- The Apple Watch Series 3 offers a tantalizing glimpse at a world where we’re not all attached to our smartphones.
- However, if Apple CEO Tim Cook’s vision for augmented reality comes to fruition, the Apple Watch could be collateral damage. It’s a first version, not the goal.
I’ve been using an Apple Watch Series 3 for the last few weeks, and I’ve surprised even myself with how much I like it.
It’s certainly got its limitations, but I’m finding it to be both fun and useful.
It’s the little things, like being able to check a text message while I’m doing dishes, dismissing a spam email without putting my book down, or knowing that I won’t miss any calls while my phone is in the other room charging.
I know some people find the Apple Watch to actually increase their anxiety, giving a sense that you can never escape your phone and its constant calls for your attention. I totally get that response, what with the constant buzzing. However, I actually find it has the opposite effect: I don’t feel the need to pull my phone out of my pocket and fidget with it, if I’m assured that my watch is making sure I’m not missing anything truly important.
It actually reminds me a lot of something Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent sit-down interview: “I don’t like our products being used a lot, I like our products amplifying us,” Cook said.
In other words, he likes it when Apple products are used passively, like when I use the Apple Watch to get tomorrow’s weather while walking the dog.
So, for me at least, the Apple Watch is a beautiful thing. However, given Tim Cook’s own roadmap for Read More Here