Why I Won’t Be Rushing to Buy the Apple Watch


Watch Hunger Stop WatchI just read and watched a New York Times review of the Apple Watch and it looks pretty phenomenal except for one thing: if I bought one I would have to look at my wrist all day long! I’d never get anything done! I already incessantly use my phone and am addicted to notifications as hard as that is to admit! I can only imagine getting all of my notifications on my wrist. I would look at my arm constantly. It wouldn’t be pretty, friends. And, of course, I wouldn’t get rid of my phone so I would be doubly distracted by my phone and my watch.

I am quite sure (no, convinced) that there will be millions of people who will give the Apple Watch a try and will love it and will rave about it everywhere. In fact, the New York Times reviewer said he fell hard for the watch after a three-day steep learning curve.

I used to keep up with all of the latest technology but somewhere around 2012 I just didn’t care anymore. As long as my phone had every social media app I needed and I could get my email it wasn’t as important to me the type of phone I had.

Who knows: a year or so from now I might feel an overwhelming urge to buy an Apple Watch. But if I’m going to spend a fortune on a watch I’d rather buy the “Watch Hunger Stop” watch by Michael Kors. At $295, it’s not cheap, but for every purchase it will provide meals for 100 people through the World Food Programme.

What about you? Do you plan to buy the Apple Watch? 

2 comments

  1. Hi, Jennifer!
    Excellent article!
    Just a few minutes ago, read this review in NYTimes. And then I saw your article.
    I fully agree with you. I do not think Apple Watch great and necessary breakthrough.
    You are entirely right in saying that the phone is much more familiar to use.
    I could not come up with what Apple Watch may be more convenient or useful, than familiar gadgets. Because I think it is not some breakthrough and innovation in the area of technology, but just another toy.
    Therefore these watches will not be on my wishlist.

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