Attorney taps Apple Watch to enhance work and receive quick snippets of information
Evan J. Kline woke up at 3 a.m. the day Apple Watches went on sale online — even without an electronic reminder tapping on his wrist.
Now, with the watch on his wrist, the York attorney doesn't need to rely on antiquated technology like notes written on a calendar or the reminders function on his phone.
“My phone pretty much stays in my pocket all the time,” Kline said.
Kline relishes being an early adopter of the Apple Watch, having waited three to four weeks for his sport model to arrive.
Kline said he likes how the watch delivers “quick snippets” of information about calendar items, emails and fitness measurements. His daughter enjoys changing the image on the watch face.
The Siri function, which allows him to verbally give commands to the Apple Watch, is among the device's most useful functions.
“It's a way to get things out of my head and get on with my day,” Kline said.
"It's a way to get things out of my head and get on with my day."
One downside: third-party apps run slowly on the technology. But Kline looks forward to that being corrected in future releases.
Overall, he said, the Apple Watch is not as much about doing work as it is about enhancing work. It supports the workplace like a smartphone and can even function as a remote for Keynote or PowerPoint presentations, he said.
Kline, who also is happy with the device's battery life, gets the most questions about the watch when he uses Apple Pay at a business.
“Without fail, the cashier always asks about it,” he said.