This post is a response to A Thing about a Watch and originally appeared on Medium.
I wish I could put the URL of this post on a card and then hand that card out to every person who inquires whether or not the Watch is “worth it.”
Before, I had been answering with a variation on the theme “your milage may vary” but this post is pretty much how I look at using my Watch with two differences — first, I assume Siri dislikes the southern accent and second, I disable all sound alerts.
The result is that I can ignore my phone in any situation and not feel compelled to check it. The important updates tap me on the wrist. Acting on notifications is short and sweet. And then I’m back on to being a relatively normal human being.