So much about the Apple Watch features and gorgeous specs, what about the other side of things? No one can deny that Apple’s first wearable device deserves all the attention and hype it’s got so far. Nevertheless, there are some loopholes, among many attractive features, which are still hidden underneath the Watch’s appeal.
As Apple Watch’s pre-order has begun from today amid the mix response and reviews with Munster already predicting that the watch will likely sell 1 million in the very first weekend, it’s time to look at the disadvantages of the Watch. If you are going to buy an Apple Watch, you would like to have a glance at the dark sides of the Watch in order to make sure whether you really need this watch or you can wait for it to come better prepared in the next generation.
Apple Watch Disadvantages You Should Be Aware Of
Let’s face it; Apple Watch doesn’t work as fast as you’d like it to. It is rather slow in importing data from your iPhone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. There are times; it takes a lot of time in loading third-party apps. On some occasions, it seems to have got stuck in loading notifications and don’t appear to be moving any further.
To call a spade a spade, Apple Watch must get its act together and perform a bit faster than what it has been reported. As a user, I wouldn’t like to buy such an expensive watch that is too laggard in terms of functionality.
Merely 75 MB of Photos Storage
Of course, you can store tons of your favorite photos on your iPhone or iCloud and save your precious Apple Watch from being cluttered for space, but having merely 75 MB storage for photos doesn’t make any good impression at all. Apple Watch would be better off to provide more space to let you keep some of your personal photos or videos locally.
Apple Watch has total 8GB of internal storage out of which there is only 2GB of storage for music. No matter which model you choose, the watch has the same storage capacity.
Battery Barely Lasts a Full Day
Apple Watch’s battery would hardly last a full day after an extensive use. A look at the early reviews that have come from many experts suggests you that you would have to hunt for power source more often to keep your watch charged up. It’s really not becoming of a device that will cost you so much.
As compared to other less expensive smartwatches, Apple Watch’s battery life struggles.
Too Dependent On iPhone
As Apple Watch doesn’t have its own GPS technology, it would heavily rely on iPhone to assist it in carrying out many functions like sending the message or making a call. You would have to keep your iPhone with you to keep your watch alive and kicking for a number of rich functions. What if you have forgotten to take your iPhone along, wouldn’t it make the watch handicap?
Still More of a Fashionable Stuff
Your iPhone can do almost all the activities that an Apple Watch can do. So, why go for this ultra-expensive watch just for the sake of making a fashion statement? The Watch must stand on its own and be able to appeal to users based on what it can do which iPhone can’t.
Falls Short In Attempting To Do Too Many Things
Without the least of doubt, Apple Watch is one of the most beautiful wearable devices. However, the watch falls flat in attempting to do too many things in its first generation. Of course, even iPhones weren’t as great as they are today back in 2007, but as a buyer, you have all the right to expect nothing less than the very best from the Watch.
Not Consistent Enough
As Apple Watch turns its screen on only when you look at it to see time, there is not much consistency with this function. According to Bloomberg, sometimes Apple Watch doesn’t activate its screen even when you tap on it. At times you have to move your wrist in the upward motion, to make it activate its screen.
You would want your watch to display time whenever you want without any hassle. If the Watch doesn’t perform the basic function properly, it certainly needs to improve.
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.