As much as I love my smartwatch, I do not wear it every single day. When I am travelling, or on the weekends when I am not expecting to get a large number of notifications I generally leave my smartwatch at home.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love wearing it of course, but I have found out that it works best when you are expecting to get a relatively large number of messages, notifications, or reminders. At work it is the perfect gadget that helps me leave my phone in my bag or (jacket-) pocket. I have set my Moto 360 up in such a way that I can only be “disturbed” by my VIP contacts, for meetings or emails on my work email address marked important.
Why not wear it all the time?
I noticed that I have stopped losing interest in checking my phone every 5 minutes to see if something “important” has happened that I should know about. Thank god I have my Moto 360. It really helps me focus when I need to be, because I simply know that if my watch does not tell me that I have to pay attention I can focus on getting things done. That alone is already worth the investment I think. If I would count up the hours that I have spend checking my phone for the sake of simply checking that all is fine, I think my boss would get a heart attack.
I have stopped losing interest in checking my phone every 5 minutes to see if something “important” has happened
When do I use it? Mostly when I am at work and want to get things done. My smartwatch helps me keep track of the things I need to do, it tells me when I have meetings that are coming up and I receive the most important messages that I really want to read. Everything else is apparently not that important and I can plan ahead as to when I really want to start working on my inbox and answer the emails that were not marked VIP.
Do I ever feel bad not wearing it all the time? No, not at all!
Actually I don’t really miss it when I don’t wear it, but when I do I notice that it makes my life quite a bit easier and maybe more importantly I really enjoy “playing around” with it. It really feels like I have my own little personal secretary who tells me what to do (and when) from time to time. A little bit of luxury, a little bit of fun and practical at that. When do you wear your Moto 360? Do you wear it all the time, or just on special occassions? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. I would love to find out how you use your smartwatch.