There's been a lot of debate as to what the killer feature for the Apple Watch would be. A lot of people have said that there is none. A lot of people have decided that it's unneeded. In the end though, the conclusion that makes the most sense, is that the Apple Watch's killer feature will be decided by the developers that are making the apps for the watch. I've had my Apple Watch almost since launch and have myself gone through a few different killer features. Communications are fantastic, using it for commutes is pretty killer in itself, traveling with it is a great feature, and using it for rewards programs and Apple Pay also makes a really compelling case at a killer feature. Lately however, there's been a new breed of Apple Watch apps
Make sure you check out my second guest appearance on the Wearable Today Podcast. We talk about How Wearable Technology can go hand in hand with Home Automation, share some tips and tricks on getting things to work well, and I even talk about how I broke my first Apple Watch. Great show to watch if you're interested in wearable tech. Go to WearableToday.com to keep up with the podcast and check out the source link for video and audio only streams of this episode.
When I first received my Apple Watch I was annoyed that Apple didn't include or even sell some kind of dock with anything but the ridiculously expensive models. I know I only bought an Apple Watch Sport, but still, it feels pretty bad just laying it on a table. Any movement of the cord moves the whole watch, always leaving me struggling against my fears of it falling off of the table. I searched for docks, but none of them were available at launch. Thingiverse had a few, but most of them didn't meet my needs. I wanted a watch and iPhone combo dock, that was still compact. So I started designing one. My objective for the design were that it should be able to dock both my Apple Watch, and iPhone 6 Plus, yet still be compact, and look good while doing it. After a week of intensive designing, I settled on this design:
After using my Apple Watch for the first month or so, I feel like the novelty has worn off, and I've settled into a normal day to day with it. While there are already a lot of really great apps on the Apple Watch. These are the ones that I find myself using most often every day. The ones that I find make my life easier. These are the ones that I feel actually add to my life. These are the first apps I can think of, off the top of my head whenever I'm asked about the Apple Watch. I also won't be including any built in apps on this list because, what's the point of that?
We thought it'd be nice to have a little fun with this Apple Watch unboxing. We still show everything you should expect when you unbox you Apple Watch Sport.
USB Power Adapter
USB cradle charging cord
Apple Watch Sport
One extra watch band piece (not a whole extra band, just one side)
Nice plastic case that you can use to keep your watch in.
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Earlier this week Pebble, the company famous for releasing the first truly smart watch, announced it's newest product. The Pebble Time. The Pebble Time which has a color e-paper display that allows it to be always on, yet still get a week of battery life, and is readable in sunlight. It's also thinner and lighter then the original Pebble and Pebble Steel. It also has a new operating system which seems rather interesting. It's a timeline, kind of like Google Glass's much maligned interface.
Join us here at Obsessively Geek for our discussion on what we expect of the Apple Watch. We'll discuss our likes and dislikes, and get you prepared for what's to come.