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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Two handed devices
by skandalfo on Thu 18th Jun 2015 18:16 UTC
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My main pain point with smart watches is that they are basically two handed devices for any non basic interaction: you need the hand that wears it and the hand that fiddles with it.

Considering that most of the time I'd be interested to look at it I'm already carrying something else in one of my hands, just taking the one handed phone out of the pocket becomes a winner proposition.

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RE: Two handed devices
by jackeebleu on Sat 20th Jun 2015 19:32 in reply to "Two handed devices"
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Not when you are sing using Siri. Flip your wrist, screen wakes, "Hey Siri"... (state request), sit back, receive response. That other hand is busy being handy.

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