NOTE: I did NOT receive this product for free or at a discount. My Apple Watch was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend. I’ve been wanting to review it, but I wanted to use it for a few months first to get a good sense of the product.
Disclaimer: I’m not writing this post for any reason other than sharing my review of the Apple Watch Series 1. However, I do include affiliate links in order to help me pay for this blog.
Now, onto the good stuff!
I was a senior in high school when the Apple Watch first hit the market. I’m a die-hard Apple fan and I yearned to have one of these beauties on my wrist. I told my cousin, who was a high school Freshman at the time, that one day I would get an Apple Watch. He told me that I’m too poor and would never have one. :’)
I am a very lucky woman! All of 2016, I talked about the Apple Watch and my boyfriend bought me one. I am so thankful. Spoiler: This watch is AMAZING.
I’m not really a watch person, but man. This watch is so many things in one.
Here’s the specs for my watch:
It has a lot of features:
What's in the box?
Series 1 does not come with a wall adapter. I just charge my stuff with the USB ports on my laptop, so this isn't an issue for me. You can always use the one from your phone, too.
It took me a while to figure out all the stuff about the watch (I'm still learning). However, I know a lot more than I did before.
One of my first thoughts was "Can I sleep in it?" It might sound silly, but this is an expensive watch! I was scared I would break it or something. I usually put it on the charger at night, but not always. I take naps with it on. It doesn't hurt the watch at all. One important thing to note is that it does leave an imprint on your wrist though.
The Watch app for iPhone is how you personalize the watch. You can change the faces (see the pic below). There are plenty to choose, but you can also choose a photo from your camera roll, or set a slideshow of your 'favorites'. This does drain your battery a little more (but not that much).
The Watch app is also used to rearrange the apps. It's annoying when they aren't even, IMO. From the Watch app, you also choose to install or uninstall certain apps. Like, I'll uninstall Twitter because I don't want notifications on my watch.
You can share your progress with friends who have an Apple Watch. I share with one of my best friends. She doesn’t know it, but I make it a competition everyday and try to do better than her! That’s my secret to getting fit. It shows percentages. If you close all of the rings, you get 100%. If you close the rings and some, you can get higher percentages. I had 153% yesterday and she had 101%.
This post hasn’t covered everything about the Apple Watch, but I hope I was able to highlight some things for you. I would definitely recommend this watch to anyone. If you want to swim with it, buy the series 2.
There are tons of places to buy an Apple Watch, here are a few:
Are you planning on buying an Apple Watch? Let me know in the comments below! If you have any questions, I’ll answer them in the comments. 🙂
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