Every year, around September, Apple releases a new version of the software for its iPhone and Apple Watch devices. You know that feeling you get when you have a cool new gadget? Your Apple Watch hardware may not have changed, but these software upgrades mean in a lot of ways you do have that cool new gadget! Whether you have the latest Apple Watch or an older model, most of these new features work with your watch.
What can you expect to find in this book? Well, it's not just about what's new in watchOS 7. I also point out what was new in watchOS 6 in 2019, as well as lots of useful information.
The organized and detailed Table of Contents includes more than 200 topics. Skip around to your heart’s content and find what you want, when you want it.
Inspire you with over 100 third-party apps. A few of the categories include entertainment, productivity, sports, photography, and games. We’ll also cover integration platforms like Siri Shortcuts and IFTTT, which open up the possibility of unlimited applications.
Focus on the engineering and Apple platforms behind the Apple Watch. The physical device includes the heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and Apple’s Haptic technology. Behind the scenes, learn how Apple is partnering with businesses to extend their HealthKit, HomeKit, and GymKit platforms to enhance your experience for years to come.
Demonstrate the cool and awe-inspiring features of the Apple Watch. These aren’t random tips and tricks. Rather, I have showcased them in a way that lets you find them while exploring a particular feature or topic.
List 30 Common Troubleshooting and Maintenance Suggestions.
While you can use your Apple Watch with watchOS 7 and later without your iPhone nearby, the Apple iPhone is an integral part of setting up your watch and your day-to-day experience. I’ve included an iPhone chapter covering the iPhone setup, screens, gestures, and the iPhone apps you are likely to use related to your Apple Watch. Organizing this chapter is a bit of a challenge. I don't want to interrupt the flow of Apple Watch details, so I added comments that refer to the appropriate topic in the iPhone Chapter. If it's not important to you, skip over the comments.
As a final selling point, I make an intentional effort to include complete step-by-step instructions. In earlier books, readers frequently comment they like this approach. For example, if my instructions say "tap here," you won't be left wondering, “Tap where?” Rest assured, I'll explain exactly which device, app, screen, and even how to touch the screen, which is also relevant to the Apple Watch.
Are you ready for the Apple Watch experience? Let’s get started.