Thinking about adding an Apple Watch to your lineup of Apple products? With sales estimated to eclipse 10 million units sold by the end of 2015, its booming popularity should tell you that, for Apple fans and Apple newbies alike, it’s a great buy. In an era where it’s rare to not see someone glued to their smartphone at some point of the day, the Apple Watch is designed to help reduce the user’s dependence on constantly hovering over their iPhone. I think we can all agree that we could probably cut back on a few hours of Fruit Ninja, texting with friends, and shopping on eBay, right? Check out these ways that wearing an Apple Watch can actually make your life better!
Put Down the Phone
The Apple Watch’s technology allows it to replicate many of the features that the iPhone offers within the watch-sized display. Users are able to send and receive text messages (thanks in part to the Siri feature), as well as take calls through the built-in speaker and microphone. The Apple Watch does need to be paired with an iPhone that is within range, so it doesn’t eliminate the need of carrying a phone. What it does do is keep you from spending that extra 10 minutes browsing Twitter or Facebook after reading a work email that just came in. We all do it sometimes, it’s ok to admit!
Get Up and Move
Like other fitness tracking bands, the Apple Watch can also help users stay on track as they work towards leading a healthier life. Various apps can be downloaded to the watch face display that do things like track calories burned or time how long you’ve been standing, as well as more activity-specific stats, like distance cycled or average running speed. If you currently use a 3rd party app on your iPhone for health tracking, the Apple Watch pairs up with your iPhone’s Health app to ensure that all data collected ends up counting towards your goals of fitness and health.
Condense Your Digital Needs
The Apple Watch isn’t much bigger than a standard sized watch, coming in at 38mm for the small and 42mm for the large version. Would you believe me if I told you that there are over 10,000 apps that are available in the Apple Store for the device? Just about anything you once had to slouch over your phone to figure out can now be done on your wrist. Need directions? There’s an app for that (Google Maps). Want to take better selfies? There’s an app for that (Apple Camera Remote). Need to get your social media fix? There are apps for all of the major social networks too!
The abilities of the Apple Watch continue to grow as both the brand and developers find new ways to push the limitations of the device. The Apple Watch retails starting at $349.99 and goes up to $17,000, but with HappyBidDay, our users can win Apple Watch auctions for a fraction of the retail price! Get started with HappyBidDay today to learn more about how you can score an amazing deal on the Apple Watch and hundreds of other great items by clicking here.
Many of us will be able to recall when the Segway scoot first debuted. Seeing one in person for the first time was mesmerizing as the rider glided along on two self-balancing wheels in a robotic-like grace. Some of us rushed out to try it for ourselves, but over the last decade, popularity has faded and the only time you’ll see a Segway is if a group of tourists is cruising along on a tour through a major city. 2015 brought with it the rebirth of the technology that Segway initially developed, in the form of the self-balancing scooter. These affordable, hip, new items are more affectionately referred to as “hover boards.”
What is It?
A small tech company in Camas, Washington called Inventist began a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 to raise funding for a two-wheeled scooter with a self-leveling gyroscopic technology to be developed. The first product hit the consumer market for the 2014 holiday season at a price point of $1,495. Within weeks, the scooters were reverse-engineered and began hitting the market at prices ranging from $350 on up to $2,000. Brands like PhunkeeDuck, Scoot, and Skywalker began to offer their own versions of the product, while adding in features like lights, Bluetooth speakers, and security wheel locks.
Using a Hoverboard is fairly straight forward. To go forward, the rider leans forward. To go backwards, the ride leans backwards. To turn, the rider places pressure on the right or left foot, depending which direction they would like to turn. First attempts at riding one don’t always go very well, but most riders are able to master the device after a few tries.
Why is the Hoverboard so Popular?
The initial price point of the Hoverboard didn’t exactly make it an everyday purchase for kids around the world, so in an effort to produce some hype surrounding the product, manufacturers began shipping free versions to A-list celebrities so they could be the first to have one. Thanks in part to the power of social media, celebs like Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, and more have shared videos and pictures of them riding, dancing, playing, and falling from these Hoverboards. The buzz surrounding these videos made the product into the years must have accessory.
As the hype surrounding the Hoverboard continues to grow, we continue to see unique new uses for the product, ranging from choreographed dance videos…
to reliving favorite childhood movies…
to making daily tasks a bit easier.
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