TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-08: Apple Watch Reviews, iTunes Sync Alternatives

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We're only a couple days away from Apple Watch pre-orders, and the early reviews are coming in. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the first Apple Watch reviews, plus Kelly has some great alternatives to iTunes for syncing your iPhone or iPad with your Mac.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-08: Apple Watch Reviews, iTunes Sync Alternatives

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My big question about the Apple Watch is this:

Why are Watch apps exclusive to the Apple Watch? (Health app. Drawing messages. Etc)

First off, I don’t know the official name for the watch app where people draw Genitals to each other (DongDraw? ButtForceTouch) but why can’t this be a phone app also? There’s no reason this shouldn’t be part of Apples entire iOS ecosystem.

Also, Fitness. This stems from the TMO show about fitness apps, but one issue I have with Apple is that they gave the watch a very friendly looking Health app but the phone gets this impossible to read HealthKit app? 

For fitness I switched from FitBit to Jawbone because the Jawbone UP app syncs with iphone step data. I wear a Jawbone bracelet for tracking sleep and steps but when I don’t have it on (or it doesn’t register while pushin a shopping cart) then it uses phone data to fill in the gaps. This is exactly what the Apple Watch health app will do… But ONLY if you own the watch? So Im stuck with 3rd party software to manage 1st party data from my iPhone.

I just don’t know what to do about the watch. I want it but I know that I won’t wear it much because of how awkward it is to type with a metal watch and or how bulky it is to run with a watch on. 

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