Reasons not to buy an Apple Watch
Reasons not to buy an Apple Watch
3:12

Reasons not to buy an Apple Watch

Smartwatches
[MUSIC] Apple iWatch, I mean the Apple, Apple Watch, whatever. Now that we've seen it and all been dazzled by the obscene amount of beautiful slow motion close up shots it's impossible not to have lustful gadget cravings for this thing. That's where I come in. Old Donald Bell here. It's gonna be the cold shower you need to clean that Apple Watch from your brain. Let's count down five reasons you shouldn't buy it. Starting off at number five, it's expensive. Starts at $349. And you know that's the model you don't want. Once you start decking it out with a leather watch band and a bigger screen, you've probably got a $500 watch on your arm. If i'm dropping that kind of cash, this thing better shoot lasers. Like, the deadly kind. And number four, is iPhone only. Not only will it not work properly without a phone, but it won't work with any phone aside from an iPhone five or above. So now your paying $350 for a watch that essentially prevents you from switching to Android. It's brilliant. Coming in at number three, the battery. Unlike those dumb old watches that have been refined for centuries, your smartwatch requires daily charging from a funky proprietary cable. And just like your phone, daily charging means that battery will inevitably wear out. Your overpriced smartwatch probably has a lifespan of about five to ten years, while a $50 dumbwatch could probably outlive your grandchildren. Progress. And number 2, your phone. You know,. That thing you've been using to figure out what time it is for the past ten years. Did you know that it also takes and receives calls, text messages, emails, gives you directions, and tracks your health, plays music? It does it all and it fits conveniently in your pocket. If you're feeling retro, go buy yourself a Casio. Now before we get to number one reason not to buy an Apple Watch. How about we get to one great reason why you should buy it? Nerd fashion! You'll be the king of the early adopting nerds. And unlike a cool new phone that spends most of its time hidden away in your pocket, the watch is designed to be a flashy emblem of your nerd pride that you can admire all day long. And don't worry, there's no way you'll be ridiculed like those Google Glass people. It's not like this obviously call attention to your sense of superiority, you disposable income, or a lack of common sense. It's a totally different thing. All right. And now, the number one reason you should just say no to the Apple Watch The Apple Watch 2. Remember how the iPhone went from a toy to a 3G phone with real GPS? Remember how the iPad 2 was about half the thickness of the original? History has shown us over and over that Apple is exceedingly great at making second generation products [INAUDIBLE] So just wait. So there you go, five reasons to save your money and skip the Apple watch. For more information on smart watches and all manner of wearables head over to the wearables tech section of cnet and for more top 5's from me top5.cnet.com. I'm Donald Bell, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

Up Next

iPhone 14 is Missing These 5 Features
top5iphone14missing-00-00-00-00-still001

Up Next

iPhone 14 is Missing These 5 Features

Top 5 new Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors
latest-s22-rumor-roundup-video-1

Top 5 new Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors
iphone14-rumors2021-200000

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors

Top 5 most exciting Galaxy S22 Ultra rumors
galaxy-s22-rumor-roundup-2

Top 5 most exciting Galaxy S22 Ultra rumors

Windows 11: Will Microsoft learn from past mistakes?
windowslaunchfails-00-00-21-04-still002

Windows 11: Will Microsoft learn from past mistakes?

Top 5 most exciting iPhone 13 rumors
iphone13-rumorsaug2021-00000

Top 5 most exciting iPhone 13 rumors

5 cheaper alternatives to the AirPods Pro
yt-top5-cheap-alternatives-for-airpods-pro-1

5 cheaper alternatives to the AirPods Pro

2021 iPad Pro: The best new features
yt-ipad-pro-features-top5-2

2021 iPad Pro: The best new features

5 ways to get more out of Netflix
top5-netflixtips-00-00-06-16-still004

5 ways to get more out of Netflix

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022
p1050770-00-13-52-12-still004

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts
neuralink2022-explainer-v1

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event
thumb1

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event

Most Popular All most popular

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts
neuralink2022-explainer-v1

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts

Latest Products All latest products

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like
questpro-00-03-30-13-still004

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022