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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Comment by ezraz
by ezraz on Thu 18th Jun 2015 18:57 UTC
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great write-up. you bring up some really interesting points and seem to be aware of the limitations and potential.

apple's 1.0 products are usually only about 50% of what they have planned.

i read, for instance, that in the initial spec there were many more health sensors leading to many health-related applications, but between accuracy problems with the wide variety of general public body/skin types and the various gov't approvals needed to be a healthcare device, they scaled it all back.

but apple has enough money to buy/hire anyone they need to get past these obstacles, if it's part of their strategy. Just usually not by v1.

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RE: Comment by ezraz
by leos on Sat 20th Jun 2015 03:18 in reply to "Comment by ezraz"
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Exactly this.

iPod 1 was pretty crappy and full of limitations
iPhone 1 was pretty crappy and full of limitations
iPad 1 was pretty crappy and full of limitations
MacBook air was pretty crappy and full of limitations.

None of those were really worth buying until the second or third gen unless you are a real early adopter, but they all were wildly successful in the end. Of all of them I have the most doubts about the Apple Watch, but I wouldn't discount it yet.

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