Speed to watchOS Can’t Get Here Fast Enough

Recently on Techtonic, I said that the main improvement I wanted to see in watchOS 3 was speed enhancement. Today, Apple promised they’ll deliver.

My concern has been that everyone with an Apple Watch has said it’s sluggish. watchOS 2 feels very much like a state-of-the-art operating system for 2010, and that’s a problem. We don’t have a good reason to wait on our watches when we can perform the same actions 10x faster with any other device.

If you walk into an Apple Store today and test drive a watch on display, it will run much faster than the watch on your wrist. The disparity is so noticeable to me that I’m surprised others haven’t complained. I think it’s unintentionally hypocritical that their model on the retail floor is obviously superior to the watch they’ll sell you.

With watchOS 3, I’m hopeful that the speed I always wanted is finally arriving for my first generation watch, not just Watch 2 hardware at some later date.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.