I got an Apple Watch Series 6 recently for my birthday, and I use it for a variety of purposes. Of course, there are the traditional uses such as telling the time, checking messages, making phone calls, etc.; however, it is really the less known features that make the Apple Watch a really useful product.
As I mentioned in a previous post, one thing I use the Apple Watch for is to track my sleep. I personally use the Sleep Cycle app, and I find it a very useful measure of how well I am sleeping. It tracks how many hours, the quality, and also has a smart alarm feature that wakes you up at the optimal time (within a 30 minute period).
Another thing I use the Apple Watch for is to track my activity. My main forms of exercise now are spikeball and swimming, and the Apple Watch is useful for tracking how many calories I burn and how much I am actually exercising. For swimming, the Apple Watch has a built in workout app that measures the type of strokes you are doing, how many yards you swim, and how long you swim for. While not super comprehensive data, it is helpful just as a gage of how much you have done.
Finally, one feature I really enjoy on the new Apple Watch is the hand washing feature. It automatically knows when you are washing your hands, and it is able to tell you when you have been doing it for 20 seconds. This is the time that is recommended to have a thorough hand wash, and it is something that is super important during this time of COVID. While there are more notable health features such as ECG, heart rate, and blood oxygen level, the hand washing feature is a personal favorite of mine.
There are many different types of Apple Watches available right now, and you should choose which model best fits your price range and feature requirements. However, I think that the Apple Watch in general has gotten to a point where it really is a useful tool, and something that can improve your daily life.
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