The last Apple Watch boutique is closing, and good riddance

Far on the other side of the world, an Apple store is dying. It’s not the usual blocky space filled with randos checking their email on carefully arranged display iMacs, but rather the last dedicated Apple Watch boutique in Tokyo’s Isetan Shinjuku ... ( read original story ...)

3 years later, who knows what the Apple Watch is for?

In 2007, Apple changed the act of socializing, maybe forever, with the release of the iPhone. There it was, a perfectly packed 4.5-inch-long computer designed to pulverize boredom like a drill through your skull. You bought one, and now, whenever you have ... ( read original story ...)

Save $100 on the Apple Watch at Walmart

The Apple Watch has helped us fulfill all our Power Rangers Communicator-related dreams. Case in point: When the Series 1 was released in 2015, we gave it a rave review. It’s gorgeous, smart, fun, extensible, expensive (a plus if you want to telegraph ... ( read original story ...)

How to speed up Apple Watch software updates dramatically

Downloading watchOS software to your Apple Watch is a tremendously slow process. It can take anywhere between half an hour to an hour or more to send a watchOS software update to your wrist. Because it’s such a sluggish experience, I try to update my ... ( read original story ...)

Fitness: Watch for it — technology can get you going

“You rocked yesterday’s exercise rings. Keep it going today.” This message popped up on my Apple Watch today before breakfast. As the day goes on, if I lag behind my usual activity patterns, I’m reminded that “my exercise rings are usually a ... ( read original story ...)

Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: How to choose?

The Fitbit Versa is a worthy Apple Watch alternative. The Fitbit Versa is like if you took the Ionic, gave it a slimmer body and prettier design and dropped its price. It also costs $50 less than the cheapest Apple Watch model, the Series 1, or $130 less ... ( read original story ...)

How to clean your Apple Watch

Before we begin, I want to point out that Apple says you should avoid using soap, cleaning products, abrasive materials, compressed air, and heating devices (like a hair dryer) when you clean your Apple Watch. That said, I've used mild cleaning products ... ( read original story ...)