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The Apple Watch 2 does wonders curbing your smartphone addiction

My biggest fear when purchasing the Apple Watch 2 is if I would need it. Turns out, I did. I just didn’t know it yet.

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When I first purchased the Apple Watch 2, I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. My biggest concern was if I would actually need it or use it on a daily basis. I haven’t worn a wristwatch in years so you can see my concern.

It took me about 2 weeks to pull the trigger. I contemplated the purchase for a number of reasons. Most importantly, price. But it also came down to usability. Would I get tired of having to charge an additional device? Would I use it a lot? Do I really need this?

After spending some time with it, apparently, I do!

One of the biggest takeaways I discovered with Apple Watch is how much less I rely on my iPhone. There would be times I would whip the phone out to check the time, which then would lead me to view any unseen notifications I may have missed. This cycle repeats every 20 mins or so. With the Apple Watch, I noticed myself depending on my iPhone a lot less. This is when I discovered its true wonder.

According to a recent study performed by Nottingham Trent University, an average user picks up their phone 85 times a day. That’s an awful amount of energy, physically and mentally. Thankfully, the Apple Watch helps with that addiction. Now that I have a display on my wrist, I can see every notification that comes through. And if one requires further action, then I proceed to my iPhone.

There’s a lot of great stuff the Apple Watch 2 can do and we’ll cover that at a later time, but I found one of its greatest virtues is how it curbs your smartphone addiction. I’m now a believer.

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