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I’m something of an Apple enthusiast. I’ll freely admit it. The Apple Store has a whole lot of my money and I’m sure they’ll get more from me when the new round of iPads are released (have you seen the new multitasking? Look for a post on that soon). What do some of my other, more sensible colleagues have to say? I asked some questions – not just about Apple Watch – but about smart watches in general and their real usefulness for travel.
Penny Watermeier, Vice President – Corporate Sales & Marketing: I used the Apple watch for 3 weeks as we prepared for GBTA 2015. I loved the eTTek Dash app and the Delta app specifically. The Delta watch app notified me when gate changes happened and when the flight was boarding. I even boarded with my boarding pass on my watch, which was super convenient.
Tim Arnold, Director – Technology Solutions: I have a Pebble Watch, which works with both Apple and Android devices. It has about a 10 day battery life, which I believe is the best of any smartwatch. The downside is that there are very limited apps avaialble for it right now. The only travel app I have used on it thus far is Uber.
Of the Travel and Transport employee-owners that I asked, I haven’t yet located an Android Wear smartwatch owner that has used it for travel. Android Wear has the distinct advantage over Apple of its robust Google Now system, which uses context to deliver you the right notification at the right time. “It’s time to leave for the airport,” for example. You can read more about my thoughts on Google Now here. Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 and watchOS 2 promise to deliver something similar to Google Now through Siri, but we won’t know for sure until it’s out. Until then, I think that Android Wear watches are a good choice if you have an Android phone. There are several different manufacturers making devices as well, which gives you more of a selection. You can get round ones or square ones!
Tell me what you think. Are smartwatches a fad? Will they really take off? Do you have a smartwatch already? What are your opinions? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @TandTNews.
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