Apple Watch: User Review

by Eddy Porcel

Friday, March 10, 2017

APPLE WATCH SERIES 1

iwatch series 1

INTRODUCTION

As we know, Apple Inc. has been developing more interesting gadgets throw the time. In this case, I’ll bring you more details about the first wearable watch that they made. The Apple Watch Series 1.

When we talk about a watch, everyone could think about the time, if it is resistant to water, the weight and if you’re comfortable with it. The first Apple watch brings you more than the simple expectation you could have. It is an original invention and modern. The performance that it could give you it’s the best you can find because of the duel-core processor. It fits perfectly with your iPhone because it will be always connected so you could stay in touch with all your friend without taking out you iPhone from your pocket.

I already had a watch before getting an Apple Watch but it was a simple one. The idea of having synchronized your iPhone with your MacBook or your iPad was simply amazing, so when the company Apple launched the new iWatch, I knew it was going to succeed. When I went to buy one with my mother, the first impression it gave me was the best. She was amazed and so do I.

BATTERY LIFE & CHARGING

The battery life is one of the most important aspects that everyone is looking for. If it is a wearable tech that someone is going to use all day, it has to be capable to last more de 15hrs. I use to charge it overnight so when I wake up it is ready to use. When is time to go to bed, most of the time I check and it has 15% of battery and I use it all day. When it gets to 10% the device sends you a notification so you can charge it. In case you want to save battery, there is a Power Reserve mode that it’s really helpful. Another important point, in this case, is that it takes approximately 2 hours to get a full charge using the included Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable.

Apple watch chargingiwatch cable

 

PERFORMANCE & DESIGN

The performance in this device is faultless. As I said, the first impression you can get it’s accurate. It has everything you could look for on a watch. The touch-screen works perfectly, immediately response. With a simple tap, you can answer calls, reply messages, see the sender and subject on emails, get alerts when you have some kind of events (calendar) and more. Siri is important is this device because you can get things done just using your voice. I started using Siri, but in Spanish, when I get my first iPhone and it was helpful, and now when I use it on my iWatch, it works correctly.

The iWatch is good-looking and designed to make the wrist comfortable with it. If you get a Watch or a Watch Edition, it will come with sapphire screen material and there is one more material that comes with the Sport Watch, the ion-x glass.

apple watch right side screen material

STRENGTH & DURABILITY

In spite of been small and feels light is resistance. I let it fall down 2 times by accident and it still working perfectly. The purpose of the material utilized by Apple was to make it strength and at the same time light because no one wants to feel like is having a rock on the wrist. I already have one year with my Apple Watch and I think the durability that it shows is excellent and won’t disappoint the people who are thinking about buying one.

You might be asking, is the Apple Watch waterproof? Well, it is but just to a certain degree (meters) like some other watches.

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BEST FEATURES

Despite the fact of having the best technology on it and let you synchronize your iPhone with your watch, it was also designed to track your health activity. Personally, I could say is one of the best and innovate features you can get on this device. I used to walk a lot, like from my house to the bus station, it’s like 10 minutes, and I do it daily, I walked to the tennis court, to the gym and more places; so my iWatch track every step I make and how many calories I’ve burned. Also, you can ask about your heart rate and there is a Breath option so you can sit 1 minute, breath and relax (also gives you your heart rate in that minute). If you’re a person who exercises daily, there is a Workout option where you can choose between outdoor and indoor workouts (walk, run, cycle, elliptical, rower, stair stepper and others) and when you finish, it tells you how many calories you’ve burned.

One more thing I like about this watch is that you can make it match your personality. There is a lot faces options you can choose, like a digital one or more serious like a Rolex design and if you like Disney characters, they also made one of Mickey and Minnie mouse who tells you what time is it just by pressing the screen. If you don’t like the brand the comes with it, you can also purchase various models they’ve made for us.

WORST FEATURES

The charger in this device is unique, is not like when you have an iPod, iPhone and an iPad and you can use the same charger on each of them because they all have the same entrance. That’s one of the problems, but you can find extra accessories for it. There are already new charging stands or docks from other companies who fix this problem.

When your iPhone is connected to a wifi, the iWatch automatically attach to your iPhone and when you are outside without wifi, you have to turn your Bluetooth on to stay connected so that might use a good percent of your iPhone’s battery but it’s not a big deal.

New charging stands

iwatch chargeriphone and iwatch charger

OVERALL REVIEW

The Apple Watch Series 1 is a well-designed smartwatch that gives you no just the time or sends you notifications (email, events or WhatsApp). If you’re sitting for too much time, it tells you to stand up because they are aware of the risks that can take been sitting for a long period.  It has one of the best data warehouse and it is going to be always connected with you iPhone.

If you have an iPhone, I totally recommend you to get an iWatch. It’s a complete device, good-looking and with a modern design. You can find them in two sizes (38mm and 42mm) depend on your wrist. You should give it a try.

If you don’t have one, this is not the only smartwatch. There are more intelligent watches who can fit your smartphone. Each one has their unique characteristics, it’s just about to read about them and choose the best option.

Read more at: Apple Watch Series 1

OVERALL RATING 9/10

 

 

 

 

 

by Eddy Porcel

by Eddy Porcel

Friday, March 10, 2017

An open minded guy who loves music, culture, tech and sports. Currently living in Perú and willing to travel over the world. He likes to share knowledge with everyone. Even Spanish in his first language, he is able to speak and write fluently English. He is a polite and friendly person. Don't be afraid to send him a message, he would love it.

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