We open the box that the wise men brought us and, surprise, it’s a new Apple Watch! Whether it’s our first watch or our fifth, receiving such a gift is always nice. After the initial surprise, we started to test and discover the functions and features of our new Apple Watch, Let’s list some of the first ones that we can appreciate.
Spheres: to taste the colors (and the spheres)
The screen we’ll look at the most in our new Apple Watch is the sphere. It will be in charge of giving us the time and provide us with information through the various complications that we can add. Among the multitude of spheres available, there are several that we can test and customize:
- GMT: showing us several time zones.
- Cronograph Pro: which has a tachometer to count the speeds.
- Typographer: where we can choose between many fonts to display the hours.
- Artist– With creative designs created by Jeff McFetridge.
- Memoji: where we can place our Memoji and see it react when we touch the screen.
- Stripes: which shows thousands of color combinations to make flags or to match the colors we wear on a specific day.
How? ‘Or’ What? Very easy. A long press on the screen while we see the time allows us to choose between several spheres or choose New to browse the entire catalog. Once we have chosen the sphere we want, we repeat the long pressure and then we touch Edit to change its colors, complications, layout, etc.
Sleep monitoring: the Sleep app and Sleep mode
Thanks to watchOS 7 our new Apple Watch is able to monitor our sleep hours. When it’s time to put our Apple Watch, as well as our iPhone, to sleep, go to sleep mode, lowering the screen brightness and activating do not disturb mode.
Our Apple Watch will notify us when we need to go to sleep each night and every morning he will receive us with a graph in which we can see how we are doing this week. In addition to this graph, we will see the weather forecast, battery status and other information of interest. If one day we wake up before the alarm goes off, a simple press allows us to turn it off.
Setting up sleep monitoring is very simple. Simply we open the application dream on our Apple Watch and follow the steps On the screen.
Health: Fitness, health and training
The Apple Watch has a great vocation for health. The application I train allows us to record our training sessions. From walking, running or rowing to dancing, cycling or yoga, we can change training goals based on duration, calorie goal, etc.
All information about our training It is saved in the Fitness app on our iPhone. From there, we can view our data, see statistics, share our progress with our friends or participate in competitions.
Through machine learning and ML, the Apple Watch is able to use motion sensors and microphone information to detect when we are washing our hands. Upon detection starts a 20 second timer, the recommended time for a complete wash. This is a feature that we can activate in the app Settings > Hand washing.
Family setup: Apple Watch for young and old
The family configuration allows us to pair more than one watch with our iPhone
In this mode, we can manage all the clocks of the Watch app on our iPhone. This management allows us, for example, decide who our kids can talk to, what apps they download, or limit watch use during school hours. We can also use the Search app to locate all devices and receive notifications when users arrive home or are not where they should be.
Thanks to the cellular connection, necessary to activate this mode, the Apple Watch is able to dial 911 if you detect a heavy fall, an important function for the elderly. Additionally, we can customize the exercises and “standing” goals to keep us more active without pushing ourselves too hard. A few goals which, in the case of children, substitute calories for minutes of movement, a fact much more relevant.
The Apple Watch has evolved a lot since it was first introduced several years ago. Whether we’re talking about the Apple Watch Series 6 or the Apple Watch SE, this is a great device that along with watchOS 7 offers endless possibilities, these are some of the ones that we can try out right out of the box. the box.