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(out of 5)

Full Review
PricePrice:
$399.00+ USD (42mm Model)
$349.00+ USD (38mm Model)
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ProsPros:
– Very comfortable to wear
– Practical
– Very refined
ConsCons:
– Poor battery life
– Expensive
– Works only with iPhones
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– None that we found
Design Rating
DESIGN
DesignDesign (5/5):
– Incredible detail to physical aspects of the watch
– Able to wear long-sleeved shirts easily
– Rounded edges on the watch won’t catch on things as easily
– Bands are uniquely designed
Durability Rating
DURABILITY
Battery LifeBattery Life (2/5):
– Approx. 1 day battery
– Wireless charging not compatible with other devices (Not Qi-standard)
– Need to be careful with usage as long workouts will drain battery
ProtectionProtection (4/5):
– Water resistant
– Scratch resistant against keys and coins
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
SoftwareSoftware (3.5/5):
– Syncs only with an iPhone (iOS)
– Apple Watch apps integrate with Apple’s App Store (lots of apps available)
– No desktop/web sync
HandlingHandling (5/5):
– Intuitive navigation as buttons are useful (especially the digital crown)
– Touch (and Force Touch) work well
– Viewable in direct sunlight
Information DisplayUI (5/5):
– Apple Watch UI isn’t as linear as other smartwatches
– Not completely customizable but certain watch faces can be customized with information that you want
– Addition of glances allows for additional information
– Taptic engine produces physical notifications that feel quite nice
SensorsSensors (3.5/5):
– Heart rate sensor is more accurate than Fitbits
– NO GPS (needs to in range of iPhone for navigation)
– Accelerometer/Compass
PracticalityPracticality (5/5):
– Will make your life better in general
– Not gimmicky
– Not too specialized
– 3rd Party App support will greatly add to the Apple Watch’s functionality over time
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