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How to Change Your Move Goal on Apple Watch

You can increase or decrease your Apple Watch Move goal to make it harder or easier to fill your Move ring each day. You can’t do this on your iPhone, you’ll need to do it on your Apple Watch directly….

How iOS 16 and watchOS 9 Will Help You Get Fit

Apple is betting big on fitness in iOS 16 and watchOS 9, with a range of features designed to make it easier to track your activity, push yourself further, and get more out of your workouts. Best of all, you don’t even need a…

What’s New in watchOS 9

Your Apple Watch is about to get even smarter with the new watchOS 9 update due out in September alongside iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Here’s a run-down of the features you can look forward to seeing.

Can I Use an Apple Watch Without an iPhone?

Apple sells the world’s most popular smartwatch, but it’s not a standalone product. If you don’t have an iPhone, you might be wondering what you can do with an Apple Watch or if you can use one at all….

How a Smartwatch Can Help You Train for a 5K

For beginner runners, a good attainable first goal is to run a 5K. These are nice entry-level races with low stakes, but you’ll still feel accomplished for participating. A smartwatch is a great coach to help you prepare….

12 Tips to Make the Most of Your New Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a wearable gadget with many convenient features, including tracking your health. If you’ve just received one as a gift, you might be wondering where to start. Here are some tips to get you up to speed….

Why Apple Watch Updates and Transfers Are So Slow

The Apple Watch is notoriously slow when it comes to receiving data from your iPhone, whether it’s an update file, some tracks from Spotify, or an Audible audiobook. There’s a simple reason for this, and there’s a workaround….

How to Use the Apple Watch Dock

Did you know your Apple Watch has a dock? You can use this handy menu to quickly access recent or favorite apps. Since it’s fully customizable, it’s worth taking the time to set it up and make it work for you….

How to Set Multiple Timers on Apple Watch

It only took eight versions of Apple’s smartwatch software to allow Apple Watch owners to set multiple timers on their wrist. The feature is finally here with the release of watchOS 8, so here’s how to time all of the things …

Don’t Buy the Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 3 may seem like an easy and affordable entryway into the world of the Apple Watch, but we’d recommend buying another model unless you’re looking for an exercise in frustration and disappointment….

What Do the Status Icons Mean on Apple Watch?

Ever been confused by the various colorful icons showing up at the top of your Apple Watch’s screen? We’ve been there, too. To fix that, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all Apple Watch status icons and what they mean….
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