Travelling? Don’t forget your Apple Watch!
July 27, 2017

It may be the best travel accessory you’ll have!

It’s travel season. Everyone is going in different directions to discover new places, visit friends and family at home, or just escape the summer heat in the UAE. For this reason, there is a secret weapon that will make your travel experience seamless – the Apple Watch. It is admittedly a thoughtfully designed device that not only looks and feels great on your wrist, but keeps you connected to the things that matter to you no matter where you are.

It allows you to smoothly interact with your favorite apps and works hand in hand with your iPhone, keeping you up-to-date on emails, texts and phone calls. It is also a convenient health monitor and a pedometer.

If you’re traveling, the Apple Watch is your reliable, do-it-all companion – and here’s why.

For information

Your Apple Watch gives you instant access to necessary information that you need on the go. Yes, that includes all your flight details. If you’ve downloaded the app of the airlines you regularly travel with, you can check-in for your flight in advance on your iPhone, add to your passbook and then access your boarding pass straight from your wrist so you can scan it at the gate. Better yet, you can download the TripIt app which instantly organizes all your travel plans in one place and can be accessed anytime, anywhere including your Apple Watch.

For transportation

Being able to find your way a new country is essential. Your Apple Watch allows you to access apps including Uber and Lyft so you can hail cars and know when your ride has arrived with a simple vibration.

For directions

Nowadays it’s super easy to get directions using our iPhone. The Apple Watch elevates that experience to make it more hands-free, user-friendly. Using the dictation functionality or a manual location search, you can simply tell your watch where you want to go. Your Apple Watch will then give you discreet turn-by-turn directions, with a ‘tap’ so you don’t even need to look at the screen.

For translations

One of the most difficult challenges when traveling is not understanding the language locals speak. Luckily, there are apps now that break those barriers. iTranslate app for example allows you to get translations in over 90 languages. You can translate text, start voice conversations, and even lookup words, meanings, and conjugations. The best part is that the app has an ‘offline mode’ so you don’t have to pay expensive roaming charges. So now you can leave your phrasebooks at home and rely on your wrist companion.

For convenience

When you’re roaming the streets of Paris with a coffee in one hand and a croissant in the other, or shopping in London, you want to make sure you’re juggling too many things all at once. Apple Watch helps keep you informed and connected throughout your day with your iPhone in your pocket. Be alerted with a tap when you get a notification, answer or dismiss calls with your hand, and respond to messages in lots of fun, expressive ways.

For music

Your Apple Watch can play music without iPhone which is especially useful for outdoor workouts and exploring the streets of any new city. All you need to do is to decide what music you’ll listen ahead of time and sync your music list to your Apple Watch.  To top up your experience listen to music wirelessly right from your watch using AirPods, which make the ideal accessory with all-day battery life, they’ll keep going as long as you do.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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