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Friday, 13 March 2015 00:22

VIDEO: BuzzFeed staff try Apple Watch and love it

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Two women from BuzzFeed use Apple Watch for the first time and loved every minute of using it and can’t wait to get one.

With all the negative articles on Apple Watch out there, including from iTWire’s own stable of writers, none of whom have used an Apple Watch, it’s interesting to see what happens when people actually use it.

The first person we see in the video is Quinta Brunson, who says the watch feels natural and good, and wants a black and gold model.

The second person is Chantel Houston. Both are listed at BuzzFeed’s story as ‘BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Staff’.

Quinta loved the emojis and says it ‘changes the game for messaging’.

Chantel thinks the watch feels ‘vintage’, and loved being able to draw pictures on the watch.

Quinta says the watch feels like its not there and isn’t heavy, and loves the simple watch face with big numbers.

Chantel said she thought the demo showed so many use cases that it might not be simple to grasp, that there were so many things it could do - but she said it was ‘really easy’. She thinks it will change the way we talk to each other.

Before she said she was a little sceptical about the watch, but after seeing the watch and wearing it, she says she wants it ‘so badly’.

Quinta says wearing the watch was an awesome experience.

So, it is interesting to see commentary from people who have actually worn and used the watch, rather than dismissive opinion pieces from a staggering number of online writers who have not used the watch and can only really tell us how they feel about it.

Call me a fool (commenters already have on previous articles), but the opinions of people who have actually used an Apple Watch or who can see it clear potential are a lot more interesting to me than the opinions of people who only see negativity and failure in Apple’s new Watch.

As always, dear reader, you will make your own decision, but when someone dismisses something out of hand when never having had it in the hand in the first place, you can only but wonder what their motivation was for doing so.

Likewise, when someone slams your article while simultaneously stating in the comments of that article that they didn’t actually read your article… you can decide for yourself how worthy or otherwise that particular comment and commenter is.

If you're curious to know which article I'm talking about, where people slam things they haven't tried or read, you'll find it here

Here’s the BuzzFeed video in question that has already had well over a million views online:


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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

One of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

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