(If you’re short on time, read Gruber’s review)
Taken together, the early reviews have been the tech equivalent of the multipurpose Southern maxim, “bless your heart.”
Apple Watch apparently needs work, even if no one wants to say it directly. From the NYTs Manjoo):
“The most exciting thing about the Apple Watch isn’t the device itself, but the new tech vistas that may be opened by the first mainstream wearable computer…For now, the dreams are hampered by the harsh realities of a new device.”
“To me, the breakthrough in Apple Watch is the Taptic Engine and force touch. Technically, they’re two separate things. The Taptic Engine allows Apple Watch to tap you; force touch allows Apple Watch to recognize a stronger press from your finger.”
“And without taps, Apple Watch is rather dull.”
Call me contrary, but I think these reviews are pretty exciting. They sound precisely like those of the first iPhone.