Gadgets: Apple Watch Users Say It Isn’t Fast Enough – Yet

Apple Watch is just not fast enough.

That’s according to report issued this week by, a research company tracking the evolution of Apple Watch.

Founder Bernard Desarnauts was recently a guest on the PC Mike podcast, where he discussed Apple Watch four months after its release. Wristly has a database of more than 1,500 Apple Watch users who provide regular feedback on how they’re using Apple Watch.

In its report issued this week, 71 percent of Apple Watch owners say opening a third-party app with Apple Watch is too slow.

wristlyIt’s important to note that the research was conducted prior to the release of Apple watchOS2. The new operating system is designed to change how fast third-party apps open because it allows for such apps to be installed on the watch itself. Currently, third-party apps open on a user’s iPhone and beam to Apple Watch.

So far, Apple officials have said only that sales of Apple Watch have “exceeded expectations.” At the company’s big September event, Apple revealed new designs and options on the way, including wrist straps from French design house Hermes.

But with so much into it and on the line, Apple can’t afford to alienate customers because Apple Watch doesn’t offer the same speed as the other tech devices we’ve become used to using regularly – especially heading into a holiday season where a lot of new tech will be in play for consumer spending.

To read Wristly’s most recent report, go here.

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