Apple Watch Continues To Disappoint

To be fair, the apple watch is a smart piece of kit, and not all of its shortcomings are seemingly of its own design, but —

  • Battery life still fails to impress, although if you purchase the ultra model, it’s somewhat better
  • You still have to have a phone to set things up/maintain the watch
  • More apps are being withdrawn, making the watch less and less useful

Per the bulleted list, battery life just plain sucks.  That’s all I have to say about that.

You know what else sucks?  You have to have a phone to set up/maintain your watch, which makes getting a watch with cellular a bit redundant.  No, you can’t use your Mac Mini or your Macbook Air or IPad.  Phone is required.

Anyway, I suppose if you forget your phone and need to make an emergency call or text, the watch can step in and take over.  However …

More and more apps, can you say Uber, are going the way of the dodo.  I guess it costs too much, and the companies feel like they are not receiving the returns they envisioned.  To be sure, developer time/cost could be a big part of it, but Apple doesn’t give anything away for free, so that weighs in.

So the watch costs more if you buy it with cellular capabilities.  Your cellular provider charges you an amount to have another phone line, the apps you want, like Uber, go away, and can only be used on your cell, so it seems pointless to have cellular on your watch when you HAVE to have your phone with you ALWAYS.

Needless to say, I paid extra for the cellular version — my mistake, but that’s water under the bridge.  My cell phone provider wanted to know why I recently cancelled the extra line for my wearable, and had a difficult time understanding why I wouldn’t want to pay for an extra line so I would be forced to carry my cell phone with me EVERYWHERE.  But, they finally acquiesced.

It’s a shame, really.  I wanted to do away with my phone but no one supports me in that desire.

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