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Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 18, 2021 10:09AM
This will be my first Apple watch, BB has them on sale for $359. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks on setting it up. Thanks in advance.



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: Michael
Date: June 18, 2021 10:40AM
Spend some time looking at the various faces and decide how many complications you want on them. You can have more than 1 face and change them but I've never done that.

I use the Infographic face and all 8 complications that can be added. Starting at the top and going clockwise, I have the stock market, activity, text messages and temperature on the outside of the dial. On the inside of the dial I have heart rate, date, workout and battery. My wife wants a digital time that's pretty big so she uses Modular with the date, weather, texts, battery and activity on hers.

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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: d4
Date: June 18, 2021 11:02AM
Might be nice to reWatch (pun intended) the Apple Event presentation where Tim introduces the Apple Watch 6 to refresh your understanding of everything new it can do.

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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 18, 2021 11:05AM
....if you set 10-15 minutes ahead......you will never be late.....



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 18, 2021 11:13AM
Once you have it set up, look into alternate watch bands. Your personal choices will drive that. And be prepared for the biometric stuff to amaze you.
Pulse tracking... so cool.
Sleep tracking .. so useful !
EKG... very cool.
Pulse Oxygen ... you can breathe easier. (FWIW calibration is a bit questionable with any consumer medical device, and also subject to melanin levels in the skin )

Do NOT install "all the apps".. it produces a dizzying array of little icons that are hard to pick through. Turn them on one at a time after playing with them to see how you like it. And feel free to upload some of your music to it if you have bluetooth headset or Airpods. And turn on Siri on the watch.... pressing the crown and asking Siri to do stuff is awesome.. I use it for reminders and meeting setups all the time in support of my brain injured memory.
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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 18, 2021 11:51AM
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cbelt3
Once you have it set up, look into alternate watch bands. Your personal choices will drive that. And be prepared for the biometric stuff to amaze you.

Apple's is the most expensive; I found lots on Amazon. Bumpers and screen protectors as well. I'm hard on watches and tend to scratch and gouge them, no matter how tough they are.

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Pulse tracking... so cool.
Sleep tracking .. so useful !
EKG... very cool.
Pulse Oxygen ... you can breathe easier. (FWIW calibration is a bit questionable with any consumer medical device, and also subject to melanin levels in the skin )

Use it to track my sleep, but keep in mind they are not the most accurate for that and will give a "ball-park" idea. I also used it to track some strange heart palpitations. I showed the trace to my neurologist (since he was the doctor I was seeing that day), who referred me to a cardiologist, who was quite impressed as to what it showed. It's not as good as the tracings they get in the office, but clearly showed what was going on.

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Do NOT install "all the apps".. it produces a dizzying array of little icons that are hard to pick through. Turn them on one at a time after playing with them to see how you like it. And feel free to upload some of your music to it if you have bluetooth headset or Airpods. And turn on Siri on the watch.... pressing the crown and asking Siri to do stuff is awesome.. I use it for reminders and meeting setups all the time in support of my brain injured memory.

LOTS of icons!
Using Siri on the watch IS awesome, as I don't have to have the phone in hand to do things now.
ALSO, you can text using the watch: very nice.
Making and receiving phone calls? Oh yes. I was ridiculed for it until I got the ridiculer a watch and now he uses it quite a lot.

Do I like my watch? Yeah, you could say so.

Diana
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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 18, 2021 12:21PM
My main face is an infograph with a couple of so-called complications (weather, timer, calendar and rings).
Swipe left to another with communications. Swipe right to a 3rd with home.app, db meter, etc.
All of them different and useful at different circumstances.
I know many ppl where wondering haha…
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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 18, 2021 01:37PM
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cbelt3
Once you have it set up, look into alternate watch bands. Your personal choices will drive that. And be prepared for the biometric stuff to amaze you.
Pulse tracking... so cool.
Sleep tracking .. so useful !
EKG... very cool.
Pulse Oxygen ... you can breathe easier. (FWIW calibration is a bit questionable with any consumer medical device, and also subject to melanin levels in the skin )

Do NOT install "all the apps".. it produces a dizzying array of little icons that are hard to pick through. Turn them on one at a time after playing with them to see how you like it. And feel free to upload some of your music to it if you have bluetooth headset or Airpods. And turn on Siri on the watch.... pressing the crown and asking Siri to do stuff is awesome.. I use it for reminders and meeting setups all the time in support of my brain injured memory.

If you’re going to wear it while sleeping, when does the watch get charged? dunno smiley
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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 18, 2021 01:52PM
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testcase
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cbelt3
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Sleep tracking .. so useful !
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If you’re going to wear it while sleeping, when does the watch get charged? dunno smiley
I charge the watch at midday while I'm working. It charges very quickly. It does remind me at night if it's not charged up enough to last the night. 15 minutes and it's got enough juice to last the night.
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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 18, 2021 02:25PM
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testcase
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cbelt3
Once you have it set up, look into alternate watch bands. Your personal choices will drive that. And be prepared for the biometric stuff to amaze you.
Pulse tracking... so cool.
Sleep tracking .. so useful !
EKG... very cool.
Pulse Oxygen ... you can breathe easier. (FWIW calibration is a bit questionable with any consumer medical device, and also subject to melanin levels in the skin )

Do NOT install "all the apps".. it produces a dizzying array of little icons that are hard to pick through. Turn them on one at a time after playing with them to see how you like it. And feel free to upload some of your music to it if you have bluetooth headset or Airpods. And turn on Siri on the watch.... pressing the crown and asking Siri to do stuff is awesome.. I use it for reminders and meeting setups all the time in support of my brain injured memory.

If you’re going to wear it while sleeping, when does the watch get charged? dunno smiley

I charge it while eating breakfast and subsequent shower.
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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: June 18, 2021 02:38PM
Learn what things work well with your watch for you, and which things do. Examples for me:

Good:

Keeping me exercising
Controlling music while mowing, biking, etc
Quick looks at incoming texts
Controlling my EcoBee
Taking a quick call from my wife or people that understand watch call quality
Setting a timer while BBQ or cooking

Not so good:

Dictating a text
Talking to parents on the phone who don't understand that youre in the shower shouting at your watch
Contolling my MyQ garage opener
Voice dialing...Dan has lost patience with me calling him Dad

Don't sweat the things that dont work as well, celebrate how easy some things are with the watch...just the quick checks on texts when skiing or biking or working is worth it.

I use probably less than half the features of my s3 and I am okay with that. When I upgrade to a s6 or 7 soon, i'll likely only use a few new features.



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 18, 2021 03:58PM
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Not so good:
Dictating a text
Talking to parents on the phone who don't understand that youre in the shower shouting at your watch

Voice dialing...Dan has lost patience with me calling him Dad

Just don't answer the watch while in the shower. ;)

I had this issue with Bill and Will, changed them to Bill B and Will S, never a problem now.



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: June 18, 2021 07:30PM
If you’re going to wear it while sleeping, when does the watch get charged?

I charge my 6 for the few minutes while getting ready for bed and then for the few minutes showering etc in the morning. That’s more than adequate. Doesn’t use much battery while I sleep.



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 18, 2021 09:16PM
If I get a notification while asleep is going to vibrate or something? Looks like I have a lot to learn.

The Remote for AppleTV works well.
Looking for the best weather app for the watch.



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 18, 2021 10:59PM
.....will no longer offer......just the tip......it never happens....



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 19, 2021 10:59AM
If I get a notification while asleep is going to vibrate or something?


It'll make a ringtone, same as when you're awake.

You can turn off the sounds and set it to vibrate instead, while you're awake or sleeping.

You can use Do Not Disturb if you don't want to... well, you know.



Looks like I have a lot to learn.

You can start here — Apple Watch User Guide.





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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 19, 2021 11:43AM
Do not disturb on iPhone is mirrored to iWatch.
Mine is set to mute notifications @23:00 ‘til 7:00, except for favorite contacts.
Otherwise, an animal passing by would activate a sensor outside, etc.
Another tip, dbl-click the crown will take you to the last active app. I use this a lot while grocery shopping, to take me back to the Reminders app.
My grocery shopping MO is kind’a kewl.
We have a shared list, J’s devices are set to show everything, and my devices are set to show unchecked items.
When I mark an item done, it gets out of the way on my watch.
Also, items are organized by folders (around 5) and include aisle reference if necessary.
Anyway…
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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: June 19, 2021 12:54PM
Apple is giving 3 months of Apple Fitness + free with that Apple Watch and Best Buy will send you an email that will extend it another 3 months. After signing up, I found it really didn’t interest me but you may like their programs.

Also, if you’re working out using indoor walking on a treadmill and tracking your routines be aware that the watch will not add all of your walking time to your workouts, only the times your heart rate goes over a certain rate. In order to track all your indoor walking time you need to use the “other” routine.



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Re: Apple Watch Series 6 being delivered today, any tips on setting it up?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 20, 2021 12:18PM
Does it tell time?



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