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Karen Freeman

I manage AppAdvice's social media and write for both AppAdvice and WatchAware. I enjoy hunting down the latest and greatest apps and accessories for my iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
Latest from Karen

Closing Thoughts on the Apple Watch

This will be my last post on WatchAware. Here are my thoughts on the Apple Watch and what the future holds for the wearable.

Toy Story Apple Watch Faces Arrive in watchOS 4 Beta 2

Apple has released watchOS beta 2 for developers, and the charmingly animated Toy Story watch faces promised at WWDC are included.

Dexcom CEO Talks Future Diabetes Management With Apple Watch

In an interview with 9to5Mac, Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer discusses the "game changing" future of diabetes management with the Apple Watch.

4 Minor but Welcome watchOS 4 Features

The new Workout app, Heart Rate graph, Messages complication, and the Kaliedoscope watch face are all minor but appreciated upcoming watchOS 4 features.

Macy's Sale Has Apple Watch Bands 20 Percent Off

Macy's is currently running a 20 percent off sale on both sizes and several colors of the Woven Nylon Band, plus the 38mm Space Black Milanese Loop.

Flashlight in watchOS 4 has 3 Different Modes

One of the new features coming in watchOS 4 is a flashlight, accessible via Control Center. It has three different modes.

Sweet Birthday Wishes Coming in watchOS 4

On your birthday once watchOS 4 arrives, the Apple Watch will wish you a Happy Birthday and send balloons floating up your screen.

Get $70 Off Apple Watch Series 2 at Best Buy in Time for Father's Day

Father's Day is this Sunday June 18 and Best Buy is offering $70 off the Apple Watch Series 2 this week. Prices are good until Saturday, June 17.

Phone Keypad is Coming to the Apple Watch in watchOS 4

The Phone app on the Apple Watch will be getting a keypad in watchOS 4. This will make it easier to make a phone call from your wrist.

Now Playing Complication Arriving in watchOS 4

The eagerly awaited Now Playing complication will finally come to the Apple Watch in watchOS 4, due out this fall. It works for more than just Apple Music.

New iOS 11 Feature Makes Apple Watch Photo Face Creation Easier

In iOS 10 and watchOS 3, creating a custom photo face on your Apple Watch is a many-step process. The upcoming iOS 11 and watchOS 4 make it quick and easy.

Apple's 2017 Pride Woven Nylon Band Differs From Original

Apple's 2017 Pride Woven Nylon Apple Watch band at first glance appeared to be identical to the limited edition 2016 Pride band. It's not.

Siri Apple Watch Face in watchOS 4: First Impressions

The Siri Apple Watch Face feature at WWDC 2017 was one of the more exciting announcements for watchOS 4. But is it all it's cracked up to be?

Get Rid of the Home Screen Honeycomb App Cloud in watchOS 4

You will finally be able to ditch the dreaded home screen "honeycomb," or "app cloud," or Grid View as it's known officially, when watchOS 4 is released.

New Apple Watch Bands Including Pride Band Available Now for Summer

Apple has just released a number of new Apple Watch bands for summer, including the sought after, previously employee-only limited edition Pride band.

WWDC 2017: watchOS 4 Has More Fitness Features, New Faces, and New Music Experience

WWDC 2017 brings news of new bands and watchOS 4, which will include better fitness integration, contextual complications, and new faces.

Twitter Brings the Social Media Giant to Your Wrist

While Twitter's official app is hardly new, I've been using it recently on the Apple Watch and finding it to be pretty useful.

TV Guide Mobile is the TV Companion for Your Wrist

TV Guide Mobile on the Apple Watch gives you what's trending on TV tonight, entertainment news, and your personalized watchlist.

Fabricovers Apple Watch Bands Offer Unique Looks

Third-party Apple Watch Bands from Fabricovers come in a variety of fabric and leather styles to give your Apple Watch a custom look.

Swiss Alp Watch Zzzz Resembles Apple Watch at First Glance

This limited edition Swiss Alp Watch Zzzz from Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. looks like an Apple Watch, but it's actually a high-end mechanical watch.

Stanford Center for Digital Health Picks Five Grant Winners

According to a report from Apple Toolbox, the Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health has chosen five winners of their health grant program.

Study Finds Apple Watch Best Measures Heart Rate and Calorie Burn

A recent study finds that the Apple Watch measures heart rate and calorie burn more accurately than other wearables tested.