I know, I previously promised I wouldn’t be investing in a new Apple Watch, but I just have to look at my wrist to see one there.
I didn’t actually buy one. @TheFrankFlyer decided to upgrade from his Series 4 watch to an Apple Watch Series 5. I looked on a little forlornly, wondering when it would be time for me to upgrade from my Series 3. Suddenly, after listing his old watch on eBay, Frank suggested he gift it to me instead and just sell my Series 3 instead.
A genius – and generous – idea.
So a couple of days later, once we’d returned from lounging about in Sitges, he set it up for me and now I’m the proud owner of a nearly-new Apple Watch.
And what a difference.
It’s hard to tell unless you’ve used a Series 3 (or older) but the screen is massive by comparison. Which means it’s easier to see everything. Scrolling through apps and alerts is buttery smooth and even the haptic alerts seem more powerful. Dictating to ToDoist actually works, which pretty much blew me away the first time I used it.
As you can tell, I’m pretty pleased with myself. And it didn’t cost me a penny.
Still not tempted to upgrade my iPhone XS Max, though. Now that it’s rocking iOS13.1, it’s almost like a new handset. And iPadOS on my iPad Pro is just fantastic.
I sense a few tech-related blog posts in my near future…
Anyway, the Apple Watch is a device that has left ‘gadget’ status far behind. It’s a device I use so much every day. Whether it’s tracking exercise, keeping an eye on my activity levels, checking the location of appointments, setting subtle meetings timers, checking the weather or controlling audio remotely…or dozens of other things.
It’s definitely not for everyone, but I’d genuinely miss it if I had to give it up and I’m so happy to have a more up to date version. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll inherit his Series 5 when he inevitably upgrades next year!