3 Reasons NOT to get the Apple Watch
Is the newest Apple gadget really worth the high price it commands? If you have the cash to spend on the Apple Watch, are you prepared to live with its drawbacks? This is the priciest smartwatch that we’ve reviewed to date (and we didn’t even get the expensive one) but it does quite bit more than the average smartwatch so the price difference is generally justified?
We’ve got 5 reasons why you should NOT get the Apple Watch (and a user generated #6 as an extra) so if you can overlook them, then you’re all set to spend all that cash! If you need more details, check out our full review of the Apple Watch!
REASON 1 – IT ONLY WORKS WITH THE IPHONE
We all know that Apple stuff only plays well in the house filled with Apple stuff but the with the Apple Watch, it only plays well with anything newer than the iPhone 5 so pretty much in the house filled with Apple stuff, you get to use it only in the living room.
The Apple Watch tethers to some of the sensors on your iPhone which is why its not compatible with the Mac, the iPod and iPads which, in general, seems silly to us.
REASON 2 – THE SCREEN IS SO TINY!
42 mm isn’t a lot of screen space especially when compared to some of the other smartwatches out there such as the Galaxy Gear S and the Moto360. With a larger screen, you’d be able to see more, do more but the Apple Watch’s tiny watch face is going to really constrain what you get to do with the device.
With all that being said, did you really need something larger than a regular watch on your wrist? We’ll be honest, the Galaxy Gear S looks pretty ridiculous on our wrists as its more like a smart bangle than a smartwatch in our opinion.
REASON 3 – THE BATTERY LIFE IS HORRIBLE
We’re all pretty busy people so having to charge another device is a pain in the ass. What happens when you go on a short trip and forget the charger? Well, you get to use it for a day and then it ends up being a tiny little brick that you wear on your wrist.
You may be thinking that you could use a standard Qi charger to power the Apple Watch but since Apple doesn’t play with others, you’re out of luck.