Confessions of an Apple Watch Convert

I finally gave in. I have an Apple Watch.

Yes, I know how geeky that sounds. If you know me, you know that I love gadgets and techie stuff.

So why am I so late in jumping on the Apple Watch bandwagon?

Two reasons: Cost and how geeky they have looked wearing them.

When the Apple Watch first came out one of my co-workers got one and it made him look like a total geek with the enormous watch face and white watch band. Along with costs that exceeded what I thought was necessary, I refused to join the club.

This past Christmas, I decided that I wanted to get a replacement for my Fitbit. I was still resistant to the Apple Watch. I had looked at the new version of the Fitbit as well as other smart watches. I finally asked Santa Claus for a smart watch from Fossil. It looked the most like a normal watch. When I got it, it looked great but it was a hassle to keep it connected to my iPhone. When my wife got the new, cheaper version of the Apple Watch 3 series, I was convinced and decided to give in.

I have been very happy with it.

One of the main arguments I would tell myself as a reason not to get an Apple Watch was that I still needed to have my iPhone. I have learned that this isn’t a big deal. It’s actually nice to simply look at the watch than pull out my phone. With my old fitbit, I could receive text notifications but couldn’t respond, now with my Apple Watch I can respond with either a preset response or use the microphone to transcribe my response. (Yes, it makes you look like a secret agent talking to the phone.) I can also check the weather or my steps for the day. No need to pull out the phone.

The Apple Watch doesn’t look as geeky now and you can get a non-nerd watch band to go with them. I like that.

And the obvious question some ask is: Does it tell time? Yes, it does and in any format you choose.

What’s my favorite feature of the Apple Watch? Text notifications and being able to respond without using my phone.

I have been using my Apple Watch for two months now and glad I made the conversion to it. I have to admit that I was hesitant to get rid of my Fitbit but I’m okay with it now. I can still track my steps as I did before and have a lot more cool features than ever.

So if you are debating about buying an Apple Watch, don’t sweat it. Just do it. Especially if you have an iPhone. If you have an iPhone, don’t waste your time with any other brand of smart watch. Trust me. You will save yourself a lot of aggravation.

For more information about the Apple Watch Series 3, click here.

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