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The Best 18 AMAZING Benefits To Buying An Apple Watch

I ADORE my Apple Watch.

When I first bought it, I rarely used it, I didn’t think there was a reason to. Only now, after having hundreds of hours with this fantastic device, do I understand why it’s a special product.

This article will explain the BEST reasons to buy an Apple Watch I will share everything I learned.

To see the disadvantages that Apple Watch has, you can read my article here.

1 . Apple Watch Helps You Find A Lost iPhone

link to video of finding the iPhone

You lost your iPhone, you know the feeling you don’t know if it’s been eaten by the sofa monster or someplace else. If you ever lose your iPhone, this feature is a lifesaver.

Your Apple Watch connects with your iPhone using Bluetooth, and makes the iPhone make a loud bell sound, you don’t need to be connected to the internet to use this video. Take a look at my above video to see how it sounds.

I use this feature all the time many times a day, one time I couldn’t find my iPhone in my hostel in Thailand.

I was ringing and ringing using Apple Watch and the sound pointed to the bathroom. Everyone in the hostel tried to find it, until a German girl found it, in the trash! I NEVER would have looked there without the find my iPhone feature. Most likely the iPhone fell out of my pocket when I was in the toilet, but who would look in the trash?

It’s super easy to access, from the watch’s watch-face simply swipe up and you will see it in the top right corner.

Apple Watch Find my iPhone Feature

If you have a smaller iPhone, it’s even more useful as your iPhone will often disappear in bags or in small holes such as the iPhone Mini or SE.

I have the iPhone 13 Mini, which is the best phone I’ve owned, it’s beautiful to hold and has the same power as the iPhone 13, but its compact size makes it difficult to find if you don’t have an Apple Watch to locate it.

2. See and Reply To Notifications And Answer Calls On Your Wrist

You know the feeling, you hear a ping or feel your iPhone’s vibration, and you frantically search through your bag to find your iPhone.

I don’t know that feeling anymore, now whether I’m on a motorcycle taxi in Thailand or within 262 feet of my iPhone I can reply to any notification from my Watch easily.

If you are interested, you can see my post where I recorded my testing of the Bluetooth signal of the Apple Watch Series 7 with the iPhone 13 mini

You would think this makes you more addicted to your notifications but that isn’t the case, with a single quick glance you can see if the notifications are important and need a response.

If your open your iPhone to look at WhatsApp, only wanting to reply to a message you often find yourself browsing Instagram and wasting precious moments of your life. The Apple Watch is a fantastic productivity tool that stops this from happening.

Answering phone calls from the Watch is a game changer, it’s so cool to press the answer button and immediately talk either through your AirPods or the Apple Watches quality mic. I really like talking on the Apple Watch, the speakers are crisp and load, but they do drain a lot of battery.

If you are thinking of buying an Apple Watch, it’s important to know how to keep its battery happy & healthy. You can read my complete guide to Apple Watch battery health in my article.

Unfortunately, the Apple Watch does not have a dedicated WhatsApp app, you can only reply to messages on the clock-face from the notifications you cannot view messages.

However, WatchChat has the solution! It’s a fantastic third-party app, that creates a real WhatsApp experience for your Apple Watch.

All apps from Apple, like FaceTime and iMessage will work perfectly straight from the box.

A lot of people look at their phone notifications while driving, the National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by looking at your Phone.

Look, you shouldn’t look at your phone while driving, but you can get away with a quick glance on your wrist vs taking precious seconds searching for your phone, to look at a notification. I often look at my notifications while I’m on a motorbike, it’s MUCH easier than bringing out your phone.

3. An Apple Watch Makes Your iPhone Better

The Apple Watch is like a magic extension of your iPhone.

Have you ever been in the shower, listening to Music, and wanted to change your song? The Apple Watch is waterproof which you can learn more about in my helpful article, it is easy to change your song to what you like.

If you listen to Audible or Podcasts you can download all your favorite books, music, and podcasts direct to your Apple Watch. My Apple Watch Series 7 has 32GB of memory, which is a LOT of podcasts, music, and books.

How does becoming smart, the lazy way sound to you? Listening to Audible has transformed my life, let it do the same for you. Audible Plus gives you access to Podcasts, Audiobooks & more, listen to thousands of titles, wherever you want, when you want, stream or watch online.

4. The Apple Watch Is A Watch! (And Much More!)

It may seem obvious, but being able to quickly glance at the Watch and instantly know the time is a big life hack.

Whenever people ask for the time, I know in less than half a second I feel far more in control of my productivity with the Apple Watch.

Watch faces can have 2 additional icons, which act as shortcuts to apps. Currently, I have the date with the day in the top left corner and the weather below, to instantly know the temperature. You can easily swipe between the watch faces to use different configurations, even with the same watch face.

For example, the Watch face when I swipe right has Audible and Spotify, set up your watch faces so they work best for you.

The Watch is waterproof, even in times when you don’t have a phone such as being in the pool or the Ocean you still have time.

If you’re buying the Apple Watch for fitness, it’s important to know if it will work correctly on your skin. The darker your skin, the less effective the Watch is for tracking calories, learn more in my helpful article.

5. Use The Apple Watch To Be More Productive

The Apple Watch is an extremely powerful productivity tool the few seconds you save each time when you don’t need to use your phone to look at a notification compound to hours in a year.

I find the Apple Watches default timer app to be the perfect time management app.

Whenever I’m writing a blog post or doing other deep work I will set a 1 hour timer on my Watch, this helps me to remain 100% focused on the task and makes me FAR more productive.

It’s so easy to glance at the timer to see how much time you have, whenever I go tot he toilet or something interupts my work I press pause on the timer, after 1 hour is done I set another timer for a 10 minute break where I chill and disconnect before working again.

There are countless ways to use your Apple Watch for productivity but I find the most simple apps, like the default timer app to be the most useful.

Give the Apple Watch a try, to manage your business notifcations and set time blocks to work more efficently.

6. Apple Watch Improves Your Fitness

The Apple Watch is a dedicated fitness watch, whos workout app can track 24 different exercises with many more that can be added to the app.

The exercises include lower intensity exercises like walking and dancing, no matter your fitness level your Apple Watch can record your workout.

I personally don’t use the feature, but you can track your friends workout activity, comment on each other workouts and start 7 day competitions with them, its a great way to hold the team accountable.

If you struggle with exercising, the activity app on the Apple Watch is a fantastic way to encourage you to do more exercise as it makes it a game, but this game can transform your life.

The three rings summarize your progress, the goal is for you to sit less, move more and complete streaks by completing each ring every day

  • The red move ring shows how many active calories you burned
  • The green exercise ring shows how many minutes of brisk activity you’ve done
  • The blue stand ring shows how many times you’ve stood and moved for at least 1 minute per hour

Conveniently you can set goals, and you receive a weekly summary of your activity which is stored on your watch, to learn more information about the activity app you can read Apple’s official article

The App I use for my workouts is Intervals Pro, it allows you to workout without your iPhone as voice prompts from your Watch guide you through your workout

I use it for shadow boxing and stretching. There’s no need to look at your Watch between workouts as the voice prompt tells you when you are halfway through a setup, and the name of a new exercise.

If you just bought an Apple Watch, and are wondering why Watch OS is taking ages to update, this post will explain the reasons why its happening and how you can fix it.

7. Apple Watch Celluar Can Save Your Life!

Imagine you are in a situation without your phone, like canoeing in the open Ocean and something goes wrong, a cellular Apple Watch provides a way to contact emergency services.

The more ways you have to contact emergency services the better, having a cellular Apple Watch provides backup in case your phone gets lost or damaged you have another option.

Also, a cellular Apple Watch allows you to leave your iPhone at home, whilst still having the option to make calls and texts, and receive notifications even in the Ocean!

8. The Apple Watch Is Waterproof

My Apple Watch Series 7 has a water resistance of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010, so I can use it for underwater activities like swimming in the pool and snorkeling.

I’ve worn my Watch for hours in heavy rain in Thailand, and still having access to the iPhone via your Apple Watch in the pouring rain is useful.

I’ve swam in the Ocean and used my Apple Watch in a river so I have 100% faith in its waterproof abilities, Apple’s main competitor in the smartwatch space Fitbit isn’t as waterproof. I’ve heard if you use your Fitbit in the water daily, it will quickly stop working, this isn’t the case with the Apple Watch.

If you have a cell Apple Watch, having access to emergency services assuming you have a signal will save your life.

9. The Apple Watch Is A Camera Remote For iPhone

Ever needed to take a photo of yourself on the iPhone? The Apple Watch is here for you, although it does need to be within the normal Bluetooth range of your iPhone which (about 33 feet or 10 meters) to work as a camera remote.

The Apple Watch can set a shutter timer, giving you time to lower your wrist and pose for the shot

As a YouTuber, I use my iPhone all the time as a second camera, this feature of the Apple Watch makes setting up the shot extremely easy.

10. The Apple Watch Has The BEST Version Of Siri

I find Watch OS version of Siri to be the best, many times Siri does not understand my command using my Mac, or iPhone but it always seems to work on the Apple Watch, my friend says the same.

The Apple Watch makes Siri very accessible, you can trigger Siri by saying ‘Hey Siri’ and raising your watch to your face or holding down the digital crown.

Whenever I want to change a song on Spotify when I’m on my motorbike, I simply raise my watch and tell Siri what song I want, it is much faster than whipping out my iPhone to do the same.

Imagine if you driving and want to launch a book from Audible, instead of spending invaluable seconds finding your iPhone and THEN searching for the book you can just talk to the watch and BANG you are listening to the book you wanted, just like magic.

11. The Apple Watch Is A Flashlight

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You may think the Watch being a flashlight isn’t a big deal, but trust me it is!

If you’ve ever been in a dark area, and need your hands for other things(like carrying bags)the iPhone’s flashlight while good isn’t ideal, as you need your hand to point the light.

As the Apple Watch is on your wrist, you have both your hands-free for doing other things, I also use my Watches flashlight in the evening, when I need to find something in my room but don’t want to turn the room light on, as I don’t want to disrupt my sleep.

To turn on the flashlight, either do it from the quick menu via the watch face, or activate Siri and say ‘flashlight’

If your a Happy Potter nerd, you will be delighted to know you can say ‘Lumos’ and the flashlight turns on, saying ‘Nox’ will turn off the light.

Apparently, upon activating Siri on an iPhone and saying the magical Harry Potter spell Lumos, the flashlight turns on. However, Lumos is not the only Harry Potter spell that can be cast through an iPhone. After turning on the flashlight, iPhone users can also use the Harry Potter spell Nox to turn it off.

The Watches flashlight has three modes, one is a normal flashlight where if you press the screen it becomes stronger, the second is a SOS flashing light and the last is a red light.

12. The Apple Watch Is A Fantastic Audio Note Recorder

Have you ever forgotten an Amazing idea? The Apple Watch is a fantastic way to record your thoughts and feelings.

Personally I use the fantastic app Noted, it has a Notebook feature where you can organise your notes, this is how I learn different languages.

Noted is better on the iPhone, but it has a section of ‘Watch recordings’ where you see the date they were recorded, and it gives you the option to place the note in a notebook.

I’ve recorded countless audio-recordings on my Watch, using both noted and the default voice notes app, the ability to quickly press record and talk to your Watch is invaluable. Many times, thoughts dissapear forever to the Use, use the Apple Watch to never let this happen again!

13. Apple Watches Look Cool!

-Mention bands (link to many strap articles)
-fashion articles?

14. The Apple Watch Is A Great Calculator

15.Apple Watch Helps You Meditate

-I meditate a lot, but doing 1 minute short meditations daily makes a big difference to me, for you it WIL change your life

15.Apple Pay is The BEST On Apple Watch

No need to fumble for your credit card, just slap your Watch on the machine and BOOM money is paid, I do this in 7-11 in Thailand all the time

16. The Apple Watch Has Life Changing Health Features

-Apple Watch warns you if your heart rate has been elevated for more than 10 minutes (show link) when your inactive (link to life articles)
-Apple Watch Series 6+ can do ECG and blood oxygen tests,if you have prexisiting conditions this is certi
-Apple Watch listens to your surroundings and warns you if the decibel levels are loud enough to affect Hearing (link to article)

Mention new watch and iPhone 14 crash detection

Full detection (will call 999)

17. Use In-built Shazam To Find The Best Songs

-Shazam articles

-B- roll of how wasy it

18. The Apple Watch Is An Amazing Alarm To Gently Wake You Up