Apple Watch is the most asked, discussed, criticized and promoted intelligent watch. This industry really started with the first gear from Samsung, the Galaxy Gear that time, and exploded with Android Wear. Now, worthy of praise are Apple Watch, Asus ZenWatch, Motorola Moto 360 and LG Watch Urban.
A watch should be smart, but not required, to make you use as little as possible the phone, bringing your wrist notifications will monitor your pace of life and guessing what you need when you really need it. So far, all attempts are at a mediocre level, its hardware and software must evolve. Android Wear is doing well with the insight, Apple Watch copes well with having achieved better applications, more interesting, even more effective.
Apple is a huge company whose products are put on high pressure and are exposed to such attention. Apple Watch is neither good nor bad, it is the first product, and before choosing should ask yourself if you need one. Having solved this dilemma, if you have an iPhone, you will buy an Apple Watch, if you use Android, you have where to choose.
Apple Watch, that prototype opens a new world
Of course, manufactured in millions of units, it can be sold as it is but is a prototype that Apple has been working for several years. The following one will not be much better, but only from the third one you can have a gadget on which you rely on. Now Apple Watch has applications, design and requires feedback from users.
It is available in two versions: 38 and 42mm, first with a 1.32-inch screen, while the second reaches 1.5 inches. Resolutions fluctuates at 340 × 270 pixels on the first and 390 × 312 pixels on the second. They each have modems, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, microphone and speaker, both use a processor developed by Apple. The watches are charged via magnetic induction, and from 0% to 80% end up in 1.5 hours, are loaded to a maximum of 2.5 hours.
Autonomy is somewhere from 18 hours promised by Apple, but does not count on it. If you use the watch, it will drain energy. Obviously, we know that from the phones. For now, these watches (with iOS and Wear) have only hours autonomy, maybe days, but never less than a week.
Unlike what manufacturers that use Android Wear, Apple has introduced on Watch a digital crown. Of course it is not wise to want analog control on something digital
Apple Watch has two buttons. the crown acts as the Home button when you press it and the one below it goes to your contacts (taken from the iPhone). Apple Watch ecosystem is built around the interaction with others, so we needed a contact button. You can send your scribbles, emoji symbols or heartbeat (which can pass as romantic if he or she had an Apple Watch).
You know how fast your heart beats, how much you ran, how many kilos you have. But you do not know what you do with this data. HealthKit is at its beginning and will perhaps be the best idea. Until they learn to be more active these gadgets will not be too useful. There are just phones "cramped" in smaller sizes that may or may not fill our lives.
Until the times we mention will happen, Apple Watch, and its similar watches will be somewhere on the border between useful and caprice. It is useful to easily take over calls, see notifications and to immediately know the weather without asking for it. It is but a trifle to send someone your heartbeat, to read emails on your watch or to boast two seconds earlier about a Facebook notification before seeing it on your phone instead.
However, the first iPhone was a fad in 2007. In 2008, became serious and we look forward to WWDC this summer.