Should you buy an Apple Watch now or wait for the next generation?

Buying a first generation product, be it the Apple Watch today, an original iPhone or iPad back when they launched, or a newly redesigned Mac any time, is something that used to be considered the domain of tech aficionados and early adopters. For most people, conventional wisdom was to hold off, to avoid brand new products and let the early adopters serve as the early testers. Yet as technology becomes more mainstream, products are becoming more mature, even in their original iterations. So, if you're interested in an Apple Watch, is it okay to jump into the first generation, or should you wait for the next?

There will always be something better

The first generation iPhone didn't have 3G networking or GPS positioning. It didn't have an App Store. The first generation iPad didn't have a camera. The first generation iMac and unibody MacBook and MacBook Air all lacked ports or features later generations would provide.

Year after year, almost every product Apple has ever made has gotten better, sometimes in leaps, more often in steps. Taken to it's logical conclusion, you could have skipped the first iPhone for 3G, the second for video, the third for Retina, the forth for Siri, the fifth for a larger screen, the sixth for Touch ID, the seventh for an even larger screen... You get the idea.

Given the inexorable march of technology, you can always find a reason, each and every generation, to wait for the next. So, if you're unsure about a product in general, it's good to take your time and see if it's right for you. If you don't have the money, it's good to save up. If you are sure and the cost isn't a factor, however, all waiting does is make you to wait.

The cost and recouping it

With the Apple Watch, an entry level model costs $349. Even if Apple updates every year, the way they typically do with iPhone and iPad, buying the first generation Apple Watch now works out to roughly $1 a day until the next one comes out. And you have it and can use it right away for a full year. Instead of waiting for what's next, you can help shape it.

When the next generation is announced, if it's substantively better enough to make you want to upgrade, you can upgrade. If you have the money, it's just another $1 a day for the baseline. You can hand down your original Apple Watch or keep it as a collector's item. I've got the first generation iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, Apple TV, and MacBook Air all on the shelf in my studio. They're on display like the amazing objects of design that they are. This is by no means a typical thing any normal person would do, but I know a lot of people who either have kept first generation Apple products and are happy they did, or didn't keep them and wish they had. (Most of my other devices I've given to family members or co-workers who don't care as much about having the latest and the greatest.)

If money is an issue, you can always sell your previous generation and put that money towards the next. That's what a lot of iMore readers do to make sure they can get the new iPhone every year. Whether they sell it themselves on eBay or use a service like Gazelle, it greatly reduces the costs of early adoption and frequent upgrades. Since Apple products, if you take good care of them, tend to hold their value, you basically end up paying what amounts to a usage fee a year.

The mainstreaming of the early adopter

With the iPhone, iPad, and some other devices, the first generation has been picked up mostly by the usual early adopters — technologists. Then, by the second generation, the iPhone 3G or iPad 2, the mainstream started to buy in and big. With the Apple Watch, however, we've been hearing from a lot of people in the mainstream, including friends and family members, that they have no interest in waiting. They want it now.

Whether awareness about Apple and technology has gotten more widespread or Apple has simply learned to make products more mainstream friendly in their first iteration, the lines are definitely blurring. Neither my mom nor my sister, by way of example, wanted a first generation iPhone or an iPad. They both want first generation Apple Watch.

The bleeding edge

New technology can be fun but it's still new technology. That can be exciting but it can also be frustrating. No one, including technologists or even Apple know exactly what a product is or what it needs to be until it hits millions of people. Being one of those millions means you can help shape the future, but it can also mean some glitches, hiccups, and misses in the present. If you're among the first to own a device, any device, you'll be among the first to hit any issue that device encounters. It's not a problem exclusive to first generation products — many major redesigns can be the same — but the potential is biggest when you're dealing with the brand new.

Again, you can always find a reason to wait, a month, a year, an eternity, so it comes down to knowing your own comfort level and figuring out, based on that, when's best to buy.

Who should wait for a next generation Apple Watch later?

If you have a low tolerance for new technology, if you're not sure you really want one, if money is tight, if you'd rather watch others for a while than have a watch of your own, go ahead and wait. Apple will almost certainly keep making them and you can jump on whenever you feel ready, or feel it's ready.

Who should buy the first generation Apple Watch now?

If you're interested in technology, if you want a piece of the future today, if you have a problem the Apple Watch is likely to solve, or if you just want a conversation piece, go ahead and get the Apple Watch now. You'll enjoy whatever the current one can do, and be ready to upgrade whenever a new version can truly offer you more.

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

86 Comments
  • All of the bugs that launched with ios8 make this a no brained. Wait. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • So, all bugs will be gone by the 9th revision? Sent from the iMore App
  • All I'm saying is things seem to be slipping since Jobs left. My 4s was flawless out of the box. iOS now feels more like android than ever with its bugs. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • You're complaining that iOS feels like android while posting from an android phone... Feeling a little psychotic tonight, are we?
  • Nice catch.
  • MobileMe shipped under Jobs. Humans always feel present pain more acutely than past pain. Sent from the iMore App
  • Rene, I think you missed a major reason to wait. The apps? No one know what devs will make and what apps will cross over yet. Personally, I want one bad. I'm not really an early adopter. Started with 3G and iPad 2. I would agreed this is different than those. But my main problem is I don't know what apps will cross over and translate into useful tools. Sure the obvious message, emails, alerts, and calls. But what about others?
    1 password? Bank apps? My main app I am looking for is a golf app. I have wanted to get a god golf watch for a while. But they are $200 and the nicest is $400. To me, the Apple watch should be able to work for golf. Maybe even add in swing tempo. But because I don't know about apps coming out, I am very hesitant. I think Apple would help them selves of the released at least a list of app approved already.
  • I am getting updates to apps that are just on my iPod Touch that mention the Watch and already fixing little things so they are fully ready to go. I was told by one guy in my office that he wouldn't ever get the Sport one he thinks it won't last he also claimed that people think it is a flash in the pan - my comment was the only reason I am waiting is I can't get Apple or AT&T to shorten the wait or I would be ordering at 3:00 a.m
  • I've tried several of the apps. No worries there. Also, core functionality will be compelling especially at first. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm buying the apple watch sport. I want the steel on but since its 1st gen I'll wait to invest the extra $200 into it. When it's the 3rd gen we will see. ( I'm not buying 2nd or 4th..... I hate "S" models and their minor upgrades ) I'm hoping by the 3rd gen. It has a sleep tracker, and maybe 3 days min. Battery mix use..... 5 days idol. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm with you on that... First gen is going to be bottom of the barrel for me (although I really fancy the black-ish anodized aluminium finish - and I like my watches to be as lightweight as possible, so maybe I would have gone for the sport model even if cost was not a concern). But I'm not certain Apple will have "s" models of the Apple watch... I see them doing at least a 2 year life cycle for this thing, or maybe the'll have minor and discreet spec bumps once in a while (iPod-touch like if you will) and hold on to the model for even longer (like Macs).
  • Agreed with 2 years min until next gen/refresh is due sounds reasonable since they dont want a first gen product to be outdated within a year lol.
  • I received a $350 Apple Store gift card for my 50th birthday in Jan. to use toward an Apple Watch. I suspect the upgrade cycle will be similar to that of the iPad: 3-4 years. The $200 premium for the stainless steel model may be worth it, not only for looks, but for durability and resale value as well.
    With that being said, I still haven't decided which model to pre-order on Friday! Sent from the iMore App
  • Lucky 50!
  • Happy Belated Birthday
  • R u sure its not an itunes gift card?
  • I'm going to treat the watch like I did the iPad. By the first gen and gift it to others when I feel ready to upgrade. I have the iPad Air and I really don't think I'll upgrade it until it stops working. (Unless Apple makes a larger iPad, or Nintendo starts making some games that need faster chips, I don't see a need. Maybe a force touch screen?) I'm going to get a Steel, wear it for 3-4 years and gift it to my father/mother. I think messaging will be simpler and easier for them on the watch. The question I have is how long will the software be updated? 3 years? For years? My mother has my iPad one and uses it every day even though the OS is older.
  • I'll wait until the watch can operate independently of the iPhone. Let it be forever. I don't care to get something that I'll still need to have a big iPhone with me in terms of athletics.
  • Read this entry by Christy Turlington Burns. She says that Watch gets to know you and after a few times working out with you, gives you a 'really accurate workout summary' without having to carry your iPhone: https://www.apple.com/watch/christy-turlington-burns/week-three#mn_p Read all of her entries if athletics are your primary concern.
  • Yeah, but no gps. Sent from the iMore App
  • I wish Apple would clarify this point. I wouldn't mind the map of a run not being 100% accurate (GPS has it's own flaws after all), as long as it could still generate a map of *some* kind, or other information that makes the whole idea of a map of your run obsolete or unnecessary. Maybe people who actually GO for runs with GPS equipped gear could chime in here with an explanation as to why you need a map of your run in the first place. What purpose does it serve other than just being nice to look at later?
  • You really don't need GPS. Though I've done so since 2007 for >10k km, it comes down to this: When you run routinely, you generally stick to routes you favourite. Once you've run that 10k route a few times, you know your intervals and can pace accordingly. Where GPS shines: Pacing and custom intervals on unfamiliar routes. I imagine the Watch could learn your stride avg. quite well, but fartlek sessions might give dodgy distances. Mapped tracks are mostly novelty but can be insightful for pacing problems.
  • Thanks for the info. Based on those facts, and the battery drain from GPS radios, I would think that Apple may not add GPS to it for a while. It surely doesn't seem *that* necessary.
  • Cheers. Consider this: Take your phone once to establish a route. Now we know distance, elevations and steps. Next run you use the Watch only on the same route. It measures your time, heart rate and step cadence; All the data you need to calculate energy and performance, especially when applied against a known route. No GPS needed. You'll even be able to use a Bluetooth heart rate chest strap if you want to further save the Watch's battery. The most common complaint isn't carrying the phone, it's not seeing the screen and having to pull it out of your armband during a workout. The Watch fixes that.
  • You guys make alot of sense now and I am gearing towards the apple watch more and more even WITHOUT GPS NOW! if you think about it david hroncheck is right about not needing gps to track your favorite/most ran routes since youve already have an idea on your paces already.
  • you don't "need" a watch. People want it to replace carrying the phone that does have gps. It's a huge miss if you want it for running. The fact that you know where you're going doesn't negate the desire to have your run mapped by gps.
  • Exactly... That's why I like my GPS maps.. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I use my iphone to generate a GPS map in Nike + for all my runs and sometimes I review where my last runs have been just to get a bit of variety. I'm assuming that folks that go to different places to run and trail runners might use mapping more. I think the hard core cyclists would also like GPS on the watch but I'm assuming that they're used to hauling around or mounting their smart phone to their bikes. I know I'm going to do some bike riding tests to see what it's like to get directions while cycling since I'd much rather get tapped than stopping to look at my phone
  • The directions for walking, (and possibly cycling) will likely be the worst part of the Apple Watch because Apple Maps are extremely poor in exactly that area. Apple Maps are currently not aware of *any* street level stuff. They don't give accurate walking directions, they are completely unaware of pathways, most parks, and most if not all bike routes in urban areas. The current Apple Maps walking directions for instance, is just the same directions for a car, but dialled down to a walking speed. Until Apple get's further along with it's new street mapping initiative, walking directions on an Apple Watch will continue to be extremely limited and not very accurate.
  • Im sure there will be more APPS being developed AFTER the watch comes out that will suite your and other peoples needs.
  • Amen to that! I still have to use Google Maps for many of my directions. I feel like Apple is throwing a ton of money at the maps situation, so hopefully it will at least have CTA directions soon. Apple Maps is feels hollow in comparison to Google Maps.
  • It looks like Christy has her iPhone on an arm band. I'd say that's how most people serious about their stats will work with this. Vests and shorts with low profile iPhone sized pockets will be popular. Cycling shorts with pockets in the small of the back are already popular. Apple will do as they always do, innovate and implement when they can do it in a way that will not affect user experience.
  • Yeah there aint no gps tracking by itself so i wounder how accurate the stride measurements are.
  • The thing is, they don't have to be accurate, as long as they're consistent Fitbit, jawbone, Nike have sold millions of non-GPS devices. What's important isn't "did I run 5.1 miles or 5.2?"' What's important is, did you run so much further or faster than last week? Cheers and happy running!
  • I think a big reason to wait is new hardware features. Future generations are sure to have GPS and cellular data capability.
  • Not to mention better battery life, and potentially lower cost.
  • I don't see the cost going down. But better battery life is most likely in the cards. Also I think people are insane if they think Apple is going to offer whole "guts" replacement upgrades in the same case. That couldn't be further from their history of operations.
  • Agree. They aren't going to replace the watches internals, you are going to have to buy a new watch. I am surprised they are even making the battery replaceable.
  • I disagree about "better battery life" if by that you mean that it will eventually last longer than the one day. Apple pretty much never does that on any of their products. If the battery gets more efficient over time - and it likely will - they will use the extra power to add things like GPS and a cell radio. If it gets still better after that, they will use that fact to make the watch less bulky and thick. They might do both of these things at once, but barring some spectacular new battery technology, you should expect the Apple Watch battery to be in need of a charge every night for many years to come.
  • You may very well be right, but I hope you're wrong. If Apple adds sleep tracking, it will need to not need a charge every night since we'll be wearing it. Unless it can take a full charge in an hour, and I can charge it between arriving home and going to bed. I like using my Pebble as a wake up alarm, and would like to use an Apple Watch as that and a sleep tracker. But you've got a good point. If they do improve battery life, it will most likely be spent on GPS and cellular data.
  • Just look how crappy the first gen iOS devices were in comparison to the second gen; iPhone, iPad, Apple TV. Not to mention every single first gen device no longer has any sort of support from Apple. Why would Apple break away from that history now?
  • On the flip side of that, there are lots and lots of folks that would KILL to have a first gen iPhone today, even if it hardly worked. They are still hugely popular on eBay and so on, and hard to find.
  • Not in the US they are not as eBay US alone has over 1k listings for 1st gen iPhone. Here's a nice one: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575095911&t... (notice it's trending at $50)
  • Things must have changed since the last time I checked. Perhaps they are so non-functional now that they have lost their appeal except to collectors.
  • This isn't a typical 1st gen product. Early adopters for this category have been buying since at least 2010 when SonyEricsson debuted LiveView. Since then, Meta, Basis, Wimm, Pebble, Gear, Android Wear, Withings, Garmin, Magellan, Polar, Suunto, FitBit, Casio and more have made digital watches with sensors and connectivity. Based on my use of all of the above over the past five years, three thoughts on the Watch are clear: 1) Finally! 2) Most impressive 3) Most thoughtful. This is going to be huge.
  • I tried to go with the 'dollar a day' logic, but I really want a steel model. So I will be closer to two dollars a day. I wonder if Watch Edition buyers are thinking, 'It's only $27 to $46 a day.'
  • I can't wait, so I already sold a camera I was not using which got me $250 and working on selling 2 more Olympus bodies, since my contract isn't up till mid August my Windows Laptop, and tablet will also be sold or at least recycled. Now if I could just decide if I keep the MacBook Pro or trade that in towards something new down the road.
  • Having used a Pebble Steel for six months, the improved iPhone integration, notifications, and RESPONDING to notifications is all I need to jump onboard. All of the rest will be gravy, and will come in due time. Waiting for "killer apps" or "more battery life" or "no hardware glitches" leaves you way behind the power curve. It's like never upgrading your laptop waiting for the "next big processor upgrade just around the corner." The trick is to start small (that means Aluminum to those of us who upgrade regularly) and after another generation or two will jump headlong into a stainless steel beauty. I don't think you should disguise your decision with a rationalization of "it's only $1 a day."
  • It's not that i dont want to buy Gen 1 because there will be smth better next year, it's because I wanna know first if my needs are gonna be met overall. I personally (again, thats just me) expect more from Apple and this watch than a notification and remote control bracelet (and more than what the competition is offering). These features are practical and that's why I intend to choose Apple as my wearable provider, but what Im looking for in a wearable is an independent fitness tracking device capable of surpassing the Garmin and the likes. -More independence from the iPhone (standalone GPS is a must)
    -Innovative usage of sensors (not just tracking regular motion but a whole range of static activities- including weight lifting movements/patterns)
    -Water proofing The Gen 1 will sure be a best seller, however it's just not what im looking for in a wearable right now.
  • Sand alone gps is not a must. If you are going far enough to need a gps you will want your phone with you. Gps will kill the watch battery, now you are stranded. Hiking. Better take that phone with you in case of a twisted ankle. I would not trust a watch if I'm using GPS. Phone will be there with me at all times
  • I'll be waiting (perhaps for several generations). It needs to offer its own GPS to track runs and other activities - really don't want to run with my iPhone. Ideally multi-sport offering. I await with interest real world battery experience but would be worried that it wouldn't see me through every day.
  • I don't wear a watch now. I don't see enough gee whiz factor to start wearing one now. I do wear a fitness tracker, which is a very lightweight band that is waterproof and has a 7 day battery. It is virtually seamless to my daily activities until I need it. I take it off Sunday night before dinner for charging and put it back on before I go to bed. I think the Apple Watch will be the same PITA that made me stop wearing other watches.
  • People who are waiting (or more accurately people who SAY they are waiting), should keep in mind that the same kind of thing has happened with all Apple's iOS products, and that at least half of this group will actually end up buying the first gen anyway. So as Rene says, if you are going to buy one anyway, you might as well buy one now and get the use out of it now. I'm thinking also, that Apple almost *has* to offer upgrades to the watch that don't include buying new straps for the second gen, making the prices for upgrade a lot lower than the price for a whole new Watch and Strap combination. Looked at that way, $500 a season for an upgrade on the Apple Watch is not really that expensive. It's certainly not going to break the bank of anyone who is wealthy enough to afford Apple products in the first place. Additionally, those buying the Sport Watch should remember that it isn't actually the same experience as having the actual Apple Watch. They are quite different in several ways and the one is not necessarily a "drop -in replacement" for the other. They are also not really that far away from each other in price. Personally, I don't know why anyone would spend $350 but then draw the line at $500 and pretend like there is really that much difference.
  • Love seeing your comments lol you're such a hard ass and against the grain lol
  • I would agree with "against the grain" but even though I tend to speak plainly, believe it or not I actually try my very best to be as nice as pie. I am often confused as to why my comments are taken so poorly. Perhaps I'm just not the great communicator I think I am.
  • Next gen for me. Sent from the iMore App
  • Planning 2nd gen ... but I'll wait for word of mouth once the 1st gen gets released ... feedback and recommendations from people I know will make a difference for me and would give me a better idea on its usability Sent from the iMore App
  • There's no way that I can wait. I'm just going with the Sport for now, until I know a little bit more about the upgrade cycle, and how much of an upgrade actually occurs.
  • I'm still baffled why anyone would want a smart watch, but putting that aside, the Apple Watch is one of the most obviously first generation pieces of hardware in years. It's a brick on your wrist. So fat and bloated it looks like a box bursting at the seams. It's also seriously ugly as a piece of jewellery. If you want a watch, buy a watch. There are many to choose from and if you buy a good one it will last through your lifetime and your children's lifetime. Plus you'll get something which looks nice and isn't continually running out of power.
  • Lol it seems to me that people aren't really looking for a watch in the Apple Watch. They're more so looking for a companion device to the iPhone.
  • Thanks for that, KAWZ. I don't know why people don't understand that the Apple Watch isn't really a WATCH; it's a tiny computer. It's a controller for your iPhone. It's a remote for your Apple TV. I honestly with they had called it something other than Apple Watch.
  • Im buying it mainly for running since carrying the iphone 6+ and strapping it on my biceps seems to be uncomfortable at times since they are getting bigger due to weight lifting. Lol
  • I don't want to rationalize...I just want it...I don't have friends, I have technology...that sounds sad
  • No friends? Well who on earth are you going to send digital touches to!? Lol
  • I can feel your heart rate man (even without the Apple watch)!
  • If I had something comparable I'd wait. But I don't. So I'll buy now and see if it works out. I'm getting it for missed notifications and convenience. That reasoning wouldn't get any better for a 2nd gen. If the watch can't do this well then it'll go back. Waiting on iPhone was easy, as a Palm treo was superior. Waiting on iPad was easy since the screen sucked initially. Macs? That 5k iMac I'll wait on. No rush given I have desktops that run fine. Sent from the iMore App
  • I think Pharrel was wearing one on The Voice last night.....
  • he was. The verge posted a story about it and he has posts on his instagram with it http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/7/8361003/pharrell-has-an-apple-watch
  • How did he get his?
  • Definitely count me out then. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Indeed. He is one of the new "top tier" Apple customers. They are better than us, so of course they get early access to the devices now.
  • My biggest question is whether or not the form factor will change with each generation. We're used to seeing that with every other generation of the iPhone, but I'm not sure if that will carry over to the watch. Perhaps the case is ideal as is, and only the electronics will change between generations. If so, it would be an easy thing to upgrade your watch simply by replacing the inside, but keeping the case. That would certainly make sense, especially for the Edition.
  • Going for sport 1st gen, steel 2nd gen
  • If you have really decided to go with the A-Watch, and not one of the more reasonably priced and feature packed smartwatches or Bands, it would be extremely prudent to wait for v2 or even v3.
  • I'm with Rene in that I'm willing to pay to have the experience. I've also never had a first gen product and I'm curious to see what it's like to see the rough edges be smoothed out over the coming years. I'm not the kind to replace devices annually anyways since I can't justify the cost and actually like feeling of leaping forward as I experience things that are new to me with the upgrade (TouchID, I'm looking at you)
  • I'm also going to do what others are doing. I'll be getting the cheapest version which is £300 and waiting until the third gen to actually buy the nicer finish model.
  • No surprise, I'm getting one the day they come out. I don't currently wear a watch. The reason for not wearing a watch is that I have to wade through a 40 page PDF just to reset the time for Daylight Savings Time and changing Time Zones when travelling. If I have a watch that can do that automatically I am in heaven. Having fitness tracking and a gentle reminder to walk a little bit more and stand a little bit more is a benefit. Although I run marathons, I will still try to keep on top of that. As a GeoNerd I want to know my Latitude/Longitude and Time Offset from GMT. Having a star map would be super cool as well based on moving hand around. Being able to take strike and dip for geo mapping would be cool. Just walk and record. What am I looking at apps for anywhere would be cool. Tracking sports scores would be cool. There's a lot of possibilities.
  • I'll be buying the cheapest model. i want to see what sort of shelf life and support they are going to have before I throw down more money for a higher priced model. If it only is getting 2 years of support, not worth spending more for the higher priced models.
  • I'll be waiting. Sent from the iMore App
  • I have to disagree with the comment of Apple products holding there value. The products depreciate greatly just like other technology because tech is rapidly changing. Just try to trade in a IPad Air 2 and you will only get half of what you paid for it and it's only been out 6 months. Get the new watch and enjoy it but don't expect for it to hold its value when you upgrade next year (unless you are an Apple employee and are already getting it half off). Sent from the iMore App
  • Nice article and I tend to agree. Although, Rene, your logic in saying that you can always wait for the next generation is flawed in the sense that not all generation jumps are equal. In fact there typically is a diminishing return over the interactions. iPad 1 to 2 was a major jump as was iPhone 1 to 3G. You see it in all Apple presentations; when they show the speed bump chart, the rate of the jump decreases over time. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm super excited about the apple watch 2. Sent from the iMore App
  • I know for a fact that I am going to end up with this device sometime down the road. But absolutely not this year. I can't justify getting this at the Canadian price. ITS $519!! that is the same price as an iPad air 2 with student pricing and I honestly think that is a way better buy. So people decide to resell this at a cheaper price then I'd get it but I'm gonna have to pass this up.
  • I like both Sport & Edition Watch but i first prefer Sport Watch to buy. All Apple watch are awesome and amazing.
  • I bought the first edition iPod, iPhone and iPad but I'll wait for 2nd or 3rd gen Apple Watch. (I put a little Apple Watch pros and cons list on my blog, chipbrown-dot-me for those interested.) Apple makes great products, but this one will fee real clunky like that first iPad did.
  • I have the same idea, waiting would be better this time. As GPS, Sapphire in the sport version, waterproofness and battery charging by sunlight or whatever (though thats pretty ok it seems) are kind of essentials on a watch. The only thing I'm afraid of is it is not gonna happen in the next 5 years all this things. So I'm probably gonna get one. Because there are a lot of nice things you can do with it and that your gonna use as well instead of your phone that I look to much at.