Re: Should I wait to get the new Watch or get the current version now?
Originally Posted by TripleOne
Are you happy with what you would get from apple atm if you had to say, use it for 2 years? I find the activity tracker (helps me not get too fat, sleep++ even helps me sleep properly), notification centre (do i need to act on it or can i ignore it?), apps (authy on wrist for 2 factor, currency calculator on trip, weather reports) and changable bands to be enough for me atm. There are also novelety features such as take your phonecall on your watch (wich unless you are alone in quiet is bad idea) or put the call on hold while you ansfer on your phone (quite nice) and ability to use watch as viewfinder for iphone camera but I feel that besides tring them out few times they are not gonna entertain for long. Lifeline games are cool and so is Spy_Watch but thats about where cool games end IMHO. I'm betting on more watchfaces and better os features in the future, but atm, as it stands, this is okay. It's only competitor in my eyes is MS Band 2 and unless you are looking for more sports toy than watch you can't go wrong. In Estonia we don't have apple pay, nor do we have normal apps for mass transit to use on wrist so the uses are limited, so if previous stuff was not enough, see how it fares in your region for addional services.
For me, there is no question, that this watch is worth it's money (got black sports watch) and I don't want to wait because honestly I don't see how they can improve from here very much. Facetime camera would be awesome but I can't figure out where to put it (in the front for facetime video? I don't have the strenght to hold my hand infront on my mouth for over few minutes anyway, if we put it into edge, then it might be good for showing but not much else and there will be no swivel for shure). Battery life really isn't a problem. Sensors? Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate (optical) are there, I would love to get altimeter (for stairs) and skin temperature sensors in there. If we go crazy then why not Ambient Light, UV, Barometer and Compass? I don't really have problem with watch being tethered to my iPhone so I don't care if it has builtin gps or not, aslong as they fix it in software - my iPhone should be able to share gps to ipad or apple watch.
Putting it together in other words I'm happy with my current watch and unless they add ****loads of new sensors onto it, waterproofing for swimming, making it bigger, adding battery life etc all in the same time I will skip the next apple watch and stay with what I have. Most of the issues seem to me in software not hardware. Unless you are not happy with what is being in offered, I would just go and buy.