Apple Watch: Why I still won't buy one

I buy gadgets, lots of gadgets. I like buying them, experimenting with them, and using them for work and play. Even so, I have no desire to get an Apple Watch.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor
Some people call me Mr. Gadget, given my tendency to buy so many of them. My desk is covered with mobile devices being charged, and my pockets are full of them. One gadget recently released is not among those, and I have no desire to get an Apple Watch.

With all of the information coming out now that people have the Watch, it seems even more compelling than was apparent after the launch event. It features a beautiful design with elegant operation. There are already many apps in the store. It sounds like this gadget addict would be all over it, except it's missing one thing to get my money.

That would be a compelling function that would make my personal and professional life better. I am unwavering in my insistence that for a mobile device to get my money, especially hundreds of dollars, it must provide at least one function that isn't served by something already in my toolkit.

This function doesn't have to be major, but it has to add value to my daily routine. I've tried hard, but I don't find that with the Apple Watch. It seems to do what it does well, but so do other devices I own.

I have recently written that a selling point for Apple products is how they each make other devices from the company work better. I believe that is probably the case with the Apple Watch, but I can't see what that added value might be. I can't imagine how the watch will add value to the iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, or the MacBook Air (I told you I like gadgets, Apple's in particular).

I'll keep a sharp eye out for such a function that will get my wallet open. At this point I don't know what that might be, or if there will ever be one. I'll keep an open mind, and the first app or feature added by Apple that gives me what I need, I'll most likely get the credit card out. That's what I do, after all.

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