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

Book description

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.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. Apple Watch Prerequisites
    2. The Various Models
    3. Apple Watch Basics
  8. Chapter 2. The Day of Arrival
    1. Touring the Watch
    2. Pairing
    3. Put It On
      1. Left or right
    4. Siri
      1. Turn off Hey, Siri
    5. Apps
      1. Launching apps
      2. Installing apps
      3. Arranging your Home screen
      4. Removing apps
    6. Telling Time
      1. Customizing your watch face
      2. Stopwatch
      3. Alarms
      4. Clock settings
    7. Locking
    8. Charging
  9. Chapter 3. Morning
    1. Dismissing Alarms/Snoozing
      1. Louder alerts and stronger taps
    2. To Shower or Not to Shower
    3. Review Calendar
      1. Calendar complication
      2. Running late
      3. Accepting meeting requests
      4. Adding events on your watch
      5. Meeting reminders
    4. Stocks
      1. Customizing the Stocks app and glance
    5. Weather
      1. Alternate weather apps
    6. Dealing with Notifications
      1. Dismiss
      2. Managing notifications
    7. Reviewing Your Inbox
      1. Customizing Mail
    8. Custom Notifications
    9. Managing Glances
    10. Paying with Passbook
    11. Logging Into Your Work Computer
    12. Activity
      1. Activity alerts
      2. Weekly Summary
      3. Achievements
    13. Working Out with the Watch
      1. Heart rate
      2. Calibrate
      3. Workout app alternatives
  10. Chapter 4. Afternoon
    1. Making Phone Calls
      1. Calling someone using Siri
      2. Answering calls
      3. Voicemail
    2. Text Messaging
      1. Message list
      2. Failure to text
    3. Friends
      1. Adding friends
      2. Friendly faces
      3. Removing friends
      4. Interacting with friends
    4. Presentations
      1. Controlling Keynote presentations
      2. Controlling PowerPoint presentations
    5. Grocery Shopping
      1. Siri pictures
      2. Apple Pay
    6. Ping Your iPhone
  11. Chapter 5. Evening
    1. Maps
      1. Transit directions
    2. Going to a Movie
      1. Turn off your watch
      2. Mute alerts
      3. Do Not Disturb
      4. Power Reserve
    3. Photos
      1. Marking favorite photos on the iPhone
      2. Viewing the photos
      3. Taking photos
    4. Music
      1. Controlling music on your iPhone
      2. iTunes Radio
      3. Music on your Apple Watch
      4. Play Music using Siri
      5. Music glance
    5. Remote
      1. Using the Remote
    6. Travel
      1. Tickets
      2. Airplane mode
      3. Getting a car
      4. Finding things to do
      5. Reminders
      6. Evernote
  12. Chapter 6. Troubleshooting
    1. Force-Quit an App
    2. Reinstall an App
    3. Force-Restart the Watch
    4. Unpair the Watch
    5. Restore from Backup
    6. Update the Watch
  13. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Apple Watch Book: Master the most personal computer in your life
  • Author(s): Scott McNulty
  • Release date: July 2015
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780134177809