13 awesome Apple Watch tricks that prove it doesn’t need a ‘killer app’

by Rob LeFebvre April 22, 2016

The Apple Watch doesn’t need to prove itself to you. And contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t need a “killer app” to make it indispensable.

In fact, the Apple Watch is an awesome device all on its own, with a ton of tricks up its sleeve, like controlling your big screen TV and finding your iPhone, even in the dark.

Here are 13 killer things you can do with an Apple Watch that prove it’s worthy of a place on your wrist.

Some of the awesome tips we’re about to show you can be found in the video below, but for all 13, you’ll want to read on!

find-iphone-780x585Find your iPhone (even in the dark)
Lose your iPhone much? If you’ve got an Apple Watch, you can use its ping feature to find your lost precious with an audible sound, and even a flashing LED if you need it.

20150922_watch-OS2_0007-780x510Use Apple Watch as an alarm clock
Here’s how to use your Apple Watch to help you get your sorry butt out of bed every morning.

power-surenix-apple-watch-hero-780x439Check your iPhone’s battery life from your Apple Watch
With this third-party app on your iPhone, you can easily check your iPhone’s battery life on Apple Watch.

batteries2-780x585Check your Apple Watch battery from your iPhone
While you’re checking battery life, what about checking your Apple Watch’s remaining power right on your iPhone? It’s super easy, and built right in.

Messages-Apple-Watch-780x585Send friends your exact location
Looking to meet up with a buddy? Apple Watch lets you send your exact location to anyone with iMessage without ever having to pull your iPhone out of your pocket.

screenshot-Apple-Watch-780x585Take Screenshots with Apple Watch
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so you might as well take pictures of your cool Apple Watch faces or drawings, right?

calendar-780x585Stay up to date with Apple Watch
Getting Calendar on Apple Watch to look more like it does on your iPhone will help you keep on top of your schedule.

dismiss-780x585Dismiss all Apple Watch notifications at once
We all get too many notifications, don’t we? De-clutter your digital life with this tip for your Apple Watch.

custom-replies-780x585Send custom messages from your wrist
Apple has included several pre-written responses for you to use when you’re just too busy to dictate a response. They’re all pretty awful, though — none of them really quite fit the way we talk.

apple-watch-musicPlay music with your Apple Watch
Apple’s smartwatch doesn’t come with much onboard storage, but that doesn’t mean you’re screwed when it comes to Apple Watch music. You can add your own playlists and listen to your favorite tunes using Bluetooth headphones or AirPlay speakers.

airplay-watch-780x623Play your tunes on the big screen with Apple Watch
Might as well get those wrist tunes up on the big screen, right? Using AirPlay and Apple Watch is pretty simple, and it’s a great way to listen, whether you use an HDTV or a Bluetooth speaker.

image-780x439Unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch
Is it a huge deal to type in a password to log in to your Mac desktop? No. But getting a tap on your wrist the minute you wake up your Mac is not only convenient, but awesome.

Apple-watch-tv-780x585Use your Apple Watch to control your Apple TV
If you’re an Apple TV user, you can send your Apple Watch tunes to the big screen, and you can even control your Apple TV right from your wrist. So magical!



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