Apple Watch – Pros and Cons

The Apple Watch is designed to be a fully functional and portable high-tech gadget. Pre-order for the smart watch starts April 10th, with availability for purchase commencing April 24th. Prices for the iWatch begin at $349 for the base model and with customization options it will likely run upwards of $500, possibly more depending on customer preferences. Which brings us to the Pros and Cons of the iWatch:


  • iWatch is convenient and easy to keep up with, since it is attached to your wrist.
  • It has a small, light design that comes in 3 different versions, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Edition. Each version of the timepiece is lightweight which provides the user with comfortable wear.
  • It is almost completely customizable, from assorted metal faces, digital displays, straps, casings and more.
  • Most iPhone features such as Siri, messaging, calling, apps, emails, music and photos are accessible with your iPhone in range.
  • All data on iWatch is available for third-party sharing.
  • A tapping vibration alerts of incoming messages.
  • Apple Pay is quite handy on your iWatch, allowing users to pay using their stored credit card or banking account information.


  • Apple iWatch is only compatible with iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6Plus.
  • Many of the features offered require users to carry their iPhone as well.
  • It has 18 hours of active/passive use and 3 days of standby, which could lead to frequent recharging needs.
  • The iWatch lacks a keyboard, camera, GPS and Wi-Fi.
  • The usability of this smart gadget may be slightly complicated compared to other Apple products. With a “digital clock”, a button an a touch screen, in addition to millions of possible clock combinations, navigation can get a bit tricky on the iWatch’s small display.

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Written by Jessica Sullivan

Jessica Sullivan hails from Los Angeles I'm a writer, Musician, professional nail artist and have a degree in acting from NYU.

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