It was bound to happen at some point. Today was the day I finally left the house without my Apple Watch. I was rushing to get out of the house and I was a few miles away by the time I noticed my naked wrist. If it hadn't been for my wife needing to get to work early I might of turned around, but this morning keeping my wife employed won out over my Apple technology detachment issues.
The first thing I wondered as I drove into work without my trusty wrist dwelling companion was how long it took me to go from being used to NOT wearing a watch at all to wearing a watch again. In other words, if I had left my Apple Watch at home after just one week of having the Apple Watch would I have still felt as naked? It's interesting how quickly we adjust to a routine.
As soon as I got to work I had to adjust the notification settings on my iPhone. Ever since getting the Apple Watch I have totally silenced my iPhone and killed the vibration notifications. Without the Apple Watch today I needed to be notified when I got a phone call or text message, so I quickly changed those settings so I would hear and feel my iPhone again.
Overall, the world didn't end today. I only caught myself checking my bare wrist for the time a few times today. While I certainly noticed the missing hardware, it didn't significantly impact my day. The biggest realization was that I really take for granted now that my iPhone has been stripped of all notifications. Everything comes to my Apple Watch, which means I am not pestered by dings and buzzes all day long. As soon as I got home I immediately strapped my Apple Watch back on my wrist and silenced my iPhone again...the way it should be.
Also, in case you are wondering...a lonely Apple Watch left alone all day drains 5% of its power. Although I still don't know if a tree falling in the woods with nobody around makes a noise.