My time with the Apple Watch has been largely fulfilling and I have found it to be very useful for a variety of reasons. I never miss notifications and as a watch it is excellent, apart from those moments when it fails to light up and I have to shake my wrist.
However, perhaps the most noticeable feature is the exercise tracking which is quite superb in my opinion compared to other fitness trackers I have tried. It appears to be deadly accurate, intuitive and it really does get under your skin. And there lies the problem that I am starting to have.
My quest for perfect weeks and even perfect months is slightly too absorbing for my tastes and I am starting to lose focus on what it is supposed to do. I am not exactly getting fitter or losing weight, but I am wholly focussed on completing the rings every day and patting myself on the back.
The main problem is that the goals I have set myself are not too extreme because with work and everything else, I do not have time to take it all too seriously and to actually get healthier. But I do worry about the rings and the numbers.
This leaves me with a decision and once again I am struggling with the idea of a smart watch. Part of me wants to sell a couple of my old watches, go out and buy a brand new Oris and wear it for the next 2 decades.
Another part thinks I should persevere because it is the future.
Square one is back and doesn’t seem to want to go away, but I suspect I will be back with a traditional watch in the next few days.