I am honored to have been the first guest on the podcast of WatchAware, co-hosted by Abdel Ibrahim and Julia Mayhugh. In it, we discussed a wide variety of subjects, including how China is the most important market for Apple Watch, how Apple approaches its products in a more human way than other tech companies, and how we see great potential in the form factor of Apple Watch. I’m biased, of course, but I thought it was a stimulating discussion and I highly recommend you check it out. If you like this site, you will like the podcast.
Expanded show notes
There are notes with the show, but I wanted to expand on those notes a bit with some more links than are there:
- Chinese people on average spend 40 minutes a day using WeChat. The app WeChat has taken the country by storm–and apparently it’s taking the watch by storm as well.
Apple research says 94% of Apple Watch owners use it every day. Twitter, Line, WeChat among the most-used apps.
— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) July 21, 2015
- Wristly.com found that 38% of users had never used the side contacts button & only 10% use it all the time. This is what I fear may limit future development of Apple Watch.
- We talked about the the Watchscreen of Ariel Adams, featured here a couple weeks ago
- How Apple has thought deeply about what a wrist-worn device should be
- How Apple Watch is Apple’s most personal and intimate device
- How Apple has priced Apple Watch for success in the Chinese market
- What “guanxi” is
- Apple is the best brand for a gift in China & watches are the best gift for men (#4 for women)
- Apple’s borderline sexual language in marketing materials
Recommended App: Due
In this section, I recommend an app that I think belongs on anyone’s iPhone or Apple Watch. Today’s is Due, the best reminder app out there & one that has a great app for the Watch. For years I used Apple’s Reminders, but I wish I had gotten Due sooner because it is so much more powerful and customizable.