The Apple Watch is one of the most impressive smartwatches we’ve used, and is one of the strongest cases yet for wearables. For those with an up-to-date iPhone, it’s the best smartwatch to buy, and includes a range of features – from fitness apps to games – that make it a genuinely useful extension to your smartphone. Throw in a svelte case and numerous ways to personalise it, and the Apple Watch could be the gadget of the year.
Still not sure if you want one? Here are the Apple Watch’s killer features:
1. Time Travel
The Apple Watch is great for letting you know your current situation, but what if you want to know what’s happening later on – or what you were doing earlier in the day? Enter Time Travel, one of the most powerful tools on the Apple Watch.
Turning the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown lets you travel backwards or forwards in the day, and cleverly displays the information at the time you’ve travelled to. That way, you’re able to see exactly what the weather was like earlier in the day, or what appointments you have scheduled later on – and much more.
2. Activity App
Although the App Store offers a range of more detailed running apps, Apple’s own workout app is a good place to start. Featuring a clean interface and simple controls, the Apple Watch’s workout app makes it easy to track your activity, especially runs.
When jogging, the Apple Watch keeps you informed about your pace, distance, overall time and a range of other useful information, so you’ll never need to glance at your phone.