Over the last two days of Passover, Apple starting allowing people to come into their stores and trying on the AppleWatch. People are also able to pre-order the watch from Apple’s web site. Back in January I posted why I think the AppleWatch will be popular but it’s not for me. There are already reviews out about the watch and lots of people are posting their experiences about trying on the watch. Most of theses have been positive experiences.
- The Size – Both reviews talk about the size of the AppleWatch. The positive review feels that the face of the watch is a good size but the negative review believes the face is too small. The negative review makes an interesting point that most watch faces are measured across where the AppleWatch is measured vertically.
- The Band – They tried on different bands however there was a common denominator about some of the bands. Some of them were leather. While the positive review felt the watch band was acceptable for wear to work and looked good, if not a little thin. On the other hand the negative review hated the leather bands. His major complaint was the bands didn’t feel or look like leather. Looking at his pictures I understand where he is coming from. Additionally when I look at the leather band that came with my Pebble Steel, I can tell it’s leather. However from the pictures I’ve seen of the leather bands I don’t think you can tell it is leather.
It’s good to have differing opinions, this way you know what to look for. In the end, I agree with what Dave Mark said at The Loop. If you are interested schedule some time and see it for yourself. At that point make the decision which is right for you.
- http://benedictfamily.org/2015/01/why-i-will-stick-with-my-pebble/ ↩
- Not seeing the bands in person makes assessing more difficult but I’m not making an appointment to try one on anytime soon ↩