Having an Apple Watch attached to your wrist is a massive convenience. Why? If you get a call or a text, you don’t need to stop what you’re doing – instead, just glance at your wrist. If you’ve got a call, you can answer it and talk to the recipient directly from the Apple Watch and if you get a text you can either send back an animated emoji, a voice note or a normal text via dictation. Granted, you don’t really want to feel like Spock talking to your wrist all the time, but it’s a great feature for short calls.
It doesn’t start and end with notifications and calls though. You can use the Apple Watch to, say, control the music playing from your iPhone using the “Now Playing” Glance. Instead of fumbling around, trying to get your phone out of your pocket on the train to work every morning, you can just tap your wrist to change song or browse your musical selection. It may sound like a small feature but it’s the little things that the Apple Watch does that make it a must have.
The Maps app is also extremely convenient, especially when paired with the Apple Watch’s Taptic engine – we’ll come to that in more detail soon. Using the Maps app on your iPhone can be a pretty tedious experience, especially if you’re on foot – it’s a choice of either looking at the directions on your screen or watching where you’re going. If you’re using the Apple Watch for directions, you don’t even need to look at the display because, for example, if you need to turn left then the Apple Watch will vibrate in a unique way that tells you that you need to turn left.
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