Buying things is more fun than running, which is why I convinced myself that an Apple Watch was the perfect inspiration to get back into my trainers. It is now a few months on--I’m still not running regularly, but the watch provided a different and unexpected benefit. I can now leave the house without my phone and still maintain a line of connection to the world with messages, email, and maps. It is freeing.
I get this, but you could also just leave the phone at home anyway without an Apple Watch and then not have the random text messages either. I leave my phone in Do Not Disturb most of the time. What’s the difference between that and just not taking it with me places?