Day 1 with Apple Watch - full review coming later, but so far, pretty useful. Took it off the charger at 9am, and used it until 5PM, at which time it was at 77% battery remaining. I used to check time, calendars, weather, stock, to send a few messages via Siri and even took a call on the speakerphone. Looked like a douche bag surely, talking to my wrist, like Dick Tracy, but drastically reduced the number of times I needed to pull my phone out, which was the main reason. So far so good!
Setting up Apple Pay, though... Thus far, having to place a phone call to Barclay's to enable my card for Apple Pay kind of sucks. Call in, enter a bunch of account data, get to live person, get transferred... I like the security aspect, but none of this was anything that couldn't be handled with the proper forms. Especially seeing as how the same card was used to purchase the watch in the first place.
Now, pick up the phone and talk to a live person! Yikes!
5 minutes later and done but somewhat un-Apple like in execution... I guess it's the fault of the credit card companies for not having more intelligence built in and for paranoia around new technologies. One definitely gets the feeling the credit card companies are being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
And, activated. Now, to buy something. Not the worst thing in the world, but definitely a waste of time and effort. Now, to find something to buy!
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Silicon Valley Dad, who loves cars, cooking, clothes and cameras