In a little less than a month, the Apple Watch will become available to the public. This newest offering from Apple, is boasted to be a new development in their "crusade" to make technology more personal. On their website, the company says that the watch "represents a new chapter in the relationship people have with technology. It’s the most personal product we've ever made, because it’s the first one designed to be worn." They brag that they have engineered the new piece to be extremely accurate with regard to the time itself, and that the watch-face can be customized to the wearer's exact preferences. The Apple Watch also presents new ways to communicate; including tapping sensations for notifications and new ways to interact with other Apple Watch owners. Possibly most impressive is the variation that consumers can expect.
The are also three subsets into which the different types of watches fall; the Watch Sport, the Watch and the Watch Edition. These are of course, the "sporty" one, the "normal" one and the one for people who like to make it rain in department stores. While the normal and sport designs will range from $350.00 to just over $1,000, there is of course the "Edition" which can cost up to $17,000. This type offers an 18 karat yellow or rose gold case.
It's nice. In fact, the entire project looks nice, and the Apple Watch will make an obscene amount of money. It looks like a good product which will contribute to easier and more constant communication (for good or ill) along with some apps built in for exercise related functions. Finally, customization is a big asset in the Watch's corner and it looks fairly sharp. Unfortunately however, there is no rational reason to splurge and spend over $10,000 on the gold "Edition". In fact, we found ten reasons for why that's a bad idea.
10 It's Just Another Piece Of Tech
9 Think Of What Else $10,000 (plus) Can Buy
8 Durability Will Be A Concern
7 There's Electronics Inside There...
6 What Does The Edition Do That The Other Variants Won't?
Answer: it costs over ten times more and looks negligibly better.
5 Gold Watches: Out Of Style?
4 The Apple Watch Itself Is Kind Of Pointless
"Okay, so it's a smart phone that you wear on your wrist?" said many people. The creators argue that it offers new ways to communicate, can help with fitness and so on, but realistically, anything it can do, an iPhone can already do. Oh, it has a new notification system for incoming messages??!! Hold the phone, call CNN! That was sarcasm.
3 Purchasing An Apple Watch "Edition" Proves You'll Buy Anything With A Half-Eaten Apple On It
2 Despite Its Functionality, Watches Are A Fashion Statement
1 It Can't Rival Other $10,000 Watches For Fashion Purposes
This goes hand in hand with point number two. There are plenty of thousand dollar plus watches out there, and while the Apple Watch Edition is nice, it can't really compare to those. Yes, it has a pile of electronics and will look nice on the wrist, but if you're looking for a ten thousand dollar watch, and want a beautiful, iconic fashion statement on your wrist, Rolex and dozens of other watch manufacturers have you covered and can provide a more beautiful product that will be significantly nicer and will likely possess longer functionality.
Sources: trustedreviews.com, apple.com, techradar.com
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