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50+ Exciting Things You Can Do With the Apple Watch



The Apple Watch is a smartwatch that connects to your iPhone to deliver notifications, make calls, send texts and run apps. There are many things the Apple Watch can do. Here are 50 of the most exciting things you can do with the Apple Watch, including the cool new watchOS 5 features. You can count on even more cool features with watchOS 6 this fall.

Whether you are hoping to buy an Apple Watch as you head back to school, or looking for more to do with the watch you already own, this is the definitive look at the cool things the Apple Watch can do.

This is more than just an iPhone on your wrist. When you understand what you can do with the Apple Watch it becomes an amazing tool to help you get through your day, be more productive, lose weight, get in shape and we even used it to save money. Some people even use the Apple Watch to make money.

If you are thinking of buying one, here’s our guide on which Apple Watch to buy in 2019. Here’s our long term Apple Watch review, and if you want the newest, the best Apple Watch 4 deals.

Read: Cool Things the Apple Watch 4 Can Do (That the Series 3 Can’t)

We’re here to help you figure out what your Apple Watch can do and how you can use these new features.

What Can the Apple Watch Do?

The watchOS 5.0 features make your watch faster, adds a walkie-talkie, super charges Siri and much more. This connects with the cool new things you can do in iOS 12. The Apple Watch delivers faster access to many of your common activities. The first generation model only runs watchOS 4, and can do most of the things on this list. The rest of the models including the Apple Watch 4 run watchOS 5.

If you want to do more with your Apple Watch, you may need to upgrade. Here are the best Apple Watch deals you will find. You can save $50 off the Apple Watch 4 at Amazon and Best Buy.

Apple Watch 4
This is the latest Apple Watch with a bigger screen, faster processor, 50% louder speaker and ECG support.

This is not the only watch that connects to the iPhone, but it is definitely one that interests a lot of users and delivers the best connectivity to the iPhone. There are a ton of exciting and useful things you can do with the Apple Watch, even some you can do without your iPhone. Here’s what the Apple Watch can do;

  1. Answer Calls
  2. Use the Apple Watch as a Walkie Talkie
  3. Listen to Podcasts on the Apple Watch
  4. Use the Apple Watch to Challenge Friends
  5. Use the Apple Watch as a Flashlight
  6. Use the Apple Watch in Water
  7. Track Your Runs
  8. Stay Quiet in a Movie Theater
  9. Change Your Watch Face
  10. See Info Quickly
  11. Monitor Your Heart Rate
  12. Track Your Fitness
  13. View and Reply to Text and iMessage
  14. Send Apple Watch Emoji
  15. Get iPhone Notifications On Your Wrist
  16. Share Your Heartbeat
  17. Pay with Apple Pay
  18. Use Apple Watch Apps
  19. Get Directions On Your Apple Watch
  20. Send Drawings from the Apple Watch
  21. Use Siri on the Apple Watch
  22. Look at Photos on Your Apple Watch
  23. Connect to Your Car
  24. Send Facebook Messages
  25. Listen to Music on Your Apple Watch
  26. Stream Apple Music on You Apple Watch 3
  27. Share Your Location
  28. Check Your Email
  29. Control Your Apple TV & Music
  30. Use it as a Camera Viewfinder
  31. Find a lost iPhone
  32. Store Tickets on Your Apple Watch
  33. Use it as a Nightstand Clock
  34. Set Your Apple Watch Up to 10 Minutes Fast
  35. Send an SOS
  36. Keep on Track to Close Your Activity Rings
  37. Keep You On Task as a Virtual Assistant
  38. Send Money to Friends with Apple Pay Cash
  39. Use it as a Stopwatch
  40. Show Store Loyalty Cards
  41. Control Your Smart Home
  42. Get Important Weather Alerts
  43. Use as a Translator
  44. Check Your Instagram Feed
  45. Track Your Sleep
  46. Always Have Your Passwords
  47. Track Skiing and Snowboarding with the Apple Watch
  48. Continuously Track Your Heart Rate Without Workouts
  49. Control Your HomePod Music
  50. Order a Pizza
  51. Open Your Garage Door
  52. Show Your Car Insurance
  53. Check the News
  54. New watchOS 5 Features

While you consider if the Apple Watch is worth buying or look for what you can do with your new watch this is what you need to know.

Answer Calls on the Apple Watch

Answer Calls on the Apple Watch

You can answer a call on your Apple Watch using it as a small Bluetooth speaker phone. You only want to use this for shorter calls because the audio quality isn't as good as when you are talking on speakerphone on your iPhone. 

The Apple Watch only allows you to answer your calls on Speakerphone, so you won't want to use this all the time. It is very handy when you are working on a project or busy with your hands. Definitely be conscious of where you are taking calls. If you wouldn't talk on speakerphone, you shouldn't talk on your Apple Watch.

If you buy the new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, you can even make calls on the Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby. This requires adding the watch to your plan for $10 a month. You cannot answer a FaceTime video call on the Apple Watch. 

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