Why We Should Buy an Apple Watch

Soo Yeon Lee

It is easy nowadays to see people with an apple watch anywhere. As Apple is still a big hit in Korea, people who are using the watch is also increasing. Whether you should get an Apple Watch or not comes down to how compelling any of the main features are for your lifestyle, either by themselves or when combined together. Those features include not only timekeeping but health and fitness tracking, notifications and more. So now let’s figure out what are the main benefits of having one.

  1. Notification

With the Apple Watch, notifications on your phone can appear on your wrist, sending you a subtle tap that doesn’t even light up the display unless you turn the Watch to signal your interest. Then, you only get a short summary of the information, providing the app name along with a brief bit of context. From there, you get to decide if you want to stop what you’re doing and view more.

There’s also a Notification Center, just like on iPhone, so you can swipe down and glance at everything and anything that’s come in and quickly see what’s happening and what, potentially, you need to take care of. And you can do it without reaching into your pocket or bag. Facebook messages, turn-by-turn directions, airplane boarding passes, coffee cards, and other app interactions can benefit from being more easily accessible. If you are tired of digging into your bag looking for your phone for every notification, it is time to have an Apple watch.

2. Health Care and Fitness

Using the watch, you automatically track all the basics, including standing and moving around as well as exercise, steps, and stairs climbed.

There’s also a Workout app that’s been specifically created to track your walks, runs, rides, rolls, and more. With improved water resistance for more recent Apple Watches, you can even track your swims and get detailed maps of your routes on land and sea.

Moreover, with Activity Sharing, you share your achievements with the people closest to you. That way, when you reach a goal or they do, you can send a message or emoji to encourage them. Or to trash talk them. Whatever works for you.

Strava, Nike and most other popular exercise apps have extensions for Apple Watch as well. You get to add the convenience of Apple Watch to whatever system and community you’re already involved with.

3. Timekeeping

When you want to see the clock on your Apple Watch, you don’t have to dig into your pocket or reach for your bag. You simply turn your wrist, the screen lights up, and you can view the time and date. It can be just that simple or, in the grand tradition of timekeeping, you can add “complications”.

The Watch’s faces range from minimal to infographic to utilitarian to motion graphics to astronomy to, well, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Each face also includes a number of complications which offer even more data, if you want to enable them.

Complications can include features as subtle as a monogram for personalization, but also world clocks, alarms, a stopwatch, the weather, sunrise and sunset, activity levels, phases of the moon, upcoming appointments, and stock quotes.

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