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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great companion to the iPhone, and to me

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    Eddie
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    After 8 Months of being an Apple Watch Owner… Yes, I was one of those that despised the Apple Watch. My wife purchased it a couple of months after it came out. Within 2 weeks she stopped wearing it consistently. On a Saturday afternoon she was a couple of hours from returning it. Her main gripe was the slowness and battery life. But something happened. After WatchOS 2 update, she started to love it. As for me, I still didn’t see a purpose for it. Heck I can just use my iPhone 6s for most of the functions an Apple Watch can do. A waste of money I thought. Boy was I wrong. When I stopped listening to all the Internet critics, when I stopped reading BOTH the positive and negative comments about the Apple Watch, and just focused on what it can (and can’t) do for me, I got a better appreciation of what Apple has done. Pretty much everything can be looked with a quick glance for email, text messages, news updates, weather, and of course time. No need to fumble around in my pocket to pull out my iPhone to view emails, messages, and phone calls,, my watch can do it all. Best of all my two year old daughter doesn't like it, but she loves my iPhone. So when we’re out, instead of pulling out my iPhone to see what someone wants, the iPhone stays in my pocket when my daughter can't bother it! And with Watch OS3 coming this Fall, it's going to solve one of its major achilles heel, slowness. Most third party apps load very slow, and some of them such as the ESPN app I just gave up on. For the most part Dark Sky, used for weather, is pretty good, as well as the CBS Sports app when it comes to loading but they too can take over 30 seconds to load. Most native apps though like mail, messages, and others work pretty quick. So with watchOS3 coming making the Apple Watch faster, as well as a host of other improvements (more watch faces, the ability to log into a MacBook by just openings it, and other interesting additions) it's going to make the watch much more enjoyable and useful. The small built in widgets are somewhat useful. When I misplaced my iPhone, I was able to located it pretty quickly! Once the watch is out of range, you will see a small red phone icon at the to of the watch which indicates the watch is out of range with the iPhone it's paired with. The others widgets are nice, but I don't use them all that much. I do have to admit, I have not looked at the health apps that came with the watch. My wife says her Fitbit is better maintaining steps and other aerobic readings. Same with the music app. And as for maps, it's way too small for me to see what is on the screen. Battery life, to me, is good. By the time I go to bed it's about 65-70% charge still left (and that's with consistent use). Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking to make their life a little more convenient.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful device that's not "essential."

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    Rich
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    My wife gave me an Apple Watch for Christmas, in large part because she couldn't think of anything else other than the new Springsteen boxed set (she gave me that too). I've had it for about a month now. So I've barely scratched the surface in terms of what it does. It's an interesting device that is by no means essential to one's life. At work, due to our e-mail setup (using office e-mail for personal stuff is grounds for termination) it's nice to have my watch telling me when family members are e-mailing or sending a text message. I set it so the watch only notifies me of "VIP" contacts because otherwise it'd ding constantly due to spam and the like. Doing it this way is far less obvious than having your mobile phone out on your desk. It also dings when I have an upcoming item on my calendar, so that's helpful. In terms of the fitness tracking, I don't get nearly enough exercise and so far I've been liking the way the watch tracks your movement and activity and sets you a daily goal. On my commute I can either ride the subway to a stop near the office and walk two blocks or ride a different line and walk about .7 of a mile (or on Fridays, we drive and I walk from my wife's office, about a mile each way). Since I've gotten the watch I've started doing the longer walk more often. This sounds cheesy, but having the thing giving me a goal to reach makes me more likely to want to do that walk than if I just have an abstract sense of "I need more exercise." I find it easier to make myself get up and do something when I have something tracking my progress than when I just have an amorphous goal of "go for a walk." The other thing that's interesting is to see how far you walk just moving around cleaning the house on the weekend, going up and down the stairs and such. Of course, none of those features, other than maybe the e-mail, text message, and calendar integration, is unique to the Apple Watch. I'm sure there are other devices that have the e-mail/etc. integration and obviously which one makes sense if you want that depends on what platform you already use for your phone and such. I don't have a valid point of comparison against other devices, and obviously the fact that I received it as a present moots the price issue for me (I did buy a second band for $150 and I really like it, the "Milanese Loop"). But after living with this sort of device for a month now, I have to say it's a useful class of device depending on your lifestyle and your needs. The conundrum is what to do as to nice watches one already have. I had five watches. I've taken to wearing the Apple Watch on my left wrist and one of the others on my right wrist depending on what kind of shirt I'm wearing (different cuffs don't always fit certain watches well). Going to be interesting wearing the Apple Watch while clearing snow this weekend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Highly useful and functional.

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    viciouspepper
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    It's just really useful. I love the Runtastic app, where I don't even need to access my iPhone to to start going for a run, it's all recorded on the Apple Watch and syncs with the iPhone Runtastic app as you go. I really enjoy not checking my iPhone throughout the day for time, date, to start a timer, or to check the weather, since it's all on the watch. Wristband pedometers are never accurate, especially for those who do a lot of arm movement at their job. With Pedometer+ app I can see my steps either on my screen or by looking at it through glances (where you swipe up to see certain information) which aren't calculated using the Apple Watch but rather your iPhone and it syncs to your Apple Watch. The heart rate monitor is really accurate, no issues there. It's definitely a strong, well built device. And while it may not be swim proof, it's definitely water resistant. I also REALLY enjoy being able to read and respond to incoming texts through the Apple Watch, and even answer or make phone calls. When I'm at work and I feel a text message buzzing in my pocket, but can't pick it up at that moment, I can just tap my Apple Watch and read the message there. The only downfall with the Apple Watch is that they don't have an accurate sleep tracker app for it, which is HUGELY disappointing for such an advanced piece of device and for the price of it. This is the only reason why I am giving this four stars. Being able to accurately keep track of your sleep with your wristband/watch has become essential and just a fundamental when you reach a certain price range. Fortunately, the Apple Watch has PLENTY of other uses, and I can just use my iPhone to track my sleep. Still though, it would be much nicer to have my Apple Watch track my sleep versus sleeping in my bed with my phone. Even so, definitely recommend to anyone considered buying this for themselves or someone else. Apple Watch 2 isn't rumored to be coming out until September 2016, and you can just trade your current Apple Watch when it does come out, or just let a friend or family member have it. This is a product worth supporting and I'm looking forward to what comes next.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely not a Basis Peak, but very solid!

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    TheSquadfather
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    I upgraded from the Basis Peak (which is currently not being sold by retailers due to battery overheating issues) which had a 5 day battery life and would take my heart rate 24/7. It was a great watch, but not worth the safety risk. Enter the Apple Watch. I bought mine as an Open Box deal and this thing is flawless, props to Best Buy for that. The first day i charged it and wore it, it barely lasted all day, i got about 6 hours of usage out of it, primarily due to the novelty and having the urge to play with my new toy. Once i read more about it, i found out that "Hey Siri" eats up much of the battery. After disabling that and reducing motion, im getting at least 18 hours like they claim. I could probably push it to around 20-24 hours with practical settings and usage if i wanted to. The case is absolutely beautiful, You dont know how good the black stainless looks until you see it in person. Also the Sapphire glass wont scratch, so if you find yourself bumping your watches against stuff, youre going to want that piece of mind. Since i mentioned the basis peak, i use my smartwatches for fitness as well as other functions. The Apple Watch interface in my opinion does a better job of motivating me than Basis ever could. It wont automatically sense when im working out, but its easy enough to get started and the activity rings on the face help me remember to get one started whenever i go out for a bike ride or a walk. The Apple Watch is a work in progress, but it is a very solid device so far. Im definitely enjoying my time with it (no pun intended).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Watch, but priced out of the market

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    BestRobbie
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    The Apple Watch is a great "novelty" device to have on your wrist. I call it a novelty because it isn't something that you just can't live without. It isn't something that I, at the end of a day, think 'how did I ever make it through a day without this watch?'. It just doesn't fit into that category, like a smart phone, or maybe a microwave. Don't get me wrong: this watch performs in all sorts of neat ways. It does everything it says it can do, and without flaw. I debated for quite some time whether or not I would purchase the watch, because the price was well above my comfort level for the added benefit it would bring. I didn't want the Apple Sport Watch because I didn't want to deal with a scratched watch face. I wanted the Milanese loop, because I have some skin issues with a rubber banded watch. I was concerned about the way the Milanese band fastened around the wrist, but now, having used it for several weeks, I can assure you it will stay put with no concern of it falling off or getting lost. But I couldn't "stomach" the price. Eventually Best Buy knocked $200 off the price, and I had some reward points, and for some reason, that was enough for me to bite the bullet and purchase the watch. Would I recommend it to a friend? I am going to answer yes, as the product holds up to its name and delivers everything as promised. But I think it is overpriced..... and that is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars. If spending $700 on a watch doesn't bother you, then you will absolutely love this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classy, cool watch

    Posted
    soulquarian
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    I loved my Moto 360, but functionally it was extremely limited on iOS. Naturally, I looked at the Apple Watch as a replacement. I initially purchased the sports model, but exchanged it for the stainless steel model due to the more upscale look of the SS. Aesthetically, the watch is beautiful and the stainless steel casing really stands out. The sports band looks alright, but feels nice against the skin. I would recommend upgrading to a leather or stainless steel band to really make the watch stand out from the crowd. They have really affordable, 3rd party options online and in stores. If you have experience with smartwatches, the Apple Watch won't be a totally foreign experience. Essentially, the major interactions are: receiving notifications, fitness tracking capabilities, accessing and using apps on a basic level, controling music, reading and responding (through pre written messages or voice) to emails and text messages, and reading the time, date, weather, calendar and other vital info. It's important to remember that all smartwatches at this point are complimentary devices, not standalone devices or mini smartphones. If you expect more, you'll probably be disappointed with the Apple Watch. But if see it for what it is, you'll love it, like me, and look forward to wearing it every day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome but needs more apps

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    Tacticalbarbie
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    The watch is awesome. It's fun to use and certainly helps when you have a 6s Plus or 6Plus iPhone so you don't have to take your phone out all the time. It definitely helps while driving for directions and reading fast messages by just tilting your wrist. However I find that I've lost interest in using it after only a few weeks. I have been using the ability to send watch messages drawn on it and my current heartbeat to my fiancée which is cool, but if you don't know anyone else with one it's definitely not something you can use. Siri integration on it is awesome and it picks up everything you say to be put into a text and if it doesn't it suggests you send an audio message instead. More and more apps are being added daily and that is the appeal but until then there's not a whole lot it can do except remind me that I have been sitting too long at work and should probably stand. All in all its a great accessory but it's like a two-way radio, it's no fun unless you have someone you can communicate on it with regularly or unless you have a large volume of reminders, alarms and messages that you want to see and your phone is somehow inconvenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool toy...

    Posted
    TKouk31
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    Honestly, I came into Best Buy to get a power adapter for my laptop, and when I walked by the apple watch display case, I stopped and started looking at them a bit more closely. The sales associate who came over was a pretty good salesman, I have to give it to him. I grilled him pretty hard about this and that, and eventually caved and bought it.... although I know that I secretly wanted one all along. Now that I've had it for about a month, overall, I am a big fan. It's not a game-changer, or anything wildly revolutionary by any means, but the fitness tracker is pretty great, and once you get used to having texts come up on it, then that's definitely nice too. I'm a big apply guy (iphone, macbook, etc), so this rounds out my collection of apple products. I'm happy that I bought it, but if you're thinking about getting one yourself, don't set your expectations to a point where you're expecting to change the world with it or travel through time (although the time travel app is pretty cool). TK

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I Use it Daily

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    Rembrandt
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    First of all, this serves well as a watch. That may be a strange way to begin a review of such a technological wonder, but as a watch, it is stylish and highly functional. A raise of the arm and the screen image appears, and is easily visible in sunlight. Now, given that, the Apple watch has not become an indespensible part of my life yet, but I can see that happening as the technology and features improve. While you can read the features in the watch description, I have found it quite useful as a phone. When I cannot get to my iPhone, I simply answer and talk with my watch. The callers have commented that they cannot tell the difference between my voice quality on the watch or phone. You hear the caller over the watch's speaker and it all works quite well. I also like the vibration of the watch when I have alarms, notices, or calls. That works well in a noisy environment. I like Apple's first effort at the iWatch and see it going no where but up. Hopefully that camera is coming with the next iWatch generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory but pricey!

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    Ff0929
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    I bought the Space Black Stainless Steel version after owning the Space Grey Sport version. The only thing I miss about the Sport is how light weight it was compared to this one. However I switched to this version due to the scratch resistance from the screen being sapphire! I was paranoid about my screen on the Sport getting scratched but didn't want to ruin the look of the watch with a protective case or a screen protector. The thing I love most about this watch is the fitness features. I love being able to see my distance, calories burned, and heart rate at a glance during my runs! I also love getting notifications right on my wrist. Whether I'm out on a run or just around the house, I don't have to worry about digging my phone out or keeping it within earshot so I don't miss a notification. It was expensive and it's definitely not a must have, but it is an excellent accessory to my iPhone! The only reason it doesn't get a full 5 stars is because I think the price could be a little lower.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice product, lots of uses, but can do without !!

    Posted
    AmitM
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    A wearable device is definitely something that is becoming more and more common. But the uses are more designed towards health tracking and similar apps. Apple watch changes this by adding phone functions with the main idea of not having to pull out your phone from your pocket or purse for quick review and responses. This is a device, considering the price, one can do without. But if someone wants to stay connected and has a large phone device that they would rather keep stowed in their pockets, this is a must have. It is sleek, lot of options, customizations to the face to match your style, light to wear, etc. Plus, you cannot go wrong with an apple device especially if you are within the Apple ecosystem of devices. I have been wearing this for a few months now, I play sports and have it on for almost 22 of 24 hours except when it is charging or when in the shower. If someone is not sure about it and is happy with using their phones, I would suggest to not spend the money at this time and look for the next versions coming out that may have more improvements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, but lacking a bit

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    SirBuysTooMuch
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    Got this as a present for my dad who is a huge techy. He absolutely loves it. There is a lot of content for the watch and it does what it's supposed to really well. He is constantly in meetings and consistently tells me how convenient it is to get notifications from the watch and not have to pull out his phone. The watch is great, easy to navigate and Siri is really fantastic. If you're looking for a smart watch, this is definitely the way to go, nothing better out there. If you're looking for an activity band, this watch comes up a bit short. The fitness app is cool, but sometimes gives inaccurate readings (I know it's not going to be perfect but it needs to be better). Also, the watch does not do sleep tracking which I think is a huge gap. I know they are developing apps for the watch consistently so this should be available soon enough but it is kind of a let down that it isn't available currently. All in all a great product though and the nicest part is that it can expand whereas most other smart watches are just going to be the same from day one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useless until Apple Watch OS3

    Posted
    Ruff
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    I've owned this Watch since it was introduced over a year and a half ago. It's a beautiful piece of technology and the customization it allows with all of the various finishes, faces, and Watch bands out there makes it a fun alternative to watches of yesteryear. However, for the price tag this Watch did nothing more than tell the time and report notifications...something many other devices priced $300 less can also do. Apple recently introduced Watch OS3 and everything has changed. The Watch is now more usable, customizable, and convenient than ever. I actually enjoy responding to iMessages, texts, and notifications from other social media apps right from my phone now. The usability of each and every Watch menu and feature has increased tenfold with this software update. THIS is what Apple Watch should have been from the beginning. It is now well worth the price that I paid for it. It just took them a little while to get there. Spend some time with Watch at the store and see for yourself. You will love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for Everyone

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    Brad665
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    Let me start out by saying this was a gift for my wife. That said, I do like tech stuff so I had to check it out. Personally, I have not wore a watch since cell phones started displaying the time, so my review will be purely objective. The watch itself is high quality but like so many Apple products, I feel it is a bit overpriced. It has many of the same functions as your iPhone with a few extras, mainly the heart monitor and fitness apps. Some of the apps, especially Facebook Messenger act a little quirky but we are working through those now. I think a lot of it has to do with the settings on her phone and the fact she won’t give up her watch for a few minutes so I can troubleshoot it—yes, she loves it that much. If for some reason, you cannot access your phone easily, perhaps due to your job, I think the Apple Watch is a perfect addition. Otherwise, I feel it is a bit redundant. Bottom line, if you have to have the latest tech, this is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome but the novelty might wear off

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    Scotto
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    Kind of a tech guy and love the Apple Watch! However, I'm concerned the novelty of it might wear off after a while and at this price I would want a little more substantial feeling watch. This one, although stainless steel and a sapphire crystal feels slightly less than what you would expect. That's probably my only negative remark! Love that I can use pictures on my phone as the watch face and the voice to text works extremely well even in my Jeep with the radio on. Also like the Night Stand mode while it charges. I purchased this as an open box item and saved quite a bit...still has factory warranty and was able to purchase Apple Care so I definitely recommend that!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient but expensive.

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    Wayne
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    Great for not having to look at phone all the time when receiving emails, texts or notifications. Handy at work, can customize face to what you want to show and quick access too like next meeting in calendar, outside temp, time of different time zone, fitness tracker, etc. Several different faces, can customize colors and what you want to show. Would like apple to create a watch face to show only the clock that was square and covered the watch face instead of just round. Scroll wheel easy to use, can hold to access Siri or can say "Hey Siri" if you have set in phone. Watch speaker phone seems to work fine. The Milanese band holds tight and doesn't pull hair on arm, like the magnetic feature. Easy to change bands with button on bottom. Just have to justify the cost for the added convenience. Can buy several different aftermarket bands for cheaper than the apple bands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Watch, Still Needs Some Work!

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    Steelerfan4ever
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    Let me start by saying I love my watch, but like many first year products this still have a couple of issues that need to be addressed. First, the speaker volume for calls is very low. You literally have to get in the habit of moving your wrist from your ear to your month for a descent conversation. For this reason, I very seldom use the watch for calls. Ideally, you won't use the watch for many phone conversations anyway, but it would be nice to use if I get a call while relaxing downstairs in my mancave and my phone maybe upstairs in my office charging. Next issue is the complications feature. This is a great feature, but has very limited apps available to use with it. The last software update has addressed many other issues in the past. Hopefully the next one will address these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The only smartwatch worthy of iPhone

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    StDementia
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    I've used several smart watches in the past, with my iPhone, and the Apple Watch is the definitive option! Firstly, it's the only one with a UI that flows with the iPhone. And with all the watch apps and the handoff feature, using Apple Watch is a breeze. Navigating through the apps is second nature, and having notifications from all the apps I choose, on my wrist, is a game changer. The watch is extensively customizable, although there are only so many types of watch faces. All in all, a beautiful piece of hi tech jewelry, and definitely the only smartwatch that should be used with iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love the Milanese band!

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    Russ309
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    So i returned my black stainless steel watch for this one with the milanese band. It is amazing, loved the magnetic feature of the band and the look of the silver stainless steel. For me i like the weight rather then light like a feather. As in my other review the watch does what it is suppose to and has a lot of neat little feature. That being said i did end up returning my watch because for the price after wearing it for over 1 week i just couldn't find the justification for spending almost 800 on a watch. Not at this point in my life. The watch was great and i would recommend to someone that is able to spend that type of money and not feel it in their pocket. Because with the neat features and all, it still boils down to just a watch, so maybe until the next gen comes out.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Wearable I have tried

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    worm
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    The Apple Watch is made of quality materials and performs as described. The link between the watch and my iPhone works great, no syncing problems or response delays. The fitness tracking aspects of the watch work better than any other wearable I have tried and the watch and bands hold up great to rigorous workout routines. In meetings the watches haptic response notifications are sufficient to get my attention for incoming calls, messages, etc however not so strong that they surprise you. It provides a great subtle way to monitor your calls and messages without staring at your phone every 10 minutes. I highly recommend the Apple Watch, I would have rated it 5 stars but the apps available at this time remain limited in their functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend