Apple has consistently updated its Apple Watch line each year since the smartwatch was first introduced, with the Series 7 watch just announced. Along with it, the company has done a lot of work on watchOS, adding features, streamlining others, and in general making the experience of wearing and using the Apple Watch a smooth everyday joy. I’ve just updated my book Take Control of Apple Watch to version 2.0, rolling in all the changes into 216 pages of tips, tricks, and insights.
Just a few examples:
- Do Not Disturb and Sleep are now part of the larger Focus feature that spans the latest updates to iPhone, iPad, and macOS computers.
- A new Mindfulness app can help manage stress and anxiety.
- The Apple Watch is an essential part of the Apple Fitness+ service.
- You can find not only people who are important to you, but your devices and items (such as AirTags) directly from your watch.
- Apple streamlined the text-entry controls—finally, text and emojis in the same message! 👍🏻⌚️
- You can finally run multiple timers at the same time.
The entire book has been updated to reflect all the changes in watchOS, and is illustrated with hundreds of screenshots so you can see exactly what I’m describing.
I’ve worn an Apple Watch nearly every day since the first Series 0 model arrived, and it’s an essential part of my day-to-day life.
I also talked to Chuck Joiner at MacVoices about the new book, the new watchOS features, and the Series 7 Apple Watch. Head over to MacVoices to watch or listen, or jump directly to the video below.
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