A few weeks ago, in one of my Facebook groups, we were talking about using the JoyTunes metronome on the new Apple Watch since a couple of the piano teachers there had preordered them.
I jumped in (or course!) and said that I’d been reading all I could, watching videos but I wasn’t sure if I wanted the Watch or the new Pebble Time that is also coming out this summer.
I was unsure about the Watch band since I’m very allergic to those silicone bands that are used for various causes – and other watches. I’m also allergic to latex (and nickel and…) but I found that the Watch (sport model) had a fluoroelastomer band. Say, what?
So, I looked that up and found that most people with these allergies are ok with fluoroelastomer.
The teachers in my group also said that third-party bands were already coming out. Why hadn’t I thought of that?
So, on April 21, I hesitantly gave Apple my debit card and got the notification that shipment would be in June. I expected that since it was in all the news that pre-orders weren’t shipping until much later. I remembered that from the iPhone 6+ shipment woes.
On April 23, I got notification that my Watch would arrive on the 24th. I must have chosen the most unpopular one they had – the Apple Watch Sport 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with Blue Sport Band.
I’ve been wearing, learning, enjoying my Watch for over a week now. Many people, except for DH, recognize it immediately and ask about it. I was in New York last weekend having breakfast and a woman from another table came over and asked about it.
I haven’t learned all that I can, of course, but what I’ve tried so far, I like, especially the health-monitoring aspects. I do nothing but the Watch tracks it all.
Many apps I already have are getting Watch-ready updates. Some are great some so-so.
I’ve tried several new-to-me apps and many have already gone by the wayside.
I find myself using the watch more because it’s easier than getting my phone out of my pocket, especially on the train for that New York trip.
After a while, I’ll update this with my favorite apps. Right now, I have all these. They’re not symmetrical, so I need to get rid of at least 4 for my own aesthetic happiness.