The wearables space experienced its & # 39; big bang & # 39; moment back in 2015 when Apple released its first portable device, the Apple Watch. Although the device was initially dismissed by some as a superfluous charm bracelet full of frivolous technology, the audience learned in very short order how useful the Apple Watch can be.
Today you see everyone from Hollywood actors, to astronauts, professional athletes, soccer mothers wearing the mobile device. But maybe, for some reason, you're still on the sidelines, frozen in confusion as you try to figure out which wearable (Android Wear? FitBit?) Is best to spend your hard-earned money on. People, the answer is simple: the best choice is still the Apple Watch.
In this case we are talking about the Apple Watch Series 5, which is now on sale for $ 399. The updated Apple Watch has just been released in September and represents the best in its class among the wide range of smartwatches on the market. .
Before we talk about the latest version of the device, it's important to see what the device did well before the new improvements were made. By far the most powerful feature of the Apple Watch is as a fitness tracker. And unlike some other fitness trackers, the Apple Watch does not require you to connect directly to a rigid program or new app-learning curve.
If you are not that active and need to work on real workouts slowly, you can easily set the device to you remind you to get up from your desk and your circulation every so often. Similarly, there is an incredibly simple app that comes with the Apple Watch, called Breathe, that reminds you to do something that can immediately improve your health, namely take a moment to catch your breath and regulate your heartbeat.
That same ability to monitor your heart rate (via an optical sensor on the bottom of the dial, pressed against your wrist, facilitating photo -lethysmography), which makes using the device as a complete tool for rats in the gym makes possible.
Once you decide to be a little more serious about your workouts, you can use the Apple Watch to track and record workouts, including cycling, running (the Nike + Run Club app is a must-try) , indoor cycling (aka spin class), indoor walking / running (also known as treadmill training) and walking (which can be as effective as a workout).
If you really take seriously about your Apple Watch-supported fitness routines, you can check your statistics through the Health app, which not only tracks your activity, but can also track your dietary habits and sleep patterns ( we recommend using the Sleep Cycle app, which connects to the Health app's data tracker).
There is even a fall detection function that uses the Apple Watch accelerometer and gyroscope to detect when the wearer suddenly falls due to an accident or health problems. When that feature is enabled, emergency services are automatically called when the wearer falls (similar to the famous "I fell and I can't get up" Life Alert device and service.
Amazingly, the fitness and safety benefits of the Apple Watch represents a small piece of its value, the device can also be used to check your bank account, check your location on a map, listen to music (with music stored on the device even when you are not with your iPhone) , a photo remotely on your iPhone, use Apple Pay in different stores, check your calendar appointments, answer a phone call (yes, really!) and even view photos.
In addition to fitness, the second most useful function of the Apple Watch is of course the possibility to use uv inform almost everything, including e-mail, SMS and useful alerts when you have not achieved your daily fitness goals.
With all those features, it's a miracle that even more people don't wear Apple Watch devices. But for those of you who still have bare wrists, the new Apple Watch Series 5 includes some tempting updates that can convince you to take over the wearable.
These new features include an "always on" Retina display (earlier Apple Watch screens turned off when the user's arm was not raised – a point of irritation for some), a built-in compass and international emergency call (in more than 150 countries, even without an iPhone within range). The Apple Watch Series 5 is also water resistant to 50 meters (swimming in pools is ok, but not deep diving).
In addition to all the features in the Apple Watch, which are available in aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic and a new titanium case, you may also want to add new watch bands to the device. Apple has some great options that you can buy here, starting at $ 45 each.
But if you have a limited budget, you can also try this Apple Watch third-party band sellers who deliver reliable, well-crafted leather watch bands that you can buy here for $ 12.99 and silicone watch bands that you can purchase here for $ 5.99. Despite the lower prices, the watch bands all look just as stylish as Apple & # 39; s own watch bands, but cost a fraction of the cost of Apple's.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is now on sale with just GPS from $ 399, or you can choose to have the Apple Watch Series 5 including GPS & # 39; and & # 39; purchase a wireless mobile connection from $ 499. (Note: prices vary depending on the material of the case, internal components, and watch strap.)
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