I should say going in, I was most excited about the new Apple Watch. I currently have the Stainless Steel “Gen 1” and seven different bands, but there was a checklist of things I said ahead of time if Apple addressed, I would be compelled to upgrade. Those items were:
- Better Water Resistance for swimming, the beach etc… I just really never want to take my watch off.
- Dedicated GPS – I am an active runner and I like to hike and mountain bike so being able to track with very high accuracy and make the most of third party Apps that use GPS just makes so much sense even without the need to have the iPhone.
- Better display – This was not a big deal for me as the current display is pretty great, but there are times in high sunlight that it can be harder to read so this was a want more than a must.
- Finally and most importantly, I wanted it to be fast. I wanted the watch to be not just faster but a lot faster. Instant responsiveness. Watch OS 3 is going to help with this on all the existing models as it is, but the new Chipset combined with the new software should make all the difference especially when using Siri and third party apps.