If you haven’t heard about the Apple SmartWatch you must have been living under a rock for the past few months. Apple’s newest gadget had lines around the block, web sites crashing and very long waiting lists. Now that it is becoming more accessible, you might be wondering, what is this gizmo anyway? Sure, we see that you can text, track fitness, e-mail, play music and more, but what if you’re in the professional business world? Let us tell you a little about the Apple Watch and how it is useful for business professionals.
About the Apple Watch
Although it is a smartwatch, it is colloquially known as just, the “Apple Watch”. The device obviously tells time and Apple advertises that it can keep time inside 50 milliseconds of definitive global time standard. The Apple Watch does so much more. It is a wearable computing smartphone-type gizmo that is worm on your wrist, but operates like a smartphone. The watch comes with many choices of band colors and cases and can be upgraded to the “Sport” model or 18-karat gold “Edition” model. The watch connects to other iOS devices such as the iPad or iPhone so you can make calls, access visual voicemail, monitor health and heart rate, get map coordinates, check weather and much, much more. The Apple Watch can be equipped with many apps just like your smartphone can.
How the Apple Watch is Useful to Business Professionals
There are many ways business pros can benefit by using the Apple Watch. It helps users stay mobile by being able to check e-mails, voice mails, texts and make calls as well as check stock updates. The watch is able to handle apps that will be helpful during and after the workday and here are a just a few:
This app has been popular on desktops and mobile devices for awhile now. It allows businesspeople to keep organized, which is key to efficiency. With Evernote you can keep notes, set reminders, share documents and more. You can sync the app across devices and collaborate with colleagues via chat and track your receipts for expenses.
Tempo Smart Calendar
This free app lets you get the information you need before meeting with a client or when you’re going into a meeting. Find e-mails and other documents with a few taps and get driving directions if you’re running late or a flight status. The Apple Watch lets you send messages with a quick tap of preset responses, as well as see your day’s agenda. You can see your upcoming events or when you have free time.
Invoice2Go is a cloud-based service that lets professionals make price estimates, invoices and purchase orders at the same time that it is giving a summary of money owed and paid out. You can track time in the app so you are able to provide the most accurate pricing when it is necessary. Save hours making invoices and get paid faster!