Out Here With You

I own an Apple Watch.  I happened to be at a store where they were selling it for 100 dollars off, and the open box model knocked another 25 bucks off, so I got it for WAY less than normal price.  I had 'sorta kinda' wanted one, but I was having trouble with the use case for me, outside of the fitness measurement.  Why not just get a fitbit, right? 

Recently, I was at a concert, and I noticed at a couple of points that everyone around me weren't looking up at this amazing band, but rather at their phones.  My phone was in my pocket, and if there was something that needed my attention, I would have received a tap on my wrist.  You know, in case the house was burning down or something. 

So, instead of watching my phone, I was--get this--enjoying myself at a concert.  

I was not watching life through a timeline, I was an active participant in something that was beautiful. 

Now, you could make the argument that I could have the discipline to just not take my phone out of my pocket, not own a watch, and enjoy myself just the same.  You're absolutely right, but hey, you do you, I'll do me.  

That was the night the watch justified itself.  Me, my social life, and the life of my poor phone battery couldn't be happier.   The watch isn't for everyone, but it definitely works for me. 

Kris Roley

Virginia Beach, VA, 23453