So I gave in and bought an Apple Watch today. Specifically, I bought the larger Sport Watch, so it cost $350, minus the $150 gift card that I had. I took a walk to the mall today, since it was such a nice day, and talked myself into trying one on at the Apple Store. So I did that. Then, somehow, I got sucked into the Apple Store reality distortion field and actually bought one.
My first impression is that the Sport band is weird, and I’m not sure I’m going to get used to it. It’s a little hard to put on; you have to tuck one end under the other, and it’s a little tricky to get it done right. But hopefully it’ll get easier as the band gets broken in and I get used to it. There’s a good review on the Sport band at iMore. I’m also hoping I don’t turn out to be allergic to the material the band is made of. (If that’s an issue, I’ll probably find out soon, since I plan on wearing the watch for the rest of the day.)
In terms of functionality, I’m not sure what use I’ll really get out of it, other than the obvious one: telling me what time it is. I did just get a notice on it that it’s time for me to stand up and move around a bit, so maybe that’ll turn out to be a helpful feature.