By now you would have seen tons of reviews of the Apple Watch floating around the internet. Some were good, some were not so good. In case you are wondering, no I am not trying to write a review, I am just going to show you how Apple Watch is helping me become more productive.
Staying on top of appointments
If you have tons of appointments a day like me, the Apple Watch comes in pretty handy. Do you find yourself constantly reaching in your handbag for your phone to check your appointments? By having the next appointment displayed on your watch, you will find it hard to miss appointments again. By slimpy tapping on it, you can see more of what’s coming up next.
Pick up a call while driving and making a call
Have you ever found yourself scrambling and reaching for the phone in your handbag to pick up a call? In my case, not having to reach for my handsfree wire ever again while driving is an immense time saver. When a call comes in, all you have to do is to tap on watch and start talking to your hand. It actually works well as your hand would be on the steering wheel anyway.
Making a call is equally easy after you have added your top call contacts to the watch. Use the dial to quickly scroll through them and call. This function is very useful for people are who on the road all the time, such as sales executives or real estate agents.
Fuss Free Presentations
This is probably my favourite function of all. In fact it is one of the first thoughts that came to my mind in terms of usage for Apple Watch. The keynote app allows you to control your keynote presentation on your iPhone/iPad using the watch. So bye bye laptops and clickers, all you need now is to plug your phone into the projector and control it with your Watch.
In fact, these days I find myself not having to take my laptop around for meetings. The iPad mini fits nicely in my handbag and walking between meetings is a breeze.
So should you get an Apple Watch
Well, it depends on how you intend to use it to help you work better. If it is just a matter of lifestyle choice, then the benefits are not readily obvious. I mean the activity tracker and messages are interesting but I am not sure it is worth the $500 price tag. If you drive around, have lots of appointments and are required to present often, it can be a real life changer.