apple watch | the first 48 hours

In the 48-ish hours that I’ve had my Apple Watch my life has changed for the better. 

wearing the white Apple Watch Sport edition

Set up took a bit longer than I had anticipated but the whole discovery experience was enjoyable. I spent about 20 minutes tweaking the watch face, apps, layout, preferences and becoming familiar with how to interact with the watch.

Apple Watch face
Activity on the Apple Watch

So without further ado, my 4 take aways from the first 48 hours: 

The watch feels very natural. Like a watch should. It’s not obstructive, distracting, heavy or loud. It’s clean, lightweight, and half the time I completely forget I’m wearing it. 

I use my phone less. Yet, surprisingly, I don’t check my watch all that often. Pre-watch my phone was always on my body, in my hand or right next to me. Now I feel free to leave my phone alone because any truly important notifications come directly to my watch. And with each interaction on my watch less than 30 seconds, it is easier to stay engaged in the world around me because I don’t get lost on my watch the way I get sucked into the vortex of my phone [i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc]. 

Sending sketches, heartbeats and taps are fun. But more importantly, they are such a unique way to stay in contact throughout the day. Because Apple Guy and I live 9 hours away, it’s nice to have a quick and very personal way to say “I’m thinking of you.” 

The workout app & the activity rings are the Closing those activity rings is one of the most addictive things on my watch. The goals are simple: stand often, move more and exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Serious motivation for gal who is in serious need of it. 

As we enter into the first full week with the watch and my first few days with it at work I’m interested to see how my use of the watch changes. Check back Friday for an update! 

Until then: 
- Wonder how much torture the watch can withstand? These crazies tested it here
- Also. Interesting conversation on the watch and human interaction on this podcast