The Best watchOS Review Around

Every year Matt Birchler writes the best watchOS review around. This year is no different.

He wrote in great detail and clarity, covering everything you need to know about watchOS 6 from health to watch faces to the calculator.

And he concluded with an adroit position on the state of watchOS overall:

watchOS continues to grow up, and each year it gets objectively better than the year previous. The team behind this product have done a fantastic job of maintaining its simplicity all while adding on genuinely useful features that don’t always feel like much at the time, but have added up to an improved platform in almost every way.

That said, the techie in me feels like the Apple Watch is kind of in need of a complete rethink. watchOS 1 was the result of a company who didn’t know exactly what that product was and they threw everything against the wall to see what stuck. A few things like activity and workout tracking, watch faces, complications, and communication ended up being the biggest hits, and they’ve evolved those from their initial incarnations very well. But I feel more than ever like we’re getting to the point of diminishing returns and each update is proving less and less impactful on the product as a whole.

watchOS 6: The BirchTree Review →

Technology, ReviewsTimothy Buck