Putting the Genie back in the watch! I have been fortunate enough to have received my SS Apple Watch a few weeks earlier than the*May 17th/June delivery period and obviously eager to try it out. I'll get the usual "its beautiful, great screen, fits perfectly" etc. all out of the way as they're all true. I have been using/wearing it pretty much from getting up to going to bed and looking forward to all of the little nudges and bits of information to be presented on a day to day basis. I really only wish to touch upon a few little points I have not really read too much about: Once you get over the initial wow factor of receiving all the little alerts (and turning off the many that you do not wish to have!) you quickly realise that this brings with it all number of little niggles that may just make you reconsider things. Normally you would hear a beep/alert on your phone, be it iMessage/WhatsApp, Tweet, Email and then perhaps delay looking at it until *you* are ready. You do not feel obliged to do anything just because your phone has made a noise. No one knows when you are going to see the message, if you have the phone with you at the time, etc. This changes entirely with the watch as you are immediately 'nudged' like a little child tugging to take a look at your notifications. In my case this might be an iM from my girlfriend, let's say. Because I have the watch I now am 'expected' to read the text immediately and have no excuse but to set an internal note knowing that the longer I leave it the more its looking like she is being ignored. I'm slowly becoming a slave to this thing (the watch, not the girlfriend.. although!) and that's a problem I never even considered. This then translates into other aspects of your daily routine. Its the 'nudging' followed by a feeling or urgency to act. Its all to easy to look at this wonderful little device as soon as you receive the nudges that are pulling you towards it. But in so doing, you become too involved as though you are in the thick of everything rather than a few steps back before. The few steps back felt a lot calmer I must say. I wash up. I'm a modern man!! I'm finding I take my watch off when doing the washing up. Thats a bit of an effort. I actually put the watch on knowing I'm going to be taking it off again at one or two points in the day and putting it back on again. Thats something I never thought I'd be doing. But it adds another "Oh.. another little niggle for me" as I have to put it to one side to take care of it too. I never did this before, I just put my phone to one side and did my normal things.* Worried about knocking it! You are no longer free to haphazardly walk into walls (not that I do a lot of that!) but you find (if you've not worn a watch in years and years like me!) that you might actually take into consideration actually walking around tight corners, even in your own home!! It's ridiculous that you know at some point or another your expensive device is going to take a hard knock. Either from the girlfriend for not responding sooner to texts or the hazards that are everywhere! The end result is that it is such a fabulous gadget, lovely to look at., truly is. But really, the true impact to your life is not all that its cracked up to be. Being right bang in the thick of receiving alerts beyond important reminders, it tells the time. The other bits are fine but the unseen changes to your lifestyle need to also be taken into consideration too. I am currently in the middle of my first deliberate day of not wearing the watch to see if I could go back to not having it around. I can, quite easily. I have a further few days before I need to hit the Return button on my account, and it's looking highly likely that I might just do that.