Since the announcement of Apple Watch back in October 2014, a range of productivity focused apps have popped up, designed specifically to be compatible with the new wrist-bound interface. Popular apps such as OfficeTime, Todoist, and Mailbox will be among the first to be available on the new wearable interface. However a variation of these apps already exists on the iPhone, and noted over at Fast Company,
“What we’re getting is not so much a new set of capabilities, but a new interface. And crucially, it’s an interface that we wear on our bodies, rather than tuck away in our pockets.”
The debate over whether Apple Watch will make us more productive appears to center around the distractibility of the device- indeed, will Apple Watch add more distraction to our 24/7 technology-enabled switched on lives?
The Institute of Advanced Motorists is concerned this will be the case, and noted by Neil Greig, IAM director of Policy and Research- “An iWatch has the potential to be just as distracting as any other smartphone device. Indeed more so if you have to take your hand off the wheel and your eyes off the road to interact with it.”
VentureBeat’s Mark Sullivan, also pointed out that the Apple Watch is entirely dependent on the battery life of the linked iPhone- if your iPhone is dead, so will any functionality on your Watch that requires a network connection (Apple Watch does not have its own cellular or Wi Fi connection). And in short, killing any hopes of having your workday planned out via the wearable interface.
While a lack of network connection will not affect Apple Pay, music, or exercise related apps on your Watch, it will certainly impact your organisational plans for the day. Indeed major criticism of the Watch tends to be centered on its necessary link to a recent model of the iPhone, and while this may be excellent for Apple’s bottom line, it will likely end up being an efficiency drawback for users.
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