ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Apple Watch: Do You Need It?

Updated on April 24, 2015

Let's see, we have laptop computers, smartphones, and now a smart watch. I am sorry, maybe I am missing the techie thrill of this. I do not see a REAL need for it, especially at the starting price of around $1000! Even at $400, I see no need. Even at $100, I see no need. What is its purpose, to compliment your smartphone? How? Your smartphone can do everything that this iWatch can do and better. It can do several things the iWatch cannot do. Its physical thickness is steep: stack six quarters and that is how thick the watch is.

For many, the thought of owning a new Apple product was like in the old days when you eagerly awaited the new Beatles LP, and bought it regardless if it was any good. I mean, how could it be? It felt like a guarantee buy. Apple products for many are like this. But, unlike the Beatles, Apple (who stole the Beatles Apple name from their record company), has had several failures in their history because the consumer did not like the product. The Apple Watch, I predict, will be the latest. While the iWatch can be faster than your smartphone, the time difference is seconds. Once you are experienced with the overwhelming learning curve and setup and limited to maybe 40 apps right now, you can dictate a message faster, use emotion icons faster, buying something using Apple Pay, check weather, ask Siri something, taking a selfie, or answering a phone call. You can use it like an iPod for music and bluetooth it into earplugs, check news, time, receive alerts from those you designate.

But you cannot browse the Web, there is no keypad, no way to reply to emails you get in tiny print but you can delete them! The watch does not have a cellular connection, so you still will your smartphone or iPhone to many things to work. Trying to use the Map app is so slow, it is faster to use your phone. The phone can tap into Wi-Fi networks. The watch is not waterproof and after a day in operation, the battery is dead. You can make phone calls using the speaker phone.

The question really comes down to: are you willing to spend this kind of money for something that your smartphone does better, even though, it may take a few seconds more to access them? Do you need another device that diverts your attention? Another device that sends you notifications? The watch only works if your iPhone is a a 5+ and watch is tied to your iphone for many functions and without it, it really is just a nice digital watch.

I could be wrong about its success, but while having a smartphone IS such an improvement over the simple non-smartphones, it is mandatory today. But, the Apple Watch is really just an add-on to what you already own, which is WAY better, even if it takes a few more seconds to use. For me, it's a gimmick to make Apple richer.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)