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Priced to compete

Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Versa 2 (each priced from $199) are highly capable fitness trackers, but there’s much more to the Apple Watch than counting steps.

Apple Watch has a highly motivational activity tracking system that uses three colored rings to measure your fitness throughout the day. Close all three rings by achieving three daily goals:

meet your personal active calories burned goal with movement

exercise for the globally recommended 30 minutes per day

stand and move around for at least one minute out of 12 hours

Move, exercise, and stand goals are rewarded with milestone achievements, and Apple Watch users can share activity and compete together for extra motivation.

Fitbit does offer built-in sleep tracking, but Apple Watch works with plenty of third-party sleep tracking apps that save data securely on the iPhone.

Apple Watch Series 3 also detects when your heart rate drops or increases unexpectedly. Low heart rates and high heart rates can sometimes require treatment.

The built-in Workout app offers a wide range of precision fitness tracking, and any activity can be measured with heart rate data — and yes, it’s also a step tracker.

Prefer to workout away from the iPhone? Apple Watch Series 3 includes a built-in GPS that isn’t included on the comparable Fitbit. The new Versa 2 does tout voice control using Amazon Alexa, but it’s limited to a few tasks. Siri is deeply integrated with the Apple Watch, including the ability to start specific workouts based on goals.

For $100 more, the Apple Watch Series 3 is cellular capable so you can use phone calls, messages, and stream music away from the iPhone.

Packed with features

I reviewed Apple Watch Series 3 two years ago when it debuted, bringing cellular connectivity to the watch for the first time.

It was absolutely an impressive achievement in miniaturizing much of the iPhone experience in a watch-sized fitness tracker, but how well can a two-year-old Apple Watch hold up in the fast-moving tech world?

That’s something I’ve had a chance to experience over the previous week. I sold my Apple Watch Series 4 at the start of last week to make room for the new Apple Watch Series 5.

I can’t imagine going a day without my Apple Watch, of course, so I’ve been wearing my old Apple Watch Series 3 while I await the arrival of the new model. After wearing Apple Watch Series 4 every day for a year, the older design definitely felt dated … then it started to feel normal in a matter of days.

In the last few days, I’ve enjoyed the Apple Watch Series 3 all over again to do common Apple Watch tasks like:

Read notifications at a glance and reply to Messages with voice while my iPhone stayed in my pocket

Use Siri to ask about the weather or control HomeKit smart home accessories

Withdraw cash from the ATM using Apple Pay

Pay for gas at the pump using Apple Pay

Sync music from the iPhone for listening offline from the Apple Watch with AirPods

Track an 8K bridge run with real time heart rate data and pace stats

Track a pool swim workout with the watch in the water

After a week of wearing Apple Watch Series 3 exclusively, I have to admit that I’ve wondered why I needed to upgrade last year and this year. Easy excuse: I’m a technology journalist. But you don’t have to have the newest Apple Watch to have the Apple Watch experience.

Apple Watch Series 3 also gains several new features in watchOS 6, the latest version of the Apple Watch software:

Two new watch faces with Numerals Mono and Numerals Mono

New apps with Audiobooks, Calculator, Cycles, and Voice Memos

The all-new Reminders app and the built-in App Store

And Activity Trends for viewing fitness insights and actionable goals

You don’t get built-in ECG, fall detection, or the new hearing health features of Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5, but Apple Watch Series 3 remains super competitive.

If you’re in the market for a smartwatch or fitness tracker, Apple Watch is at the top of its class in both categories — and Series 3 is an excellent recommendation at its budget-minded new price.

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Fitbit Sense 2 Review: Get The Pixel Watch Instead

About this Fitbit Sense 2 review: I tested the Fitbit Sense 2 for five days. It was on firmware 60.200001.184.16 and connected to my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra throughout the testing period. The unit was provided to Android Authority by Fitbit.

Update, May 2023: This review has been updated to better reflect the state of the watch after its most recent software update.

What you need to know about the Fitbit Sense 2

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Fitbit Sense 2: $299 / £269 / €299

What’s good?

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Right off the bat, I love the design of the Fitbit Sense 2. Fitbit kept the device familiar for users of the original Sense while subtly refining things, such as making it thinner and lighter. However, the new button is what really makes the design a winner. If I never need to use a capacitive groove again, it will be too soon.

The button performs the same functionality as the groove. A quick tap takes you back to the home screen, while a double tap can be customized to perform various shortcuts (launch an app, initiate a digital assistant voice command, etc.). A new function, however, is that a single tap while you’re on the home screen opens up an app selector. This gives you a list of all the apps on the watch so you can quickly launch what you need. It also throws your most-used apps to the top of the list for easy access.

As you can see, the overall GPS trip data from the Sense 2 is very similar to the Tickr X data. However, when you dig down deep, you see the Sense 2 fails to be accurate. In the first problem example, you can see the purple line heading deep into the houses lining the street. In the second problem example, you can see that the tree cover in the park caused some major discrepancies between the two devices (the Tickr X is more closely aligned with what I actually did that day).

The second trip, unfortunately, was not much better:

Once again, the overall GPS data shows a decent-enough map. Once you zoom in, though, you find lots of issues. In the first problem example, you can see the Sense 2 recording me doing some kind of crazy loop inside someone’s house. It also failed to record me doing an actual loop while waiting to cross the road (you can see the blue loop near the street on the map). The park visit is even worse than the first time with the purple line not coming close to the blue line.

This data makes it hard to recommend the Sense 2 if truly accurate GPS tracking is important to you.

Heart rate data — one of the most fundamental aspects of any fitness tracker — isn’t much better, unfortunately. On those two inline skating trips, my HR data wasn’t even close to that of the Wahoo Tickr X. I swapped out to a Polar H10 chest strap to see what was up, but that data was also wildly inconsistent. I ran this all by Fitbit. Interestingly, it suggested using biking mode for tracking instead, which doesn’t make much sense to me. Regardless, I decided to use biking mode for the Sense 2 on one wrist and biking mode for the Sense 1 on my other wrist. Doing so produced this chart:

Clearly, even with both Fitbits on the same tracking mode, the two models do not produce the same tracking. However, do note that this chart is still better than any of the charts I got while using the chest straps.

Regardless, HR tracking on the Sense 2 needs some work. We had a similar experience with the Versa 4’s readings in our testing, so here’s hoping it’s something that can be fixed with software updates rather than poor hardware.

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When the original Sense launched in 2023, Fitbit promised it would eventually support Google Assistant. This was a huge selling point, even if it was disappointing it wouldn’t be available out of the box. About three months after launch, though, the company delivered on that promise. With the Sense, you can long-press the capacitive groove to launch a Google Assistant voice command prompt. With that open, you can control your smart home, create calendar reminders, open/close apps on the Sense, send a text, start a timer on the Sense, and much more.

Curiously, this is not the case with the Sense 2. Google Assistant isn’t supported out of the box, and Fitbit told us there are no plans to support it at this time.









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We asked Fitbit if there are any plans to bring third-party apps to the Sense 2. It told us, “we will only have first-party tiles available on [the Sense 2] at this time.” That doesn’t guarantee other apps won’t ever be available, but it certainly sounds like they won’t. That means that, unless Fitbit makes it happen, there is no way to listen to or even control music through the Sense 2. Over the years, music controls have become a fundamental aspect of a smartwatch, and for the Sense 2 not to have them is, frankly, ridiculous.

The Fitbit Sense 2 has a 5ATM water-resistance rating. That means you can swim up to depths of 50m.

Fitbit rolled out Google Pay support in November 2023 and Maps support in January 2023.

No. The Sense 2 only supports Amazon Alexa for voice commands.

The Sense 2 has 24mm straps. However, it uses a proprietary connector, so you’ll need to get straps made for the Sense or Sense 2. Additionally, straps for the Versa 3 and Versa 4 will work as well.

The Sense 2 does not come with a charger. You’ll find a charging cable with a USB-A connection in the box, but you’ll need to provide your own USB-A wall adapter.

Yes, you can use the original Sense charger with the Sense 2. You can also use the chargers for the Versa 3 and Versa 4, should you need to.

Yes. New and existing Fitbit Premium subscribers receive six free months of Premium when they connect the Sense 2 to their account.

Fitbit Premium Review: Is It Worth It?

Fitbit Premium is Fitbit’s, well, premium subscription service. As such, it provides additional data, guidance, and exercise routines to Fitbit users. Think of it like any other freemium service you might use — anyone can download and use the Fitbit app for free, but it’ll cost you a monthly fee if you want everything the Fitbit ecosystem has to offer.

Fitbit devices already collect plenty of fitness and health stats. The goal of Fitbit Premium is to help you understand how those stats affect various parts of your daily life. In Fitbit’s own words, Premium “turns stats on your wrist into personalized guidance.”

Fitbit Premium offers four main benefits that aren’t available in the standard Fitbit app: guided programs, workout videos, personalized insights based on your health and fitness level, and an exclusive Health Metrics dashboard. We’ll dive into each one of these later, but for now, let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

How much is Fitbit Premium?

Fitbit Premium costs $9.99 per month in the US and £7.99 per month in the UK. If that’s too expensive, you can save by purchasing a yearly subscription for $79.99 or £79.99. At the time of this review, Fitbit is offering a free 90-day trial to new users for a limited time. You can sign up at chúng tôi or in the Fitbit app.

We’re no longer taking new memberships for Health Coaching, but existing members can continue to use Health Coaching through the Fitbit App.

It’s unclear whether or not new users will be able to sign up for the health-coaching tier in the future.

Fitbit Premium availability

Fitbit Premium availability is dictated by language, not by country. Currently Fitbit Premium is available in the following languages:













Chinese (Traditional or Simplified)




Portuguese (Brazilian)

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As mentioned, Fitbit Premium gets you access to guided programs, dynamic workouts, personalized insights, and a Health Metrics dashboard.

Get Active: A two-week plan that encourages you to start becoming more active by offering bonus video workouts, as well as stories and tips

Push-Up Prep: A three-week plan that will help you strengthen your arms, create core strength, and master the art of the push-up

Run Training: A three-week plan that will help you increase speed and endurance by offering a structured workout plan, cross-training video workouts, and daily tips

Beginner Bodyweight: A three-week program that will teach you the basics of fitness while helping you increase strength and mobility

Intro to HIIT: A three-week program that will teach you the basics of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and challenge you with cardio and strength workouts

Personalized Insights

If you’ve used the Fitbit app in the past, you’ve probably seen little “insights” crop up from time to time. Insights are bits of analysis found around the Fitbit app that tell you how you’re doing and what you could be doing better. Fitbit Premium users will see more of these insights show up, and they’ll be more personalized based on your health and fitness data.

These personalized insights are generally pretty helpful. Whenever I’m not using Fitbit Premium, I tend to dismiss insights more often than not. A simple “Try getting more sleep” message from Fitbit is hardly helpful, but putting my actual sleep data into context makes a world of difference. “On days that you get more than your average 22 minutes of exercise, you also get an extra 7 minutes of deep sleep,” one insight read. That’s useful!

Speaking of sleep, Fitbit Premium users also get a more detailed sleep score breakdown as well as access to Fitbit’s Sleep Profile program. This program evaluate’s users sleep habits over the course of each month and identifies what type of sleeper each person is habitually. It then offers users guidance to improve their sleep quality. In short, sleep data available in a free account is already quite useful, but a Premium plan, again, helps make more sense of the data.

If you’re constantly struggling to fall asleep at the right time or struggling to stay asleep, the Fitbit app will also suggest you enroll in a Guided Program to improve. Likewise, Premium users also get a useful sleep restoration graph that shows your sleeping heart rate and a percentage for how much you’re tossing and turning each night.

Fitbit Health Metrics dashboard

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You might have noticed another section in your Fitbit app’s home screen called the Health Metrics dashboard. This is where Fitbit displays historical health data for you to keep track of over time. The dashboard includes five metrics, which can be viewed in weekly or monthly graphs:

Breathing rate: shows your nightly average breathing rate in breaths per minute

Compatible devices: Fitbit Alta HR, Blaze, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Inspire HR, Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Google Pixel Watch

Heart rate variability (HRV): shows your nightly average heart rate variability in milliseconds

Compatible devices: Fitbit Alta HR, Blaze, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Inspire HR, Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Google Pixel Watch

Skin temperature: shows variation in your nightly skin temperature from your baseline

Compatible devices: Fitbit Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Charge 5

Oxygen saturation (SpO2): shows your nightly average SpO2

Compatible devices: Fitbit Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Charge 5

Resting heart rate (RHR): shows your average resting heart rate in beats per minute

Compatible devices: Fitbit Alta HR, Blaze, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Inspire HR, Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Google Pixel Watch

Fitbit Premium

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Not at all. Cancel your subscription on Android, iOS, Microsoft devices, or Fitbit’s desktop platform by following the prompts under your account settings. For more step by step directions, head to our dedicated guide which covers how to cancel your Fitbit Premium from any platform.

Apple Watches are hands down the best smartwatches available for iOS users. They offer unmatched app support and tons of tracking features. On the other hand, we consider Fitbits great picks for casual activity tracking or for anyone new to health and fitness tracking. For a more in-depth breakdown of the two ecosystems, read our Fitbit vs Apple guide.

Realme 3 Pro Review: Watch Out, Xiaomi

Our Verdict

If you’re looking for a mid-range smartphone with decent specs for a great price, the Realme 3 Pro is for you. For £175 you get a phone with a good screen, much more than decent performance, acceptable cameras, an attractive design and a powerful battery. You’ll have to give up an AMOLED screen, USB-C and premium build, but for the price it doesn’t matter.

After launching in India and China, Oppo’s budget smartphone brand Realme is finally coming to Europe with the Realme 3 Pro, a mid-range device that offers very good value for money.

Realme wants to compete with Huawei and Xiaomi, and with this phone it is on the right track. The Realme 3 Pro has an attractive design, is powerful for its price, has decent cameras, and costs less than £175.

Although it has some shortcomings (lack of USB-C input, for example), it also has very favourable points such as a triple tray for two SIM cards and an SD, headphone jack, and performance and capacity that phones at this price do not usually have.

Price and availability

The Realme 3 Pro costs €200 from Realme delivered to the UK, which converts to around £175 at the time of review in July 2023. This gets you 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, though pay €249 and you can get 6GB/128GB – a bargain at about £220.

You can choose between nitro blue and lightning purple colours.

This great price puts it in competition with the best budget phones on the market including the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and the Honor 10 Lite. 

Design and display

Perhaps it is in its material where it is appreciated that it is a mid-range phone, as you will see, the finish is plastic and aluminum (does not specify what type of aluminum, so we can intuit that it is not a premium material). Even so, the design is quite harmonious, simple and light, gets to be suitable for all tastes.

So, how is the 3 Pro so affordable? Well, basically, plastic! This is not a premium build phone despite the attractive gradient colour options reminiscent of recent phones from Huawei, Honor and Oppo itself.

That plastic picks up a lot of fingerprints and smudges and you’ll reaching back there a lot for the rear fingerprint sensor, although thanks to the facial recognition built into the 3 Pro, we’ve rarely needed to use it.

The large 6.3-inch FHD+ resolution screen offers good sharpness. Although its an IPS LCD screen rather than OLED, it’s more than acceptable for the price. Initially the screen may look a little over-saturated, but we were able to fix this small detail by changing the temperature of the phone in Settings.

A downside is it was hard to see the screen correctly, even with the maximum brightness, when we used the phone to take pictures outside on a fairly sunny day.

The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. The bezel is very thin, and the selfie camera is housed in the increasingly common drop-shaped notch, thanks to which an “infinite screen” effect is achieved.


The camera app is fairly easy to navigate, with extra modes such as ‘Slow Motion’, ‘Night Mode, ‘Panoramic’, ‘Time lapse’ and ‘HDR’.

In the picture you can see an image taken with the ‘Panoramic’ mode:

In addition, like any other app on a current smartphone, you can access ‘Expert’ mode to choose for yourself the exposure, aperture, white balance, focus, and more.

There are two rear cameras – the main one is a 16Mp Sony sensor with Dual Pixel focus and f/1.7 aperture (the same sensor found in the OnePlus 6T). The secondary is 5Mp with an aperture of f/2.4 and is for depth sensing. It allows bokeh effect in portraits, so popular lately, as you can see below:

However, as you can see in the photos taken with this camera, the blur effect is not 100% accurate, since in some of our tests the subject photographed was not exactly separated from the background (my hand does not separate well from the background and sometimes the blur is too aggressive).

The ‘HDR Mode’ is also not as accurate as it is on high-end phone models, as sometimes it seems to saturate the colour more than to make it closer to what the human eye sees.

The photo on the left shows a photo taken with HDR turned off, while the one on the right, the most saturated, is the one taken with HDR.

The ‘Night Mode’ uses the combination of artificial intelligence, multiple frames and an anti-vibration algorithm to improve image quality when light conditions are not optimal.

You can clearly see the difference between a photo taken in night mode (left photo) and a photo taken in night mode (left photo). However, when we saw the picture on a larger computer screen we could appreciate better that the picture loses details and sharpness.

These are by no means the worst cameras on a phone, but they are also far from the very best. If your main agenda when buying a phone is photography, then we recommend you spend far more and opt for smartphones with more powerful cameras such as the Huawei P30 Pro or Google Pixel 3.

What really stands out in the Realme Pro’s cameras is its software, called “Ultra HD 64Mp” by the company. This allows the device to “make copies of pixels to increase the pixels”. This means that real pixels are synthesised, resulting in fairly good quality images.

As far as the zoom is concerned, in this case we are dealing with an entirely digital zoom that allows you up to ten magnification. The 3 Pro doesn’t stand out especially in this field, but we didn’t expect anything different considering its price.

In the following picture you can see several captures: without zoom, with one magnification, two, five and ten magnifications. The more we zoom in, the more details are lost, as you might expect.

Video recording is at 1080p and 30fps with sharp details and vibrant colors, but as in the case of photographs, when you zoom the quality worsens.  

There is no optical image stabilisation which means photos can be blurry in low light or if you don’t have a steady hand, and videos can be a bit shaky. Still, you can record videos of quite good quality as you can see below.

We’re pleased to see that the 3 Pro includes the option to record in super slow motion, at 720p and 960 fps. We were also pleasantly surprised by the 25Mp f/2.0 selfie camera. The selfies can also be taken in portrait mode, that is, with the background out of focus bokeh effect (as you can see in the first picture), and you can get a pretty good effect.

The beauty filter is an odd inclusion because it is able to remodel your chin, the size of your eyes or your nose until you become someone who doesn’t look like your original self (you end up looking more like an alien). Luckily, this effect can be deactivated. In the photo below you can see the beauty mode taken to the extreme.

Performance and Features

The 4 or 6 GB of RAM and the 64 or 128 GB of storage are pretty generous, but lose out if we compare them with the capacities offered by the new high-end phones that are coming to market.

For example, the standard Huawei P30 Pro comes with 8 and 128GB of base memory. But the price of this phone is almost five times the price of Realme 3 Pro, so the Realme more than holds its own.

The processor here is the Snapdragon 710, which although not the a high-end processor model is still a good chip that promises good performance if you don’t push the phone too hard

Other phones that make use of this same processor and are characterised by its optimal performance are the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, the Samsung Galaxy A8s or the Lenovo Z5s.

We have benchmarked the phone to check its performance, you can take a look at the graph to see its results. Please note that we used the cheapest 4/64 GB model. 

In the tests, the Realme 3 Pro is above the more expensive Honor 8X, the Honor 20 Lite or the Motorola One Vision, reaffirming the 3 Pro’s value for money.

It’s notable that there is not much difference in the results obtained with the Oppo F11 Pro, one of the latest mid-end models of the official brand of Realme, ie Oppo.

Connectivity, audio and battery

One point against this phone, which means it may become somewhat outdated soon, is the lack of USB-C input. To make up for it there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, something that unfortunately we see less and less of in new, more expensive phones.

The headphone jack, the micro-USB socket and the speaker are located at the bottom of the phone. The speaker is not great, as while it sounds quite loud at maximum volume, it also distorts.

We have already mentioned above (it’s worth repeating) that one of the features we like most about the phone is the ability to use two SIM cards at once together with a micro SD card, expanding storage up to 256GB.

Maybe this detail is not very important for many, but in our case we liked to see that the 3 Pro had a tool that more and more phones are losing: FM radio, something that only budget and mid-range smartphones decide to keep.

Finally: battery life. It’s one of the best things about the phone, since its 4000mAh cell allows you to use your phone all day and well into a second. In our tests, the phone with the screen on managed to last 9 hours and 45 minutes, a very good duration that will be far, far longer in real world use.

You can charge the phone 30% in 30 minutes, although we had to wait 1 hour and 30 minutes for it to be charged to 100%.


The Realme 3 Pro comes with Oppo’s custom Android software ColorOS 6. The style of the interface changes Android 9 Pie, and brings it slightly closer to Apple’s iOS interface, something that can bother most Android fans.

Although as we say, ColorOS 6 is quite different from the Android 9 Pie that we are more accustomed to, we had no trouble adapting. It’s a fairly intuitive system and easy to get used to, but is far from the stock versions you see on Pixel, Nokia, Sony and any Android One phone.

As mentioned in previous sections, the phone comes with fingerprint recognition and facial recognition. After our test days we can say that we did not have any problems with these two tools.

Facial recognition worked for us at all times, even in low light, something that surprised us when we consider, once again, the price of this phone. Thanks to facial recognition, we barely needed to use the fingerprint sensor.


The Realme 3 Pro is a budget phone with specifications capable of competing with other major brands such as Xiaomi or Huawei. It has good performance and camera with above average battery life.

In addition the design, although it does not include high-end phone materials, nor an AMOLED screen, is still quite attractive and is far from looking like a cheap phone.

For a little more you can get the option of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which we think is worth it to avoid the phone becoming outdated in the immediate future.

We miss USB-C, OIS and fast charging, but we only need to look at the price again for these little details to be forgotten.

This review originally appeared on PC World Spain.

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The Best Apps And Games For New Apple Watch Owners

So, Santa left you a little gift under the Christmas tree in the form of Apple Watch and now you want to know what apps and games you should start off with. Lucky for you, we have recent experience at being new to Apple Watch, as well as about eight months worth of knowing which titles we think are perfect for beginners.

So, if you have just unwrapped your Apple Watch and want to know what you should add first, we have a list of the best 10 apps and games for you.

This game is aptly named. Once you start playing, it is hard to stop. There are hundreds of thousands of basic trivia questions across six categories that are randomly asked of you each turn. The category is selected when Willy the Wheel Spinner spins his wheel of categories. The more questions you get right, the better you score against your friends. Earn all three segments in each category to win it. You can also create your own questions in the Question Factory, which you can share with others. On Apple Watch, you can access all of the same questions and have the same amount of time to quickly answer from the available choices by tapping the option on the screen. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s like crack. This game is available for $2.99.

Apple Watch may be known for being a fitness wearable, but you may have not realized that it does more than help you work out your body. It also helps you get your brain fit. Brainess is a brain training game that helps you improve your memory, vision, and computer skills. The app features seven exercises that help give your mind a daily workout, including a couple of memorization games, a math challenge, and more. All games are available on Apple Watch. So, if you head out without working out your brain, you can simply call up the games on your wrist worn device and exercise those cells on the road (if you are taking the bus, not driving). This game is available for $0.99.

Map My Run+

Speaking of fitness, Apple Watch comes with a lot of cool sensors for tracking your activities. However, it doesn’t come with a great selection of native software for analyzing that data. This app uses the GPS sensor of your iPhone to track your daily walk, run, or bike ride. It collects data from your pace, route, distance, calories burned, elevation, and more. You can view your stats on your wrist, as you workout. It logs more than 600 different activities and syncs with a number of third-party fitness trackers, like Garmin, Jawbone, and Misfit. Include your goals and current stats to stay on track to get in shape. This app is available for $2.99.

One important activity-tracking feature that Apple decided to leave off its wearable is for sleeping. If you’d like detailed analytics on when you fall asleep, when you are restless, and when you wake up, download this app. All you have to do is keep your Apple Watch on while you sleep and tell the app when you go to sleep and when you wake up. It will gather information on those times when you stirred in the night and when you were deep in sleep. Plus, the app connects to HealthKit to quickly log your nightly sleep cycles so you can have a well-rounded lifestyle tracker. This app is available for free.

If you are the type of person that just hates Apple Maps (we don’t blame you, some of us hate it too), you’ll be disappointed to see that it is sitting on the face of your wrist worn device. You will, however, be happy to know that you can replace it with Google’s mapping service instead. The wearable version features step-by-step text-based navigation after you add the location on iOS. The Apple Watch app also includes three of the most recent routes accessed so you can quickly access them in the future. A recent update provides offline navigation so you don’t even have to use your data when navigating in the big city. This app is available for free.

Another feature that Apple chose to leave of off its wearable is the Reminders app. While you can set up your iPhone to send notifications, many of us would love access to our Reminders app from our Apple Watch for more than just getting notifications. This robust calendar app happens to also connect to your Reminders app in iCloud. You can add items to a list or directly from an event. You can specify dates, times, and even set up geofences to set a reminder when you arrive at or leave from a location. Of course, Fantastical 2 does a whole lot more than reminders, but that’s why we love it on Apple Watch. This app is available for $2.99.

If you also got yourself an Apple TV 4 for Christmas (or maybe you picked it up a couple of months ago when it launched), the first thing you should do is download Apple’s Remote app. Now that it works with the fourth-generation set-top box, you can use it on Apple Watch as a touch pad. Use it to scroll between apps and content on Netflix and Hulu without even having to lean forward to grab the Siri remote. It doesn’t work with games, but it does work with most apps that require moving around and selecting. This app is available for free.

Facebook Messenger is becoming a fairly useful chat app. Recent updates have made it possible to use it to contact anyone, even if you don’t have their phone number or if you aren’t Facebook friends with them. This app keeps you connected to all your Facebook chats right on your wrist. Whenever you get a message, you’ll get a notification on Apple Watch (if you have Notifications turned on for the app). You can respond from the wearable and even send stickers. Send messages using Voice Dictation, or record your thoughts and send them as a audio message. This app is available for free.

When I was a kid, I just thought calculator watches were the coolest thing around. Then, I got an Apple Watch, which does all kinds of cool things, but doesn’t come stock with a calculator. WTF? Luckily, the best iOS calculator maker around, Tapbots, made Calcbot compatible with Apple Watch, so I can impress my friends with my math skills. The app is more than just a basic calculator. You can use it to figure the tip and split the bill with a group or convert different monies around the world. It also works with material conversion, like ounces to pounds or millimeters to inches. This app is available for free.

Congratulations on your new Apple Watch. The longer you have it, the more you will understand what features are most important to you. For now, download the 10 apps above and you’ll be off to a great start.

3 Ways To Unpair And Erase Your Apple Watch

This tutorial shows you three ways to unpair your Apple Watch from its paired iPhone. Unpairing the Apple Watch is equivalent to erasing it. And after you do this, you’ll have to set up your Apple Watch again.

Why you might want to unpair your Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch isn’t performing correctly and basic solutions like restarting, force restarting, closing apps, or updating to the latest watchOS do not help, you might consider unpairing it.

If you plan to pass on your Apple Watch to a family member or sell it, it becomes essential to unpair from your iPhone so that the watch can be paired with the second owner’s iPhone.

In case you forgot the Apple Watch passcode, you’ll have to erase it and set it up again, during which you can create a new passcode.

If your Apple Watch is stuck on the Apple logo or syncing screen, other solutions don’t work; erasing it is the surest way to fix it.

Finally, if you lost your Apple Watch and have no chance of finding it, you might want to erase it remotely.

Now you know the reasons why you might want to unpair the Apple Watch with the iPhone. Next, we have the ways to do that.

Please keep in mind that you can’t follow all these methods in all cases. For example, when your watch is frozen, you can’t erase it using the on-device settings. Similarly, if your watch is far off, you’ll have to use Find My instead of the Watch app.

Depending on your situation, use any method you’re comfortable with.

1. Unpair Apple Watch from the Watch app

Note: If you use a transit card in the Wallet app on your Apple Watch, remove it before following the steps below.

Here’s how to unpair your Apple Watch from the iPhone:

1) Open the Watch app on the paired iPhone.

2) In the My Watch section, tap All Watches from the top left.

3) Tap the info button (i) next to the watch details.

4) Tap Unpair Apple Watch and then Unpair Name’s Apple Watch to confirm.

5) Optional: On the cellular model of the Apple Watch, if you plan to pair the watch and iPhone again, you should keep the cellular plan. Else, remove it.

6) If asked, enter your Apple ID password to disable Activation Lock.

You have successfully executed the unpairing request. Now, your iPhone will create a fresh backup of the Apple Watch, which can take a while. Once that’s done, your Apple Watch is unpaired, erased, and is now ready to be paired and set up again with any iPhone.

Related: How to pair and set up an Apple Watch with your iPhone

2. Erase your Apple Watch from the watch itself

You can use the on-device options to erase the Apple Watch. Proceeding with this method doesn’t remove the Activation Lock. As a result, no-one except you can set up this watch with their iPhone. To address this, you must follow the method mentioned above. If you don’t, you will have to use your Apple ID password to bypass the Activation Lock while setting up this Apple watch.

1) Press the Digital Crown to see all apps.

2) Tap the Settings app icon.

3) Tap General.

4) Scroll to the end and tap Reset.

5) Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

6) Enter the watch passcode if asked.

7) Finally, tap Erase All.

Check out: How to pair an existing Apple Watch with a new iPhone

3. Erase your lost Apple Watch remotely

When you can’t use any of the aforementioned methods, you can erase it remotely using the Find My app or chúng tôi These steps to erase your Apple Watch will only work when the watch is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or mobile data on cellular model.

Please note that once you erase your Apple Watch, it will stop appearing in the Find My service, and you can no longer keep track of its location, play sound, or find it.

Here are the steps to unpair and erase your Apple Watch even if it isn’t with you:

1) Open the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. You can also use chúng tôi in a browser on Apple devices or Windows PC.

2) Tap Devices.

3) Tap your Apple Watch name.

4) From the bottom, tap Erase This Device.

5) Tap Continue and optionally enter a phone number that will be displayed on the Apple Watch screen after the watch is erased. Any kind person who finds your watch can see this phone number and contact you.

6) Finally, tap Erase.

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