The best smartwatch you can buy right now is the Apple Watch Series 4. It’s beautifully made, has become something of a style icon, and has the very best wearable-device operating system available. If you already own one, or have just picked one up for the first time, you want to make sure you’re getting the best from it. Here are the 10 top features you should be using to get the best out of your watch on a daily basis.
These tips not only apply to the Apple Watch Series 4, but mostly also to the Apple Watch Series 3, and for any Apple Watch running the latest WatchOS 5 software, a list that includes the Series 2 and Series 1 Apple Watch. One more thing: If you like the various straps seen in our pictures, we’ve got our favorite Apple Watch bands listed here.
The Apple Watch app
Even though the Apple Watch can work on its own, and even make calls if you buy the 4G LTE model, the Apple Watch app is essential to setting up, using, and customizing your Apple Watch. It comes preinstalled on all new iPhones, and you’ll first use it to pair and sync your Apple Watch. We will refer to it throughout this guide. We also recommend making sure your Apple Watch is running the latest version of the software, which is currently Watch OS 5, and you can check this through the app.