First off I am a technologist I always have been. In fact, I was a devoted in diehard PC user for over 25 years. I recently had a stroke and therefore I converted entirely Macintosh products ( iPhone, iMac, and a Mac Pro) and because of my inability to use my left arm and hand. The Apple platform is simply just superior when you want things to just work.Therefore I was very excited to get an Apple cellular Watch. The prospect of not having to carry around my iPhone Is very attractive.
I have never been more disappointed in a product like this than I can ever remember.
For the purposes of this review, Let’s just forget about the 3 hours and a trip to the ATT store it took to get it working. Honestly you would think that by now a company like Att would figure this stuff out. Not so....wow....
The Apple marketing materials would lead you to believe that you can run most IOS apps on this watch. While technically this is true, real life practice is entirely a different story. For example, I use Pandora and Sound Cloud. I am not in Apple Music user. Both of these apps require your iPhone to be near the watch (Bluetooth distance) to use them and do not work by themselves on the watch. Apple requires you to use their music player and their music platform. Period. I am not a fan of this platform for many reasons.
The user forums on various sites are filled with literally thousands of complaints about this bullsh... Buyer beware....
While I might be able to get past this severe limitation, what I cannot get past is that I am unable to sync my iwatch 3 with my brand new Ford car. If you really dig deeper, youll discover that the watch is only able to pair with an iPhone. Period. You Cannot even pair it with an iPad or Amazon Alexa or any other device for that matter. This oversight on apple’s part is unforgivable. Talk about a bait and switch. Bluetooth is the most universal connectivity on the planet at this point. To not be able to pair the watch with the Bluetooth in my car or my iPad or any other device is absolutely insane.
Needless to say, I will be returning this product tomorrow for a full refund. Perhaps in a year or two Apple will get with the program and open the platform and make the iwatch 3 actually usable. Until then my suggestion is to look elsewhere to other products that are MUCH less expensive and perform the same and more functions.
What a total waste of my valuable time....