4 Ways The Apple Watch Could Be Improved
So the Apple Watch reviews are all started to come out with reviewers making claim that this watch has fallen very short of being ready for prime time yet with quite a few flaws that stop it from being an instant hit. That’s the case with most products however for example, the original iPhone sold 5.3 million units in a whole year, in comparison, Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in one-quarter in 2015. These figures prove Apple struggles with their first releases of products often shifting underpowered, slow devices but then rapidly improves them; some would argue on purpose to keep the product hot and interesting.
Here at Wiproo, we decided to list for you, 5 ways the Apple Watch could be improved next time around. These include current problems with the Apple Watch and ideas and tricks we think Apple missed out on with their “most personal device yet”.
Improve Upon Battery Life
In a world where we accept a day battery life out our phones, let’s less acceptable to expect only a day out of our smartwatches. If you compare watches to phones, there’s always been a huge divide in battery life with watches lasting up to years on a single battery life. Obviously no one was expecting the Apple Watch to last a year but maybe a few days for those going away for the weekend without the safety of a charging port.
It’s almost a given that the next Apple Watch will improve upon the battery life, it’s a given for two reason. The first reason is that Apple is famous for listening to what their buyers want and suitably upgrading the following devices to include or even sometimes exclude these features. The second reason is that smartwatches, in general, are in a very early stage, and like smartphone battery life, their battery lives will undoubtedly double, maybe even triple over the next few years.
Quicker App Load Times
One of the biggest problems that the Apple Watch has gotten from reviews is that the device is incredibly slow. A lot of reviewers have put this down to a combination of two things: their devices being early editions of the watches or it’s early stages yet and these sorts of things can be improved with future software updates.
App load times take countable seconds which is quite unacceptable in a world where we have full on tablets and computers that can loads incredibly high-intensive graphics and yet we have a watch that can’t load apps even a quarter the size of that which we load on our phones. Accessing things on your watch should be as quick and painless as possible or you may as well bring out your phone to do them quicker.
Sort the Price
This topic is a controversial one as some many could argue that Apple has always priced their products a little higher due to their brand recognition and due to their high-quality materials they often use (let’s not even discuss the 18-carat gold edition). The Apple Watch has come out at $399 for the cheapest model which is only $100 cheaper than a 9.7″ retina screen with a powerful processor and thousands more applications on the iPad Air. The biggest rival on the Android side (most would argue the Moto 360) is priced at $180 currently which is less than half the price of the Apple Watch.
In the next iteration of the Apple Watch, we’d like to see the price dropped by at least $100 to make it more affordable for those who aren’t willing to pay this premium price. You can’t forget that the Apple Watch is an extension to your phone and therefore, shouldn’t cost as much as a mid-range phone in itself. Without an iPhone, the Apple Watch is nothing and Apple needs to price is as such.
Connection to iPhone
Speaking of being an extension to the iPhone, the Apple Watch in purely loading data and applications from your phone. This means not only do you have to have the App on your iPhone to have it on your Watch, but it also means that there’s bottleneck issues loading the application data from your phone to your Watch.
It’s almost a given again, but in a few years we could almost guarantee that Watches will become independent with new Android Wear devices having WiFi support and other new Android Wear devices are offering 4G services also. It’s not hard to imagine that a future Apple Watch may offer the ability for no need to be connected to an iPhone to work.