In exchange for wearing a 2nd device you need to charge every day or so. Not much of a win.
For those that run down phones in less than a day they may not have to do a mid-day charge any longer. That's actually quite a huge win.
Thereby saving you time only if you can ignore most notifications
You are ignoring the tiering of notifications possible with this arrangement.
Lol. true, but how much is that worth, right?
I guess you don't mind people wondering why you find the insides of your pants so suddenly interesting.
But retains the pointlessness of wearing a fitness band.
Well I basically agree as I don't use a fitness band and don't really plan to use any of the health features of the new watch. But I'm not turning that off either...
Functionality handled better by a non-smart watch.
Yes but that is balanced by the paucity of other abilities a non-watch have. That singular function has not provided enough value for a decade or so now to warrant my wearing a watch at all. But it IS more functional than pulling out the phone so for the HUGE number of people who have stopped wearing watches, that is a net positive feature
Honestly my main complaint with the apple watch is the lock in to apple. ...If you want a smart watch fine, but have the sense to buy one that works with any phone.
So then you must equally hate Android Wear.
Myself I personally think devices that are better integrated will provide notable better function, in terms of both performance and battery life.
I also ordered a Pebble Time, so I'll see...