The Apple Watch 3 has created quite a splash since its release, being referred to as “hands-down the best option if you want a smartwatch to go with your iPhone” by The Verge, and “the best smartwatch on the market” according to TechRadar. But how do you know that you’re making the most out of Apple’s stellar new smartwatch? Check out these three quick tips to learn more.
Leave your phone at home
Order a pizza, get calendar notifications or message friends about the big game, all without having to use your phone. The Apple Watch 3 is the first Apple Watch to offer cellular connectivity, meaning that you can send texts and make phone calls without needing to keep your smartphone nearby. “Call quality is clear, surprisingly so given the size of the device,” notes Pocket-lint. So that next time you receive a call, you can talk to your friends, family and co-workers right from your wrist, all while your phone is miles away.
Max out your workout
“As a fitness tracker, the Apple Watch 3 is one of the best,” TechRadar proclaims. Keep tabs on your body with the Health App, which collects health and fitness data all in one convenient, easy-to-read place. “Heart rate, previously a ping-as-needed tool, now lists more graphs for all-day averages in resting heart rate and walking heart rate,” CNET points out in their review. And such helpful information will definitely prove useful when completing your 3 activity rings – Move, Exercise and Stand – throughout your everyday routine.
Stay motivated with helpful tips and nudges via your Apple Watch Smart Coach. Track the progress of your fitness goals using the Workout App and monitor your distance with real-time GPS. Even record your swim laps thanks to the Apple Watch 3’s swim-proof design.*
Pick from a variety of fashionable wristbands that fit the different moods, occasions and activities in your day-to-day life. “The fit and finish of the Apple Watch is top notch all around,” writes Forbes, and you’ll want accessories that complement the sleek and iconic look of your brand-new smartwatch. Woven from over 500 individual threads, the 38mm Black Stripe Woven Nylon wristband features a comfortable, fabric-like feel and a distinctive pattern that’s sure to draw people’s attention. Looking to join your buddies at the gym? Swap in the 38mm Midnight Blue Sport Loop for a wristband that’s soft, breathable and won’t weight you down.
For those times you need a quick and easy refuel, you can rely on the Belkin Travel Stand. Its compact design makes it easy to fit in backpacks and handbags, and 3 different stand angles provide you with a convenient way to view your smartwatch during a charge. And for Apple Watch 3 users who also can’t get enough of their iPhones, there’s also the Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock. Simplify your charging routine by fueling both of your devices simultaneously. Designed for convenience, the PowerHouse Charge Dock takes up a minimal amount of desk space and includes a built-in charger for your Apple Watch, allowing you to use the one included with your device as a spare.
The Apple Watch 3 doesn’t just track fitness statistics and make phone calls. It also streams music, offers Siri voice-activated assistance, provides guided breathing exercises and so much more. Interested in upping your smartwatch experience? Head over to Verizon’s Apple Watch 3 page to get started.
*Apple Watch Series 3 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010.