In the latest edition of our guide to how to get the first glimpse at the newest gadget, we look at what the first three menu options in the Apple Watch menu do.
If you’re looking to buy a new Apple Watch, or if you want to add a new watch to your collection, we’ve put together a handy guide to the most essential things you need to know to get a good idea of what you’re going to be looking at when you open up your new Apple watch.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our time with Apple Watch and Apple Watch Pro, it’s that you needn’t be worried about what’s next in terms of watch-related apps, as they’ll be integrated into the watch itself.
You’ll be able to get updates, watch-specific content, and watch-only features as you progress.
In the case of the Apple watch, the first menu options on the watch’s first screen menu are pretty straightforward.
These are all the Apple Watches available on the App Store at the time of writing, and they all have a “watch only” tag that tells you exactly which Apple Watch you’re currently using.
For example, the Apple Band 2 is listed as “Watch only” but you can actually check out the Apple Pay app if you open it.
The Watch apps on the Apple Store are all in a different order on each watch, and each has a slightly different name depending on the brand of Apple Watch it’s for.
We’ll list them below:You’ll also find the name of the watch in the lower right-hand corner of the main watch menu, which is what most people are going to know what it means.
If the Apple logo is displayed on the left side of the screen, it means the watch is currently in use, and if it’s on the right, it tells you what’s going on.
If it’s displayed on a different side, it will say “available”, or “available for purchase”.
These can be the exact same thing as “available now” or “upcoming”, depending on what you have on your wrist.
It’s worth noting that there are some exceptions.
The watch on the bottom right of the app menu has an “available” or the option to “upgrade”.
When you click this, you’re actually taking a “buy” or upgrade option to the watch, rather than buying it outright.
The third icon is “Watch”.
This will open up the Watch app, and will list all the available Apple Watts.
You can then download the app to the Watch itself.
The fourth icon is the “Home” button, which will open the watch app and take you to the home screen.
You may have noticed that the top three icons are now slightly different, with the first two icons now showing the time in the upper left-hand hand corner.
This means you’ll now see the time displayed on your watch, with your current date, time zone, and time remaining.
Finally, the fifth icon is a little different, showing your watch battery level.
This is important because, once the watch has started charging, it’ll show you the number of seconds remaining in your battery, as well as the amount of power left in your watch.
This tells you how long your battery will last.
When the watch goes into “charging mode”, the last icon will flash “on”, meaning it’s now charging.
You should see a blue bar next to the battery icon that says “charging time”.
Once the watch reaches “charging”, it will automatically start tracking your steps and calorie burn.
You won’t be able see any progress at this point, so we’ll just say “done” here.
If you tap the red bar at the top of the display, you’ll see a countdown on your display telling you how many minutes remain until you hit the “run”.
If you hit this, the watch will go into “sprint mode”, which means it’ll automatically track your steps over time, and you’ll be asked to keep it on track as you walk.
When you hit “run”, you’ll get a notification to your watch showing how many steps you have left, and the time remaining until you reach the desired pace.
When you hit that red bar, the device will continue to track your current pace, and it’ll give you an option to stop at any point.
If your heart rate dips too low, it could mean you’re about to lose your battery.
You will also be able tell when your battery is about to reach “full”, meaning that it’s nearly empty.
You could try to go faster by running longer, but this will also drain your battery faster, so you’ll have to do some research before you try this.