Apple Watch Two Months Later

Jul 21

apple watchI have had my Apple Watch since May 13. As an early adopter, I know there may be an issue or two in its use. All in all, it does more things than I thought. Some of these include:

  • Directions. When I set the map app on the iPhone to find a location, I get taps on my wrist for right and left turns.
  • Control Apple TV. It is easier to swipe the watch face to do a search and select the channel or movie I want to watch.
  • Motivator: The activity app signals me to show my progress of standing and walking throughout the day. I like to see the red and blue circle close at the end of the day. I can set the calorie count I want to burn. I have a stretch goal, so I don’t always make it. I make the standing goal. Sometimes I have to get off the couch to do it.
  • Photos: The iPhone has a self-timer that works very well. Now it works even better. I set the iPhone on a flat surface, open up the camera remote app on the watch, see the image that the phone sees, and tap my wrist. Magic!
  • Weather Report: I have a metrologist on my wrist with the Dark Sky app. I get the temperate, the forecast, sunrise and sunset times, the wind, visibility, humidity, dew point, barometric pressure and UV index with two swipes.
  • Notes and Reminders: The Siri function works very well to add reminders and dictate short notes. I don’t need to carry note paper or pen anymore.

Of course, the Apple Watch has a calendar, contacts, texting and phone call features that you would expect. Several iPhone apps are available on the Apple Watch, so a tap of the Digital Crown gets me access to:

  • Evernote
  • Photos
  • Passbook for Apple Pay
  • Music
  • Twifferrific
  • Keynote
  • MyFitness Pal

WatchesI think I am the only resident that has one. I did see two other watch owners when we were in Las Vegas the same evening. One was an Apple  app developer, the other was our server when we ate after a show.

All in all, I have pleased with my purchase. By the way, it does tell time with a variety of changeable watch faces. I will match the color to the clothes I am wearing when I use the modular face.


  1. Hi! I’m in Edinburgh ScotlAnd performing at the Fringe. Do you know the address of the ancestral farm in Scotland perchance?

  2. Nice watch! You seem to be keeping up with the positive side of technology.

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