New Apple Watch Owner

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by LJGoose, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. LJGoose macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2016
    Just purchased my new Apple Watch today. I got the 42mm Sport with the nylon band and space gray! So far so good! Still learning but I love how light and comfortable the watch is on my wrist. I went from having a Garmin running watch to a Fitbit that hit the bucket after 2 months with no support from them to a Garmin Vivoactive HR which I loved but was to bulky and seemed to "android" like.

    I always used to be an android supporter coming from the Galaxy S5 but it got to "buggy" and "awkward" for me as the Garmin felt. Plus they took a step backward with the S6. I would rather have a stable but less customizable experience with my mobile products. That was the main reason for my switch from the S5 to the Iphone 6s Plus! One thing for sure is that Apple knows how to build quality products!

    I was debating about waiting for the next Apple Watch 2 but figured I would jump the gun and get it anyway. Ill stick with this and wait to see what the 3rd generation brings about. Then again who knows, maybe the Apple Watch 2 will offer mobile data that cell phone providers will offer on data plans for a monthly charge instead of paying outright for it. That would be pretty cool!

    So anyone have any tips or tricks for me as a new apple watch user?
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Read that if you want to add a digital time to an analog face like simple, mickey, color. etc.
  3. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Everyone uses their Apple Watch very differently. That "killer can't live without app" varies so much person to person. More so than it ever has on iPhone or smartphone in general. So it's hard to give any specific tips or tricks. All I can say is read up as much as you possibly can. There are quite a few good threads in these forums. It's really all about figuring out what about it works best for you.

    Also once you're a bit more familiar with your watch, reading up on watchOS 3 changes will be handy, as that will be releasing this fall. Many great changes coming there. It really makes the watch feel like a new 2nd gen (it's that good in so many areas, not just the quicker app launches but in overall usability as well.)

    Probably not the answer you were looking for.

    But I guess for starters a really good tip I can think off is going through each app (from inside the iPhone Watch app) and picking and choosing what notifications you receive on the watch. It can get overwhelming if you have 20 apps blasting you with notifications non stop all day long.
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    The killer app I have Is I don't have to get out of bed to check my iPhone for new emails, messages or notifications.
    I can look at the watch, see what the new email is, and decide if its worth getting up and getting my iPhone to read it

    I've been using my apple watch for heart rhythm studies too. Im thinking of getting a second one so I can keep recording data , and always have a watch on the charger
  5. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    You will notice loading apps is a pain but the new updates will make it instant
  6. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2015
    After I got my watch I kind of winged it exploring on it for a while. Picked up tips from here too, like getting the Apple logo to be a complication on the watchface. Actually when you get a chance to spend some time every so often another good source is to go through the Watch User Guide (I'm not a sit down and go through the whole thing at one time person so read select chapters and eventually think I covered everything). You can easily access the Guide by Going to your Watch App on your phone, General->About->Scroll to the bottom and View the Apple Watch User Guide.

    Congrats on the new Watch. I absolutely love the new nylon bands. What color band did you get with your watch? I also find the sport bands very comfortable but will say in the hot heat of summer, their nylons are more breathable on the wrist.

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