Anandtech was one of the web’s first deeply geeky tech sites, and its review of the Apple Watch is about what you’d expect: long on speeds and feeds and kind of unsophisticated about usability case. The bottom line: the Watch is the first wearable to sell the millennial author on the idea of wristware, but the overall package is first-generation.
In typical Anandtech style, the very long review goes into deep detail about the technical guts of the watch, and is worth reading just for that. The reviewers insight that the watch isn’t a fitness or a notification device, but rather a communications device, is pretty astute. Each bullet point of the review is (in classic Anand style) reserved and geekish and positive, but the bottom line is “Hey! A watch that I like to wear!”
If that’s the worst that a millennial tech review can say about the Apple Watch — and we wouldn’t make such a big deal out of the author’s demographic if he didn’t do so himself — that’s probably a big relief to any watchmaker who hopes that young consumers get used to wristwatches again.