sesam is Péter Szilágyi, Engineering Manager at IBM Cloud, residing in Budapest, Hungary. This is his playground.

Apple Watch 1.0

Ottó Oláh wrote an extensive review of his (and his wife’s) experiences with the first generation Apple Watch. It’s a long but very interesting read. (If you know Hungarian, that is.)

Based on this I can see myself using an Apple Watch for several reasons.

  • A lot of notifications I receive only warrant a glance. Fishing out my ample sized iPhone 6 Plus from wherever it lies at the moment can be a hassle.
  • At work during meetings it’s much less of a distraction to look at a watch to evaluate a notification than constantly glancing at a phone.
  • I didn’t know about the navigation feature of the watch. It sounds pretty useful especially when I drive alone and can’t put the phone somewhere I can see. (Parents’ car does not have a phone holder.)
  • Being able to reply to messages using the voice recognition during a run sounds like a dream come true. Stopping and handling the phone is an unwelcome chore, and often I don’t have the luxury of running without it: I have to remain accessible.

Do I want one? A resounding yes. Will I buy one? Very unlikely. For now, at least.