Best feature

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by martymar112, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. martymar112 macrumors member

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    What is the best feature on your Apple Watch? still debating if I want one
     
  2. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Don't have to pull your phone out of your pocket to text, email, or see who's calling. That's one place to start...
     
  3. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Pay on your wrist is real useful (wrist Apple Pay does not need your phone)! Siri dictation for iMessages works Great and workout tracking on your watch (all watches and do workouts w/o the phone)
     
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  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    THe notifications are absolutely seamless. Sometimes I never even have to look at my iPhone.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I've noticed in pulling my phone out a lot less. I'm usually at under 50% battery on my phone but the time I hop back on the train home and I am now at 80+. That's kind of crazy.

    I also really like that I can go on a run without a bulky iPhone on me. Just a tiny dumb phone keys and ID in my waist band and I am good to go.

    In terms of steps and HR I found that this device was accurate compared to Fitbit within 2% or so. I suppose I could demand better but it's good enough for me.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    What everyone else said, and ........

    Visual Voice Mail w/ text transcripts, which I didn't have on my Samsung Gear or Android Wear smartwatches.
     
  8. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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  9. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Owed to a repair, I had to be without my watch for a couple weeks. In that time I learned what the 2 primary features were that I can no longer live without (exaggeration):

    1) checking the time without pulling my phone out of my pocket
    2) checking notifications - to see whether a call, email or text warranted immediate attention - without pulling my phone out of my pocket

    If you do both of the above frequently, then that alone would justify the AW imho. I also love the fitness tracking, but that could be had elsewhere. So could notifications TBH. Wrapped together in an Apple package though? That makes it all worthwhile.
     
  10. avanpelt macrumors 68030

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    This right here. I've had a Series 2 just over a week now and the first thing I noticed was how it almost immediately removed the urge I had to pull my phone out dozens of times a day to see if I happened to miss a text or call. Now I know that if I need to attend to something quickly, I'll get a tap on my wrist. Also, inevitably, when I would pull out my phone to see if I missed a text or a call, that would turn into "Let me check this, let me do that". The next thing I know, I'm watching YouTube videos and have wasted 20 or 30 minutes of the day.

    My watch is set up so it only taps my wrist when it's a notification that I've deemed important (primarily phone calls and text messages). Also, I keep my phone on silent all the time now unless I'm in bed. There's no need to have it making sounds/vibrations in my pocket (which I may or may not hear or feel) when the watch will tap my wrist if it's something important.
     
  11. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    It tells time. I didn't wear a watch before so that's a bonus. I mainly use it as a step tracker. I wouldn't have bought it without that feature. I like being able to check notifications without getting my phone out. It allows me to be more present when I'm with my wife and kids. Apple Pay on the Watch is cool but I haven't really used it too much.
     
  12. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Forgot my Watch this morning because I was in a rush. I missed not being able to glance at my wrist to see te time. Who knew a Watch could tell time?
     
  13. Luba macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't know that! So if I leave my iPhone in car and run in the store to buy something Apple Pay will work!
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    So useful when you can't use dictation. Just scribble a short text!
     
  14. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    :)
     

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