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    Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    Hi members, I just recently purchased a 42mm space gray Apple Watch. Can some of you share with me some features that are really useful on a daily basis? For example what apps do you recommend downloading for it? Thanks.
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    Re: Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    Nice buy.

    I wrote a longer-than-I-planned post in this thread:
    Good apps for Apple Watch
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=3106186

    In a couple nutshells:

    Apps I use nearly every day include Weather, Messages, Slack, Workout, the alarms, timer, News360, and a couple games like Lifeline and Alien Invasion.

    Other features I don't use every day but really enjoy are weather radar from RadarScope, nav directions from Maps (I hardly ever look at my phone anymore for guidance), Remote, etc.

    When I got mine, I let all compatible apps install during the pairing process, then gradually removed apps I thought weren't matching well with how I used the AW. My collection of news apps demonstrated how different developers have very different ideas of what should be done in a smartwatch app.

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    Re: Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    What I use it for on a daily basis.

    That said, when I got the watch, the first thing I did was go through the apps I already had installed on my phone and see which ones had watch apps—and from there, I installed the apps that made sense.

    Some apps won’t make sense. When Groupon had an AW app, it was for . . . shopping—and not for displaying Groupons to be redeemed. I don’t know when Groupon pulled their AW app, but afaic, good riddance.

    Some apps do make sense. I use TextNote for notes because it can display them in the iPhone’s notification center and that’s what I was using for shopping lists and random notes. When I discovered it had an AW app, of course I downloaded it to my watch.

    I tell people to start with the apps they already have on their phone. And I think that after you use it for a while, you will figure out what you want it for.

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    Re: Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    If you run or cycle, the Strava app is great on both phone and watch.

    Also, Just Press Record is a quick way to record something from a watch complication. Press the complication, and it records. Couldn't be easier for stuff like short notes to yourself.

    I also use the built in Timer function all the time. Just press and hold the crown and say "set a timer for 3 minutes" and it's running.

    Lots more than this, and it's fun finding new stuff all the time.
    "Spontaneity has its time and its place." - Anonymous

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    Re: Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    Congrats!
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    Stay safe out there, amid Covid-19. We will all beat this. Help others out during this time!

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    Re: Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by valentinointernational View Post
    Hi members, I just recently purchased a 42mm space gray Apple Watch. Can some of you share with me some features that are really useful on a daily basis? For example what apps do you recommend downloading for it? Thanks.
    Have you searched this forum for the answers you seek?

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    Re: Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    Yes I have. Thanks!


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    Re: Just Purchased New Apple Watch

    I have purchased this same one twice and I think I am going back again! Love my mechanical but where sort of like a fitness band ... Anyone else out there do this?

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