Happy Birthday My Apple Watch

img-alternative-textIt was exactly 1 year ago that I picked up my Apple Watch. 366 days, don’t forget it was a leap year and I’ve been using it every day since. I had to have the watch is delivered to my moms house in England because they weren’t delivering yet here in Spain. It worked out pretty well because it was arriving just exactly for the weekend when I was there for a wedding.

I loved the watch as soon as I took it out of the box. Even the box was kind of impressive. It was so well made and quite heavy for a cardboard box. The watch drew some admiring glances during the weekend of the wedding. Even one year later and Apple has sold 12 million of them people still say “Oh look! An Apple Watch. “

I did buy one extra watchstrap during the year to use with it. I got a dark blue strap because the light blue one that came with it is quite distinctive. I have been tempted a couple of times to buy one of the Milanese metal straps, but not from Apple because they are too expensive.

The thing I’ve used the Apple Watch for mostly during the year has been for the health benefits. It has done a reasonable job of getting me out of my chair and not sitting so much. The Apple Watch has been pretty good for recording the number of steps I take during the day. The amount of exercise I’ve taken per day has overall increased during the year.

I particularly like to use the Apple Watch to control what ever Audio is playing on my iPhone. I can keep the iPhone in a shirt pocket and not have to get it out to change tracks or the volume.