Here's Why The Average Consumer Will Find The Apple Watch Useful Enough To Buy It
Walt Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, recently published his review for the Apple Watch after using it for a month. Mossberg was on CNBC to discuss the highlights of his review and whether the usability of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)’s latest product is heavily dependent on the apps.
“I think the initial novelty wears off after a couple of days,” Mossberg said. “And then you really have to try to figure out how this is going to be for people who put down the money to buy it on a day-to-day basis over a long period of time and that was my goal in this review.”
“And the answer was, I think it’s really good and I think people will find a handful of things to build their use of it around every day."
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Apps Decide Usability
On apps being the most crucial factor when it comes to usability of the Watch, Mossberg said, “It absolutely comes down to the apps and Apple has done a beautiful job of building in the core apps like fitness and texting and Apple Pay and things like that.”
“And then there are already 4,000 third-party apps, many of which I wasn’t so crazy about because they had very limited functionality, but some of which also worked well.”
Mossberg was also asked what was the general reaction from people was when they saw him wearing the Apple Watch. He replied, “People werent scratching their heads, they all wanted to know about it… I would say fascination."
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