Putting developing for the watch to one-side, do I want one?
Three reasons I like the Apple Watch:
- Current state benefits associated with ‘not having to get your phone out as often’, e.g. notifications and dictating messages, are attractive.
- Possible, future state benefits associated with the watch enabling meaningful improvements to the ways we interact with our physical environment (read or listen to Ben Thompson’s ideas).
- Style. The materials, the colours, the bands… are all appealing. They make me want one.
Unfortunately, I’ve never liked wearing a watch. Despite liking the quality and look of many watches, along with the obvious utility, I don’t like having something on my wrist.
Coupled with some curiosity around update cycles and specifically, what v2 will be compared to v1, I won’t be rushing out to buy an Apple Watch.
That said, I am interested.