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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Mich chapter.

When the Apple Watch was first released in April of 2015, it dominated the market. Not only was it Apple’s newest product, but it was unlike anything the tech giant had ever released before. The watch was a little part of your iPhone that you could wear on your wrist. This was a big deal.

My family had always been a Fitbit family; my dad was one of the first people to buy a Fitbit when it came out in 2013 and is still a loyal customer to the brand. As a result, there was little commotion in my household when the Apple Watch came out.

As a loyal Apple customer for almost my entire life, the Apple Watch was always on my radar. It just seemed so cool and high tech. However, being a broke college student, it was a difficult to justify buying one.

This past summer I had the honor of being an intern at Salesforce, a CRM technology company headquartered in my hometown of San Francisco. Unsurprisingly, technology was everywhere. This included the one and only Apple Watch.

The classic white band was worn by many of my coworkers, and I observed them tapping on their little screens while in line for coffee. The watches were a big trend in my office. Being the fashionista that I am, I realized that having an Apple Watch was a necessity (maybe not a necessity, but at least a serious want!). As soon as I got my first paycheck and had some disposable income, I bit the bullet and bought one.

It was my best purchase yet.

One of my favorite Apple Watch features is the device’s ability to track my steps. Being a busy college student, I don’t have much time to exercise. However, with Apple’s step-tracking and exercise reminders, I can make sure I get enough exercise throughout the day. This is beneficial to both my physical wellbeing and my mental wellbeing.

Additionally, I don’t have to pull my phone out of my pocket when I’m in class and get a text! The message just pops up on my screen, allowing me to quickly glance at it and even respond.

Did I mention I also get notified 10 minutes before an event starts? This way I’m never late to a class or an interview. I’m usually a very punctual person, but with this year’s elimination of “Michigan time,” things can get a bit tricky for even the most organized of us.

Thanks Apple. Once again, you’ve improved life immensely.