Gingrich’s in-depth, amusing, and disarming review of Apple’s smartwatch is his debut as Mashable’s new tech reviewer. In his written review, he recounts his personal time with the Apple Watch, starting with boarding a United Airlines flight across the country. Gingrich says he was able to load his boarding pass with no issues but needed a moment to figure out that an upward swipe was necessary to display the scannable bar code.
“My time at the airport pretty much sums up how I feel about the Apple Watch overall: It’s not as seamless as you’d think, but it’s a big step toward the future.”
Gingrich goes on to describe the pros (light on the wrist, clear screen, nice-looking metal band, the calendar, Taptic Engine notifications) and cons (poor battery life, “hunting through a beehive of tiny app icons for the information you need”) of the Apple Watch.
“For form factor, I think it’s actually a very good first step, but I think of it as the beta product that will keep improving,” Gingrich says in his video review.
His conclusion: Until Apple makes all of its features as useful as the calendar, “the Apple Watch isn’t a necessity for anyone, but it will certainly be a lot of fun for a lot of people.”
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