Awesome article, this actually makes a lot of sense. I have been torturing myself on which phone to get. I have an iphone6 (first world problem, I know) but I wasn’t feeling the X , I like the S8, and the essential looks cool. However you raise a very good point in just using the watch as a phone.
But as I am typing this, how efficient is the watch in responding to text messages? Is that why you still require the ipad? if so, can you tether to the watch to use its internet service? is that asking too much? hahaha :D
It has bluetooth, I wonder if you can tie in a BT Keyboard? :D