Why I’m Buying an Apple Watch and You Can’t Stop Me


I’m going to buy the Apple Watch. Are you?

Apple Watch

I was never an early adopter.

When I was a kid and the switch was made from cassettes to compact discs…well, let’s just say it took a while for me to get on the bandwagon. I think by 1997 or so I may have bought a Mariah Carey CD. Maybe.

Fast forward a few years to the first iPhone. I didn’t get one right away, not that time. The concept was strange and touchscreens were weird. I had a BlackBerry and I was perfectly happy with it, thank you. When we finally broke down and purchased the original iPhone, the 3G was released the next month – talk about buyer’s remorse.

With only a couple of periods of going astray (I had an HTC phone more than once), I’ve been an Apple fan since then. The iPhone did what I wanted, it was intuitive, it was pretty, and I enjoyed using it. I still – now, typing on my iPhone 6 Plus – love Apple products. I get what I pay for and I love to learn about them (I’m also one of those weird people who loves it when Facebook changes its interface, you’ll have to forgive me).

I won’t say I’ve always been on board with every Apple decision. I thought the iPad was a stupid idea (a humongous iPod? Who needs that?), and it took me a long time to warm to the idea of a larger sized phone.

The Apple Watch, though, I can get behind one hundred percent. Like most everyone else I know, I’m making steps toward living a healthier lifestyle when I can – so the activity and fitness features appeal to me on that level. I also like the idea of being able to read a text message without hauling out my phone. Maybe, too, when I’m hiding in my cubicle and pretending I don’t have all the work in the world to do – I get a tap on my wrist that shows that someone is thinking about me? Forgive me for being too mushy, but that sounds amazing.

I will preorder. I will stand in line if I must. Count me in on the Apple Watch.

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Emily Steen

Mom, wife, sometime blogger. Reader of comics and horror.


  1. BJ @ Geek Fitness 6 February, 2015 at 07:45 Reply

    I was planning on it for a while, and I bought a Pebble first to get me used to having a smart watch. And I hate it. Not the Pebble itself–because it’s an awesome replacement for a GPS watch–but the other smartwatch features. Having this stuff on my wrist is a pain in the tail, and it is far, far, far more obtrusive than I ever thought it would be.

    I think the Apple watch and other smart wearables will be awesome when they get to the point where you don’t have to tether them to a phone. But as it stands, just having a wrist-based extension of the functionality my phone already has? It’s just not worth it to me after giving it a few months of practice.

    I definitely want a GPS-enabled, wrist-based phone. Then I’ll be able to ditch the larger device I leave sitting places. But until then, I’m cool with my iPhone and my JawboneUP (and my Pebble only when I go out for runs).

    I expect truly amazing things out the Apple Watch in subsequent generations, but I think the first-gen isn’t going to be worth it.

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