David Pogue on the shortcomings of the Apple Watch: On the Watch’s weird software layout, as noted earlier, apps aren’t anywhere at all. No matter where you start, you can’t swipe your way to the Home screen. The only way to find them is to click the Watch’s crown. OK, we could probably learn that: Clicking the crown is like clicking the Home button. Clicking it always opens the Home screen.
Casey Liss on the Apple Watch: The Apple Watch strikes me as the next great frontier. In much the same way putting a computer with a built-in GPS in our pocket opened whole new doors, I suspect the Apple Watch will eventually do the same. I see that this is the future. I don’t doubt it. But is it worth spending, at a minimum, $400 today? I’m unconvinced. After trying a few on and using one a couple times, I find myself thinking the same thing.
Happy New Year, everyone! I had a great night. Sadly, I forgot to bring my camera and snap a few shots of my friends and I. I guess one of these days I’ll remember. Maybe if I get a slimmer camera. My watch was off by about half a minute from the cell phone network time again, just like last year. The people around me were counting down to my watch while everyone else was staring intently at their cell phone screens, waiting for the minutes to hit zero.