Did you get an Apple Watch for Christmas, you lucky devil?
Well, before you can use that bad boy for keeping to your New Year’s Resolution of finally losing those last pesky 15 pounds or so, you’ll need to know all the tips and tricks to get the most out of your fancy new wearable.
With that in mind, here’s a roundup of our most useful “How-To” posts to get you started:
- Apple Watch 101: Pairing And Setting Up Your New Apple Watch
- Apple Watch 101: Force Tap To Change Apple Watch Faces
- Apple Watch 101: Accessibility Features
- Apple Watch 101: Installing Apps
- Apple Watch 101: Basic Navigation
- Apple Watch 101: Screenshots On Apple Watch Are Easy
- Apple Watch 101: Rebooting Apple Watch
- How To Sync Apple Music Playlists with your Apple Watch
- Roundup of Apple Watch Issues and Solutions
- How To Fix That Sticky Digital Crown
- Which Apple Watch Sports The Best Display?
Now that the boring (but thrilling, because new!) technical stuff is out of the way, here are some articles about why your new accessory is so full of potential and why it will always be the market leader. Apple Watch is still very much a first-generation product, but it speaks to bigger, better things, and it’s certainly got a fair bit of compelling hints to awesome future utility:
- Tapping Into A New Kind Of Communication
- Opinion: That’s Not A Heart Rate Monitor
- A Life Alert For Every Generation
- Apple Watch Helps Heart Patient
- Apple Watch Alerts High School Athlete To Life-Threatening Condition
- John Hopkins Releases Apple Watch App EpiWatch To Help Track Seizures
- Living with Apple Watch and Usher Syndrome
- How Accurate is the Apple Watch as a Fitness Tracker?
- An Apple Watch Swim Test
- Apple Watch: The Keys To The Future
- The Apple Watch Has Helped Make Me A Better Cook
- Why Apple Watch Will Never Replace iPhone
- Manifold Destinies: Why Apple Watch Can’t Fail
Finally, I’d like to share some personal gripes that you may or may not find relevant with your Apple Watch experience. These are by no means deal-breakers, but they are worth mentioning and may sour your long-term relationship with your new gadget if you’re not careful to balance the great with the not-so-great:
- Third-Party Faces Should Be A Thing
- The Round Apple Watch That Should Have Been
- Apple Watch Messaging Is A One-Way Street
- Apple’s Smartwatch Notifications Aren’t Smart Enough
To close, there’s one last bit of insight I’d like to share for this holiday season. Like any celebration:
For recommendations on what apps to install, check out my top picks along with sister site AppAdvice’s favorites. And as always, keep visiting WatchAware for important updates about the world of Apple Watch, and be sure to listen to the podcast for periodic roundups of all the news that’s fit to hear.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and may 2016 be better than 2015 for all of us!