Brian Tong's Apple Watch ReviewAfter living with the Apple Watch for about a month, Brian Tong gives you his take with the five things he likes, and the five things he doesn't.
Hi, baby. What's up? Yeah, yeah, no, no. That thing I like. Huh. That's right. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] What's up, guys? On my wrist, I've had this Apple Watch for about three to four weeks, and this is really my real talk review to you, the fab five things of what I like about it and what I don't like about it. Let's start off with number one right now. I love how it looks. I was only gonna buy the stainless steel edition with this cool, snazzy strap. Yeah, I put down a lot of cold, hard cash for it, but If I'm gonna wear this every day, it has to be something that I like how it looks. This is definitely one of the top things that I love about it. Now #2 it these things that I like to call Moments of Wow, using it while you're traveling, using it as a boarding pass for your plane tickets, opening your hotel room with certain hotels, or even paying for things. It's things that you've never experienced before and I think that really makes this A special device. I don't know if it's necessary, but it does make it pretty cool. Now number three, what I like about it also is digital touch. It sounds corny, but I do sent like a heart beat to my boo. We like to write messages and drawings to each other. It really personalizes this watch and makes it different than any other one that's out there right now. So, yeah, that's one of the things that I also like about it. And then number four. Everyone's gonna kind of like this about the watch, is getting messages, text messages, being able to see them from you wrist. I don't respond to them, but being able to have them right there is really cool. And then number five, if I had to think of a fifth one, I can't. Like I'm not going to force this, right? I do like four things about it but And there's not too many things that I'm really raving about and that's what this is all about. So let's now jump over to the things I don't like. Number one app load times. When you open some of these apps like Yelp, or ESPN or others, it might take three seconds, five seconds eight second eights second to load. By the time you're done, you're wondering why didn't I actually just go to my phone And that leads me to number two. A lot of the times you have an app like Uber. You call for an Uber car, and then you're wondering where it is. Well you end up pulling your phone out and going to the screen. With Yelp, I look for restaurants, I go to my big screen. So a lot of times, you end up really end up using your phone screen more than you do with this. I know it's a light-weight device, But it doesn't really give you enough information to do the things that you want. The third thing that I'm not so hot about is notifications. I personally pretty much have turned off every single notification other than messages. This watch tells you to like, stand up, it'll get you things from all your different apps, but it's just too much. It's intrusive. And that's one of the things I don't like about it. Number four. Fitness features on this just aren't that helpful. Now, what I mean by that, it measures your heart rate, but then even if I'm not really doing much, my heart rate is all over the place. It tells you to stand up every hour. That can be annoying if you're watching a movie, and overall, if you're someone who works out all the time, goes to the gym, I play basketball a lot, the fitness features on this won't help you. If you're someone who's really casual that doesn't really do much I think you'll like the fitness features, but for me it's just not something that I use. And finally number 5, the novelty of this thing just wears off over time. So let's say all those moments of wow I talked about, after week two, after week three, or week four, you just stop using those features as much. I only use this thing to check the time, look at my messages once in a while, and then pay for things once in a while. So there you have it, I like how this looks. I overall like the watch more then I thought I would. But really it's going to be up to developers, Apple and Androids platform, to really figure out do we even need one of these things? Right now the answer is probably not.