Trust me, this
is the Apple Watch you want.
To really understand the hype that's hitting the web right now you need to take a few steps back, hopefully clear of Apple's reality distortion field, and consider exactly
what's being said—like Ryan Whitwam of Android Police did with The Verge's Apple Watch review
"The Apple Watch ... is kind of slow."
"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."
"It’s also surprisingly heavy."
"[The] side button is extraordinarily confusing."
"In the first of many moments where the Watch felt underpowered, I found that the screen lit up a couple of ticks too slowly: I’d raise my wrist, wait a beat, and then the screen would turn on."
"Having a screen that constantly flips on and off is definitely behind the curve."
"There’s no particularly great digital face, and there’s no ability to load up your own watch faces or buy new ones from the store."
"There’s no master switch to turn all notifications on and off, which is a huge pain."
"By the end of each day, I was hyper-aware of how low the Apple Watch battery had gotten."
"You only get a charging cable, which is lame. For $700, you should a nice charging stand, like you get with the $249 Moto 360."
"There’s virtually nothing I can’t do faster or better with access to a laptop or a phone except perhaps check the time."
"There’s no question that the Apple Watch is the most capable smartwatch available today."
As an Android user I've some obvious bias here, but I'll let you in on a little secret: Android Wear is nothing to write home about, either.
Who knew that the diminutive Pebble—not even Pebble Time
, but the one you can buy right now
—would be the one smartwatch platform to rule them all?