Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apple Watch verdicts: What other reviewers say about the smartwatch

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The floodgate has opened, and the Apple Watch reviews are out, including Mashable's

After months of appearing in fashion magazine spreads, you'll finally be able to pre-order an Apple Watch for yourself this Friday at 3 a.m. ET (you read that time right)

But is the Apple Watch truly the next big thing for Tim Cook and company? It earned our coveted Mashable Choice award, but what's the verdict from everyone? We've compiled (and will continue to update) a meta-review on the Apple Watch. Here's what other reviewers had to say.

Reviewer

Watch model

Verdict

Thumbs up / Thumbs down

Mashable

Lance Ulanoff

42mm

"The Apple Watch is an excellent, elegant, stylish, smart and fundamentally sound device."

New York Times

Farhad Manjoo

42mm

"It takes some time getting used to, but once it clicks, this is a power you can’t live without."

The Verge

Nilay Patel

42mm

"For all of its technological marvel, the Apple Watch is still a smartwatch, and it’s not clear that anyone’s yet figured out what smartwatches are actually for."

Wall Street Journal

Geoffrey Fowler

42mm

"I’ve found the Apple Watch isn’t a replacement for the iPhone, but it’s the right screen for many important things."

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