What did you love about it?
How smart it was – from step counter and calorie tracker up to a meditation app and alarm, this watch really had it all.All the apps are stored logically, the interface is usually very responsive.
In terms of design, whilst I think it’s hard to beat the elegance of an analogue watch, the Apple watch is a sleek option that balances out aesthetics with function.
What did you hate about it?
Whilst I didn’t hate anything about it, having so many notifications could be distracting or guilt-inducing. The short battery life was a little annoying- having to charge the watch daily, or every other day, can be a bit annoying. However, the payoff is the amount of features you get.
What feature did you use the most?
Most used for me was the exercise tracker and breath function. I also liked the timer and alarms, and the step counter, but there are so many ueful features out there such as hydration trackers, running apps, meal trackers.
Overall, how satisfied were you the smartwatch and would you recommend it?
Really satisfied. I was expecting to be glad to take it off by the end but I’ve really enjoyed using it.
Do you feel more energised and active after these 3 months?
It’s been an active few months so definitely, even if the watch wasn’t the sole cause of this.
Do you sleep better?
Most of the time my sleep is pretty good so there wasn’t too much that the watch could do here.
Have you identified any areas you would like to improve (e.g. diet, posture, etc)?
I’ve realised that when I’m working, I really don’t move! A day spent on my desk can result in a scarily low step count. I now try to make sure that on these days I get moving once an hour, be it to make a cup of tea, walk around or take a handstand break! Strictly for days spent working at home for the latter.