October 2, 2014
In a small way, using the Watch, Apple is trying to create a new way to communicate that can capture some of that emotion. Because the Watch can effectively “tap” your wrist, others can tap out a pattern on their Watch, and it will re-create those taps on your wrist, almost like they are tapping you themselves. You could send a tap-tap to your partner’s wrist while they are away on a trip just to say that you’re thinking about them. Isn’t that so much more meaningful a way to say it than a text message saying it? Doesn’t it carry more emotion and resonance?
-Kyle Baxter, “Apple Watch”, Tightwind
The personal (read: more human) and beautifully emotional parts of the Apple’s new Watch are what intrigue me the most and make me think that in order for the watch to be truly useful to me, I am going to have to buy one for my wife as well.
My heart will feel deep pangs of love, just as my wallet feels pangs of a different sort.