First Impressions of Apple Watch Workout App

I finally got my hands on an Apple Watch this weekend!  I've been waiting for this since it was announced, mostly for the promise of the workout features.  My 2+ year old MOTOACTV watch is finally starting to show it's age - although I still feel it's one of the best running watches on the market as it combines GPS, bluetooth, wi-fi syncing, and a color screen all in one.  Oddly, almost no other running watches offer that.

My first run with the Apple Watch was nothing short of a disaster.  Perhaps I have it misconfigured, but the three most common actions for me (starting/stopping at an intersection,  changing audio playback, and seeing my workout metrics) were all HUGE usability nightmares.  More coming soon, but suffice it to say that for a company that prides itself in design and has marketed this watch as a fitness device, my first impressions were very disappointing.