After Several Weeks With Apple Watch

I keep putting it on each day which means something I suppose.

I use it for

  • Checking the time.
  • Strava start/stop for commuter rides when I'm wearing the watch. I don't wear it for true sports activities.
  • Paying for stuff at the grocery with Apple Pay. _awesome_
  • Checking in on Swarm.
  • Reading text messages as they come in, and quick pre-set responses.
  • Composing text messages via Siri when I'm in a quiet room.

That's pretty much it. I like being able to tell time without pulling my phone out, receiving glanceable notifications that I deem important, and being able to initiate specific, simple, actions (Strava start/stop, Swarm checkins) from my wrist.

In the end, I suspect all I really care about is checking the time and I'll probably go buy a regular old analog watch now that those are back in style.

Jud Valeski

Jud Valeski

Parent, photographer, mountain biker, runner, investor, wagyu & sushi eater, and a Boulderite. Full bio here:
Boulder, CO