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Apple iWatch Review – A Look at the Best Features

The latest product by Apple, the Apple Watch will hit the stores on April 24.

The phone was available for pre-order, and Apple sold the first wave within minutes. The following are the reasons for the popularity of the Apple watch.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a feature Apple introduced with the NFC technology installed in the iPhone 6. With the Apple Watch, all those who have iPhone 5 can also make mobile payments in stores that accept Apple Pay. Even better, Apple pay on the watch is even simple and easier to do. All you need to do is double click the button that is located just next to the dial. Hold the Apple Watch close to the terminal or reader, and wait until you hear the beep.

Hotel Key Replacement

One of the apps and features on the Apple Watch is the Starwood Hotel’s Guest App. The app can transform your Apple Watch into a hotel key. The main function of the app is to show your reservation information. Aside from that, by transforming the watch into a key, you can open your room with just a tap on the Apple Watch. At the moment it is unclear for which hotels this will work.

Health and Fitness Tracking

Aside from the heart rate sensor, the Apple Watch will have an abundance of applications designed to keep track of your health and fitness activity. For example, the Activity App will collect all the data from all your movements during the day, including moving, running or even standing. If you are sitting too long, the app will remind you to move. The application also lets users set goals and shows their progress.

Remote Control

With the Apple Watch, you can stay on your couch forever as the device can also be used as a remote control for all your electronic devices. For example, you can skip through music in your iTunes library, navigate through the menu of Apple TV and enable modes on your phone and much more, all from the convenience of your wrist.

Passbook Integration

Passbook is an app that allows storing information on your iPhone. Now, you can do all that from your Apple Watch. You can pull up plane tickets, loyalty cards and boarding passes without the need to take your phone out of your pocket. Whenever you are in a place where your loyalty cards can be used, the Apple Watch will alert you.

Siri

The famous voice assistant of Apple gets even more personal with integration on your Apple Watch. What the watch does is to allow you to control everything from your wrist. Siri works in the same way as it does on the iPhone, with the exception that you must be tethered to a smartphone in order to get web results.

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