I recently become the owner of an Apple Watch. (42mm)
I am a huge apple fan, and always have been, but the Apple Watch never really appealed to me. Until my friend bought one, I had a play of hers and I was instantly hooked. One thing I will say… it is not there to replace your iPhone, it works great alongside it, making life a lot easier.
I couldn’t decide between this or a FitBit, I figured this was like a FitBit but with a lot of added extras.
I can answer texts, answer phone calls and make them from my wrist… in true Go-Go Gadget style!
Keep reading below for my review of the Apple Watch without the tech jargon. As I said… I can answer and make phone calls all from my wrist, sure it looks a little odd but it was a lot easier than fumbling around trying to find my phone in my handbag full of junk. When someone calls you, you have the caller ID flash up, and the same options you do on the iPhone, green to answer and red to dismiss the call. The person who called me had no idea I took the call on my Apple Watch, it wasn’t quiet or mumbled, so the quality of the call was great.Texts. Whenever a text message comes through the watch makes a little ‘ping’ sound and gently vibrates on my wrist, it pops up with the senders name, then opens the text message. You can reply with a lot of options scroll down and there’s ‘I’m on my way’ ‘Sure’ See you soon’ etc to choose from, you can add emoji’s, send scribbles, or even send your heart-beat! You can also speak into the watch and it will write out the message for you, then simply press send. (I was impressed at how it got every word correct with this option!)Apps. So many Apps. You can get pretty much anything you can get on your iPhone when it comes to apps. Instagram, twitter, Facebook, games, music, you can even play Pokemon Go on your wrist if that’s your kinda thing. There’s workout apps, healthy eating apps, creativity apps, all-sorts! You simply download them on your phone and they ping straight over to your Apple Watch!Whilst you are wearing the watch, it tracks your steps, your heart-rate, how long you are standing, how many minutes of exercise you do etc. (you can view this directly from the watch but it also sends it to the health app on the iPhone!) This one time when I was in a total Netflix binge, watching The OA, I had been sitting down for around about an hour, my watching pinged at me and told me to stand up and do dome exercise! Something else I liked, when I was running around like a lunatic one day, my watch pinged and told me to relax, for one whole minute, focus and follow the breathing pattern on the watch until my heart-rate slowed down, pretty cool.Another feature I really love is the maps / SatNav app. Giving me directions on my wrist, whilst driving. No fumbling around with the temptation to look at my phone screen for directions on the screen, I get turn by turn directions, simple and easy!I love checking my heart-rate through out the day, or seeing how many steps I have done. I feel like this was the right choice for me as I can track my steps and exercise but it also does so much more. I can read emails, see the football score, all from my wrist.Probably my favourite thing about this watch. Customisation. If you hold down, or tap firmly on the watch screen you can flick across and customise the watch face entirely. You can have the face as simple or as complicated as you like. You can have moving butterflies, jellyfish, Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse you can even change the colour of their outfits I have set Minnie’s to pink to match my watch strap! (if you tap Minnie or Mickey, they say the time out-loud in the characters voice and wish you a good morning / afternoon / evening. You can set the watch background to a picture of a loved one, you can also add shortcuts to apps so you just tap and the app will open.
You can also buy different watch straps, so with all these customisation options it’s like a brand new watch style each time.
As for battery life, I usually charge it at the end of every evening, so its at 100% when I wake up.
The first day of full wear the battery life went down very quickly, but by the second after wearing it from 8am-8pm it still had around 20% charge left on it. I also chose the 42mm face over the 38mm as I just liked the bigger watch face.
What are your thoughts? I am glad I bought this over a FitBit as I feel it’s everything in one, as-well as a smartwatch, it tracks my health and exercise, but I can also get emails, and tweets on it which I just love!