9 things you need to know about your new Apple Watch

Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Series 4, can do more than just put notifications on your wrist. It’s capable of making calls, calling for help if you fall, or run a single-lead EKG to let you know if something is amiss with your heart.

Going beyond the fancy health features, it’s still a smartwatch, complete with apps

Update your watch. After unboxing your watch and pairing it to your iPhone($1,199 at Amazon), you’ll want to ensure it’s running the latest version of WatchOSso you can take advantage of the newest features. Read this to learn about the update process.

Icons and apps. Curious as to what those small icons that flash on your watch’s screen are? Or what about Siri’s Raise to Speak feature? We cover that, plus a handful of other tips, in this post.

Notifications are a key smartwatch feature, and it’s a feature you’ll want to learn to how to tame. Notifications can get overwhelming, especially when your wrist is beeping and vibrating, for every Facebook like or Instagram direct. Learn how to manage your Apple Watch notifications.

Your watch is waterproof. You can swim with newer Apple Watch ($399 at Walmart) models, but it’s a good idea to read up on what you need to do if you plan on swimming with your watch on — especially if it’s in sea water.

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