I expected, recalling nothing quite so much as the first-generation iPhone. It is unbelievably high tech and a little bit silly, a masterpiece of engineering with a Mickey Mouse face. It is quintessentially Apple..
It wants to do and change so much about how we interact with technology. But that ambition robs it of focus: it can do tiny bits of everything, instead of a few things extraordinarily well. For all of its technological marvel, the Apple Watch is still a smartwatch, and it’s not clear that anyone’s yet figured out what smartwatches are actually for.”
“Not everyone has an iPhone or later, which is required for the Apple Watch works. Not everyone wants to receive notifications on your wrist, find animated emoji or the need to control the Apple TV from your wrist. The smartwatch can convey the feeling of being a solution in search of a problem.
One day this past week, I woke up at 5:15 am, exercised for an hour using the Watch, ran Maps during my commute, made phones calls and received notifications throughout the whole day, and by 11:00 pm the Watch was just hitting its Power Reserve point..”
“The Apple Watch is light-years better than any of the feeble, clunky efforts that have come before it. The screen is nicer, the software is refined and bug-free, the body is real jewelry. First-time technologies await at every turn: Magnetic bands, push-to-release straps, wrist-to-wrist drawings or Morse codes, force pressing, credit-card payments from the wrist. And the symbiosis with the iPhone is graceful, out of your way, and intelligent.
But the real answer to the question is this: do not need one. Nobody needs a smartwatch. After all, it’s something else to buy, what you preocupares, to charge every night. It is another cable to carry and load. Your phone meets almost all of its purposes. With the state of the battery as is, technology is just the place to make usable a device like this”
“After more than a week of daily use, Apple Watch has more than alleviated any concerns I had about getting through a day on a single charge. I noted the remaining charge when I went to bed each night. It was usually still in the 30s or 40s. Once it was still over 50 percent charged. Once, it was down to 27. And one day — last Thursday — it was all the way down to 5 percent. But that day was an exception — I used the watch for an extraordinary amount of testing, nothing at all resembling typical usage. I’m surprised the watch had any remaining charge at all that day. I never once charged the watch other than while I slept.“
The best and worst of Apple Watch
The media unanimously agree that the Apple Watch is the best smartwatch we can find right now on the market by far. Its construction and design are exceptional and although at first shape can be somewhat strange, its feel and appearance on the wrist is much better than we could expect from a smartwatch. Notifications intelligently come to our wrist through haptic technology, but it seems that we can not set different feel depending on the notification, all feel the same.
The battery life is what the company promised from the outset: a full day. So yes, we will have to charge the Apple Watch every night, but at least it seems that the device perfectly hold a full day of intense activity: notifications, calls, applications or exercise.
The first applications of Apple Watch those applications feel like the early days of the iPhone: simple menus, basic functions, common interfaces. Most applications are intended utility. Apple has suggested Watch applications aim to generate an interaction of not more than 5 to 10 seconds at a time. This is demonstrated in the design of many applications. Of the 33 or so I’ve seen so far, the ones I liked were Twitter, Evernote, New York Times, CNN and TripAdvisor. But none has been as elegant as the applications themselves on board at Apple software.
However, Apple still not Watch this technological shift, but has made great merits for it. How could I get it? First, solving some of the “problems” presented by the current generation. In terms of performance, Apple seems to have linked the processor speed to autonomy, for entering each application is a process that will take us several seconds, which does not seem too convenient for instant device as a smartwatch. Indeed, this animation circles is something that we will see much through the day.
As curious, from The Verge we recommend ourselves with Apple Watch Sport if we want to try the experience of having the new Apple product on the wrist, and wait for future generations to us with more expensive models. Now we know the opinion of experts, so all that remains to be known to the public on April 24.