Apple Watch Review

Enter the Apple Watch, the company’s ambitious take on the modern smartwatch, which has yet to see a champion that rises above all others. Indeed, we can mention a few models from the Android Wear camp that have piqued our interest, but for the most part, there’s still not a single, dominant one that can transform the smartwatch’s reputation from a want, to a necessity. Can the Watch achieve that?...
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64 Comments

1. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

so... meh

12. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

please stop using the word 'retina'... i tune out the rest of the words once i see this word. by retina 'standards' my 1955 panasonic tv is almost up to snuff. its a useless coined apple phrase that sounds as dumb as it is.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is all about the branding with Apple and it works too since no one in the AppleFandom knows what any of the terms actually stand for. For example, they keep calling the bands fluoroelastomer bands instead of colorful rubber. They called the iPhone 5c casing polycarbonate instead of plastic. For Samsung et al. they will call it by its generic name to discredit it. Oh well, what can you do, the Apple ban hammer is feared by all media outlets.

17. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

As soon as i read John V is the reviewer, didn't want to continue reading, this guy doesn't write neutral reviews as a reviewer should, if it is apple product then it is good enough for him.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Right? Like when he rated the Galaxy S 6 higher than the iPhone 6, and when he rated the G4 higher than the iPhone 6 before all the Samsung fans complained that it was too high...

28. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Im not a Samsung fan or any brand fan, i buy what fulfills my needs.

50. epdm2be

Posts: 830; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

... and that is nowadays becoming a problem. Because NONE of the current smartphones, no matter how powerful they are or how big their screen resolution or screen-sizes are, fulfills my need. The odd thing is that my needs aren't that extravagant at all. They just include some things that I have become accustomed to with the great feature-phones of years past. And that I EXPECT that a new device should do ALL the things the older one does but BETTER and perhaps even more! But all I see around me are compromises :-(

55. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Haaaaaave you tried Windows Phone?

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple makes some of the best products. Don't buy them if you don't like them.

29. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I already told you before, stop being biased, in every article you always say apple's product is better, just like this one. I don't like the cheap antennas in apple products, but i like their Sandboxing for the apps even though IOS lacks behind android, but that is the price one has to say for over simplicity.I hated samsung plastic, and so on, be OPEN minded.

37. ohplease

Posts: 40; Member since: May 12, 2015

While Apple makes really good products, I can't say they are the best, nothing is the best for everyone. And never forget about personal preference please.

40. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I didn't.

63. Simona unregistered

u see and ppl eating it to them bcos they ar stupid they know how to shepherd

64. Simona unregistered

2. gaming64 unregistered

Fair review. 8 is what the Watch deserves. The recipe lacks some ingredients. Hope the 2nd gen Apple Watch would be better.

3. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

exactly what im thinking.

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Even the verge gave it a 7. The applelove is strong in phonearena. So dissapointing. It's slow it doesn't stay on it has no standalone apps...

5. gaming64 unregistered

Lel the Verge is also Apple biased.

7. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Exactly. He's saying even the Verge scored it lower than standard.

6. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I was hoping someone said about the Verge, haha. Plus devs can't even make their own watch faces, the battery life doesn't come close to Android Wear anymore, the design of the watch itself is still questionable... Off topic a little. Has anyone noticed two day battery life with the recent updates? I'm getting two and a half - three days now on my LG G Watch, which is weird but wonderful.

11. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

http://imgur.com/Wpf4YFJ Just some proof, it's delightul!

34. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

ALSO. To beat this dead horse a little bit more. The Apple Watch messaging features only works with the buggy iMessage, it doesn't work with Whatsapp and FB. Plus the Maps feature has been iffy when walking, it takes you on the same route as cars, when you can only use the Watch while walking, I witnessed this one and we walked in the one route direction of the road instead of just turning around. I just don't understand how this is on par with the Android Wear watches, when all of this works, plus more. I can't think of anything that isn't good about Wear, besides not talking calls which is pretty awesome when you're working. Fair enough this is Apple users only choice, but it is a terrible choice if everyone could buy anyone. Anyway, enough ranting :P (I'm forwarding these problems from my mate who had the Watch, he's returned it already before it was too late)

26. Feanor

Posts: 1429; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

But at least Phonearena gave (correctly) a slightly higher note to the G Watch R. This is rather fair. Other reviewers, after complaining about pretty much everything on a Watch, they named it somehow magically the top smartwatch (looking at you Techradar).

8. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As much i hate to admit it, and contrary to my initial thoughts on the Apple watch, i do believe it is the best smartwatch on the market atm. I still think it should've been cheaper, with better battery life and simpler UI like what iOS is on iPhones.

19. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

There is no need to hate anything :) Respect for having balls to admit that your opinion change after testing, most people here even if they liked this Watch they wouldn't admit, ininstead they would just bash Apple for some stupid reasons.

22. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

It may be the best smartwatch, but still not worth 8

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I guess 8 is fair seems the apple watch offers one or two things most smartwatchs don't have.

27. Feanor

Posts: 1429; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It also doesn't offer many things that other smartwatches do, though... Like Google Now predictive notifications, flick to scroll, always on display, downloadable watchfaces etc...

35. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah but its ios so what did you expect lol.

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That flexing on the arm tho lol

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