I’ve written previously about my use of my Apple Watch to track fitness. This summer, I bought the Polar H10 chest strap wanting to add another, and more accurate, metric to the metrics already being recorded by my Apple Watch. The hope was that I could leave my phone at home altogether, and simply take my Apple Watch for a ride or run, preferably recording with Strava.
Like many people, I have gone from not having any face masks other than PPE for chemical exposure to having a small collection of the things for use when I’m out and about. That’s all well and good, but wearing them means that I have to use my code to unlock my iPhone, which gets annoying.
Back in 2018, I reviewed my Apple Watch Series 3. Three years post-purchase, everything I wrote in that review still holds true; the series 3 has served me well on a daily basis since I bought it, with very little in the way of issues, and a full day of usable battery power between charges – though use of GPS or exercise apps tends to drain the battery more quickly.
As I mentioned in my “favorite discoveries in 2017“-post, one of the devices I picked up during the year was an Apple Watch. Here’s the review I promised.
I’ve had an Apple Watch for some time now, and am a very happy user. Being fairly security and privacy conscious, I immediately set it up with a pin code, meaning that it locks when I take it off, and prompts me for a pin code when I try to access it. This is a very nice feature, and one which I haven’t really seen too much of, due to another feature which unlocks the Apple Watch when unlocking your iPhone. It was either on by default, or I set it up when setting up the Apple Watch. Either way, if you want to change this setting one way or another, here’s how:
If you’re like me, you’ve got your Mac set up so that you can only access it after inputting a password. One of the useful features of the Apple Watch is that it can automatically unlock your Mac when you activate it. It is quite simple to set up and has made my life that little bit easier. Here’s how: