Apple’s new website shows how powerful iPhone and Watch can be when working together: Lists some key features
Promoted on the company’s homepage, the minisite starts by listing out some basic features that prevent users from taking out their iPhones every time for accomplishing tasks.
Apple has published a new webpage and no, we're not talking about a new product web page or a new support page but a minisite that talks how powerful your iPhone and Apple Watch can be when connected. Promoted on the company's homepage, the minisite starts by listing out some basic features that prevent users from taking out their iPhones every time for accomplishing tasks.
Yes, this is possible. In case you are receiving a call, it can be picked up using the connected Watch. You can talk to the person and even hang up, all without using the iPhone. Is possible to cover the screen of the watch with the hand to silent the incoming call. You can simply tap on the iPhone while chatting and continue the conversation on a big screen.
What comes as an addition to text chatting on Messages are quick replies with emojis or pre-made templates via your Watch. You can raise the wrist to see who is texting or use features like quick Tapback, Scribble among others. All this is in addition to accessing Siri at any point and asking the voice assistant to send a message or reply.
But texting and calling are not the only features. It is even possible to click images on your iPhone with the Watch acting as the shutter button. Other Watch features include setting camera timer, zooming in/out and adjusting the frame.
Music playback is also possible via Apple Watch. This includes skipping songs, controlling the volume using the Digital Crown and even ask Siri to play a song for you, all without taking out the iPhone from your pocket.
Even measuring Heart Rate during workouts and tracking activities like sleep, movements and exercise, all can be done using the Watch. The compiled results can be seen on the iPhone.
Finally, you get the ability to see Apple Maps directions on the Watch instead of iPhones and get directions as well.
Apple has been doing an impressive job in locking users in its own ecosystem and providing the correct hardware and software tweaks to let them access information without struggling much and fiddling between devices. Google is yet to reach there with Android.