Apple Watch is one of the most advanced smartwatches on the market. First debuted in 2015, the Apple Watch quickly became the top choice when it comes to wearable devices. The original Apple Watch was the bestselling smartwatch in 2015 with more than 4 million units sold in the second quarter of the year. In September, the Cupertino firm officially announced the fourth generation Apple Watch after months of endless rumors and leaks. The Apple Watch Series 4 is a significant upgrade over the Series 3 with a bigger screen, a re-engineered Digital Crown, and new health features.
One of the biggest additions to this year’s Apple Watch lies in its electro-cardiogram feature. In reality, this is something we have been expecting to see from an Apple Watch for years. And Apple has finally made it official this year. Sources say that the release of the Apple Watch 4 may boost the adoption of the electrocardiogram feature among big names out there.
Another highlight of Series 4 lies in its redesigned display. Indeed, the screen on the Apple Watch 4 is now bigger and brighter than its predecessor in Series 3 out there. Besides, you can customize your watch face to fit your needs. For instance, you can add your family or friends to your watch face and connect with them with a simple tap. If you travel frequently, you can customize your watch face to track different time zones.
There are tons of handy things that help you get the most out of Apple’s smartwatch. With that in mind, we have rounded up the best tips and tricks for your Apple Watch. For some background, the 4th gen Apple Watch is now available in more than 60 markets. Apple is expecting to bring its new watch to more countries later this year.
Apple Watch Dock
Apple is making what you do most on your smartwatch much easier and quicker. The Cupertino firm is taking steps to achieve that goal when it added the Dock to its wearable device. In reality, the Dock is not something new when it comes to Apple devices as we have seen similar things in iOS and macOS.
Unlike your iPad, the Dock on the Apple Watch does not sit at the bottom of its screen. Instead, it can be activated by pressing the Side button on your Watch. Once you do it, the Dock should show up, giving you a quick way to access your recently-opened apps or favorites.
By default, the Dock on Apple Watch displays shortcuts for your 10 most frequently apps or services. However, you can choose which apps should show up in the Dock through the Watch app on your iPhone. To do this, open the Watch app on your iOS device, then select My Watch tab and hit the Dock option. After that, choose Favorites under the Dock Ordering section and tap Edit to complete the task.
Track your sleep
Having a better sleep helps you focus at work and gives you more energy. In reality, the Apple Watch does not offer a built-in sleep tracking feature, which is a little frustrating. However, there are tons of third-party apps that help you obtain details related to your daily sleep.
One of the best sleep tracking apps for your Apple Watch is AutoSleep. As the name implies, the app allows you to track your sleep. The best part is that the app automatically collects your sleep details and gives you tips on how to improve your sleep. AutoSleep is widely welcomed out there, with praise directed at its innovative features.
Another great app is Sleep++. In reality, Sleep++ is one of the best sleep-tracking apps out there. What sets the app apart from its competitors lies in its simple, intuitive user interface. When you launch the app, you should see your sleep details on the screen. The app now works perfectly with watchOS, offering a great tool for tracking your every day’s sleep.
Notifications are smarter on the Apple Watch. You now can clear all of your notifications at the same time on your Watch. To do this, you simply need to swipe down from the top of the screen. From the list, long-press the screen and then tap the Clear All button. Once you do, your notifications will be removed. To bring them back, repeat the process and uncheck the option.
Besides, you can control music playback using your Apple Watch. Indeed, the Apple Watch now supports LTE connectivity so you can listen to your music on the go without the need for an iPhone model. Starting with watchOS 4.3, you can control play or pause your music on the Apple HomePod or iPhone directly from your wearable device. Cool, isn’t it?
With the release of the Apple Watch 4, your wearable now can detect a fall. Basically, your Watch uses the gyroscope and accelerometer to detect if you fall. From here, your watch suggests that you call an emergency service to get an immediate help.
To enable Fall Detection on your watch, launch the Watch app on your iPhone, then tap on Emergency SOS and hit Confirm. Keep in mind that Fall Detection is exclusive to the Apple Watch 4. If you now own an older Apple Watch, then opt for a third-party app.
These are the best tips and tricks that help you get the most out of your Apple Watch. If you have any issues with your Watch, then let us know in the comments below.