My Apple Watch

60-Day Apple Watch Review

Should You Get An Apple Watch?

Parker Klein ✌️
3 min readMar 10, 2024


I avoided getting an Apple Watch for a long time.

I am an Apple guy, but I’m also anti-notifications and distractions.

I felt like introducing another device wouldn’t help me concentrate and focus.

This past Christmas, my parents got me an Apple Watch SE and I’ve worn it every day since.

Here are my favorite things about the Apple Watch to help you decide if you should get one.

1. It’s lightweight

I like to feel light and don’t like carrying around a bunch of stuff.

Adding a watch on my wrist was something I worried about.

I opted for the smaller Apple Watch SE. It is a 40mm aluminum case which is nice and light.

I haven’t found any disadvantages to the smaller size, since I don’t do much on it anyway.

2. I move more

The Apple Watch has daily activity goals to help you be healthier.

My goals are to stand for at least one minute for 12 hours out of the day, exercise for 30 minutes, and move for 500 calories.

It gives you gentle reminders at the 50-minute mark every hour if you haven’t stood up. As an anti-notification person, I don’t mind this reminder as health is something I care about.

I’ve found the added awareness for the activity goals has been very positive overall.

3. I work out harder

I had never tracked my heart rate or calories burned during exercise.

I also wasn’t aware of the different zones during cardio.

I really enjoy being able to see my heart rate while exercising and what zone I’m in while running.

The added awareness has really made a positive impact on how hard I work out and how frequently I exercise.

4. The best I’ve ever washed my hands

Do you know how long 20 seconds is?

The Apple Watch has a hand-washing feature (off by default), that detects when you’re washing your hands. It counts for 20 seconds and then vibrates to know when you’re done.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely wasn’t washing my hands for 20 seconds before the Apple Watch.

I’ve never washed my hands this well.

The feature isn’t the best at detecting when you’re washing your hands. It starts late or it will stop counting depending on what you’re doing.

5. Perfect for 2-factor authentication

Nowadays, every website requires 2FA.

I can glance at my wrist or open the authenticator app from my watch. No longer do I need to reach for my phone or open iMessage.

I can even use it for the app that locks our apartment.

6. You can still minimize notifications

My biggest fear before getting the Apple Watch was the amount of notifications I would get. The watch is very accessible so I thought it would be distracting.

I was able to silence most of my notifications (I don’t get email or text message notifications on it) so it hasn’t been an issue.

7. The battery is great

I put the watch on right when I wake up and place it on the charger before I go to bed.

So far it seems to have no issue keeping a charge all day.

I’m not sure if this will change as the watch ages, but this was another fear I had going into it, and that hasn’t been a problem.

Overall, I’d give the Apple Watch a 7.9/10.

The design is solid, I appreciate the utility of it, and the health impact is real.

I’m still probably underutilizing it, but I look forward to learning more about it as I use it.

Is there anything I’m missing or something you love about your Apple Watch? Please let me know in the comments.

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Parker Klein ✌️

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