The Apple Watch Book: Master the most personal computer in your life

The Apple Watch Book: Master the most personal computer in your life

by Scott McNulty

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The Apple Watch is more than a timepiece and a fashion accessory. The watch is designed to be a very personal assistant, from paying for groceries or a coffee to keeping a detailed record of your daily physical activity. Author Scott McNulty has organized the book around events and activities, showing how to use the watch in various settings. The book starts off with an essential “Apple Watch 101” section that gets you up and running quickly. You learn the watch’s gestures and presses, how to use the digital crown, and how to change the band, for example.

Scott then looks at how to use the watch in different settings. At work, how to set tasks and check email. After work, how to meet up with friends, find a place to eat, and get directions. At the gym, how to monitor your workout activities and monitor your heart rate. And you don’t have to be at the gym. Learn how to use the watch to track your daily physical activities, from how much you walk each time to gentle reminders to get up and move if you’ve been sitting too long.

Organized around your life, this book will help you get the most from your Apple Watch.

Readers will learn how to:

* Set up the watch and pair it with their iPhone.

* Manage messages, calls,notifications, and mail.

* Make sketches and use as a walkie-talkie.

* Monitor their workout activities and set and achieve goals.

* Use Apple Pay.

* Listen to music, using Maps, take photos, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134177793
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99998
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Scott McNulty is an expert on the Apple ecosystem and the author of a handful of books on popular consumer devices. When not spending his time writing or organizing his ever-growing collection of Apple devices he can be found podcasting on the award-winning “The Incomparable” and “Random Trek.” Scott lives in Philadelphia with his wife and a large number of books and jars.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Apple Watch Prerequisites 2

The Various Models 4

Apple Watch Basics 7

Chapter 2 The Day of Arrival 11

Touring the Watch 12

Pairing 15

Put It On 22

Left or right 23

Siri 26

Turn off Hey, Siri 30

Apps 31

Launching apps 31

Installing apps 32

Arranging your Home screen 34

Removing apps 36

Telling Time 37

Customizing your watch face 41

Stopwatch 43

Alarms 46

Clock settings 48

Locking 49

Charging 50

Chapter 3 Morning 53

Dismissing Alarms/Snoozing 54

Louder alerts and stronger taps 54

To Shower or Not to Shower 56

Review Calendar 56

Calendar complication 61

Running late 61

Accepting meeting requests 63

Adding events on your watch 64

Meeting reminders 67

Stocks 67

Customizing the Stocks app and glance 68

Weather 70

Alternate weather apps 72

Dealing with Notifications 74

Dismiss 74

Managing notifications 76

Reviewing Your Inbox 80

Customizing Mail 83

Custom Notifications 86

Managing Glances 87

Paying with Passbook 90

Logging Into Your Work Computer 94

Activity 97

Activity alerts 101

Weekly Summary 102

Achievements 103

Working Out with the Watch 106

Heart rate 110

Calibrate 115

Workout app alternatives 116

Chapter 4 Afternoon 123

Making Phone Calls 124

Calling someone using Siri 127

Answering calls 128

Voicemail 128

Text Messaging 130

Message list 136

Failure to text 139

Friends 139

Adding friends 140

Friendly faces 142

Removing friends 144

Interacting with friends 146

Presentations 152

Controlling Keynote presentations 153

Controlling PowerPoint presentations 155

Grocery Shopping 156

Siri pictures 164

Apple Pay 165

Ping Your iPhone 180

Chapter 5 Evening 183

Maps 184

Transit directions 191

Going to a Movie 195

Turn off your watch 195

Mute alerts 196

Do Not Disturb 198

Power Reserve 201

Photos 203

Marking favorite photos on the iPhone 205

Viewing the photos 207

Taking photos 208

Music 210

Controlling music on your iPhone 211

iTunes Radio 214

Music on your Apple Watch 215

Play Music using Siri 221

Music glance 221

Remote 222

Using the Remote 226

Travel 229

Tickets 229

Airplane mode 230

Getting a car 233

Finding things to do 235

Reminders 236

Evernote 239

Chapter 6 Troubleshooting 243

Force-Quit an App 244

Reinstall an App 244

Force-Restart the Watch 245

Unpair the Watch 246

Restore from Backup 248

Update the Watch 249

Index 254

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