1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    i’m getting my first Apple Watch delivered today. I got the series 5 $100 off 40 MM of Amazon. I just wondered what does everyone use the Watch’s for.
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    06-08-2020 10:43 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    1. Time
    2. Notifications without having to pick up my iPhone
    3. Access 2FA codes
    4. Pay
    5. Workout
    6. Quick replies to text messages & email
    7. Phone calls
    06-08-2020 10:58 AM
  3. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    what are 2FA codes
    06-08-2020 11:17 AM
  4. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Adding to Just_Me_D’s list

    1. Sport scores notifications (when live sports we’re going on).

    2. News alerts

    3. Doorbell alerts

    4. Alarms and timers

    5. Reminder and calendar alerts

    Congratulations on your new watch! My Series 2 watch is still running strong and I’ve no doubt you’ll enjoy yours!
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    06-08-2020 11:48 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    • Pay
    • Scanning Loyalty Card with StoCard in a shop, store or whatever.
    • Notifications
    • Quick reply to texts
    • Calls
    • HomeKit
    • Controls for music
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    06-08-2020 12:14 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    what are 2FA codes
    Two-Factor Authentication. Some people use the Google Authenticator app for this purpose, but I use the 1Password app for it. In other words, when I login to certain sites or apps that require 2FA, I can simply select the 1Password app on my Watch and then scroll down to view the necessary code for the site or app I’m logging in to.
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    06-08-2020 12:36 PM
  7. wenrob's Avatar
    Time
    Notifications
    Texting
    The occasional phone call
    Closing those rings!
    Workouts
    HR Monitor for my Mirror
    Apple Pay
    Timer
    Calculator
    Somewhere to show off my ridiculous Sport and Nike Band collection.
    davidnc likes this.
    06-08-2020 02:09 PM
  8. Annie_M's Avatar
    All of this, plus navigation when using Apple Maps while driving!
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    06-08-2020 02:39 PM
  9. Annie_M's Avatar
    what are 2FA codes
    2FA authentication...
    06-08-2020 02:40 PM
  10. Annie_M's Avatar
    what are 2FA codes
    2FA means 2 factor authentication.
    06-08-2020 02:40 PM
  11. Ed7789's Avatar
    I use my watch for:
    • Exercice Tracking
    • Notifications
    • Occasional calls (when I'm too lazy to use my phone or computer)
    • Apple Pay
    • Timers
    • Weather (when I remember it works)
    • Turn-by-turn directions when driving/walking
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    06-08-2020 03:29 PM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    • What time is it
    • Track exercise, and, to a lesser extent, activity
    • Notification triage. If something important comes in, I usually act on them from my phone, but I can see what it is on my watch.
    • Track sleep (AutoSleep)
    • Get weather info (from complications - it's rare when I open the app)
    • Start podcasts playing when I start exercising (my phone is tucked away so it's easier to access on my watch.)
    • Since mask-wearing started, Apple Pay
    • Timers, especially while cooking, but sometimes for other things (when to leave to pick up food orders for example). They are almost always set by Siri.


    I do have a 2FA app on the watch, but I never use it - I always use my phone for that
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    06-08-2020 03:56 PM
  13. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    are you able to download watch faces on any other app besides the “watch” app
    06-08-2020 04:22 PM
  14. JML5150's Avatar
    1. Time
    2. Notifications
    3. Activity/Workouts
    4. Sleep Tracking
    5. Voice Recording
    6. Flashlight
    7. Quick reply to messages
    8. Taking phone calls if my phones/ipad/mac isn't handy (rare)
    davidnc likes this.
    06-08-2020 11:07 PM
  15. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Notifications, time, weather, fitness tracking/Pokemon Go Adventure Sync, Apple Pay, heart rate, alarm clock.
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    06-08-2020 11:45 PM
  16. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    are you able to download watch faces on any other app besides the “watch” app
    Nope, you're stuck with what Apple gives you. As far as fully functional options. There is another service I've seen people use to change things up a bit, though without being Apple approved and having access to complications, I have never tried it. Seems to much like a glorified wallpaper than a watch face to me.
    06-08-2020 11:48 PM
  17. tcuprof's Avatar
    • What time is it
    • Track exercise, and, to a lesser extent, activity
    • Notification triage. If something important comes in, I usually act on them from my phone, but I can see what it is on my watch.
    • Track sleep (AutoSleep)
    • Get weather info (from complications - it's rare when I open the app)
    • Start podcasts playing when I start exercising (my phone is tucked away so it's easier to access on my watch.)
    • Since mask-wearing started, Apple Pay
    • Timers, especially while cooking, but sometimes for other things (when to leave to pick up food orders for example). They are almost always set by Siri.
    This list is pretty much the same as mine. When I'm traveling (fond memories!), I sometimes use the watch for turn by turn directions while walking.
    davidnc and doogald like this.
    06-09-2020 04:26 PM
  18. pr1nce's Avatar
    Time
    Apple Pay
    Activity and Workouts
    Sending and replying to texts
    Email
    Notifications
    Phone calls
    Weather
    Heart rate
    Calendar alerts
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    06-09-2020 06:39 PM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Fitness tracking and the convenience of keeping my phone on vibrate so I’m not hearing a concert all day. It gives me anxiety.
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    06-10-2020 12:27 AM
  20. o4liberty's Avatar
    My reason for purchasing a watch was for the heart aspect it provides me I like that I don’t have to bring my phone with me everywhere also.
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    06-27-2020 09:19 AM
  21. mumfoau's Avatar
    1. Time
    2. Exercise
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    06-28-2020 05:58 AM
  22. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    1 - Sleep
    2 - Exercise
    3 - Notifications
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    06-28-2020 10:48 AM
  23. comiken205's Avatar
    1 - Sleep
    2 - Exercise
    3 - Notifications
    Samsies
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    06-29-2020 04:35 PM
  24. Al Paca's Avatar
    From the Series 1, 3, and 4 I have always turned off every single feature my watch. That said, I love my Watch! I legit only use it as a regular watch...except maybe to track my resting heartbeat. I’ve always had all notifications and complications off. It tells time, date, and temperature and that’s perfect for me.
    doogald and davidnc like this.
    06-29-2020 07:12 PM
  25. Annie_M's Avatar
    The timer is awesome for cooking!
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    06-29-2020 07:26 PM
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