Thanks to technology, it has become increasingly easier to communicate with each other than before. This has led to some pretty hi-tech ways of cheating during exams, which is why it is not surprising that the NFL has banned electronic devices that can transmit messaging while on the field.
Last month, ahead of Apple’s official announcement of their new iPhones and Apple Watches, it was rumored that the company had a new sleep app feature for the Apple Watch that would be more advanced than the current sleep tracker built into iOS. However, the feature was not officially announced, leading us to wonder if it might have been real.
Even before the Apple Watch was launched, the rumors that were circulating all suggested that Apple was looking to position the device as the ultimately fitness and health related tool. While we’re not sure it could be considered the “ultimate” device just yet, it has done a pretty good job on the health front where it has managed to save the lives of many of its users.
One of the reasons why some people might be hesitant to adopt a smartwatch is due to battery life. After all, most regular watches have batteries that can last for years, while some don’t even need to change batteries, so the idea that your smartwatch might not even be able to last you an entire week is bit off-putting.
One of the features Apple introduced to the Apple Watch Series 4 is fall detection. This means that when you fall and you don’t respond in a timely manner, your watch will then call emergency services to your location. The feature was designed with the elderly in mind but as it turns out, it is quite useful in general.
When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 5 last week, one of the device’s highlight features was the built-in compass. Now, Apple’s iPhones have long come with the feature, so it’s actually more of a surprise that Apple took this long to bring it to the Apple Watch, but we suppose better late than never.
Last year’s Apple Watch Series 4 represented a somewhat big change in the Apple Watch lineup. It came with a slightly modified design where it offered a larger display. If you were hoping for design changes for the Apple Watch this year, you might be disappointed, but it doesn’t mean that the Apple Watch Series 5 isn’t a substantial update.
Right now, the Apple Watch has a method of identify and authenticating a user when they make a payment through Apple Pay. However, the problem with this current method is that if you take your watch off and put it back on, you’ll need to authenticate yourself again. We can appreciate the security measures, but it does seem a bit inconvenient.
Just like the iPhone, the Apple Watch also comes with a “Do Not Disturb” mode that blocks notifications on the smartwatch in case you’d rather not have it buzzing on your wrist all day. However, according to a new report from MacRumors, it seems that the Apple Watch could be getting a new type of “DND” feature called “Schooltime Mode”.
The iPhone comes with a very basic sleep monitoring feature. Many would assume that such a feature would be baked into the Apple Watch, but it hasn’t really, but it could be coming soon. This is according to a report from 9to5Mac in which they have heard from sources that an enhanced and smarter sleep tracking system could be coming soon to the Apple Watch.
If you own the Apple Watch Series 2 or Series 3, you might be interested to learn that Apple has recently announced a free screen repair program for both models. This is because it has been found that there have been some instances in which the edge of the screen will crack even if the user did not do anything to do.
While some doctors are cautioning users against the Apple Watch’s ECG feature and not to read too much into its readings, it seems that it might not be a bad idea to follow up with a doctor if you get some weird readings. This is because in a report from FOX10, a woman in Alabama by the name of Anne Rowe has attributed the Apple Watch to saving her life.
If you’re thinking about buying a new iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, or MacBook, you might want to hold off for the next month or so. This is because according to a recent sighting at the Eurasian Economic Commission, it seems that Apple has filed for a bunch of new products, suggesting that product refreshes could be coming soon.
The Apple Watch currently supports LTE, but given that 5G is expected to be the future of mobile connectivity, we imagine that in the future, Apple will most likely release an Apple Watch that will support 5G, and thanks to a recently discovered patent by Patently Apple, it seems that Apple has actually patented such a device.