It extends the battery life of your phone because you are not powering it on as often.
In exchange for wearing a 2nd device you need to charge every day or so. Not much of a win.
It allows you to filter notifications more than the phone does, so you can know quicker if you should pay attention to an alert.
Thereby saving you time only if you can ignore most notifications, or actually wasting more time as you first check your watch, then pull out your phone every time instead of just pulling out your phone.
It allows you to silence a call without even reaching into your pocket doing the Vibration Reaction Dance.
Lol. true, but how much is that worth, right?
It's like a fitness band you wear all the time but without the single minded pointlessness.
But retains the pointlessness of wearing a fitness band.
And yes, it also tells the time without having to reach into a pocket...
Functionality handled better by a non-smart watch. (which runs for months, even years on a single battery...) and which can cost next to nothing, or be as arbitrarily expensive as you like. Which can be a cheap throwaway you could lose, or a family heirloom worn by your grandparents ....
Or you can buy one that will be obsolete within a year or two.
If you aren't clear what it can do for you,
Separate money from wallets? Bring smiles to Apple fanbois faces? Usher in a new wave of corporate privacy invasion?
But there are many small uses which aggregate to form a model, different for each person, of how a smart watch can be useful to them.
True enough. And I'm honest enough with myself to think I'd like to be able to read texts and view alerts while mountain biking without having to stop and pull my phone out of my backpack. Then again, between the gloves and full body armor I'm wearing I'm not sure a smart watch would really be comfortable or all that usable.
Honestly my main complaint with the apple watch is the lock in to apple. I don't want a device that only works with a iphone. What if an owner doesn't want a new iphone next year because company Z has the better product. Now he has to abandon his smart watch too?
THAT is the main source of my derision for the device. If you want a smart watch fine, but have the sense to buy one that works with any phone.