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Apple Watch For Dummies, 2nd Edition



Apple Watch For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Marc Saltzman

ISBN: 978-1-119-55862-0 December 2018 336 Pages

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Take a bite out of the new and improved Apple Watch! 

The Apple Watch is a powerful computer that’s worn on your wrist — and can serve as an invaluable companion, anytime and anywhere. Acting as a communication device, fitness and health tracker, and sleek time piece, the Apple Watch keeps you connected —and all hands-free. 

Apple Watch For Dummies gets you up to speed on the latest updates to WatchOS, and teaches you about all-new features, such as the walkie-talkie. You’ll find out how to use it to set and maintain reachable goals for your fitness; monitor your heart rate, detect falls, and track other health-related info; send and receive text messages and emails; use Siri; get directions in real-time; learn about the best apps for work and play; and much, much more!

  • Find tips for picking a watch model
  • Get watch basics for newbies
  • Adjust the settings
  • Learn about the hottest apps
  • Troubleshoot common issues

Wrap your head around WatchOS 5 and the updated Apple Watch, even as it wraps around your wrist!

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

How to Use This Book 2

Foolish Assumptions 4

Icons Used in This Book 4

Beyond This Book 4

Where to Go from Here 5

Part 1: Getting to Know Apple Watch 7

Chapter 1: Watch This: Introducing Apple Watch 9

Exploring the Different Apple Watch Collections 10

Figuring Out What Apple Watch Can Do 11

Watch faces 12

Timers and alarms 12

Caller ID, or even calls 12

Walkie-Talkie 13

Emergency SOS 13

Text messages 13

Email 13

Wrist-to-wrist communication 13

Dock 14

Calendars 14

Maps 15

Siri 15

Fitness 15

iTunes connectivity 16

Apple Pay 17

Other apps 17

Other functions 17

Bonus tips 18

Determining What You Need for Your Apple Watch 18

Getting to Know the Apple Watch Home Screen 19

Learning About Apple Watch’s Parts 23

Watch face 23

Digital Crown button 23

Side button 24

Back sensors/charger 25

Watch band 25

Using Apple Watch’s Touchscreen 25

Understanding Apple Watch’s Wireless Functions and Internal Sensors 26

Bluetooth 40 26

Wi-Fi 27

Cellular 27

NFC (near field communication) 27

GPS 27

Accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometric altimeter 28

Heart rate sensor 28

Electrocardiogram (ECG) 29

Ambient light sensor 29

Tapping with Apple Watch’s Haptic Feedback 29

Chapter 2: Time Out: Setting Up Your Apple Watch 31

Setting Up Apple Watch 32

Pairing Apple Watch with the iPhone 33

Choosing a passcode for Apple Watch 37

Setting up cellular connectivity on Apple Watch 38

Monitoring the Apple Watch battery 40

Understanding the Home Screen 43

Maintaining Your Apple Watch 46

Avoiding water for the original Apple Watch 46

Avoiding extreme temps 46

Doubting its durability 47

Considering a bumper 47

Using Apple Watch responsibly 48

Taking Advantage of Accessibility Features 51

Chapter 3: Control Freak: Mastering Apple Watch’s Interface and Apps 53

Handling Apple Watch’s Controls 54

Tap 54

Double-tap 55

Press (Force Touch) 55

Two-finger press (heartbeat) 56

Swipe 57

Sketch 57

Digital Crown button 58

Side/Power button 59

Going Hands-Free with Siri 60

Vibrating Along with Apple Watch’s Tactile Feedback 61

Using Control Center, Dock, and Notifications 62

Control Center 62

Dock 64

Notifications 64

Looking at Apple Watch’s Built-In Apps 65

Phone 66

Messages 66

Mail 67

Calendar 67

Alarm 67

Stopwatch 68

Timer 68

World Clock 68

Siri 68

Weather 68

Stocks 69

Activity 69

Workout 69

Maps 71

Photos 71

Remote Camera 72

Music 72

Remote 72

Wallet and Apple Pay 73

Apple News 73

Breathe 73

Walkie-Talkie 74

Heart Rate 74

Find Friends 74

Podcasts 74

Radio 74

Home 75

Settings 75

Part 2: Just the Tasks, Ma’am! 77

Chapter 4: It’s About Time: Learning How to Set Watch Faces, Alarms, Timers, and More 79

Looking at the Built-In Watch Faces 80

Activity (analog and digital) 80

Astronomy 81

Breathe 81

Chronograph 82

Color 82

Explorer 84

Fire and Water 84

Infograph, Infograph Modular 84

Kaleidoscope 85

Liquid Metal 86

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse 87

Modular 88

Motion 89

Numerals 89

Photos 90

Pride 91

Simple 92

Siri 92

Solar 93

TimeLapse 93

Toy Story 95

Utility 95

Vapor 95

X-Large 95

Choosing from the Various Watch Faces 98

Differentiating Between Customizations and Complications 101

Customizations 101

Complications 101

Looking closer at a few complications 102

Accessing Time on Apple Watch 104

Accessing World Time 106

Taking Control: Alarms, Stopwatches, and Timers — Oh My! 108

Alarms 108

Stopwatches 109

Timers 111

Chapter 5: Keep in Touch: Using Apple Watch for Calls, Texts, Walkie-Talkie, Emails, and More 113

Accepting and Placing a Call on Apple Watch 114

Incoming calls 115

Outgoing calls 116

Outgoing calls with FaceTime audio 118

Handing Off a Call to Your iPhone or via Bluetooth 120

Making Apple Watch Calls over Wi-Fi 121

Receiving and Sending Messages 122

Receiving and responding to messages 123

Replying with Scribbles 127

Responding with an audio clip 128

Sending a message 129

Sending Stickers, Taps, Kisses, Heartbeats, and More 134

Sketch 135

Tap 137

Heartbeat 137

A few more Digital Touch options 138

Stickers, handwritten messages, and Tapback 139

Enabling and using the Walkie-Talkie feature 141

Sending, Receiving, and Managing Emails on Apple Watch 143

Reading and acting on an email 144

Replying to an email 146

Composing an email 147

Chapter 6: In the Know: Staying Informed with Apple Watch 149

Accessing Real-Time Weather, UV Index, and Wind Speed 150

Following Stock Information and Much More 153

Adding Weather and Stocks to Your Watch Face Screen 156

Using Dock on Apple Watch 158

Launching Dock and more 158

Customizing Dock 159

Mastering Notifications on Apple Watch 160

How notifications work 160

Accessing the notification settings 161

View notifications 162

Change how you get notifications on your Apple Watch 163

Accessing Your Calendar on Apple Watch 164

Navigate the Calendar app 164

To respond to a calendar/appointment request 167

Accepting a calendar request through notifications 167

Navigating the Maps App 169

Part 3: It’s All in the Wrist 175

Chapter 7: Siri Supersized: Gaining the Most from Your Personal Assistant 177

Setting Up Siri on Your Apple Watch 178

Select a language 179

Siri voice and search option setup 179

Ready to rock? Connect and talk to Siri 181

Talking to Siri on Apple Watch 181

What Are Siri Shortcuts? 182

Using the Siri watch face and Siri Shortcuts 183

Using Siri effectively on Apple Watch 184

Clock/World Clock apps 184

Messages app 185

Phone/Contacts apps 186

Mail app 187

Calendar app 188

Activity/Workout apps 188

Maps app 188

Music app 189

Miscellaneous 190

Trying Other Tasks with Siri 191

Setting reminders by location 191

Reading your texts 192

Calculating numbers 192

Finding your friends 192

Extending the Fun (and Silly) Ways to Interact with Siri 193

Say: “What’s the best smartwatch?” 193

Say: “I love you, Siri” 193

Say: “Siri, I’m bored” 193

Say: “Who’s your daddy?” 194

Say: “What’s the meaning of life?” 194

Say: “Will you marry me?” 194

Chapter 8: Fitness Fun and Happy Health: Apple Watch Is Your Workout Buddy and Digital Doctor 195

Track Your Fitness with Apple Watch 196

Getting Up and Running with the Activity App 197

Move 199

Exercise 202

Stand 203

Understanding the Workout App 204

Personalizing Reminders, Feedback, and Achievements 210

Reminders 210

Summary 210

Achievements 211

Using the Activity App on Your iPhone 213

Learn to Use (and Love) the Breathe App 215

To start a Breathe session 215

Using the Apple Watch app to make Breathe changes 216

Advanced Health Help: Heart Rate, ECG, Fall Detection, and SOS 217

How the heart rate sensor works 217

How the ECG monitor works 219

Set up or edit your Medical ID information 220

Check heart rate 222

Receive heart rate notifications 222

Turn on Fall Detection 224

What to do after a fall 224

Emergency SOS 225

Chapter 9: Mucho Media: Managing Your Music, Movies, and More 227

Using Apple Watch to Control Songs Stored on an iPhone 228

Now Playing 230

Artists 230

Albums 231

Songs 232

Playlists 232

Having Siri Play Your Music 233

Pairing a Bluetooth Device with Apple Watch 234

Streaming Apple Music to Your Apple Watch 236

Playing Music from Your Apple Watch 236

How to Remove Music from Your Apple Watch 239

Playing Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Radio Plays 240

Podcasts 240

Sync podcasts to your Apple Watch 241

Audiobooks 243

Radio plays 245

Controlling Apple TV and iTunes with Your Apple Watch 246

Set up Home Sharing 246

Control Apple TV remotely 247

Control iTunes remotely 248

Chapter 10: Pay for Play: Making Mobile Payments with Apple Watch 249

Apple Watch and Security 250

Setting Up Apple Pay on iPhone 251

Setting up Apple Pay on Apple Watch 253

Using Apple Pay with Your Apple Watch 254

Pay Without a Nearby iPhone 256

Looking at the Wallet App 257

Using Apple Pay Cash on Apple Watch 260

Apple Pay Cash requirements 261

Set up Apple Pay Cash in Wallet 261

Using Apple Watch to send cash to friends 263

Using Apple Watch for Other Deals and Rewards 264

Part 4: More Apple Watch Tips and Tricks 267

Chapter 11: App It Up: Customizing Apple Watch with Awesome Apps and More 269

Downloading Apps for Apple Watch 270

Adjusting Settings in the Companion Apple Watch App on Your iPhone 272

Settings and personalization 273

General options 274

Accessibility options 275

First-party app options 276

Twenty Recommended Third-Party Apple Watch Apps 277

Mint 277

ESPN 278

Target 278

OneDrive 278

SPG 279

Twitter 279

OpenTable 279

Evernote 280

American Airlines 280

BMW i Remote 280

CNN 281

eBay 281

Citymapper 281

TripAdvisor 282

NPR One 282

Fandango 282

Things 282

PayByPhone Parking 282

Sky Guide 282

Lutron Caséta 283

Chapter 12: Extra! Extra! Having Fun with Apple Watch 285

How to Copy Photos to Apple Watch 286

Launching Photos on Apple Watch 288

Discovering the Camera Remote App 289

Examining a Batch of Apple Watch Games 291

Watch This Homerun 292

Trivia Crack 292

Runeblade 293

Best Fiends 294

Snappy Word 295

Watch Quest 295

Spy_Watch 296

Part 5: The Part of Ten 299

Chapter 13: Ten Cool Things to Do with Your Apple Watch 301

Activity 302

Apple Pay 303

Hotel Key 304

Walkie-Talkie 304

Music Playback 306

Maps 306

Digital Touch 307

Siri 308

Watches and Watch Faces 309

Gaming 312

Index 313