Here’s the problem with the Apple Watch: it’s slow.
It was slow when it was first announced, it was slow when it came
out, and it stayed slow when Watch OS 2.0 arrived. When I reviewed
it last year, the slowness was so immediately annoying that I got
on the phone with Apple to double check their performance
expectations before making “it’s kind of slow” the opening of the
Posit: The things on Apple Watch that people actually like and use are the things that aren’t slow (notifications, activity tracking and goals, Apple Pay, complications, maybe Glances) and the things that are slow are the things people don’t use (apps, especially). Apple should have either cut the slow features from the original product, or waited to launch the product until all the features were fast.
I would vote for launching when they did, with the slow features cut — there is value in what Apple Watch already does well.
★ Tuesday, 3 May 2016