Happy Friday, and one week since the launch of the watch. I am a huge fan of everything Disney. I go to Disneyland a few times a year. I have had an annual pass there for years. I will be going back next month and will use my watch with apple pay. I will post pictures of how it works. Since I’m such a fan of Disney, I figured I should start with the Mickey Mouse watch face and see how it goes. I have given it a week and have really liked the face. It has been different moving back to an analog face since I’ve been used to the digital time on my phone. I love Mickey’s tapping foot as the second hand. I think it is really fun. I stumbled across an article saying that if you line up apple watches, they will all tap at the same time. When I went into the apple store to try on my watch, I lined up two apple watch display models and v
erified the tapping foot. One feature of the face that I really like is that between 6-12, Mickey’s head faces left but between 12-6 it faces right. Its nice that his head moves so that it looks a little less painful for Mickey when he is giving me the time. I am impressed by the little details that make the experience that much more pleasant for the end user. I have posted the images below :).
Today I went running with the apple watch. I used the activity app and thought it was a good experience. I went this morning for 35 minutes. I found that the activity app reads my heartbeat every 5 seconds when using the app and every 10 minutes normally. After the run, my battery life was 93 percent on my watch (I have the screen brightness set on medium). I was impressed with the app. I have always used the Nike+GPS app. I will give that one a try on Monday and compare the two.
My apple watch came in today! I have enjoyed playing with it so far. I’m sure as I use it for the next few days, I will have more impressions of the watch but as of right now, I really enjoy it. The interface is a bit different than the iPhone and the side button will take some getting used to. I have been impressed with its capabilities. Tonight, I tested listening to music on my wireless beats (paired to my iPhone) while controlling the music with my watch. I also was able to control my Apple TV using the remote app on the watch while listening to the my beats. I have multiple Apple TVs and I like how easy it is to switch between them in the app on the remote. Here is me pulling it out of the box. (The box is a nice plastic box and velvet lined.
When pairing it, the setup is on the phone. I love the logo they display.
Here is a picture of my watch tonight as I go to bed.
I am excited to take it out for a run tomorrow 🙂