Wearable technology is now a thing. Apple, being one of the biggest names in smartphones, of course, wouldn’t want to be left behind. The Apple Watch is the company’s answer to the growing popularity of wearable devices made to complement with phones and tablets, only that this smartwatch is made to work together with iOS devices. If you are an iOS user and you’re wondering how the Apple Watch could make a difference in your day-to-day grind aside from reminding you of what time it is, below are some of its helpful features that will change the way you use your iPhone.
Answer calls or read messages hands-free
Basically, the primary function of an Apple Watch aside from being a clock strapped to your hand is that it provides a hands-free experience when going through text messages and answering calls. This a handy feature for people who are always on the go. As long as the iPhone is just nearby, the Apple Watch can take over the communication feature of your iPhone and let you communicate hands-free.
Keep track of your fitness
Small it may be but the Apple Watch is packed with various technologies that could monitor your fitness and physical activity. If you’re a fitness buff and you follow a fitness regimen to achieve a health goal, then the Apple Watch has everything that you need to make it easier for you to keep track on. The Apple Watch is equipped with the following health and fitness technology
- Heart Rate Monitor - Through the Apple Health app on your iOS device, you can keep track of your heart rate while wearing the Apple Watch.
- Accelerometer and GPS - The accelerometer is not just a technology that’s used as a sensor to change the orientation of a phone’s display automatically. In smartwatches, it functions as a sensor to measure the steps of the wearer. Paired with a GPS, this smart watch can count your steps and the distance that you have reached.
The Apple Watch has maps installed to it, together with its GPS, Siri can provide you a turn by turn navigation if you need help with the directions. Who needs Waze if you have this gem working its wonders on your wrist?
Virtual assistant Siri
Siri’s purpose isn’t just limited to being a tour guide. The Apple Watch itself also comes with a full-featured Siri. She can read your text messages, open a certain app for you, set up your alarm, look for information on the internet, and even answer silly questions.
Browse the internet
The screen of Apple Watch may be small but that doesn’t stop it from providing you access to the internet. You can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi connectivity and do a quick browse. Since its display is a touch screen, typing wouldn’t really be a problem. However, voice recognition is always there to make this experience a lot easier for you.