Skip to main content

6 Ways That Smartphones Simplify Our Lives

Society has been slow to embrace smartwatches. The NPD Group estimates that just one in 10 American adults will own one by the end of 2016. Smartwatch owners don’t mind being in the minority, though. They’re just happy to enjoy all the ways that these wearable devices simplify their lives.
Image via Flickr by Janitors

Smartwatches Can Help You Stay Organized

Keeping track of reservations and other obligations while traveling can prove difficult, but smartwatches can simplify these tasks. Norwegian independent research firm SINTEF has researched how smartwatches can help children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manage their lives. “Our experience is that it takes time to set the systems up and that using them can sometimes be difficult,” admitted researcher Øystein Dale. “But we can also claim that these are aids that can be of benefit to these groups.”

Smartwatches use sounds, text, and images to remind wearers of upcoming appointments and other key information. Since smartwatches are worn, you’re more likely to see a smartwatch alert than one sent to a smartphone or tablet. If smartwatches can be so beneficial to children who struggle with organizational skills, just imagine how useful they’ll be in keeping your travel schedule straight!

Android Smartwatches Integrate With Google

You’re probably already using Google to simplify your life, so it’s worth noting that Android smartwatches like the Samsung Gear S2 integrate with popular Google functions. When you want to know your hotel’s address, simply use the “OK Google” voice command. OK Google also lets you set a reminder for a tour you’ve booked while also setting an alarm so that you don’t miss the bus. Google Maps displays directions on your watch, making it simpler for you to navigate unfamiliar cities.

Smartwatches Integrate With Other Smart Devices

As the Internet of Things grows, smartwatches will become even more valuable tools for simplifying your life. Already we’re hearing of people controlling the volume of their stereo systems and turning lights on and off with just a tap on the wrist. This process is much quicker and simpler than retrieving your phone to perform the same functions.

Smartwatches Can Display Vital Information

Most of us have so many cards, vouchers, and other items in our wallets that we waste time fumbling for the things we need. Smartwatches can help. Apps like Stocard and QuickBar let you store your loyalty card bar codes on your smartwatch. At last year’s Spring Forward event, Tim Cook demonstrated how a boarding pass could even be loaded onto the Apple Watch and used to pass through airport security. This kind of technology is in its infancy, but we’re likely to see more companies using this smartwatch capability.

Many Smartwatches Are Built for Life

Most tech gadgets, including tablets and smartphones, are a bit fragile. You have to be careful if you’re using them by the pool or in a dusty environment. Smartwatches are built to withstand the punishments of daily life, so they’re more forgiving. Many are certified to withstand water for a certain period of time, so you can comfortably take them to the poolside. You’ll also find many dustproof smartwatch models.

Smartwatches Help You Stay Connected to the Real World

How many times have you seen a group of people engrossed in their smartphones, failing to interact with one another or the world around them? While these devices are certainly useful, they tend to disengage us from the world and from our companions.

It’s already socially acceptable to glance at a watch now and again to monitor the time. It takes the same amount of time to look at your smartwatch to get information, so you can check it while staying connected with your environment.

It’s easy to miss smartphone notifications when they sound in your bag or pocket, leading you to check your device more frequently, whether you need to or not. Since you wear a smartwatch, you’ll tend to only check it when there’s something to see. That means you’ll spend more time living life rather than looking at a screen — a real plus when you’re on vacation.

Much more than just being timepieces, smartwatches are powerful devices that can simplify our lives in these ways, among many more.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Two Dishes One Soup Dinner

AUNTIE'S SIMPLE COOKING... for dinner on one evening.... Defrosted a piece of cod, my last piece in the freezer besides another few more pieces of other types of fish.  I think I consume the most fish this year, never bought so many types of fish before.  Maybe it is made easier for me this year cos of the online shopping at Gracious, cleaned, vacuumed and free delivery above RM50.   My last piece of cod.... A plate of greens called Yau Mak...  Not so sure what it is called in English And chicken herbal soup....  My complete meal for one evening....  As usual, I do not take much rice... Or perhaps I did not take rice at all for this meal....  LOL... 

A Short Stay At Fatima Hospital

TWELVE DAYS SINCE my last post.... I was admitted to the hospital last week for heart palpitations and was under observation for two nights.... Thank God all is well now....  And it is still all about food... this time from the hospital... LOL...  For breakfast 2 slices of bread... oats and milo.... I opted for porridge during one lunch.... And for dinner....  Wanton noodles for breakfast before I was discharged.... This was attached to my body to monitor the palpitations....  And the doctor whom I have chosen without recommendations... I saw the hospital profiles on the doctors  And I chose him because of his cheerful profile picture.... Yes, indeed he is what he looks... And I feel better after that... LOL... 

My White Elephant

WHITE ELEPHANT.... still laying on my table for two months I think....   My friend groomer is not free these days, my poor Labby badly needs her hair cut and leaving no choice, I ordered the grooming shaver online.  I thought it would be easy to install the shaver to the appliance and till today, I am still at my wits end on how it is fixed.  My friend gave me a tip... check out the Youtube, she said.  Yeah, how come I did not think of that.....  But till today, I have not even touched it and my poor furry member will have to wait till this Mama has her right mood to do it.   My own hair also badly needs a hair cut and with the high Covid cases each day, I guess I have to tolerate for another month with my unruly hair..... or perhaps I can make use of this clipper on myself before I use it on my furry member!  LOL.... Crazy me! Still standing nicely on the table....  Still looking at the gadgets.... and not doing anything about them... I am happy with this dish....  Better looking afte