How to make the most out of your new smartwatch

While finding the perfect smart wrist-wear with the right features, design, price and specs can be onerous, deciding how to make the most out of new smartwatches is even more challenging. Recently, smartwatches have been making far-reaching changes in the electronic gadget industry – gaining traction and creating a long-lasting craze amongst fans from different demographics. 

With unique and distinctive features, user-friendly interface, attractive designs, GPS tracking, music options, voice commands, fitness tracking, real-time notification alert and many other personalised options, smartwatches can meet almost any technological demands. If you have just got hold of your new smart wear and are bewildered about getting the best out of it, we got you covered.

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Tips and tricks for efficient usage

The smartwatch technology has upgraded in no time at all – enriched with different features to meet user demands. However, if you are a new smartwatch user and do not know the right ways to make the best use of it, you are probably missing out on a lot of fun. 

Personalise watch faces

If you do not want to miss out on your close ones’ birthdays or your doctor’s appointments, your smart wear can help you. Users can organise their calendar events by customising the watch face using the layout subdials and selecting their preferred theme and style. Thus, your smartwatch can keep you notified at all times. 

Control other smart devices and get silent alerts

You can also control other smart electronic devices remotely with your smartwatch. Starting from lights, fans, and phones to smart appliances, you can control just about everything with simple voice commands. You can mute other devices and get silent notifications as well from your smart wear. Activating this feature will let you work in a proceeding without getting interrupted.

Find misplaced devices

If your device is misplaced or stolen but is still connected to Wi-Fi you can find your device without having to make someone call you. Install the Find My device App to utilise this feature.  

Make mobile payments

These days people prefer shopping from stores without carrying cash – purchasing items and scanning their devices to make payments. Users can access this feature simply by loading money to a mobile device and installing a Pay app. Easy budgeting! 

Modify text replies

Due to its small display, it is not easy to reply back to text messages with smartwatches. However, users can set several default texts to respond to text messages. Thus, your texts will not remain unanswered during a meeting or presentation. 

Run music errands

Users can sync different audio devices to listen to their playlists with ease. By connecting headphones or speakers via Bluetooth and loading the SD card with the playlist, they can listen to music while doing other activities without carrying a phone.   

App recommendations for smart wears

Additionally, smartwatches also allow you to find and install new apps, get directions easily, pin most used or favourite apps, create workout goals, adjust settings to prolong battery life, change the keyboard, block notifications from specific apps, etc.  

Whether you want to track your diet, increase your fluid intake, record audio, measure your running time, upgrade your lifestyle with new features or simply decrease interactions with your phone, there are several apps to enhance your overall experience with your smart wear. 

Lifesum

Lifesum is a digital self-care app that can come in handy in creating the perfect diet plan, following the plans, offering essential tips and tricks and countering calories for better health. It is an app with an easy-to-use interface, which ensures making the best use of it with the lowest effort. It is convenient to import and export data by simply integrating it with smart wear.  

Strava

Strava allows users to track several activities, including walking, running, treadmill jogging, indoor and outdoor cycling, skiing, hiking, and others. The app integrated with the watch gives users real-time data about speed, pace, average pace, location, heart rate and other metrics. 

Komoot

Komoot helps create and customise the perfect route for any sort of outdoor activity. While walking, running, and hiking users can get real-time data including distance, trails, surface, points of interest, or even difficulty level. Users can also share their experiences with other Komoot community members. 

Easy Voice Recorder

Easy Voice Recorder is an app for recording, viewing and playing large audio files while on the go. With the free version, users can record in high-quality and wear OS support. However, to access other features including record editor, Bluetooth recording and volume boost, users need the paid Pro version. 

myWear File Explorer  

myWear File Explorer lets users view and manage their files or folders, move data, and rename or delete them without reaching for the phone. The app supports images, PDF documents and text documents and lets them move files between their phone and smart wear. They can pair this app with other media player apps as well.   

Other apps

Aside from these, you can also use Weather Time for Wear app as advanced weather radar, Navcasts to listen to podcasts on your smart wear, Water Drink Reminder app to drink water on time and Mr. Time to manage watch faces.

While many believe smart wear can’t replace proper traditional wristwatches, it simply doesn’t need to. If you are into an easy, organised and convenient lifestyle, why not join the smartwatch bandwagon and make the most out of it?