I’m not an early adopter. I’m a, “get it right and I’ll buy it” adopter. I waited to buy an iPhone. I waited to buy an Apple Watch and I’m waiting to buy the AirPods. So when the Apple Watch Series 4 I knew it was time. I ended up buying the 44mm with GPS + Cellular. And much to my delight – with any good product – it changed my behavior, at least in the short-term. I was inspired! Inspired to do the following.
- To improve my posture. (no joke)
- To dress dress nicer. (no really)
- To organize the applications on my phone, adding a folder called Adulting
- To secure my financial, insurance, etc apps with touch ID
- Set up the widgets screen on my phone
- Enter all my data in Apple’s Health app
- Turn on all data gathering in the Google App
- Ask “it” what my heart rate was often “just to see”
- Track my activity throughout the day
- Dictating texts to my wrist (way more natural than I thought)
- Strava. I’ve been using Strava for several years with no heart rate monitoring. Made me consider paying for Strava Summit.
As you would suspect, there are some things I’d like to change.
- I’d like the watch (or phone) to know which one of them I’m talking to when I say, “Hey Siri”. I sent my daughter two almost identical text messages and I’m still not sure how I did that. (She thought I was being bossyDad.)
- Cell carriers need get better. Period.
- The digital crown needs to be moved. Every time I bend my wrist (bike riding, weight lifting, etc) or put my hands in my pockets, the crown gets pushed. (I wear my watch on my left hand.) I want the crown to be on top. Like this –>
- I knew the ECG and AFib features wouldn’t be available till later this year,: 45 days left! And I’m ready for those. (Yes. I’m feeling fine.)
- The fall detection feature has gone off 4 times without any actual falling. The first two was while I was using the computer. The next two was from me punching my left hand with my right hand: for effect. I tweeted to @AppleSupport and got some advice immediately.
All-in-all, I’m stoked with my new Apple Watch and soon after getting it, I received an email from Apple, offering to get on the phone and have them explain “everything” the watch does. I’ll be doing that soon and will update this post if I learn anything new.