Apple Watch Series 2 - A Short Review
Yes, I finally got an Apple Watch as I’m currently using an iPhone 7 Plus for my daily driver phone. Yes, I got the Series 2 mid cycle because I got a good deal and I don’t really care enough about potential new features…and yes, I’m going to review it in an effort to reset the nearly year-long content gap on my blog.
Don’t worry, I’ll be quick.
- It feels nice on my wrist and the strap doesn’t bother me when typing as much as previous watches.
- The fitness features are nice, and the primary reason I got the watch.
- Siri isn’t good. Even worse than on my iPhone. Just starting a timer takes WAY too long and the act of sending a text is insanely frustrating.
- It needs a killer app.
- Unlocking my iMac with my watch is awesome.
- I’m not sad I bought it.
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AI Headshots Sorta Work
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