How often do you see someone wearing an Apple watch? Two, three, four times each day? I don’t think that I’ve seen a wearable device be so widespread as the Apple watch is. I’ve owned three myself (two were gifts at the same time, so that kind of doesn’t count.) Now, we see everyone wearing them: men, women, old and young. But does anyone ever rave about them one way or another? Rarely. Why? Because this technology has become so ingrained into our society that it’s almost a necessity for many people. Today, I want to give my honest thoughts on this with an honest Apple watch review.
I’m going to turn this into a whole series on wearable tech, mostly because I buy all of the newest ones for some reason. It’s a weird, and very unnecessary habit to have. But if I can take one from the team, try them all and share my thoughts with you all, then maybe someone will get something useful out of it. And not go buy all of the wearables themselves and save a lot of money. Lol. Let’s start with my top three pro’s!
Apple Watch Review
The biggest positive being that it’s just a cute watch. The signature Apple pale pink strap looks great on everyone and is very comfortable to wear. I love the color options it comes in, but am partial to the golds myself. There are so many cute band options, as well. This allows you to really personalize the watch to your tastes and style. Look beyond Apple and search Amazon and Etsy for cute, unique bands! The home screen can be changed to different formats and colors, which is huge for me. I love having options and you’re really not limited here, so go ahead and make the watch as specific to you as you can! I’m linking a few bands that I own and some on my wish list here-
The Apple watch is a really fantastic workout and fitness tool, at least in my personal experience. I’ve worn it in super sweaty classes, including hot yoga, and it’s never gets slippery or uncomfortable. And I consider that the ultimate test of heart rate and calorie tracking. I think my favorite aspect of the watch is closing the rings. Rather than having a step goal, there is a three ring goal. Each ring represents something: Standing during each hour out of a 12 hour window, meeting your workout calorie burn goal (you customize this) and spending at least 30 minutes working out (I believe you can also customize this.) The newer generations are also fantastic at tracking accurate heart rates and calorie burn during a workout. Honestly, I’ve never seen such good tracking on a device than as with an old school chest strap heart rate monitor. Trust me, I’ve tried them all.
If you’re a perpetual phone misplacer, like myself, then this watch will be a life saver. So many fitness devices now notify you of calls and texts, but the Apple Watch lets you take calls and respond to texts. I use these features almost as frequently as the fitness tracking. I’m searching for my phone multiple times daily, and this saves me so much hassle when I need to shoot someone a quick text or have an important call to answer! Also fantastic for those of us with kids who enjoy “borrowing” our phones for amusement.
Apple Watch Review
Now, the negatives, which are few. I have two negatives that stand out. The first is that I don’t think this watch tracks steps as accurately as other similar products, specifically FitBit. It also does not track them in real time, but updates them in set increments. This drives me and my OCD totally bonkers. I’m not sure if there is someway to change this, but ugh, sometimes I just want to see where I’m at step-wise and get that instant gratification. And often, the number is drastically lower than if I were wearing a FitBit. Trust me, I’ve compared the two multiple times by wearing them at the same time. Totally not weird looking or too extra at all. My only other negative is that the connection between the watch and phone can mean things get lost. I’ve missed many calls by being just a touch out of range, or had a text come through and missed the notification on my watch, but it gets marked read on my phone. Am I explaining this clearly enough? Because I feel like I may not be, but it isn’t a big deal as it doesn’t happen super frequently.
Overall, I think the Apple watch is pretty awesome. It has so many features and integrates seamlessly with iPhones, plus it is very user friendly. Here is the real bottom line – would I buy it again? Absolutely. Would I recommend it? 100 percent yes.
I hope you liked this review! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Have a great day babes!
p.s. See this full look styled here!
photos by Adam Choukri