Yup I am getting an Apple Watch. Why you say?
I admit it. I’m an early adopter. So here are a few of my questions that I have about the Apple watch, and plan on following up with my answers to each of the questions below.
Will the Apple watch actually help me improve my health?
Since I have used many wearables over the course of a few years ( Nike, Jawbone and Garmin), I have a pretty good idea what has worked for me in the past. Is the Apple watch going to be that much better than the other wearables I have had? I will update you on my progress and try to give you an update every couple of weeks.
Will I see a decrease in iPhone usage?
Primarily, I use iMessage, Twitter, Instagram, Weather and email apps and I will provide a report . I am curious to how much more I will use Siri since now she is on my wrist.
Will I see an improvement in productivity, or just enjoy being productive?
This may be a strange question, but think of it. At what point does technology actually make you productive. True, technological advancements have made us more productive, but that does not necessarily mean that you are happier or even enjoy using the technology. Is the Apple watch really the "most personal device" that has been made yet? If I am still productive with the apps I use with the Apple Watch and enjoy working with those apps more, then I will have my answer to the question.
I am also going to be looking at how a wearable will effect enterprise applications in healthcare, which is probably the area that the Apple watch could impact the most. Just for a moment, imagine if a device like this could monitor diabetes and notify the person when they have a low or high blood sugar. Continuous monitoring would be a fantastic way to control diabetes. Taking it even further, what if the Apple watch could talk to the diabetic pump that you have on your side and make micro adjustments to get the perfect dose of insulin.
Imagine if a device like this could be tuned to monitor chemical changes in your body that could be identified and that a seizure is about to take place and notify you, your doctor and guardian. With data like time, location, weather condition, heart rate and surrounding environment that you are in at the moment is powerful data to analyze. This data can then be compared to other relevant sources of data and stored. Once you have a large enough database to compare with, you could begin to look for triggers as to "why" or "what" causes an onset like this and then move to control it more or eliminate it all together. The early adopters are the ones that look to what a technology can be and some early adopters set out to make what "can be" into a reality.