Thinking of joining the smartwatch revolution by buying an Apple Watch? Or did you just buy one and you're not sure what you can do with it?
To coincide with the worldwide availability of the Apple Watch, this book brings together "in one place" all the information we could find about what this watch is, how it works, and what it can do for you at the time of its launch. It is part buyers' guide (helping you decide which watch edition is best, or whether to buy one at all) and part usage guide (telling you what you can do with the watch, and with preliminary instructions on how to do it). We have used our experience of other smart watches to put our own spin on the features and functions, and have drawn on the limited "hands-on" time we have had with the Apple Watch prior to its release.
For less than the price you would pay for just a good cup of coffee, this book could be the best investment you make before (and also after) investing in the Apple Watch itself.
The “Unbiased Book” branding of this book reflects the simple fact that it was written independent of influence from the technology manufacturer or any other interested party, thus we aim to offer our unbiased warts ‘n’ all coverage of this new technology.
Companion web site at whichsmartwear.com
ABOUT THE SMARTWATCH REVOLUTION
ABOUT THE BOOK
1 – A BRIEF HISTORY OF SMART WATCHES
2 – WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
APPLE: INVENTORS OR INSPIRERS?
APPLE WATCH HYPE (SEPTEMBER 2014 ONWARDS)
APPLE WATCH REALIZATION (MARCH 2015 ONWARDS)
APPLE CARE AND OTHER “ACCESSORIES”
3 – HANDS-ON
ANATOMY OF THE APPLE WATCH
CHARGING THE WATCH
USER INTERFACE INNOVATIONS
4 – IPHONE INTEGRATION
PAIRING THE APPLE WATCH AND IPHONE
DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING APPLE WATCH APPS
5 – APPLE WATCH AS A WATCH
TELLING THE TIME
COMPLICATIONS MADE SIMPLE
OTHER WATCH FUNCTIONS
6 – SMARTWATCH USAGE SCENARIOS
GETTING ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
HEALTH AND FITNESS
MAPS AND NAVIGATION
APPLE PAY AND PASSBOOK
7 – APP STORE APPS
LIST OF APPLE WATCH APPS AT LAUNCH TIME
COMPANION APP CONSIDERATIONS
8 – TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY; THAT IS THE QUESTION