You're standing in line at Starbucks and as you wait your feeling compelled to take out your phone and browse aimlessly at Buzzfeed, Facebook or work email. Why do we do this? Do we really have F.O.M.O waiting in line at Startbucks? Are we so self conscience that we don't want people to see us standing in line looking into space? AWKWARD.
My wife and I are culprits of iPhone hunchback and it's becoming an issue in our lives and we've been working to correct the issue proactively. It's bad for personal interaction and your posture.
I am a huge watch fanatic and currently wear a Breitling Superocean Chronograph II as my daily watch. My plan is to purchase an Apple Watch and try out wearable technology.
So how will having an Apple Watch be better for my personal interaction? My wife is worried that I will just transfer my attention to the watch instead of my phone. She is partly right, as I will play with it for the first week or two I have it, but my end goal is to eliminate the time my phone is in my hand.
How many of you pick up your phone to respond to a text or call and end up checking your email and social media right after? A large majority of my texts are questions that require only a one word response like yes, no, maybe, and okay. It's at that point that I continue browsing and check twitter or the news and end up spending 5 to 10 minutes on my phone.
My hope is that if I have the Apple Watch on I can respond to that short interaction and go back to what I was doing without ending up on my phone. I don't plan to use a 42mm X 36mm watch face to view media as in depth as I do when I pick up my iPhone now.
Ultimately, getting back the freedom from the loss of my iPhone driven attention span would be worth it's weight in gold to make sure I'm not ignoring what's most important to me, family.