Should I Buy an Apple Watch?
We hear this question many times. Is it worth the cost? Will I really use it or will it just become a dust-collector on my nightstand?
Here are the features (and advantages) to having the Apple Watch, or wearable technology for that matter!
First and foremost, you no longer have to pull your phone out of your pocket to tell the time. A simple turn of the wrist will light up the screen, showing you a customizable wallpaper from your recent vacation or your child, as well as the time (of course!). The time is customizable in that you can have digital or analog, 12-hour time or military 24-hour time.
Another way this device saves you from pulling your phone out is by sending notifications right to your wrist. Your calls, texts, emails, even Facebook notifications go straight to your watch. So if you don’t want to seem rude while talking to someone and pull your phone out to see who’s calling you, simply turn your wrist slightly toward yourself to see who it is. You can also answer or decline calls right from the watch, as well as respond to emails or texts. This gives you the ability to go about your day with less distractions (let’s be honest, we all know once we pull our phone out we’re checking more than just that last text). In addition, you get the notification center by dragging down from the top of the screen (just like on your phone) that will show you all the notifications you have from any app on your device.
Many also use this watch for tracking their movement throughout the day. With the Apple Watch’s built in step and calorie counter, you no longer have to wear a health and fitness band AND a watch, because it’s all in one. The watch automatically tracks your standing hours and encourages you to stand at various times through the day, increasing your movement and metabolism. It also will automatically show you your progress throughout the day, and based on your movement will set slightly increasing goals for your calorie count so you are working toward a goal you don’t even have to set yourself! In addition, there is a Workout app that allows you to tell your watch what kind of exercise you’ll be doing, i.e. running, walking, indoor, outdoor, biking, etc. You can also challenge your friends that have an Apple watch and see each other’s progress. Cheer each other on toward a goal or, if you’re more competitive, set a prize for who gets the most movement by the end of the week! With the latest Apple Watch you can now go swimming, allowing you to track your laps in the pool and your calories burned during that time.
Apple also allows your Watch to act as a remote, whether it’s for your Apple TV or your phone’s camera, even your smart home items like your thermostat. Pretty innovative and intuitive, right?
Questions about your Apple Watch? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to help you along your technology journey.