Apple Watch For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Book description

Take a bite out of the new and improved Apple Watch! 

The Apple Watch is a powerful computer that’s worn on your wrist — and can serve as an invaluable companion, anytime and anywhere. Acting as a communication device, fitness and health tracker, and sleek time piece, the Apple Watch keeps you connected —and all hands-free. 

Apple Watch For Dummies gets you up to speed on the latest updates to WatchOS, and teaches you about all-new features, such as the walkie-talkie. You’ll find out how to use it to set and maintain reachable goals for your fitness; monitor your heart rate, detect falls, and track other health-related info; send and receive text messages and emails; use Siri; get directions in real-time; learn about the best apps for work and play; and much, much more!

  • Find tips for picking a watch model
  • Get watch basics for newbies
  • Adjust the settings
  • Learn about the hottest apps
  • Troubleshoot common issues

Wrap your head around WatchOS 5 and the updated Apple Watch, even as it wraps around your wrist!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. How to Use This Book
    3. Foolish Assumptions
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. Beyond This Book
    6. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Getting to Know Apple Watch
    1. Chapter 1: Watch This: Introducing Apple Watch
      1. Exploring the Different Apple Watch Collections
      2. Figuring Out What Apple Watch Can Do
      3. Determining What You Need for Your Apple Watch
      4. Getting to Know the Apple Watch Home Screen
      5. Learning About Apple Watch’s Parts
      6. Using Apple Watch’s Touchscreen
      7. Understanding Apple Watch’s Wireless Functions and Internal Sensors
      8. Tapping with Apple Watch’s Haptic Feedback
    2. Chapter 2: Time Out: Setting Up Your Apple Watch
      1. Setting Up Apple Watch
      2. Understanding the Home Screen
      3. Maintaining Your Apple Watch
      4. Taking Advantage of Accessibility Features
    3. Chapter 3: Control Freak: Mastering Apple Watch’s Interface and Apps
      1. Handling Apple Watch’s Controls
      2. Going Hands-Free with Siri
      3. Vibrating Along with Apple Watch’s Tactile Feedback
      4. Using Control Center, Dock, and Notifications
      5. Looking at Apple Watch’s Built-In Apps
  4. Part 2: Just the Tasks, Ma’am!
    1. Chapter 4: It’s About Time: Learning How to Set Watch Faces, Alarms, Timers, and More
      1. Looking at the Built-In Watch Faces
      2. Choosing from the Various Watch Faces
      3. Differentiating Between Customizations and Complications
      4. Accessing Time on Apple Watch
      5. Accessing World Time
      6. Taking Control: Alarms, Stopwatches, and Timers — Oh My!
    2. Chapter 5: Keep in Touch: Using Apple Watch for Calls, Texts, Walkie-Talkie, Emails, and More
      1. Accepting and Placing a Call on Apple Watch
      2. Handing Off a Call to Your iPhone or via Bluetooth
      3. Making Apple Watch Calls over Wi-Fi
      4. Receiving and Sending Messages
      5. Sending Stickers, Taps, Kisses, Heartbeats, and More
      6. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Emails on Apple Watch
    3. Chapter 6: In the Know: Staying Informed with Apple Watch
      1. Accessing Real-Time Weather, UV Index, and Wind Speed
      2. Following Stock Information and Much More
      3. Adding Weather and Stocks to Your Watch Face Screen
      4. Using Dock on Apple Watch
      5. Mastering Notifications on Apple Watch
      6. Accessing Your Calendar on Apple Watch
      7. Navigating the Maps App
  5. Part 3: It’s All in the Wrist
    1. Chapter 7: Siri Supersized: Gaining the Most from Your Personal Assistant
      1. Setting Up Siri on Your Apple Watch
      2. What Are Siri Shortcuts?
      3. Trying Other Tasks with Siri
      4. Extending the Fun (and Silly) Ways to Interact with Siri
    2. Chapter 8: Fitness Fun and Happy Health: Apple Watch Is Your Workout Buddy and Digital Doctor
      1. Track Your Fitness with Apple Watch
      2. Getting Up and Running with the Activity App
      3. Understanding the Workout App
      4. Personalizing Reminders, Feedback, and Achievements
      5. Using the Activity App on Your iPhone
      6. Learn to Use (and Love) the Breathe App
      7. Advanced Health Help: Heart Rate, ECG, Fall Detection, and SOS
    3. Chapter 9: Mucho Media: Managing Your Music, Movies, and More
      1. Using Apple Watch to Control Songs Stored on an iPhone
      2. Having Siri Play Your Music
      3. Pairing a Bluetooth Device with Apple Watch
      4. Streaming Apple Music to Your Apple Watch
      5. Playing Music from Your Apple Watch
      6. How to Remove Music from Your Apple Watch
      7. Playing Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Radio Plays
      8. Controlling Apple TV and iTunes with Your Apple Watch
    4. Chapter 10: Pay for Play: Making Mobile Payments with Apple Watch
      1. Apple Watch and Security
      2. Setting Up Apple Pay on iPhone
      3. Setting up Apple Pay on Apple Watch
      4. Using Apple Pay with Your Apple Watch
      5. Pay Without a Nearby iPhone
      6. Looking at the Wallet App
      7. Using Apple Pay Cash on Apple Watch
      8. Using Apple Watch for Other Deals and Rewards
  6. Part 4: More Apple Watch Tips and Tricks
    1. Chapter 11: App It Up: Customizing Apple Watch with Awesome Apps and More
      1. Downloading Apps for Apple Watch
      2. Adjusting Settings in the Companion Apple Watch App on Your iPhone
      3. Twenty Recommended Third-Party Apple Watch Apps
    2. Chapter 12: Extra! Extra! Having Fun with Apple Watch
      1. How to Copy Photos to Apple Watch
      2. Launching Photos on Apple Watch
      3. Discovering the Camera Remote App
      4. Examining a Batch of Apple Watch Games
  7. Part 5: The Part of Ten
    1. Chapter 13: Ten Cool Things to Do with Your Apple Watch
      1. Activity
      2. Apple Pay
      3. Hotel Key
      4. Walkie-Talkie
      5. Music Playback
      6. Maps
      7. Digital Touch
      8. Siri
      9. Watches and Watch Faces
      10. Gaming
  8. Index
  9. About the Author
  10. Connect with Dummies
  11. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Apple Watch For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Marc Saltzman
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119558637