Apple Watch Sport, Space Grey Aluminum Case/Black Band, 42mm
42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band Apple Watch Sport enables you to take a step ahead into the world of technology, no matter whether you’re a tech geek or a sports addict. This dependable and versatile wearable gadget helps you organize your daily activities efficiently and achieve your full potential. The unisex watch is a virtual wrist-worn assistant. With this Apple smartwatch on your wrist, you can receive and make calls, dictate text messages and send them to your friends or colleagues, call a taxi, browse through plenty of apps, and even track your fitness activity – all this without the need to even take your smartphone out. The Digital Crown on the Apple Watch Sport, visually resembling the analog winding mechanism on the mechanical watches, helps you swipe through app icons on the 42mm Ion-X OLED Retina display, while the side button gives you an easy access to your preferred contacts. Moreover, with its help you can send personal messages to your friends or even your heart pulse to your significant other via taps, in case they own an Apple smartwatch too. In a similar way, the unique Taptic Engine is designed to give you delicate and fully customizable nudges when you get a notification. With up to 18 hours of battery life, the Apple smartwatch is always there when you need it during your daily routine. In addition, this unisex watch helps you exercise and work out in style with its sleek space gray aluminum case and black sport band.
Apple has truly made the best wearable tech I’ve ever seen. The design is fantastic, its easy to use and the OS is buttery smooth. The best part is that it definitely lowers the amount of times you have to take your phone out of your pocket. I write this review after using my Apple watch heavily for 3 days. However, today, it sits next to me repackaged in its box and ready to go back to the Apple store. Why?
At the end of the day, the Apple Watch is simply a companion to your iPhone. It will never fully replace your iphone and if you expect it to, you will be very disappointed. It works great for what it can do though. Using it to read text, respond to text (the speech to text works very good), read tweets and get GPS directions all work incredibly well. Its all just a simple glance vs. having to fiddle with pulling out your iPhone.
At this point, your probably wondering why I’m only giving it a 3 star review when it sounds like I loved the Watch. Well, I did love the watch and still do but at the end of the 3rd day I found myself looking at the watch and thinking: it does everything I want it to do and looks great doing it but is it really worth $400? I can’t tell you the value of your money but for me, the functionality did not justify the high price. Once you get past the coolness factor of owning a smart watch, you are left with an overpriced device.
Is it really worth the high $400 entry price just to save the few seconds that it takes to whip out your phone? You’ll have to decide for yourself. However, it’s been a great device for the 3 days I’ve used it and if Apple ever lowers the price by $100, I would certainly buy another one. The Apple watch is a great device and it works as a fantastic companion to your phone. However, it is way overpriced for what it can do. My advice: Wait for Apple to lower the price or wait for the inevitable Apple Watch 2 which will hopefully have added functionality that will justify the high price tag.