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New official videos detail three of the most important Apple Watch features

Published Apr 23rd, 2015 9:30AM EDT
Apple Watch Guides and How-to Videos

Apple isn’t finished posting how-to Apple Watch videos that highlight some of the most important features of the smartwatch. The device proposes some new gestures and user interface elements that won’t be familiar to iOS device users, so mastering them will take some time. However, these handy videos provide plenty of tips and tricks for getting accustomed to Apple’s smartwatch.

In the most recent videos Apple posted online, the company demos three of the most important features of the Apple Watch.

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First and foremost is the Apple Pay app that’ll bring mobile payments to more customers, not just iPhone 6 owners – the feature will be available in the U.S. only for the time being, just like its iPhone 6 version. In the how-to video, Apple explains how you can add cards, verify them if your bank has that step in place, how you select which card to use for a payment, and how to make the actual payment in stores that support Apple Pay.

The other two Apple Watch features shown off in new videos include Workout and Activity, which are closely related.

With the Workout app, users can monitor various types of exercises, set up goals and access certain metrics while exercising, including time, distance, calories, heart rate and pace. The app also allows you to store the data on the iPhone for future analysis.

Meanwhile, the Activity app is meant to help you live healthier by performing certain daily tasks, which you can customize yourself. The Watch will tell you to sit less and encourage you to move more, whether you actually work out or simply go for a walk. The video also explains what the three circles in the Activity app mean, how you get trophies for your achievements, and how data is stored and accessed on the iPhone.

The videos go into great detail on how to interact with these three apps, and you can expect some of Apple’s new gestures to be present in these apps, including Force Touch presses, Glances, and side button presses.

Check out the three new videos below. Apple’s previous Apple Watch guided tours videos are available here and here.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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