The Apple Watch set to storm the market on April 24, the first impressions are, however, negative writ large compared to positive feedback Apple enjoys whenever it releases a new product in the market.
The Apple Watch is available in two sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm, enabling users to receive and send text messages, take calls and monitor health and fitness level throughout the day. Even your ow heartbeat can be sent as across to the doctor or your heartthrob.
Priced $349 and above , it will hit stores on April 24 and pre-booking is now open. The Apple Watch is complementary with iPhone smartphones and works with the iPhone 5 and all later entries like iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Here is a roundup of what tech majors and reviewers are saying about Apple Watch:
“The Watch’s software requires a learning curve that may deter some people. There’s a good chance it will not work perfectly for most consumers right out of the box, because it is best after you fiddle with various software settings to personalize us,” points out Farhad Manjoo of NYTimes.“It took three days — three long, often confusing and frustrating days — for me to fall for the Apple Watch. But once I fell, I fell hard,” he added.
“There’s no getting around it, no way to talk about all of its interface ideas and obvious potential and hints of genius without noting that sometimes it stutters loading notifications. Sometimes pulling location information and data from your iPhone over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi takes a long time. Sometimes apps take forever to load, and sometimes third-party apps never really load at all. Sometimes it’s just unresponsive for a few seconds while it thinks and then it comes back,” TheVerge says in its review. It also said that the device is surprisingly weighing more than expected.
Geoffrey Fowler of The Wall Street Journal writes, “Apps have been the biggest disappointment of my Apple Watch experience. Apple says more than 1,000 Watch apps have been submitted, but only about three dozen have been available to test. Aside from some apps that deliver fresh news headlines, including the Journal’s, as well as ones from the New York Times, CNN and Flipboard, not enough felt useful.”
“Clearly, much thought was put into the fitness reminders and achievements. I haven’t changed any of the defaults, and it feels like Apple has struck a careful balance between successfully motivating me to move (and stand) more throughout the day, without crossing over the line to badgering,” points out Daringfireball.
“Short battery life compared with other watches and higher prices are the biggest flags for now. But Apple is just setting sail, and it has a long journey ahead,” points out c|net.
“You won’t be wearing the watch at night (because it will be charging). That’s a much bigger problem than anybody seems to be acknowledging. For one thing, that fact makes the Apple Watch the only fitness tracker on the market that can’t track your sleep… For a device so thoroughly designed to help monitor your physical well-being, that omission is a heartbreaker,” Yahoo’s David Pogue said.
“The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool, concludes Cnet.