Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Jun 2015 16:26 UTC

I bought an Apple Watch, and I've been wearing it for about two weeks. I'm a notorious mobile computing fanatic and early adopter. How does it hold up to real-world use? How does it compare to the hype?

Let's get this out of the way: I've been waiting for an Apple Watch for a long time. While a lot of people were quick to dismiss the whole idea, I've been on board with the idea of a wrist-mounted companion to a smartphone since I first started using a smartphone. I never bought a Pebble or any of the other first generation smart watches, largely because I've been around the block long enough to know that it's hard to be an early adopter, but partially because I wanted to wait and see what Apple would come up with.

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Overpriced, over-hyped
by cmost on Sat 20th Jun 2015 17:16 UTC
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A $549.00 watch that beams text messages from the smart phone in my pocket? Meh! When did it become so laborious to reach into a pocket or purse to retrieve a phone? Most people I know have their phones glued to their hands and their faces glued to the screen 24/7. These smart watches are a solution looking for a problem and Apple, Samsung and the like have brilliant marketing folks who've managed to convince the gullible that a smart watch is something they need. No it isn't. I have a $20.00 analogue watch that I bought from Target years ago that does exactly what I need it to do and it does so exceedingly well.

Edited 2015-06-20 17:17 UTC

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