If you own an Apple Watch, did you know that you can actually use the Apple Watch as a secondary display for your phone’s camera? This means that if you’re trying to take a group photo using the back cameras and not the selfie camera, you can use the Apple Watch’s display to frame your shot and trigger the shutter remotely.
The Apple Watch can read our heart rates continuously throughout the day. This is useful to try and gauge your overall heart health. Now it seems that Apple wants to expand on the Apple Watch’s health monitoring features as thanks to a patent discovered by AppleInsider, it seems that the company is now looking at the potential of continuous blood pressure monitoring.
One of the chief criticisms that we saw when Apple launched the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is that while the innards have changed, externally, they’re still the same. It’s not necessarily a bad thing that Apple has kept the design since it works rather well, but at the same time, many expected Apple to come up with something new for its new chipsets.
When a woman is pregnant, she obviously needs to take care of her health, because her health also affects the baby’s health. There is undoubtedly a wealth of information out there that expecting mothers can read up on, but Garmin wants to make it a bit easier as they have introduced pregnancy tracking to their smartwatches.
There are many reasons why people suffer from PTSD, and sometimes as a result of PTSD, they also get nightmares while they’re sleeping that are related to it. There are, of course, ways to treat these kinds of symptoms, but if you happen to own an Apple Watch, then you might be interested to learn that the FDA has recently approved an app that is meant to treat those nightmares.
The problem with the Apple Watch is that it typically relies on users to pair the smartwatch with an iPhone. The cellular version of the Apple Watch does reduce its dependence on the iPhone, but when it comes to third-party apps, it’s a bit of a mixed bag as it’s up to the developer to choose to create a standalone app designed for the Apple Watch.
Smartwatches are usually marketed in a couple of different ways. There are smartwatches that are created for those who just want a wearable to receive their notifications on, and then there are those that are designed for outdoor or fitness enthusiasts. However, it seems that Garmin believes that there could be another market segment – gamers.
According to reports coming out of South Korea, it appears that some customers who purchased the Apple Watch SE are experiencing overheating with their smartwatches. Thankfully, there have been no reports of explosions or any serious injuries, with the worst one we came across where the hot Apple Watch left a red mark on the person’s wrist.
If you own the Apple Watch and you’re experiencing some battery drain after updating to watchOS 7, then you might be pleased to learn that Apple has since released an update that bumps the firmware up to watchOS 7.0.2 in which Apple claims that the update will fix battery drain issues that some users have been experiencing.
We have heard stories about how the Apple Watch has saved many a life thanks to features like its built-in heart rate monitor, but there are also other safety features that might not necessarily get covered too much, like its built-in SOS feature which recently helped a man call for help following a car crash.
When it comes to wearables, there are some who choose to wear it as a fashion statement, while others might choose to use it as a productivity tool, but if you’re really into sports and fitness, then Polar might have something for you as the company has announced their latest wearable – the Polar Vantage V2.
Apple’s watchOS 7 was released not too long ago and the update brings a host of new features and improvements to the Apple Watch. However, it seems that if you’re the owner of an Apple Watch Series 3 and you have yet to update to the latest version of watchOS, you might want to hold off on that for now.
One of the features Apple brought to the Apple Watch a while back was ECG monitoring. Unlike the heart rate monitor, the ECG monitor attempts to check your heart rate for any irregularities, which could be a sign of something wrong. However, given that this is classified as a medical feature, it wasn’t available worldwide when it launched.
When Apple first launched the Apple Watch, it was the first Apple product to feature the use of Force Touch, which for those unfamiliar is a pressure-sensitive technology that offers up different modes depending on how hard you press on the screen. However, it seems that with watchOS 7, Apple has effectively removed the feature for good.