Apple Watch Sport Review


Apple Watch
Apple Watch

So I’ve had the Apple Watch 42inch Sport model for about two weeks now. So far I like it a lot. I got the green band model as well as I ordered the black leather loop to go with it.

Build

The build of the sport model is pretty good it feels good on your wrist and the crown turns with no hesitation. As well the side button feels good to use as well.

Setup

To set up the watch you need iOS 8.2 which has the Apple Watch App. So all you have to do is turn on the watch and launch the app. The watch will have a QR code that is circling the screen which is the code to sync your watch and the app will see that and begin pairing it. Once that is done it will walk you threw setting up your watch.

TimeKeeping

Watch Face
Watch Face

The watch faces that you can use are all pretty good and very customizable with the type of face you can chose, the colour of the second hand and date, as well as what complications you want on the display. So I chose the Utility face with orange second hand and date colour. As will as the battery complication, the date complication, the weather complication, and calendar complications.

Display

The display of the Apple watch is great it is Apples first OLED display and it looks great and even on the lowest brightness setting it is still very bright and visible inside and outside. On the sport model it is an Ion X glass for scratch resistance and Sapphire on the Apple Watch and Apple Edition watches. But even with just the Ion X treatment (which is the same as the iPhone screen) it works very well.

Apps

Their are lots of Apps for the watch already but not all of them are good. Right now a lot of apps have to call back to your phone to get their information which means that it is a little slow. So be careful with what apps you sync over.

Fitness 

As part of your setup you will set a move goal to hit. But the watch displays it results in three coloured rings. Pink for moving, Green for 30min of exercise, and Blue for standing once every hour for 12 hours. Overall I love the fitness features of this watch which also includes a heart rate monitor. Plus for more intense workouts their is a workout app that allows you to set the type of workout you are doing to do and allows you in the app to set a goal for that workout like calories burned, distance, how long the workout will be, or just an open goal. The workout app will constantly keep track of your calories, heart rate, distance and more depending on the type of workout.

Straps

Green Strap
Green Strap
Black Leather Loop
Black Leather Loop

Changing the straps is so simple on the Apple Watch all you need to do is flip the watch over and their are two buttons near each strap all you do is press them slide out the old strap and then slide in the new one.

Siri

This watch also has Siri which lets you dictate text, respond to messages, create timers, and  do normal Siri stuff. Works pretty good overall but it can be hit and miss in louder environments.

Battery Life

The battery life on this watch is amazing but it will vary on your app usage, the amount of workouts you do, the amount of notifications you have, and how often you take calls on the watch. But overall I’ve been getting over 10 hours of battery life and go go more I take it off the charger usually around 8am and back on around 11pm where my watch on average is still around 42% and their is a power reserve  mode which will extend your battery life by a lot but only displays the time.

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Apple Watch Sport Review