7 reasons people aren’t wearing their Apple Watch – CNET
It’s been a year since Apple released the Watch. Big whoop! Does anyone really care?
That’s what we asked a few of our Apple Watch-owning CNET editors — and they didn’t hold back. Below is a short list of the most common answers for why they do and don’t like their Apple Watches, but make sure to watch the video for the full responses. Agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments section.
It doesn’t do enough
Apple Byte host, Brian Tong, said his Apple Watch didn’t enhance his life in any way, shape or form, and many of our editors feel the same way. It just doesn’t have a lot purposeful functionality. Most of the things it can do, your iPhone can do better.
Limited strap options
Wrist strap options are still rather limited in selection, especially if you’re a fashion-inclined individual. If you’re looking for something specific, or anything similar to what you’d find at a department store, don’t hold your breath. CNET’s resident DC and Marvel expert, Caitlin Petrakovitz, said that the boring selection prevents her from wearing her Apple Watch everyday.
Faster to pull phone out of pocket
For some people, pulling out a phone from their pocket to read a notification or check the time is just as fast as checking a watch. People with smaller pockets and purses, however, might disagree.
The Apple Watch doesn’t have a very user-friendly interface. There’s a bit of a learning to curve, even for our super tech-savvy editors.
There isn’t an abundance of apps available for the Apple Watch, and those available are barebones versions of the same apps available on the iPhone. Additionally, they can be a bit slow to load at times.
Not for me
Not everyone needs to be plugged-in all of the time. That’s who the Apple Watch is great for — people who always want to have their messages at their fingertips, even when their phone is in their pocket. And Apple fanboys, of course.
No killer feature
The Apple Watch has no killer feature. Nothing about it makes it a must-buy. That’s why some of our editors either sold or are planning to sell theirs.