Unlike Jeff Gamet, I have been slow to explore devices like the Fitbit. That's because I always felt that something better would come along to invest in, and it did. It's called the Apple Watch. I intend for the Apple Watch to be my goto device for general fitness (walking), notices, Apple Pay and, well, everything. I'm all in.
I am already sold on the Apple Watch.
My approach is distinctly different than Jeff Gamet's described in: "Apple Watch has to Earn a Place on My Wrist." There, Jeff wrote:
We're still a few days away from Apple Watch pre-orders, but I can already tell you I know it'll be a supplement to my health and fitness tracking routine, not a replacement—and it's up to Apple to earn a place on my wrist.
One reason for that is that Jeff needs a sleep monitoring device. The Apple Watch, on its charger all night, won't provide that. Also, Jeff, monitors his weight with a smart scale, and I don't need that either. I've never had much of a weight or sleep problem.
What I'm after, besides the ability to write about this nifty new device from Apple, is a smartwatch that can monitor my walking/steps/stairs even as my iPhone sits on my desk all day when I'm not out and about. Also, I'll certainly appreciate the reminder to get up and get moving. Regrettably, I've had mixed results with a great OS X app called "Time Out" from Dejal Software over the years. The fault was mine because, mainly, my response has been: "NO! NOT NOW! I'M BUSY!
But what I'm really after is, first, a nicer watch than my current, old, scratched Swiss Army watch. That would be one with a sapphire crystal like my old, broken Rado. And secondly, I want a more convenient Apple Pay experience. I am absolutely fixated on Apple Pay (you may have noticed), and I'm looking forward to living the SciFi dream of waving my wrist and walking out of a store, all paid up.
As for the other functionality, like notifications, it remains to be seen if this will be an aid or a hindrance for me, doing what I do for a living. I expect to be writing a lot about that. It's a major topic to explore because notifications can be a real pain if not used correctly, and so many people have a jaundiced attiitude about them. And then there's the Digital Touch feature. I know right now that if I were to use two fingers on my Apple Watch to send my heartbeat to Jeff Gamet, the result would be a rather technical response.
It's called a restraining order.
Seriously, however, I think the Apple Watch is a way to enthusiastically manage my entry into the smartwatch world with a product I know has staying power and is worth investing in and learning about. (It reminds me of the early days when I seized on and remained loyal to the emerging Hewlett Packard scientific calculators.) For me, it'll be on my wrist every waking hour. I guess I could say, that unlike Jeff, I perceive that I'm already sold on the Apple Watch, and nothing else will do. After all, it's from Apple, and those Apple engineers (and Jonny Ive) are good.
I also expect the Apple Watch to grow in its capabilities over the years, and I'm ready to grow with it, forsaking all others. One can only have so many gadgets in one's life.