Apple, meanwhile, released two new Apple Watch models within the fall, both offering similar enhancements around the hardware side.
The brand new (possibly confusingly named) Apple Watch Series 1 is basically identical to the original 2015 model, however with a better processor for faster performance. It is also considerably less expensive than the very first Watch was upon arrival, beginning at $269 rather of $349. In the new cost, it isn’t even more than high-finish fitness trackers from Fitbit and so on.
The Apple Watch Series 2 still has a hefty cost tag at $369. But it is got features that fitness fanatics should love, including built-in Gps navigation for tracking workouts and water proofing to 50 meters.
So why do I love the Apple Watch? Mostly since it does way over a conventional timepiece. I have been a wrist watch wearer, but Apple’s wearable puts more functionality for the reason that property than would certainly be possible. I personally use it to cycle through songs when my phone’s hidden (handy around the subway or at the health club), to rapidly check texts to find out if they are ignorable or must-solutions, and also to set timers when I am cooking or doing laundry. It is also a good fitness tracker, performing of the Fitbit with what In my opinion is really a more attractive package. The Breathe application, meanwhile, is really a useful tool on anxious days. Finally, it’s, for me, an attractive bit of design.
Is that worth $269 in my experience? Yes, I believe so. Especially thinking about another watch I’d most likely buy — the Shinola Runwell — costs roughly double that, without the fancypants tech features.
The Apple Watch is not a healthy for everyone, obviously. Some might scoff in the thought of the smartwatch, while some will discover the cost tag remains unjustifiable regardless of the discount. But when you are an Apple fan dismayed through the early reviews, consider giving the timepiece another chance.
(One further tip: When the "techy" appearance of the Apple Watch turns you off, consider pairing it and among Apple’s Classic Buckles, which provides it more the look of a vintage watch. Be sure that you stash the game band inside your gym bag — it’s convenient for any workout.)
Alex Fitzpatrick is TIME’s Lifestyle Editor, covering technology, travel, luxury and much more.
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Apple Watch: Which Model Should You Buy?
doruan adenuran: How about not buying a model at all?
Princess West: Totally . Such a waste of money. I'm almost in college , this watch better be able to get me straight A's for 10k
Christopher Ramsey: No one is suggesting spending 10K on an apple watch.
Gol. D Rodger: If I'm not mistaken these watches don't work with androids and android watches have limited usability with iOS. This isn't an option for android user and is the only real option for IOS users so WHY ARE ANDROID USERS HERE?
jakeisawesome: +Gol. D Rodger \nrhetorical question. i don't actually need some guy on youtube to tell me about Macs. but thanks for playing.
r2c123: +jakeisawesome Why would you type a rhetorical question
Everin Malpica: It makes no sense to me getting an smart watch that expensive that will be outdated in the next 6 months.\n\nI prefer the Moto 360 that does what I need, looks better and is way less expensive.
mrbombastika lime: Actually this current gen is going to last for a few years, got it straight from apple.
Uncle Bernie: Everin Malpica motto is for losers.
simon199418: Saying all these while wearing a moto 360 shows what the jist of this video is………………….
Gol. D Rodger: +SerialQiller you're right again, still requires more money to purchase
SerialQiller: +Gol. D Rodger not when you factor in what you're getting.
David Esposito: Don't waste your money on this shit when you can buy a galaxy gear lg g watch or the pebble steel which are way better and cheaper
Serhat Isb: Galaxy gear (1st one) is best because you can upload a rom that you can use apps and play games
Elisabeth NOYB: +Patrick Dow the pebble is crap and it looks like a kids play watch.
jakedaily: +Matthew Mills Trying to hard
Dane Good: Definitely buying the 10k-18k one :)
versacee: well looking at this from a macro economics perspective, this just means more money taken out of banks to buy, and create less supply and increase price overtime, and increase the money supply, so for the economy its good.
Jom Pogi: +Dane Good I just….dont understand