Want to hear something funny? One of my most popular posts from 2016 was when I reviewed my Apple Watch. Why is that funny? Because I’m the least technologically savvy person in the world and the fact that I even own one is pretty ridiculous.
But I do.
And I love it.
Like the kind of love that I have for really important things.
Like my family.
Lately, I have had comment after comment and email after email about my watch and I think it’s because…
…you’ve seen it in the water.
I think the reason why most of you are surprised that it’s in the water is because last year, when I wrote this post, I only had two complaints about my Apple Watch: I wish the battery life was longer and I wish I could get it wet. And you know what? Those smart people at Apple came out with a second version of their watch later that summer AND IT IS WATERPROOF!
So…because I love my watch so very much, this winter I upgraded from the Apple Watch 1 to the Apple Watch 2 and now, I never take it off. Friends, I love this watch…
…I mean, it’s probably a good thing that I do have to take it off every night to charge it or else I’m sure I would have some sort of green fungus growing underneath the band. 😉
Now, my complaint about the battery life still stands. I feel like the battery life of the 2 is longer than the 1…but it’s still not that long. The more apps you use, the more it runs out (just like on your phone), so on a normal day, when I take it off at night and go to sleep, it is probably down to 35% (which is better than the Apple Watch 1 but still, I wish it lasted at least 36 hours).
So, now that they’ve made the 2 waterproof, I guess that’s my only complaint (Hey Apple! When will you make iPhones that are waterproof?!?!?!).
Here are a few other things I love about my Apple Watch…
1: I said this in the last post, but the reason I love this watch so very much is because it really does make me look at my phone LESS. During the day, I’m busy working/taking care of kids/doing things around the house and sometimes when my phone pings or rings, I need to answer it but so many times, I do not. With the watch, it’s so easy to glance down and think “okay, that’s just an email from Gap, I don’t need to respond”. Instead of constantly checking my phone throughout the day making sure the email/text/phone call isn’t something important like from a client, I can just glance down at my watch.
2: My phone can be anywhere in the house and yet, my watch will ring and update me with texts and emails. I can leave my phone in the bottom of my purse and don’t have to run around looking for it when it starts to ring (you can answer your phone and carry on a conversation on your watch!).
3: As silly as this sounds, it just makes me more aware of my physical activity and health. The fitness app tracks my steps, calories burned, minutes I exercise and minutes I sit. If I’m sitting too long, it will remind me to stand up and get moving. Before I had the watch, I didn’t realize that some days I’m super active and other days, I am not. The watch encourages me to make sure I move around more on those days when I don’t get as much exercise in.
4: And now, I love that it’s waterproof. I just want to put it on and keep it on (without having to worry about being careful with it). I want to be able to jump in the pool, bathe my girls, make dinner, etc. and not have to be cautious around water. With the new watch, it even counts your activity in the pool (and let’s face it, it should!), so that goes toward your daily fitness/activity tracker.
So, if me, the world’s least tech savvy person loves this watch, imagine how much all of you will love it?
If you have an Apple watch, make sure you comment and share what you love most about it too.
(And for those of you who want the specific watch details, I have the 42mm rose gold watch and then I purchased the white Nike band both from my local Apple store.)
And for those of you who don’t care about the watch at all, I just realized that I took these pics on the same day that I took this one from Friday…
Whew! I heart the Apple Watch.
Seriously, I love it.
Now, I’m off to walk some more steps!