When thewas first announced, it was half a fitness tracker, half a notification device. Through the cellular connection and several software updates, the watch has become a miniature iPhone with only a large portion of health and fitness features. There's even a chance that the Apple Watch Series 4 in combination with an app .
However, the Apple Watch is much more than a tool for keeping track of your health. You can install apps, talk to Siri by simply lifting your wrist, checking sports scores, sending messages, or even reading your inbox on the tiny screen. It's pretty crazy to think about how powerful the Apple Watch is, even if you do not take full advantage of it.
Let's change that. Here are some basics, such as how to keep the software up-to-date on how to feel like a spy using the walkie-talkie and about more complicated features like the ECG or Inform ECG to make sure heart is healthy.
Update your watch . After unpacking the watch and pairing it with your iPhone ($ 1,000 on Amazon) make sure you're running the latest version of WatchOS so you can take advantage of the latest features. .
Symbols and Apps . Curious about the little icons that flash on the screen of your watch? Or what about Siri's Raise to Speak feature? We'll cover that and a handful of other tips.
Notifications are an important feature of SmartWatch and it is a feature that you should learn to tame. Notifications can become overwhelming, especially when your wrist beeps and vibrates, for any Facebook member or Instagram direct..
Your watch is waterproof. You can swim with newer models of the Apple Watch ($ 385 on Amazon) but it's a good idea to learn when you're swimming with your watch want – especially when it comes to seawater.
Use Theater Mode . Have you ever noticed the button inwith two masks? This button activates the theatrical mode. When this feature is turned on, your Apple Watch will mute and your watch will not light until you tap the screen. As the name implies, theater mode prevents your watch from flashing during a movie theater. However, this is also helpful for those who use a sleeping app or in meetings, if you do not want distractions.
Fitness first . Starting with WatchOS 5, the Apple Watch can now automatically detect certain workouts, track yoga workouts, and store workout songs of your favorite streaming service on the watch itself.
Heart Health . The Apple Watch continuously records your heart rate while you wear it throughout the day. There is a special app for recording your heart rate or getting an on-demand measurement..
Setting up the ECG app . You need an Apple Watch Series 4 with WatchOS 5.1.2 or later and an iPhone with iOS 12.1.1 or later before you can set up the new ECG app. After the update,.
Fall detection . The Apple Watch Series 4 comes with an integrated case recognition feature that lets you see if you think you've fallen, and after a few seconds of no movement, the emergency service will be called in your name.but hopefully never use.
Would you like to feel like the Inspector Gadget? Then learn how to use the walkie-talkie app . Using the app is easy: hold down your wrist, press and hold a button, speak and let go. Remember, however, that your confirmed contacts can talk to you at any time, sois the key to avoiding embarrassment.
Unlock Your Mac When You Wear Your Apple Watch ]. If you've set up a passcode for your Apple Watch and a relatively new Mac (as of 2013), you can use your watch to log in. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and check the box next to Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac . Enter your Mac password when prompted. The next time you wake up your Mac, your Apple Watch and Mac will talk to each other and sign you in to your computer. It's pretty cool.
Check the AirPods ($ 140 at Amazon) Battery Status . You have your AirPods charging case safely opened next to your iPhone to check the current battery level. It turns out that you can also check the life of your AirPods on the Apple Watch. Visit for Tip # 5, stay for .
Originally published in December 2018.
Update dated April 29: Updated with new features, more information.
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