My first six month with Apple Watch

I’m getting used to wearing Apple Watch. To the point of feeling naked without it.

Notifications, activities and weather are my most used apps. Notifications can be overwhelming if not regulated. For me, the solution was to limit notifications to one news app (SVT), mail and SMS. This is the ideal setup for me. Not to much and not to little.

I have had a nice experience with Maps driving and getting directions on the Apple Watch. At first it was a little annoying getting tapped on the wrist at every turn but eventually it felt like a good thing.

Battery life has been good enough. I recharge every night av approximately 65% remaining battery life.

Speaking with Siri can be difficult since the microphone catches not only my voice but everything as well. A better microphone trained to search och hear my voice is needed.

That aside I try to use Siri more. It’s easier to send a message using Siri. For me this is a killer app if only Siri could hear and understand me better. I guess it is a matter of time before this happens.

I sometimes think the messages i receive could be in bigger letters. I have old eyes which means I have difficulties seeing small letters. Messages could show the message in bigger letters instead of showing big symbols and headings. I have told the clock to make bigger letters but it is not enough. Please Apple, do something about that!

Overall I’m satisfied. I want my Apple Watch!

My first week with Apple Watch

I must be clear about one thing. Apple Watch is not for everybody.

I believe this is the first time I feel a relationship with a computer. Apple Watch is a computer connected to other computers. Siri connects me in a human way since I can use natural language (well, sort of). This is a revelation. Not everybody likes the idea to be linked to a computer but I’m looking forward to more of this. I expect many things will change in the years to come and people connected to computers will be a normal thing in a not to distant future.

Apple Watch is very personal. It’s not easy to explain to others why I use and like my Apple Watch. They can’t understand.

Dictation using Siri and fitness is my most used apps. And getting notices from apps is really useful. For instance, I was riding my bike and needed to send a message. I told Siri to send a message and what message to send. I got back on the bike and after a while the answer came and I just raised my wrist to glance at Apple Watch and read the answer. Simple as that. I didn’t need to pick up the phone. As I said, really useful!

I expect Sweden will get Apple Pay soon. I can’t wait!

 

My first day with Apple Watch

Two days ago I bought a Apple Watch Sport 42mm with a white wristband.

 

 Yesterday I was using the watch all day and I was pleasantly surprised. Figuring out the different settings, notices and glances took a while but now it’s simple to understand. I found it access to apps troublesome at first but after fiddling around a bit I understood the crown better. Forced touch also was a bit weird at first. I really like the interface now.

I have old eyes that gives my somewhat blurry vision at close range. Cranking up the light helped.

The health app prompted me to give personal information to be able to help me understand my activities during the day. I have no problem with that since it is under my control. I believe the data don’t leave my Apple device  unless I want it to. It’s a big difference for me. Tracking my activities gave me valuable information and I expect that to be the most used app.

I tried Siri in Swedish and I’m impressed. Speech recognition has come a long way. It’s cool to be able to talk and be heard by the computer. I really love it och can’t wait to be able to ask more questions och request actions, it’s not easy to know that Siri is capable of.

Dictating messages using Siri is really useful! I have yet to discover how to start a phone call on the Watch and talk through the phone headset.

Battery time was excellent. 71% remaining at bed time.

In all a really good experience during my first day with Apple Watch! Next week I will review a whole week with Apple Watch. Then a month and year review. I’ll be back!