Why did I buy an Apple Watch? To tell the time? I've been pulling my phone out of my pocket for years, and it was no trouble. To never miss a call or a text? Well it really hasn't ever been too much of a problem. Nothing was mission critical.
For fitness? Would it get me out of bed and onto the running track or bike? I didn't think so. The truth is I bought it as an experiment. I didn't need it, but 2 years later, it's the first thing I put on in the morning. I'm now conscious of how much energy I use (or don't use) during the day and while a don't feel guilty if I don't hit my daily target, I find it a motivator to get out and move.
The best feature, was unlocked when I got wireless headphones. The Apple Watch, and wireless headphones = Freedom. I can walk the dog (no not with a yoyo, what is this? 1992?) bike ride or run, without my phone slipping through my sweaty fingers or bouncing around in my shorts pocket. I don't have a headphone cable running down the back of my neck and up my shirt sleeve so it doesn't get hooked on a tree branch and get ripped out of my ears.
I can listen to music, or better still (for me) I can put on a podcast, and disappear into the conversation. My watch can check how hard I'm working, how far I've run, how fast my heart is beating etc. I don't get hung up on the details, but they're tracked if I'm interested. There's fancy apps to help with training, or the basic built in Activity App does a terrific job. When I've had enough, I can check if I'm improving, or not. It's there if I want it. 2 years later, I still feel a motivation to get moving, and give myself a pat on the back when I'm done.
If you don't have wireless headphones, I highly recommend them. Apptech sells the ever popular 'AirPods' by Apple, as well as other options like Powerbeats wireless headphones. Ask in store for more info.
*** Added bonus. ApplePay. Wow. Securely pay for things, without needing your wallet, or phone near you. Have you got a toddler in your arms while buying milk? (regular real life example) Don't bother reaching into your pocket, just tap your watch! Huge. There's no going back.