Well, I’ve always been a denier, but in truth, a small part of me has always been a nerd. So I didn’t really become a nerd today, rather I just exposed myself for the nerd I really am. What did I do?
I bought an Apple watch.
I haven’t owned a watch in over 15 years, and I quietly scoff at people running around slave to their fit bit/step counting wrist shackles. (apologies to the slaves out there who may be reading this) Anyway I was out for a walk this morning and thinking how I’m so sick of carrying my phone with me in case of emergencies. I wondered if those new Apple watches could make phone calls.
Yes they can people! So less than 1 hour later, and after the most expensive impulse buy ever, I now feel like a secret agent with my fancy schmancy wrist gear. A small part of me longs for a Maxwell Smart shoe phone, but I don’t think that is in Apple’s future plans anytime soon, so you get what you get and you don’t get upset (as mum would say).
You do feel like a bit of a prat making a phone call on it though. You have to hold your wrist right up to your face and sort of wave it around between your ear and your mouth to hear and be heard. Sort of like waving away flies, but in a really daft ineffective manner. I rightly felt silly, and quite a lot less cool. But that was whilst out walking. I think if I sat at my desk, and talked quietly and secretly into my wrist, I might regain some of the cool I have envisaged. Maybe.
I do have to secretly admit that I was dead set on covering all the exercise needed to close up my activity loops today. That is what Apple’s fitness app/widget thing is called. Only time will tell if I turn into one of those bores who constantly tell you their daily step count progress.
(16,196 if you must ask – oh sorry… you didn’t)