Ready to splurge on an Apple Watch? Today’s the day!

It’s a very special Friday, because it’s the first day you can actually get your hands on the new Apple Watch. If you head into an Apple store you can touch it, you can pre-order it, but you can’t actually have one for two more weeks — they start shipping on April 24.

The big question is: Will you buy one? The cheapest Apple Watch will set you back $349, and the top-of-the-line model goes for $17,000. And it’s pretty much useless unless you also have an iPhone.


If you can’t decide whether to go for it or not, the website Macworld has something helpful for you: “5 Reasons to Splurge, 5 Reasons to Skip.” Reasons to buy include, “You’re an early adopter,” “Because you want a watch, fitness tracker, and tiny iPhone on your wrist,” and “Because you love Apple products and have $$$ to spend.” Okey dokey. Reasons to skip it: “Because it’s first-gen,” meaning the first generations of products often contain lots of bugs — bugs which you’re paying for the privilege of discovering. “Because it relies too much on iPhone,” Because it falls short at telling time,” and “Because it’s really expensive.”

So, what do you think? Are you in? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.

You can read all the pros and cons in that Macworld article here.

(images from Apple)


About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.