Apple Watch Hands-On

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Got to play with an Apple Watch today IRL, courtesy of the biggest Apple-head and early adopter in the office. I haven’t been impressed by it to date. I thought it was big, thick and bulky, and with ridiculous battery life. But, like the release of the first iPad, now that I have gotten my hands on one I like it much more than I thought I would, and the hamster wheel in my head has kicked into motion thinking about what I would actually use it for. So far, possibly thankfully, I’m not seeing a killer app. The health tracking aspects are of the most interest to me, but I already have a Fitbit which does more for fitness tracking and has ten times the battery life.

It took around six months for me to give in an get myself an iPad, time will tell if I’m sporting an Apple Watch in a few months. Finally, just to make a tenuous link to technology enhanced learning, I’m not coming up with any solid ideas of how it could be used in that context either.

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