I don't expect to write an Apple Watch Diary four years in …
As I mentioned last week, I was able to knock my Apple Watch off a bath on a tiled floor, which smashed on the screen. The Watch was still fully functional (well, pings no longer sound, even though Siri was still responding), but the damage was quite poor, so there was nothing I could live with for more than a few days …
NordVPN  I was near the Apple Store in Covent Garden on Saturday night and thought I might as well go in to see if there was any chance of a replacement on the spot.
Unfortunately not. Although Genius agreed that it would be beyond repair, it still had to be sent to the local repair repository for them to confirm this, and then they would send me the compensation. After paying the hefty repair service, of course.
Apple is going to send the replacement Look Direct to me, which it estimates will be about five days.
It has been said that the true test of a possession is not how you feel when you use it, but how you feel when you are without it. I think it's absolutely true in this case. I've had an Apple Watch for four years now, it's something I've taken for granted – but now appreciate in a whole new way.
So, what am I missing?
My watch is the most important place I see in alerts. When I receive a text, Facebook message, calendar notification or any number of things, the wrist I look at is not my phone.
Mostly I don't even get the phone out of my pocket: reading The message on my watch is all I need. If I need to answer, it's most of the time a short answer that I can dictate to Siri on my watch. I just pull out my phone for longer answers.
I even miss Watch for messages at home sometimes. For example, if I'm in the kitchen making tea during the day (it's pretty often, when I'm almost completely driven by tea), my phone is still on my desk.
I have already tried several times to pay for something with my wrist; It did not work. Living in London, where every corner store accepts contactless payments, I use Apple Pay to pay for almost everything. Certainly
With HomePods in the conservatory and bedroom, I can issue Siri commands from pretty much anywhere in the apartment if I speak, but with loud talking on the clock, I tend to use it only so I can talk to a lower volume. Setting the timers and controlling smart home kits are my two most common uses for Siri, and I have repeatedly found myself practicing my wrist halfway to my mouth before I realize that it won't work.
I I'm on a diet at the moment and use a smooth app. Solve it!
This logs on to all the calories you eat, but you can also allow it to read your activity data, so it also knows the number of calories you burn.  My phone is always with me, but I am in tango lessons two or three times a week as well as doing some social dancing and not having my phone in my pocket then. I am very accustomed to the Watch log my dancing exercise and which is automatically credited in the app. I will definitely miss it this week.
Music Volume Control
I'm a big fan of the rotational volume controls, and find the two buttons a bad replacement, so if I listen to music on headphones, I usually use the digital crown to adjust the volume.
In addition to offering more convenient and precise control, it is just easier to do than come up with the controls on the headphones.
I know, right?
Before the Apple Watch I hadn't had a wristwatch for about a decade, so it wasn't used to looking at the wrist at the time. But that habit is now, again, very deeply involved. I often find myself in my wrist to check the time, and the remaining time left on a running hour.
I know all the classic first world problems. These are all really trivial things. But that, for me, is the selling point for Apple Watch: it doesn't have a single killer app, but it has a whole lot of functionality that makes everyday life a little more convenient. ]