Ben Brooks on the Apple Watch

Ben Brooks on the Apple Watch — The Brooks Review:

I use and check my phone a lot less than before. In fact, 90% of the time my iPhone is on silent (silent on my iPhone doesn’t vibrate anymore) and I don’t touch my phone much during the work day, or play time with the kids. My iPhone has stopped making noise. My watch doesn’t make noise either, it just taps my wrist. Neither bug other people, or alert others that something is alerting me.

I could be getting a call in a library and no one would know. I could respond to a text on my wrist so fast, it will hardly interrupt us. The Apple Watch, for me, has become the most perfect device for staying the fuck out of my way.

But even more than that, it’s better than anything else at getting my attention.

Tap, tap.

Erin texted.

I got it — even though I’m mowing the lawn, and typically I always miss those texts because I can’t hear or feel my iPhone, I got the message. That’s powerful, and yet no one else heard or noticed I got a text.

I always get my messages with the Watch, and I never bother another soul getting them, and I think that’s a real solution, to a real problem, of the beeps, bops, and pongs of smartphones.