In my previous topic, I concluded that I was going to abandon the Apple Watch.
Well, you can about imagine what this topic is about…
The last few weeks I’ve been thinking about getting an Apple Watch again. The Series 4 fixes a lot of problems I had with the Gen 1 version (hardware and software wise anyway). Instead of jumping in, I’ve been trying to come up with actual use cases.
- Exercise: The idea of closing rings is appealing to me right now with focusing on my health.
- Urgent Notifications: I’m going to be traveling a bit for work, and I really like the idea of having them come to my wrist versus potentially missing them in my pocket.
- Prompts: I like the idea of using Due or OmniFocus to prompt me at times during the day to do things.
- Information Availability: Instead of needing to look at my phone or open an app, I could easily see weather, routine tasks to do for the day, and other quick pieces of info right from the watch face.
My wife thinks this is just an interest fad and will subside after a few weeks. And then I’ll be annoyed by feeling “connected” all the time. She’s probably right about that, as that’s why I originally ditched the Apple Watch in the first place. On the flip side, I found this to be true when I was using Safari and Email on my phone even without the watch.
What are your thoughts? Is the Apple Watch worth a productivity experiment?