One of the reasons I love my Apple Watch is the ability to check notifications with a simple glance rather than pulling out my phone. I told myself that the glance is less offensive in social, and business settings because its smaller and doesn’t break the flow of conversation. Having been in San Francisco with my team last week (I work remotely), I got called out by one of the nicest people on my team. She pulled me aside privately and said,
“By the way, you checking that [my watch] all the time? It’s got to stop lol”.
“What? Like looking at my watch?”
“Yeah, maybe I just need to get used to this as more people get them, but it sends a bad impression that I know you aren’t trying to make.”
“I didn’t even think about that! Is that worse then taking out my phone?”
“Totally! At least for me.”