The awkward days of the Apple Watch are over – The Verge

We failed to anticipate how checking your Watch in the middle of a conversation would become just as rude as checking your phone, even and especially when it’s not intended to signal anything other than a knee jerk interest in what time it happens to be at that moment.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2019/9/13/20863385/apple-watch-series-5-new-always-on-display-awkward

This is very true, but I’ve found it’s less awkward if I exaggerate the gesture of looking at my Apple Watch, and scroll the crown slightly. Someone signalling “I’m checking a notification, which might be genuinely important” seems less rude than “I’m checking the time because I’m probably bored of this conversation”.

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