Remember when back in the day when Apple launched the Apple Watch for the first time, and they decided that they wanted to get into the luxury watch business by launching a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition made with 18-karat gold? It turns out that the watch was actually a huge flop in terms of sales.
Earlier this month, Apple announced that they are aware of a vulnerability with the Walkie-Talkie feature of the Apple Watch in which when exploited, would allow others to eavesdrop on your conversations. The company then announced that they would be temporarily disabling the feature until they get a fix out.
The Apple Watch is fast becoming a device that has saved many lives. This is thanks to its built-in features such as its heart rate monitor and ECG monitor that alerts the wearer to anything wrong with their heart rates, thus allowing them to seek medical help quickly before it is too late.
One of the features of the Apple Watch is its SOS feature in which users will be able to use it to call for help. It seems that this feature has managed to help save the life of a man who following a jet ski accident, could have potentially drowned had he not turned to the Apple Watch’s SOS feature.
One of the new features introduced in last year’s watchOS update came in the form of Walkie Talkie. As its name suggests, it allowed users to push-to-talk to talk to each other using their Apple Watch, kind of like how it was back in the day with those Dick Tracy comics and movies. However, it seems that the feature has since been disabled.
Smartwatches are a pretty clever invention, especially since they allow us to do many things without having to reach for our phone. For example, we can send text messages, read notifications, get reminders, set alarms, and so on. There was even a point in time where we could control our smart home devices such as Nest.
One of the features of the Apple Watch Series 4 is that it comes with a feature called fall detection. This feature comes activated by default for users who are above a certain age, and the idea is pretty much as its name suggests – it detects when the person falls and if they don’t respond in time, it will then automatically call for help.
Due to the Apple Watch’s ECG feature being seen as a medical tool, it needs to be properly licensed before it can be used. Given that different countries have different laws, this means that it could take a while before the feature found its way to other countries around the world.
While native apps that come bundled with our devices are meant to serve a purpose, there are times when we don’t need to use them. For the longest time ever, Apple would not allow users to delete native apps on iOS, but that changed in recent times when an iOS update finally allowed users to delete native apps.
It has been rumored in the past that Apple could be working on integrating a glucose tracker into its Apple Watch. This would be a great tool for diabetics who might be looking for a non-invasive way of keeping track of their glucose levels. The feature is said to still be years away from being realized, but that future could come sooner than we think with some outside help.
The problem with our gadgets is that over time, they eventually start to get out of date and companies will stop supporting them. This means that if you want to have the latest features, you’ll need to spring for a new device. However, the good news is that if you own an older Samsung smartwatch, it seems that you might not need to.
One of the problems with the Apple Watch is that it is quite reliant on the iPhone for it to work. For example, until the cellular version of the Apple Watch was launched, users needed to keep their watches paired with their iPhones to receive phone calls and to access the internet. While that has changed, the Apple Watch is still quite dependent on the iPhone.
From what we can tell based on third-party reports, the Apple Watch is selling pretty well. We’re not sure why Apple has yet to officially confirm the actual figures, so for now, we’ll have to rely on third-party data, such as those from Counterpoint Research who recently revealed that the Apple Watch is continuing to dominate the market in a very big way.
If you were to drop your gadget by accident at sea, most of us would probably write it off and would never imagine we would see it again. However, that isn’t the case with surfer Robert Bainter who lost his Apple Watch while surfing, but miraculously he managed to get it back six months later where it was still in working condition.