The Disastrous Apple Watch Apps

APPI?ve been wearing the Apple Watch for just over a month now. There?s a lot that I like about the device, and I covered much of that in my review last month. It?s well built ? perhaps the best built out of any of the smartwatches I?ve used, even though I have the cheaper Apple Watch Sport model. It?s also useful for giving me the weather, allowing me to see how far I?ve traveled in a given day and, of course, for giving me the time.

But a lot of the apps that have been tweaked to take advantage of the Apple Watch are awful, and I wonder what Apple?s policy for quality control is for them. Does it require apps to load within a given amount of time? It doesn?t seem like it, because some of them take so long that I just give up, resulting to pick the phone out of my pocket.

Take, for example, my experience with an app that?s supposed to let me check when high and low tides are. I want that information for fishing, and I thought it would be really awesome to be able to take a quick glance at my watch to see if it was a good time to pack up my rod and reel or not.