So the Apple Watch is now out. I like technology and gadget. The iPod, iPhone and iPad all made sense to me. Apple Watch could make a lot of sense if I were a serious jogger / fitness person and if it could actually do real health measurements such as read blood sugar (using red light – not quite there yet) and so on.
However, I bought a Citizen Eco-Drive watch so that I do not have to care about it: it synchronizes time by itself and charges by light: I do not have to even think about the battery for the next 15-20 years.
Note that I might not be the typical user. I am not felling compelled to look at my smartphone every two seconds, I do not use social networks all the time and I barely talk with my phone more than 100 min/month. In fact, the major use I make of my phone is as a hot spot and some notification (not too much). So I already barely remove it from my pocket. Do I need to bother with another gadget that needs to be charged everyday?
Finally, looking at my children, they actually, like their friends, simply stop to wear a watch…Would they be compelled to start again. I doubt it.
I will be following this one and see how it develop with version 2 and version 3. Maybe, who knows…