Two weeks with Apple Watch: I see and I listen more!Posted: May 10, 2015
I’m lucky to have the Apple Watch for two weeks. My friends asked me yesterday what it could do. “I exercise more frequently.” I replied.
What can be managed, can be measured.
Smartphone nowadays can measure the numbers of step we walk using accelerometer. It is no magic. However Apple Watch makes it very handy to access the information: swipe up to glance! The circular presentation of Pacer motivates me to move more. Many say the three rings in the Apple Activity app motivate them to exercise more. It seems that the circle thing is really magical and motivational!
I walk more. I run more. My eyes focus more on the environment around myself. I spend less time watching the iPhone screen. I see more.
I usually listen to podcasts when I walk and run. I listen more recently. I wear more my Plantronics BackBeat GO headphone. Its battery life is less than that iPhone and Apple Watch. I think I need a better battery headphone! Great if it supports infrared emission detection to measure my body temperature! It will send the temperature data to Apple Watch. Cool… Anything similar from Beats?!
Users and developers are learning how to make better use of Apple Watch. Overcast is just updated. Marco redesigned Overcast based on his actual experience using Apple Watch. Overcast is much more user-friendly and useful now! Amazing!
I prefer to interact with Apple Watch for just a few seconds. Quick access. I didn’t think it is useful to read news. However, I recently find a few apps – WSJ, Channel NewsAsia, The Economist on iPhone – which are well designed for Apple Watch and they make conusming news information on Apple Watch a pleasure experience!
And I use more apps!