Apple Watch, other smartwatches are not as exciting as we thought

I think it is important to notice, that I have worn a watch all my life. Being ‘a watch guy’, I cannot imagine myself without a watch on my wrist, because wearing a watch has become an essential part of my everyday routine.

Smartwatches in general are not that exciting

For the past 8 months I have tried to take my watch wearing experience to the next level by diving into smartwatch world. The conclusion: smartwatches are not as exciting as marketers try to make us believe. After all the hype goes, smartwatch is just a watch with a couple of bonus features.

Prior to buying an Apple Watch, I had my Stainless Steel TISSOT, which I loved with all my heart. The Apple Watch I am wearing today is 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet, arguably the best looking one among dozens of choices available. It is easy to spot what kind of design I prefer when it comes to choosing a watch.

 My previous TISSOT watch compared to 42mm Stainless Steel Apple Watch

My previous TISSOT watch compared to 42mm Stainless Steel Apple Watch

A watch, notification system and a fitness tracker 

Apple Watch is a very good time keeping device. After all, it is just a watch, something you look at when you want to check the time. It served me very well for this purpose, and it will continue to do so for a foreseeable future.

It is also very good notification delivery system. Thanks to my watch, I rarely pull out the phone of my pocket, because I can check the notification or message just by taking a look at my wrist. Apple Watch is also a great fitness tracker, which I love using every time I go for a jog or walk.

That’s it. I love Apple Watch for what it is: a great looking watch with a notification system and an accurate fitness tracker. I can’t pick any other features of Apple Watch I couldn't live without.


Does it worth the money? Should you consider buying one? Well, if you are already considering any watch over $1000, there is no reason not to consider an Apple Watch as well. But at the same time, if you have never considered buying an expensive watch, Apple Watch will not provide any reason why you should suddenly start doing so.