I don’t imagine I’ll be part of the first wave of Apple Watch owners, but I absolutely believe in the future of the device and the overall smart watch category. Apple recently announced that over 3,000 apps have been developed and approved for the Apple Watch App Store. Sure, a majority of the apps aren’t going to be very useful, but I believe that enough will be valuable to make the device incredibly successful. Even though our smartphones are just a reach away, it’s impossible to deny the sheer convenience of turning your wrist instead of pulling your phone from your pocket.
As an avid golfer, I can’t deny how useful I would find the Apple Watch to be. Enough so that I will definitely buy the device at some point. If you have ever used a distance finder golf app, you know how annoying the wake up phone and swipe to unlock process is when you do it multiple times per hole. Simply accessing the information via a smart watch would not only save me time and aggravation, it’s just a much better experience. Add in the fact that there will surely be apps that take advantage of the device’s motion sensing capabilities to provide athletes with untold insights into everything from their golf swing to their football throwing motion, it becomes impossible to deny the device’s potential success.