10 Smart Home Apps That Make You Want the Apple Watch

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Remember all of the hype surrounding the Apple Watch? At least 1.5 million of you certainly do. That’s how many of the wearable devices were pre-sold before the actual April 24 release date. Well, the Apple Watch is readily available now, but some of the fanfare seems to have died down a bit.

According to a recent report by Slice Intelligence, Apple Watch sales are down a whopping 90 percent. Don’t sound that death knell just yet, though. As The Motley Fool points out, the iPhone was a bit of a slow starter as well. Need a little incentive to purchase one of those wearables?

The Apple Watch is basically like: an iPhone for your wrist—but settle down, Dick Tracy. It actually ditches the phone part and instead opts to put: messaging, health and fitness, and a slew of apps into that high-tech timepiece.

It’s also available in three flavors: The Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition. Choose one based on the size, finish and band to fit your style—and your budget. The Sport edition has an MSRP of $349 to $399, the standard Apple Watch ranges from $549 to $1,099, and the Apple Watch Edition is exclusive to those willing to spend a minimum of 10 grand on an Apple Watch. If you fall into the latter category, you’ll get custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys in exchange.

If you’re still wondering whether or not you want something permanently attached to your wrist, know that there are a lot of smart home apps available for this high-tech wearable. Having that kind of access at your fingertips wrist means that you’ll never have to wonder where your smartphone is to turn on the TV, adjust the lights, and crank up the air conditioner. Looking for a few good reasons to spend the cash? Let’s take a peek at 10: smart home apps currently available on the Apple Watch.

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