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Our definitive review of the Apple Watch, after two months of use

Like many of you, we woke up at 4 am on April 10 to buy the Apple Watch (first day of pre-sale). In a very short time the stocks of the watch ended and the deliveries, which were supposed to happen in the week of April 24, became increasingly distant.

The first watch I put my hands on (for availability) was a 38mm Apple Watch Sport, with a white strap. Then I exchanged it with our chubby Breno Masi and got my definitive model: the 42mm space gray Apple Watch Sport. That was really good for me to compare the sizes and come up with a verdict on the best one for my wrist.

As a publisher of a technology website, I follow all the news that come out of Apple. In this period (since the launch of the Watch until today), however, I tried to ignore the watch's reviews as much as possible to prevent others' opinions from influencing my judgment.

Without further ado, let's go to our definitive review of the Apple Watch!

Design

It happened with iPhone 4, with the iPhones 6/6 Plus and now, again, with the Apple Watch. As soon as these products were introduced to the world, I didn't really enjoy their look. Shortly thereafter, however, my opinion changed. Some will say that the Reality Distortion Field that Steve Jobs used so much to his advantage and that he is a little weaker at Apple, but still exists. It may be, but I really believe that some products need a little more time to get used to, understand the purpose of some elements.

The iPhone 4 was square; the streaks and protruding camera of the iPhones 6/6 Plus, glaring; Watch is Apple's most technologically advanced product, with a, say, slightly retro look. But as I said, a few weeks later, all of these elements just seem, somehow, to make sense and compose well the design chosen by Ma. In the specific case of Watch, Apple's goal was not to reinvent the “watch” format, but rather change what we, users, can do with a product that is a good part of the day on our wrists.

The idea that “there is an Apple Watch for each person” at first seemed to me confusing (a variation of products / models never seen before at Apple), but now we see how well she has succeeded in this strategy. Three models (Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition) with different materials (aluminum, stainless steel and gold), two sizes (38mm and 42mm), two color variations in each line, several bracelets in addition to meeting the most different tastes and pockets, this offer allows us to “play” with the watch, such as having a bracelet for playing sports and another for tidier events. Point to Apple.

Some did not understand why Apple placed the Digital Crown and the Watch button on the same side, suggesting that the button could be on the left side and both, centered vertically. But it didn't bother me. Not to say that it didn't bother you, this arrangement only gets in the way a little while taking a screenshot (both buttons must be pressed at the same time). If each were on one side of the clock, it would certainly be easier. No more, no complaints about Jony Ive's choice.

I have no opinion on the golden body of the Apple Watch Edition, but although I only used the Apple Watch Sport for real, I did play a little with the Apple Watch (stainless steel) on a recent trip I made abroad.

In short, the stainless steel body gives a greater idea of ​​time than that of aluminum. I may be exaggerating a little, but the brightness and weight of the Watch “matches” more with the idea of ​​a watch. And Apple seems to agree with that, after all, in addition to not putting any last name on it (only Apple Watch (watch), unlike the others which is still a little confusing), it gave exactly that model so that the model Christy Turlington Burns was getting ready for the London Marathon. Let's agree: it would be much more consistent to do this with an Apple Watch Sport, right? But the Apple Watch that looks good in the pictures, with its shiny body and watch face.

Despite having a “more beautiful” body, the Apple Watch suffers from scratches. And this is not Apple's fault, after all, it happens with all stainless steel watches on the market. In this regard, point for the Watch Sport aluminum that is more resistant. The Apple Watch sapphire crystal screen, although it doesn't have such a good contrast in environments with high luminosity (the Watch Sport screen, made of on X glass, better in this sense), simply scratches to damage the screen you would have to make a certain effort taking into account the hardness of the material. The screen of the sports model, which is exactly the same as the iPhones 6/6 Plus, already scratches more easily (mine already has some very small scratches, noticeable only when I look at it in a very bright light).

Since we're talking about a watch, the likelihood of you stumbling on it somewhere while moving your big arm. Basically, with the Apple Watch Sport the body of the watch is more protected; with Apple Watch, the screen is the toughest part.

About the thickness, it is true that it could be a little thinner (I imagine that the second or third generation could evolve in this direction), but it is nothing that bothers or leaves the disproportionate watch on the arm. If you are worried about it, you can rest assured!

bracelets

I can't talk about all of them, after all I only used the sport. Although some people did not like it very much (mainly how to attach the bracelet to the arm), I adapted very well. Even though it is a sports model, I venture to say that the black color is very “elegant”. And the bracelet fitting system? It is very cool, just press a small button and slide it to the side so that the bracelet comes out easily, so even easier! Apple created something very interesting for those who like to wear the same watch with different bracelets.

Changing Apple Watch straps

Incidentally, if you are one of those people and want to buy a Watch, I strongly suggest the Apple Watch (stainless steel). This “standard” model matches most of the bracelets created by Apple and most likely with those that will still be created by Ma partner manufacturers if you don't know, any company can create bracelets for the Apple Watch.

After all, 38mm or 42mm?

I have 1.74m, 75kg and a 17cm wrist. I would say that I am an average citizen (neither tall nor short; neither fat nor thin). I believe that, therefore, choosing the size of the watch for me is not something easy. This process is much simpler for some small and / or thin (which usually goes with the 38mm) or large and / or heavier (which automatically prefers the 42mm).

As I tested both, I can speak with ownership. As soon as you see the 38mm for the first time, you find the watch small and it is. However, by using it for a few days, I quickly got used to it. And being an average person, he didn't look bad on my wrist, with a very small or feminine watch aspect.

Apple Watch size comparison38mm vs. 42mm

The problem that the same thing (but in an inverted way) happened with the 42mm model. It may even be somewhat influenced by the smaller model, but as soon as I received the 42mm Watch and caught my eye on it, I thought to myself, "This one will be really big on my wrist." at first glance it was even the size of the information on the screen bothered me a little on the first day, even though the screen was undeniably more pleasant when interacting with the watch.

Only, a few days later, I was fully adapted to the size of the watch on my wrist. Comparing it with some others that I have, I can say that the 42mm Watch is within the average and should really be the natural choice of most men. Despite the initial doubt, today I am convinced that the 42mm watch is the ideal size for me.

It is also worth noting that the small difference in screen size also implies a slightly larger battery inside the watch. According to Apple itself, owners of 42mm Watches will have a slightly better autonomy than 38mm. But we'll talk more about drums below.

Speaking a little of the watch itself

Apple Watch Review - Fuso horrio

I didn't use to wear watches on a daily basis. He wore some when traveling or at social events and s. But, as we know, the Watch is more than just a watch. Incidentally, I would say that hours are the least important to him, more or less like the phone calls on the iPhone. But even then, it is, in a way, “superior” to conventional watch models if we analyze everything with a focus on information. On a trip (to San Francisco, for example), you can easily leave both local and local time (in my case, Rio de Janeiro) on the clock screen, making things easier.

One of the Watch's strengths is precisely the possibility of personalization, with the so-called complications, that is, relevant information that is available on the watch screen. Having a variety of information on the screen (such as weather, your calendar events, your physical activity goal, among other things) at a glance from a distance is very useful.

Apple Watch Review - Dials

The dials (the appearance of the watch itself) pleased me. There are not many options, but enough for those who like to change the look a little depending on the activity / location where they are. Here, for example, in my day-to-day life I use Modular; but when I go to a party or something, I choose something more “sophisticated” like Simples or Crongrafo.

Obviously, this varies from person to person if you change wallpapers almost every day on your computer / smartphone, you will probably be dissatisfied with the current offer. We know how Apple likes to control the user experience, so we will hardly see it opening the door for developers / companies to create their own displays.

The “Summaries” (important information that we can see by sliding our finger from bottom to top) are also great. Many apps offer this feature and you just need to activate it through the Apple Watch app. The annoying part is that you have to be careful not to activate many and have a plethora of apps listed on this feature. In my watch I have 17 “Summaries” activated, which makes navigation between them a little difficult (all done through gestures on the screen, sliding left / right).

Apple Watch Review - Summaries

Of course, you can order them in a way that makes your job easier (leaving those you access most close to each other). But at some point you will have to walk through them all until you reach another end; so, at least in mine, i try to activate this option only in what is really essential.

Communication with other people

Watch no was created to replace your iPhone. It is true that it is possible to send messages and make / answer calls for him, but that is not nearly the reason that will make you wear the watch at least not for me. In fact: it is not practical to send a message by watch. You need to open the Messages app, choose the person you want to send, touch the reply button and speak your message to you as an audio or use Siri's transcript to send everything as text.

easy? Yes. Practical? No. To do this, you need to keep your arm raised at a height that, after a few seconds, bothers you. Imagine then answering a call by the clock! A minute later and you will be cramped! So I laughed at the rumor about a FaceTime camera coming on the Apple Watch 2.

Not to mention that, in the case of messages, the watch's screen is very small to keep chasing conversations, buttons, etc. It is much simpler and easier to take your cell phone out of your pocket and do everything for it. These functions are only there to be used when you are really unable to use the phone. These are very particular situations, but common ones (standing in the relatively full metro, driving, etc.). At such times, it is simpler to answer a message or answer a call to say that you are occupied by the watch itself.

In addition to the “old” forms, Watch also has new forms of communication. If the other person you want to talk to also has the Watch, you can "nudge" it, send hearts (which literally beat to your heart rate) and draw on the watch's screen so that the person can see everything on their wrist.

Apple Watch Review - Communication

I rarely use these resources. In the first days, even for the sake of curiosity, you test everything with some friends. But then it all falls by the wayside. I count on my fingers here how many times I pressed the side button of the watch to see the list of contacts I have and to start some kind of communication with someone by the watch. If I want to speak to someone, I send a message, an email or make a call. These touches on the screen hardly call the attention of the person with whom you want to communicate, as I have already sent some and I have had a long time without response, other people have already sent me and it took me a long time to notice.

Speaking of emails, it is worth mentioning that in watchOS 1.0.1 (the current version of the system) you can only receive notifications and read new emails, it is not possible to reply to them. In watchOS 2 this changes, but I honestly don't miss it.

As I said, I don't think the watch is the ideal device for interacting with other people and that includes answering emails. I'm even surprised by Siri's performance in transcribing what I say (I would say her hit rate is 90% or more). Only, even so, I don't see myself answering emails with the help of the assistant when watchOS 2 is released for everyone.

Hardly an email nowadays has an urgent character, which needs to be answered at that very moment that received. In my opinion, there are more efficient ways of communicating for something urgent (like the good old phone). In addition, people are increasingly filled with Inboxes. So, I prefer to wait a moment so that I can answer everything on the iPhone or Mac, more calmly, than to stay with my arm extended talking with the watch.

Exercises

This was one of the main reasons that made me want the Apple Watch. Before him, I already went through Jawbone UP and Misfit Shine, and my expectation of using the watch to monitor my physical activities was great.

There are two native apps available for this: Activity and Exercise.

Apple Watch Review - Activity

In the first we have a graph that is both simple and complete of our daily activities, represented by three circles: movement (how many calories were burned), exercise (how many minutes of exercise did you do in the day) and standing (how many times did you get up from chair). The daily goal is always to close the three circles.

Apple Watch Review - Activity

Scrolling down the screen in each of them, we still have a detail of what was accomplished throughout the day (according to the goal set). These goals are set as soon as you use the watch for the first time, based on the calories you intend to burn. After that, based on your performance, the watch suggests weekly changes upwards or downwards, depending on whether or not you are meeting your goal.

It is not easy, but if you are a sedentary person, understand the concept and try to hit the goals daily, the results can be quite interesting.

Apple Watch Review - Exercise

The second app (Exercise), as its name implies, is for you to monitor the exercises you do, be it walking (in an internal or external area), running (ditto), cycling (ditto), elliptical (also known as Transport), paddle, climb stairs or some other.

Apple Watch Review - Exercise

Just follow the information on the screen to set up exercise monitoring (which may have goals based on calories, physical activity time, distance or free), which, in the end, is all duly computed and stored in the Activity app on the iPhone.

Review of Apple Watch - Activity App on iPhone

There you have an overview of whether or not you are achieving your daily goals. In addition, you can touch one of the circles and see exactly how it performed on a given day. in this app, too, that your achievements are stored (which also serve to motivate you to continue exercising).

I really liked this exercise ecosystem that Apple created. The only problem is his relationship with other platforms. For running, I've been using Nike + for a long time and all my data is stored there. It's not just that I change the Nike + now, after years of accumulating precious information on it.

In addition, in watchOS 1.0.1 the clock sensors cannot be used by third-party apps. This means that if I monitor a run using the Nike + Running app on the Watch, I will not be able to see my heart rate on it. Result: I end up using both applications at the same time. As the Apple Watch does not have GPS, I take my iPhone to my runs to record the route. So, I end up putting Nike + Running to run on the phone while viewing the information through the Exercise app on Watch.

Apart from that little detail of me using another platform to store my race information, I am really enjoying the watch as an activity monitor. In addition to running, I use it to monitor muscle sessions (choosing the “Other” option in the Exercise app) and even to monitor walks I take (not necessarily to exercise, but to get around).

Here's a tip: not my case, but if you intend to exercise (like running) without the iPhone, at least the first time take the smartphone with you to calibrate the watch. Everything is easy: just put the iPhone in your pocket and walk / run for 20 minutes so that the clock crosses the information from the accelerometer with that of the iPhone's GPS. We will talk more about this subject in this post.

Regarding the accuracy of heart rate monitoring, unfortunately I don't have any Polar or monitor similar to make a comparison. Still, the data that we have already released on this is very encouraging.

As I said, I already used some bracelets to monitor my exercises and the great thing about Watch is to have feedback on what I am doing at the moment. It is great to be able, during the activity, to look at the clock and know how many calories I have already burned, the distance covered, my pace, my heart rate things that were not possible with the other monitors that did not have a screen.

Apple also bet on an interesting concept to avoid sedentarism as much as possible. Hourly, Watch reminds you to get up and walk for at least a full minute. For those who work almost all day sitting in front of the computer, like me, it is still good to “stretch out”, take a water, go to the bathroom still, many times you end up simply ignoring the notification.

Overall, I'm really enjoying using the watch for this purpose.

Technology

If on smartphones I already think that it is not worth going into details such as technical specifications, then on smartwatches the maxim is still valid, here: the important thing is the experience and not the numbers (such processor, battery of so many milliamps, etc.). Well, let's get down to business.

The Digital Crown was a beautiful surprise. I always imagined that everything in a clock would be done with touches on the screen, but the solution that Apple found so that we can “scroll” information quickly and / or without blocking our view with the hand was excellent. The fluidity, the speed control, I really do not imagine the Watch, today, without it.

Siri was another surprise. In watchOS 1.0, which did not have support for our language, she was not present. But everything changed with the arrival of watchOS 1.0.1. It may be my thing, but although we have Siri in Portuguese, I often find myself doing everything manually instead of asking the assistant for help. On the iPhone, which is a more complete device extremely simple to handle, it still happens a lot. But at Watch, my behavior is changing.

Apple Watch Review - Siri

very common for me to ask Siri to remember something, ask her to open a certain app, among other things. I miss some feedback (the watch makes no sound or vibrates when you have a "conversation" with Siri; everything is shown on the screen itself), but the experience with the assistant is positively surprising me.

The beautiful Retina display of the Watch. The really black is black (thanks to AMOLED technology), the resolution is more than enough for you not to see any pixel, the optimum contrast, the size of the information (on the 42mm screen, which I am more used to) excellent nothing to complain about.

The Force Touch (which uses tiny electrodes around the Retina display to distinguish between a light touch and a pressure, instantly activating a series of specific commands) is a welcome addition.

Force Touch on Apple Watch

With Force Touch, the firm pressure on the screen activates other controls in apps such as Messages, Music and Calendar, allows us to select different displays, pause or end a workout, search for an address in Maps. Think of it this way: on such a small screen, it is not possible to put all the available commands there, like buttons. Thus, many interactions are made with a stronger touch on the screen. And everything works very well.

The annoying part of it is that there is no rule. There are applications that use Force Touch; others, no. This detracts somewhat from the experience as you never know if a particular app has an action that can be done by pressing the screen a little harder. If in doubt, test this to see if there is anything.

With Force Touch, Apple for the first time included a command to clear all notifications something users have been asking for on iOS since, I don't know, its version 5. My suspicion that it is just waiting for the iPhone to gain the same technology to provide the experience in an equivalent way.

The Taptic Engine is somewhat intriguing. As Apple itself explains, it is a linear actuator within the Apple Watch that produces tactile responses. In less technical terms, you feel a “touch” on your wrist whenever you receive an alert or notification, or when you press the screen. Yes, I put “a touch” in quotes because the thing is difficult to explain. It's not like a vibrating engine that we're used to on smartphones; on the other hand, it is not really a touch, a nudge. A compromise is difficult to describe, but pleasant enough not to piss you off. The cool thing is that there are several different “touches”. In a short time, if you are an attentive person, it is possible to know what type of notification the watch is warning by the "touch".

Apple Watch Review - Mute

A good part of the day my Apple Watch is in silent mode, using only these “ringtones” to notify me I really go crazy here from time to time with the amount of notifications and, without audio, things get a little more comfortable.

As I said, there is no reason to be evaluating / unraveling things like processor, memory and everything else in the clock. But it is undeniable that, at least in this first moment, we have the impression that some things go a little slow. It may be the fault of the processor, but my bet that this will improve a lot with the arrival of watchOS 2 and native applications (currently apps run on the iPhone and are shown on the Watch; soon, as I said, this will change).

Drums

The battery, as always, generated a little controversy. Apple has announced that the Watch was created for a full day of use and that we must recharge it every night. Would it be better to have a battery that lasted longer? Of course, much better. But it is not a problem if you buy the product knowing that you must recharge it every day.

Here, even on more intense days of use (when I monitor my exercises), I end the day easily with more than 30% battery. On less busy days, I end the day with 50% or more! You can hardly get home at night with the watch totally out of battery. Now, if you're training for a marathon or something, everything should change a little bit.

Apple Watch recharging your battery

Reloading the watch is very simple and practical. Induction charging is something that generates a lot of discussion, but this is in the world of smartphones, where we often use the devices while they are recharged (something that is lost with this type of technology). As this does not apply to a watch, the induction charging fell very well on it.

Two details bothered me here: the first is the cable size, which is 2 meters. At least here at home the socket next to my bed is very close to the bedside table. And when reloading the clock on the computer, I don't need that much cable either. This excess of cable disturbs me a little, but I understand the thought of Apple to offer more for those who do not have an outlet that close.

The second thing that bothered me was the plastic charger that came with Apple Watches Sport. I very much doubt that offering the metal version of the charger on all models would impact the watch margins so much. I perfectly understand the differentiation of the models, the most worked cases of the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition, but by offering a cable with a plastic finish next to the Apple Watch Sport, my perception is that instead of valuing others it devalues ​​the sports model , passing a stingy impression, willing to give up the quality of the product to earn a few more cents.

Of course, Apple aims at profit like any and all companies, but there is a balance to be respected. Cooler boxes for more expensive watches? thymus! Lower quality accessories for the entry model? A, no.

Applications

I will confess one thing: apart from the exercise apps and the ones I activated in the “Summaries”, I practically use apps on Watch. My relationship with this product is much more receptive than active. I even have a lot of apps installed, but basically to take advantage of the notifications or something.

I will not check the timeline Twitter's MacMagazine on the watch; let alone follow some comments from our Instagram on it. I will also not be viewing photos, shopping, reading emails or articles, among other things that require more interaction than, I don't know, 20 seconds. But it is important to receive a notification if someone sends us a direct message and I will go and respond on the iPhone, when possible.

For me, the watch serves as a filter. Upon receiving a notification, I assess whether it deserves my attention or not. It deserved and the interaction was simple enough to solve for itself (like, for example, answering a message with an "Ok", "Yes" or "No", mark a task / reminder as done / completed, among other things that, as I said, require a short interaction)? Wonderful! Now, if the interaction already requires a certain effort, I prefer to solve everything on the iPhone or even on the Mac.

Of course, there are some exceptions. At certain times the comfort speaks louder and, as much as I prefer to use my iPhone as a remote control for my Apple TV, if it is a little distant (like recharging on the computer table), I will control everything through the Watch (thanks to the Remote app). There are, however, features that only Watch has, such as the possibility of placing the iPhone on a table and shooting the photo using the Watch (ideal for when you want to take a photo with the whole class).

Another cool utility to use Watch is to control music playback whether stored on the watch itself or on the iPhone. You can do this either through the Music app or a “Summary”, something very practical when you are exercising. Tip: with the Exercise app running, press the Digital Crown to return to the icons and open the Music app. From there, you can switch between them by double-clicking on the Digital Crown.

Overall, however, it's obvious that it's more comfortable to do routine things on the iPhone. And I think that, over time, this will become clearer. For now everything is new and everyone, including developers, is trying the possibilities of the clock. Over time, however, we will all understand better what a real smartwatch is for and direct our efforts towards it.

What I mean more or less this: exercise apps, point-to-point navigation by “taps” on the wrist, notifications of purchases made on your credit card, reminders, boarding passes and tickets, make a check in quickly in some place are things we can do with our iPhone, but they are much more interesting in Watch. On the other hand, reading emails, seeing photos, chatting with a friend / family member are things that don't make much sense in a watch other than, as I said, at times when we just can't take the phone out of our pocket for several reasons.

I really think that, over time, just as the iPad ceased to be a “giant iPod touch” and found its reason for being, the purpose of a smartwatch becoming more and more evident.

Configuration (making better use of Watch)

As you know, the Apple Watch needs an iPhone to function. Without the smartphone, the watch is nothing. But in addition to this technical need for everything to happen on your wrist, there is still a need just as important: that of correctly configuring the Apple Watch application so that you do not underuse or, at the other extreme, go crazy with the watch.

When I turned on Watch and set it up for the first time, I chose to sync all the apps I have on my iPhone which are compatible with the watch even to test everything and understand how it works. Before long, you can already tell what is important and what is irritating you.

Apple Watch Review - Notifications

There are many things that can be configured using the Apple Watch app, but I will only talk about the most important ones. It is one thing to receive notification of a purchase made on my credit card; another to receive dozens of notifications per minute from a group on WhatsApp. So one of the first things you should do is to identify what notifications you want to receive on your watch and turn off everything that is bothering you.

The “Summaries” are also something that I consider essential. It is very worthwhile to “spend some time” playing with this feature, activating it in the apps that you think make sense to be there, just a slide away from the Home screen of the watch. Just as an example, I put here one to view the result of the games of my team (Flamengo SporTV), another to follow my orders sent / received by the Post Office (Arrived?), To identify songs (Shazam), to follow my registered flights ( FlightTrack), my weight (Health Mate), among some others (third-party and native).

It is also worth setting up in Messages some standard responses for when you are busy and want to quickly “kill a conversation”. No mais, recomendo muito fuar todas as partes da aba “Meu Relgio” para deixar o Apple Watch o mais personalizado possvel de acordo com o seu uso. Sem isso, acredite: o relgio pode atrapalhar mais do que ajudar.

O que faltou?

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verdade que o watchOS 2 trar algumas coisas legais, como o recurso Time Travel (voc gira a Coroa Digital e pode ver o que est acontecendo, o que j aconteceu e o que ainda vai acontecer com base nas informaes das complicaes), o modo Nightstand (um mostrador digital especialmente criado para quando o relgio est recarregando noite), aplicativos nativos (que tornaro a experincia mais rpida e fluida), apps que podem tirar proveito dos sensores do relgio, possibilidade de criar mais telas de Amigos (cada uma com at 12 contatos), de usar a Siri para comear a fazer um exerccio ou abrir algum resumo, alm do recurso “Bloqueio de Ativao” (que nos ajudar muito no caso de um roubo). Mas tem coisas “simples” que ainda ficaram de fora.

Como j disse, possvel personalizar muita coisa pelo aplicativo Apple Watch, mas eu senti falta de mais. Eu queria, por exemplo, poder ser alertado no meu pulso de mensagens recebidas apenas por familiares ou amigos prximos. No WhatsApp, idem: queria poder selecionar determinadas pessoas e/ou grupos para receber alertas no relgio. Atualmente muita coisa “ou tudo ou nada”, o que nos gera um conflito interno (o que menos pior: ficar chateado por no receber uma notificao importante no relgio ou se estressar por receber tudo?).

Completed

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Eu acredito que o Watch ir pelo mesmo caminho.

Eu realmente acho que, com o tempo, assim como o iPad deixou de ser um “iPod touch gigante” e encontrou sua razo de ser, a finalidade de um smartwatch ficar mais e mais evidente.

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Apple Watch com pulseira Sport branca no braoFoto: Crew

A Apple comeou tudo com o monitoramento de algumas atividades, mas eu no duvido nada que daqui a algumas geraes usurios possam no apenas monitorar diversos tipos de atividades, como saber ainda mais informaes do corpo humano (oxigenao, glicose, indcios de doenas, controle alimentar, etc.). um caminho possvel e que eu gostaria muito de ver acontecer.

Hoje, porm, o Apple Watch para mim um bom companheiro para o iPhone. Tirando a parte prtica do monitoramento de exerccios, a minha relao com o relgio ainda algo bastante experimental, mais de curiosidade do que de necessidade. Eu no tenho dvidas de que isso evoluir para algo mais concreto tenho certeza de que a Apple est planejando meios de ficarmos cada vez mais dependentes do relgio em nossos pulsos; todavia, por enquanto, a realidade essa.

“Mas eu devo comprar?” Difcil responder pois, como disse, o relgio algo bastante pessoal. Se voc adora tecnologia, os produtos da Apple e v o Watch como mais um “brinquedo” para a sua coleo, no tenho dvidas de que voc vai gostar. Se voc pratica exerccios e quer ter um controle melhor dessas informaes (seja com os apps nativos ou com outros, desenvolvidos por terceiros), o relgio tem uma necessidade prtica para voc. De resto, voc precisa parar e pensar se ele lhe ajuda a resolver algum problema. uma avaliao difcil, mas que deve ser feita antes de voc investir em um produto que no nem um pouco barato.