It’s 2020. Apple Watches sales are spiking by the day around the world. Everyone is picking one up. They are by far the hottest piece of tech this year. So what is so great about them? And, what should you know before buying an Apple Watch? Lucky for you, I just picked one up. I am ready to tell you everything you need to know before purchasing an Apple Watch in 2020.
To purchase an Apple Watch, an iPhone is needed. The model also has to be preferably an iPhone 6s or higher. Unfortunately, there is not yet an Apple Watch that can be paired with a phone other than an Apple iPhone. However, we might see this sometime in the future. The Apple Watch can also not work alone unless you buy the cellular version and pay even more money to your cellular carrier than you already do. If you have the regular watch version you will need to have your iPhone with you to access all of the watch’s features. This means that I could only receive a call on the Apple Watch when my iPhone is near me.
There are also two versions of the Apple Watch. They are the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple Watch Series 5. The Series 4 is no longer sold anywhere by Apple. The oldest Apple Watch is the Series 3 that has been out for approximately three years (in September). The key features that the Series 3 has includes iPhone messages, mail, and notifications, optional cellular use when the iPhone is not near (as mentioned earlier, you would have to pay extra each month for this feature), and GPS workout tracking. The newest Apple Watch is the Series 5 that has been out for about a year (September). The Series 5 includes the same features as the Series 3. However, it does include new features. The watch includes an ECG (EKG), world-wide emergency service support for when traveling abroad, and the ability to immediately call 911 if you pass out or fall. The Series 3 is priced at $199 and the Series 5 is priced at $399.
Currently, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the best choice for your money. The price of the watch itself is great for what you are receiving in return. The Series 3 is the watch that I purchased due to the amazing price and the features it has.
If you want the best health watch for yourself, the Series 5 is the winner. The Series 5 not only tracks your workouts and steps but also can detect heart conditions. This feature can be life-saving for many people. The Series 5 is definitely worth the extra money for fitness-related activity. However, if you do not want to take the extra step to the Series 5, the Series 3 is a perfect choice. With the set-up of the watch, a fitness app will be installed on your iPhone and the watch. This app will track your calories burned, steps for the day, and even standing hours. The watch also encourages you to improve your health by notifications that encourage you to stand. This feature, 100%, improves your health.
Although the Apple Watch has so many similar features compared to the iPhone, it will not replace it. For starters, the screen is very small and tiny. It also does not have a keyboard like a traditional iPhone. However, there are some amazing features. You can do so many things on the watch, from read the morning’s news to even check your Twitter account. The Apple Watch is not meant to totally and fully replace your iPhone. It is meant to work simultaneously with it. A user will not spend more than a few seconds at a time using the watch. The more time-consuming actions should take place on your iPhone. However, the watch is used for quick actions like checking and replying to a text to looking at a Snapchat notification.
The battery life on all Apple Watches, no matter which model, is amazing. Due to the fact that the Apple Watch is not primarily used for binge-watching your favorite Netflix series, little battery is used throughout the day. The battery of the watch will go down very slowly throughout the day. Unless you are constantly looking at the screen of the watch all day long for some odd reason, the watch can more than likely last days without being charged once.
My one issue with the watch is the speaker that is used to talk on the phone. The speaker is terrible and the person on the other line often has a hard time hearing. Also, there is a major downside in answering a phone call on an Apple Watch. The whole entire WORLD can hear your conversation. However, texting on the watch is amazing. You can receive and answer text messages through iMessage. This feature is amazing and perfect. It is probably the one that I like best on the watch.
The Apple Watch is the future! In the coming years, Apple will continue to improve their Apple Watch. As more apps start to roll out, the watch will change drastically. I hope that you are now ready to purchase your very own Apple Watch with the help of this article. I highly suggest that you get one now because I can guarantee that you will be seeing a lot more Apple Watches in the near and distant future.