By now most have seen Apple’s special event demonstrating how Apple Watch apps can be used in day-to-day life, but iDownloadBlog’s Sebastien Page has taken things a step further by writing a detailed imaginary “Day in the life of an Apple Watch user”, which actually does a great job in showcasing what the new smart watch from Apple can do—if it applies to your current life situation.
Essentially the timeline of events portrays a situation where Page leaves his home for a business trip and all the little things his Apple Watch will do, saving him time from reaching for his iPhone. Here’s a snippet:
7.22am: We’re all set and ready to go to the airport. Tobias wants to call a cab. A cab? What is this? 1999? I raise my wrist, launch the Uber app and request a ride. We proceed to the elevator to go wait for our ride.
7.27am: I get a notification on my wrist from Uber telling me our ride has arrived. Indeed, it’s just pulling over. We get in.
7.30am: I get a calendar alert on my watch that I need to call a client on the East coast in 30 minutes from now. I totally forgot about that. I raise my arm: “Hey Siri, remind me to call John Blockwood in 30 minutes.”
7.31am: Our Uber driver asks “is this the new Apple Watch?” I confirm that it is, and he goes on to tell me that the iPhone is the best phone he’s ever had but doesn’t really see a need for an Apple Watch. Tobias jumps on the opportunity to mock me. They just don’t get it.
A couple things in the story don’t really apply to Canada: Apple Pay and Uber (limited across Canada). If you’re considering Apple Watch, this lengthy day-in-the-life is worth a read—check it out here.
Apple Watch pre-orders go live in Canada and other select launch countries on April 10, with the official launch set for April 24. Check out the Canadian Apple Watch price matrix here.