Since the official word about the launch of the Apple Watch began, we have been following people who had access to the gadget and used it during the trial tests, there has emerged a lot of details about the device. One of the most shocking experiences most iPhone owners stated was how little they use their phones after using the Apple Watch! After analyzing these revelations by the iPhone users, it would not be long before the Apple Watch will soon become the primary means for you to access your iPhone at least during the day.
Most of the people (our sources) who tried out the Apple Watch admitted that they do not take out their phones from their pockets as many times as they used do before using the device. They also say that instead of pulling out the iPhone from their pockets it is much easier to do a simple tap on the watch in order to reply or talk to someone. “We’re saving a lot of time on pulling our iPhones, then unlock it and go into the other tab keys,” they said.
Some user of the iPhone+Apple Watch told us that they had almost “stopped” using their iPhones during daytime. The phones were always out earlier, but they no longer pull it out. It’s almost unimaginable right? But, this insanely change in user experience is is insane when you think about how much the blue glow of smartphone screens has dominated our social interactions over the past decade. Apple is making this happen in its own way.
Much More Personal
The Apple Watch will have more context about the user than the iPhone alone had done. For example, it will take your heart rate periodically, providing you with a last-checked time, which could offer major benefits to health applications and other contextual processes. For all these benefits like receiving notifications from apps, the gadget must be on your wrist and locked as it requires to be in contact with your skin to work. The plus side of the watch is that there will be no in-app dropdown notice or regular pinging while you are not putting it on your wrist. In order to save battery when it comes down to 10 per cent, the push notifications will stop. All these minute details show how much Apple has gone into making its wonder watch.
The mechanical angle
Since the screen of the Aplle Watch is very small, there was lot of talks about how uncomfortable it would be to use it as a “notification window.” However, you will agree that despite being small, the mechanical aspect of the watch is really cool and receiving notification and reading them won’t be much of a problem.
Those who had tried out the Apple Watch for weeks admitted that the touch targets work very precisely and they are very sensitive. So, you don’t have to worry about being able to tab the screen buttons being irresponsive. However, with a clustered screen layout, the “tab” spots for most apps are likely to be on the edges and not on the centre.
Now, coming to the display feature, it is very sharp and you can easily read the texts and notifications. You will soon love it and you would want to do much more things than you had imagined. Instead of using your phone to read short articles, you are likely to use the Watch.
Unlike some earlier reports about the “poor” battery, it is actually way better. It shows that Apple has been redefining it based on users input. On a full charge, the battery will now work for a full day and a half. The plus point is that takes just two hours to charge to full.
Many people were concerned about the “light and cheap” feeling the digital crown gave to the watch. But, that has been addressed by adding more frictional grip which gives a higher-end feel.
Your virtual friend Siri can be activated by pressing and holding the crown. Those who tested the device told us that it works perfectly on the device just like it did on the iPhone. You can use it for giving labels, directions and also commands that works on your iPhone.
Why buy Apple Watch?
It did feel weird to cough up $500 for a device that push us back to the wrist watch era. Don’t you think it’s a little costly to be back to what was normal life not long ago? Your answer may be positive but that’s the deal. You are unlikely to give up your smartphone over this device but the accessory will make you feel that you need it somehow because it’s good to know the TIME, right?
Many argue that the Apple Watch and many other smartwatch will not work unlike traditional watches that give us hassle-free–no-need-to recharge the battery every day. But, trends have indicated just the opposite of that. Now, the only worrisome fear is that the market may not be that huge and the demand for the Watch would be from only the “rich people”. It is a known fact to inventors and even among the people at Apple that the Watch will not be affordable for everyone. However, they also know that, everyone needs TIME and that it is a big market! They are also aware that people don’t want just TIME on their hands but they want their watches to do many other things like getting notified about the heartbeat rate and pulse count.
Apple’s biggest revenue source remains its iPhone market and with the smartphones market continuing to grow many are questioning is the apple watch is useful and whether the company is trying to kill its own market. But as we all are aware, Apple has always been a leader and this time the company won’t shed tears even if it destroys one market for a much more profitable new market segment. The question now on everyone’s lips is whether Apple Watch could break another chapter in this “smart era” and give consumers the freedom from having to hold a phone.