Yesterday morning a UPS driver woke me up with my doorbell and had me sign for a package, as he handed me the package I immediately recognised the shape of the box – must contain an Apple Watch. The thing is that I ordered one like a month ago and forgot about it ever since, and I didn’t check the email that I used to purchase the watch for over two weeks, which would make sense as to why I didn’t know something was coming.
While I will have a more detailed review later this week, I thought I would share some initial impressions of the watch.
Model: Apple Watch Sport 38mm Space Grey with Black Sports Band
Honestly, I didn’t know if I would like the watch to begin with so I just ordered the most basic and least expensive model which happens to be a sports edition.
Why did I get it? Two reasons: The fact that I can have boarding passes in my watch is the primary purpose, how f#$%ing cool is that?!?! Boarding passes in a watch! This is the primary reason, and perhaps the second is that I can finally pay without physically pulling out my cards – this is amazing. We frequent flyers have tons of credit cards and instead of carrying them all around, now I can just swipe and select the card I want.
So far, I’m really liking it. I’m glad that I got the 38mm version since it is just a perfect size for my small wrist. I’ve been using it for almost a full day now and it works great and functions as it should. I’ve yet to test the boarding pass (obviously), but I’m guessing that will change soon. Overall, it’s a nice accessory to your iPhone, it connects via Bluetooth and essentially the iPhone functions as the ‘connector’ to the internet and passes on notifications to the watch.