Users who got early access to the Apple Watch almost universally hailed the company's flagship wearable as a major product release, and a transformative moment in mobile technology.
But does that mean you need to run out and buy one? Maybe not.
"It took three days — three long, often confusing and frustrating days — for me to fall for the Apple Watch. But once I fell, I fell hard," Farhad Manjoo wrote for the New York Times.
Bloomberg's Joshua Topolsky weighed in with similar, albeit qualified, praise.
"So Apple has succeeded in its first big task with its watch. It made something that lives up to the company's reputation as an innovator and raised the bar for a whole new class of devices," he wrote.
But at the same time he had a caveat: "The Apple Watch is cool, it's beautiful, it's powerful, and it's easy to use. But it's not essential. Not yet."