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17 Things You Didn’t Know the Apple Watch Could Do



The Apple Watch is a new gadget and not everyone understands what it can do or what purpose it serves. We’ll walk through 15 surprising things the watch can do to make your life easier or justify the purchase of an expensive device.

We already walked through 50 exciting things the Apple Watch can do, including making payments, tracking your runs and delivering notifications, but here we want to focus on surprising features that you probably didn’t know the watch is capable of.

These are also in addition to the things your Apple Watch can do when it isn’t connected to your iPhone. In all you’ll be surprised at all the things this small smart watch can do on your wrist. We’ll leave off the fact that it can tell you the time, tell you when the sunrise and sunset are and keep you on task with your calendar just a tap away.

We’re not here to convince you to buy the Apple Watch, just to let you know what it can do and how it could fit into your daily life. the Apple Watch starts at $329 and is available at Apple, Best Buy and many other stores. If you want to get a deal, check out B&H Photo where you don’t need to pay sales tax up front in most states. Here are the reasons to buy the Apple Watch 4, and reasons not to. We also have a list of the best Apple Watch 4 deals and advice on which Apple Watch to buy in 2018.

Here are 19 things you didn’t know the Apple Watch could do. You’ll need to download apps for some of them, but that’s one of the reasons the Apple Watch can do so much.

Set Your Apple Watch Ahead 5-10 Minutes

If you are always running behind and you are used to setting clocks ahead so that you leave early enough to get there you'll love the Apple Watch.

There is a setting on the Watch that lets you set the Apple Watch time ahead up to 59 minutes fast. Most people will set the watch a few minutes early or 15 minutes early if they are always late.

Alarms and timers should stick to the real-time, but when you look at the time on your Apple Watch you will see the time you want, instead of the real-time.

Here's how to set your Apple Watch ahead so you're always on time. 



  1. Edmund Weske

    05/08/2015 at 9:46 am

    Notify of heart issues.

  2. AJ

    10/27/2015 at 10:09 am

    You need a watch to tell you if you are having heart issues?

  3. Martina831

    09/30/2016 at 1:52 am

    sometimes it isn’t visual or apparent to know you have heart issues without the tests being done, especially if doing excercise at the time,

  4. Budi

    11/11/2018 at 6:07 am

    I know all of them brfore I read this shit. Shitty click bait

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