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IN Lifestyle ON 20 Oct, 2015
Apple has been inspiring innovations and technological advancements for long now. And in their quest for the best, they have given us some of the best devices ever made, and latest in the list is the Apple Watch and Apple Pencil. While the Pencil is still to be reviewed, Apple Watch has already made its mark in the hearts of people.
Tim Cook said the Watch is the most personal of all the devices, let's see if it really stands to the point.
It's personal and it's passive. For several reasons it can never replace the phone, so yes, you'll have to, every now and then, take out your phone. But so it happens with Apple's iPhone, everyone wants to take 'em out and flaunt. Anyways, the watch is tiny, small screen, no keyboard and the awkward pose you'll make receiving calls with it, all add up to justify the fact that the phone's not going anywhere.
The Taptic Engine, which basically is a well-designed vibrator, is one of the best features so far. It's got a nice personal touch against the ringtone feature, it simply taps on your wrist to remind you of notifications, especially the text where it informs you when it is about to arrive and usually the screen pops as you look at it, such timing. It also is useful with modified gestures for different stuff as navigation. It takes things on a so personal level that you won't be able to part with it at all. Still no replacement for the phone.
Until, of course, you wanna broadcast your conversations over the air, I mean the literal air, you never would use the Watch. Also, text and other written messages need be dictated to Siri, so that might be a problem too. Either way we are moving towards a no voice talk times, or are we?
The crown possibly was introduced to pay tribute to real watches, and that it was there, some functionality was to be introduced. So Apple decided to use a vintage technique to scroll things over, for which nature, with its pre-planning, has already given us pointy little fingers millenias ago. So until you want some real good tuning-the-radio feels, you are certainly never gonna use it.
Since it is a passive extension to your phone, just like your earphones, it is the phone's battery you'll be crying about, like always. Although this is only when you don't keep poking the screen and try to do everything with it and all the time.
Yes, and they can feel your pulse along with their own. Maybe we can sometimes try to sync our hearts together and stuff. Basically, another thing we never needed and yet got. Although the heartbeat monitor is quite an addition for many of the other stuff apart from sharing the love beat.
If you are one of those lazy guys, get up and get going, or else the Apple Watch will wreak havoc on you. It rewards you for small tasks as walking down to grab a bottle, not lying around and merely standing, after all it is a workout. Although without the phone it is practically useless, a problem long solved by Motorola with Moto ACTV for a fitness tracker, which still remains possibly the best out there. Anyways we aren't athletes and firing canons is one of our favorite task that no one till now appreciated, oh yes! It appreciates the effort you put with the little soldier of yours, what more do we need. Although the other side is yet to tell their views, I bet it is also equally appreciated if not more.
Since the iPhone came in trend, mirror selfies with the Apple logo, somehow shining out, was the way to show. Also, that non-use of earphones for calls was yet another strategy of flaunting that you got. But now with the watch, it's still a big question, how are we supposed to show 'em off. With every Apple innovation, people need to innovate too and fast, the Pencil's already in line.
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