What it is: The Apple Watch can do more than just tell time. One of its major purposes is to track a person’s health and fitness.
Many critics complain that the Apple Watch has no purpose, but that’s like saying a pencil has no purpose. If you lack the imagination to use a pencil for drawing or writing, then a pencil seems to have no purpose. In reality, the pencil’s purpose is defined by a person’s imagination. If a person lacks imagination, then nothing will seem to have a purpose, including that person’s own life.
While the Apple Watch can do many tasks, one of its most important ones revolves around health and fitness. In the United States, many Americans don’t exercise enough. It’s easy to say they should walk more or exercise more, but if you don’t measure something, you never know how close or how far you may be to your goal.
That’s the purpose of the Apple Watch in the health and fitness realm. By measuring your calories expended, footsteps taken, and how often you stand, the Apple Watch gives every user a chance to use accurately track their physical activity without any extra effort on their part, which is usually the failings of most people monitoring their health and fitness.
Throughout the day, the Apple Watch can show you objective data measuring your activity. By showing your activity as a circular graph, the Apple Watch makes meeting your fitness goals like a game. You can see where you are each day in your fitness goals and how far you need to go each day to meet them.
The real use of the Apple Watch is to capture objective health data automatically to make it easy for the user to track his or her fitness goals. While this may seem like a trivial use for the Apple Watch, it’s an important one since it directly affects the health of the user. Improve your health with the Apple Watch and you can lead a longer and less physically painful life. If making sure you get enough exercise every day can prevent future health problems, the Apple Watch definitely has a purpose beyond just looking good or telling time.
Of course there are other fitness trackers that can do everything the Apple Watch does for less, but the Apple Watch is more versatile since it’s a miniature computer. If all you need it health tracking, then a dedicated fitness band might be more cost effective just like as if all you need is to write e-mail, then a smartphone is probably more cost effective than buying a PC. The Apple Watch is useful because of its versatility just like a PC is useful for its versatility.
Tracking health is something a smartphone, tablet, or PC can’t do without additional equipment, and even then it will be clumsier to use than a simple wearable computer like the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch makes collecting objective health data simple and effortless, and that’s the real purpose of the Apple Watch.