Apple Watch 3 - underwhelming at best

I have worn an Apple Watch pretty consistently since the summer of 2015. I was always a watch wearer and the Apple Watch seemed relatively inexpensive and somewhat more useful than an analogue watch so the transition to it was simple. 

However, I never really liked it very much. It was just ok. It worked fine for fitness and occasionally  helped with notifications. It was fine - as long as you didn't try to interact with it. Every interaction - from 'raise to wake' to starting a workout was just unpleasant. The underlying problem may have been that Siri was even worse on the watch than on the phone.

So when series 3 came out - I thought it was time to upgrade. For no specific announced feature - just to check if I had missed out on anything. 

Now that I've been wearing series 3 Apple Watch for the last few months, I can confidently say that after two and a half years, the watch has barely made a dent in the forward direction for me. Yes, it has a GPS and Cellular but I don't know how many times using your watch without a phone is a legit use case to justify ten dollars a month. But far more importantly - my phone very rarely has cellular signal reliable enough to be much useful so not sure how it can be reliable on a watch. 

The internet sang praises of Siri on the new watch but I have tried it a few times and have had absolutely no success. It failed to take dictations for message responses in reasonable time so I canceled it. It wasn't able to set a timer. It wasn't able to set a reminder. It wasn't able to start a workout. 

The number one requirement I've had - show me the damn time all the time - is still unmet. I know the technical reasons but I don't care. You are a watch - you have one primary job - tell the time when I look at you. If you are blank when I look at you - even once in every 10 tries - you are useless. 

But I still wear it - for only one reason - I love those stupid rings reminding me how active my day was. 

I am sure Apple is working on ruining it.