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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Your Smartwatch Can Do

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Your Smartwatch Can Do

As technology evolves, smartwatches are becoming more dynamic than they were, say, four years ago. Today, a smartwatch can help you find your car, unlock your phone, and in some cases, even your house.

For those of you who have wondered if you could get more out of your smartwatch, reading this article will help a great deal.

• Your smartwatch becomes remote

If you have ever misplaced your remote, you know how hard it can be to locate it; sometimes, it’s stuck under the cushion or fallen behind the couch. There are times when it has ended up in the fridge as well!

A smartwatch can eradicate all of those problems by limiting the use of a traditional remote to simply turning the television on or off.

Sit wherever you want, browse through the channels with a mere flick gesture on your watch, and you’ll never worry about losing your remote ever again.

• Keep up with your hygiene goals

With the memory of the pandemic still quite fresh and the threat of another wave looming ahead, it’s important to ensure that we take as many precautions as possible.

But the problem is that we get so engrossed with the tasks at hand that often we forget to do even the basics, such as washing our hands. You can always set a reminder, and an alarm will ring for each reminder that you’ve set.

Samsung went a step further and created a dedicated app for their smartwatches. This app doesn’t just remind you but even keeps time while you’re washing your hands to wash them for at least twenty-five seconds, as has been mandated by the World Health Organization.

It even records how many times a day you’ve washed your hand, and a full record can be accessed on the dashboard. In addition, you can check their range of watches to know which one is the best Samsung smartwatch.

• Single tap/ voice-activated emergency signal

An emergency can happen at any point, and you can never be too prepared. It could be a car accident, a creepy stalker, or a fire in your building.

In some cases, you might not have the ability to access your phone, in others, you’d not want to alert the stranger too soon, or in yet another instance, you might not have the time to look for your phone.

Whatever the case, with your watch strapped firmly to your wrist, you can confidently walk into any situation. Knowing that help will be on its way with the mere tap of a button.

• Advanced use of voice command

Watches are tiny compared to laptops or mobile phones, and typing on these tiny screens doesn’t make much sense. But the voice feature can be enabled to take notes, set reminders, and even make changes to your synced notes.

Now imagine that you’re in the middle of a task while your husband’s gone to fetch the groceries. At that point, you realize that you forgot to add an item to your husband’s grocery list. Given that both of your lists are in sync, you just need to add it to yours, and it’ll get updated on his.

All you need to do is speak at your watch, and voila! The item is reflected on his list. By the time you’re done, he’s back with everything you needed.

You didn’t even need to look for your phone or miss a moment’s worth of work.

• Clock only mode

Whenever your watch is low on battery, or you find yourself in some remote location where charging it might not be an option, turn on the clock only feature and thereby make it possible to extend the battery life.

Since most people want all the benefits of the smartwatch at every point in time, they don’t even consider this as an option. But if you think long and hard, you’d realize that there are ample opportunities in a day where you can use this feature to extend the battery of your watch.

These are just a few features that smartwatches have to offer, and if you are an enthusiast, you’d like to familiarise yourself with more of these as that could come in handy in a variety of situations.

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Dana Cull

Dana is a digital content creator with a self-confessed obsession with writing. She is also an avid reader and loves to spend her leisure hours watching documentary films from different directors across the world.