Apple Watch

Pros and cons

I love mine. I miss it when I forget to strap it on. It has inspired me to exercise a lot more, something I've wanted to do for years. And I really like the "tap on the wrist" notifications when email, messages and phone calls come in. All very personal reasons, right? Tim Cook was right about this being a very personal device.

What exactly is it?

Simply put, it's an iPhone add-on that may or may not suit you. I already want another one, and I have yet to meet an Apple watch owner that doesn't like his (although I haven't asked many owners). If not for yourself, consider one the next time a gadget lover in the family needs a gift.

What I like

  • Not picking up my phone as often I used to
  • Getting silent but unmissable notifications
  • The Workout and Activity apps
  • Knowing at a glance my current daily calorie burn, steps taken, distance
  • Choosing a watch face to suit my mood or the occasion

What I don't like

  • Tiny app icons
  • App icons I can't hide in folders or delete
  • No FaceTime Audio calls