Podcast #296: Why I Love My Apple Watch, Let Me Count The Ways

Let it be known that I, Tom Beal, love and am super thankful for my Apple Watch.

Some simple sounding but awesome side effects that assist me in simplifying and making the most of my days:

1. Not having to dig into my pocket and pull phone out to see who’s texting or calling me; especially useful when driving.
Apple Watch Incoming Call Apple Watch Incoming Text and Heart Emoji Apple Watch Workout App Example 9 of 15 Text Came in During Walk
2. Actually communicate with my key people more (simplicity of sending a text or calling them)
Apple Watch Friends Screen Apple Watch Family & Friends
3. Use Siri more to schedule alarms, appointments, reminders, timers, etc. (rarely ever used it on phone)
Apple Watch Siri by Pressing & Holding Button Apple Watch Timer Done
4. Multiple band colors and ease of switching them (people notice & ask, “Didn’t you have a [insert color] watch yesterday?”)
Apple Watch Band Colors Apple Watch Blue Band Apple Watch Green Band

 

Apps and functionality that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed:

1. Workout app (that is also simple to pause and resume which I use and show below at the 1/2 way mark on my walks each morning)
Apple Watch Workout App Apple Watch Workout App Example 1 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 2 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 3 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 4 of 15Apple Watch Workout App Example 5 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 6 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 7 of 15 Delta Flight update Apple Watch Workout App Example 8 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 9 of 15 Text Came in During Walk Apple Watch Workout App Example 10 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 11 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 12 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 13 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 14 of 15 Apple Watch Workout App Example 15 of 15
2. Maps (tells & buzzes you turn by turn en route to your destination)
Apple Watch Maps Turn By Turn
3. Voice texts (You can choose to send the audio or the amazingly well transcribed text version.) Note: The animated emoji’s are cool too.
Apple Watch Text Reply Screen Apple Watch Voice Text Example
4. Passbook for Starbucks, airplane tickets, movie tickets
Apple Watch Flight Info Apple Watch Movie QR Apple Watch Movie Ticket Apple Watch Flight Checkin QR Apple Watch Starbucks Pay Apple Watch Workout App Example 7 of 15 Delta Flight updateApple Watch Flight Track Update Apple Watch Flight Track Update Apple Watch Expedia Gate Change Update
5. Uber app
Apple Watch Uber App
6. Hotel tonight & Hotels app
Apple Watch Hotel Tonight App Apple Watch Hotels.com App
7. Apple pay simplicity and convenience
Apple Watch Apple Pay Button
8. What’s visible to me when I raise my arm: date, time, next appt, temp, upcoming sunrise/sunset time, battery life
Apple Watch Home Screen Reminder Apple Watch Custom Home Screen Apple Watch My Home Screen Settings
9. Multi-device night stand for Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone and more
Apple Watch Base with iPad Mini
  • Robert M Miles

    So cool bro !! I really need something like this 🙂 not a bad price for all the features 🙂

  • Rex Harris

    I was the same way… I stayed away from it for some of same reasons. One of my concerns was the display and readability, but after seeing one and seeing your images here, readability isn’t an issue.