Happy, happy Wednesday, friends!
Before we start, I have to say WOWZERS to all of the comments yesterday!! I am so absolutely thrilled that you ladies wanted to conquer May with me. It was really inspiring!! If you haven’t checked out that post, make sure you do because I’m giving away a super cute Barrington tote as well! That giveaway ends tomorrow morning, so head there NOW!!
Today, I’m talking all about my new Apple Watch 3.
Now, if you’re new around here, let me go back a minute…I am the LAST person on the planet who needs an Apple Watch. Like seriously, I am so technologically inept that if I can fall in love with one, you can too. Like for real, I still call Siri “Suri” (because I am more versed on pop culture and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ child than I am on talking to my Apple devices).
You can read all about why I love my Apple Watch so much HERE. The reasons are all still the same, but the only difference now is that they’ve tweaked this baby a bit since then. Last year, they came out with…
…the Apple Watch Series 2 and I sold my first one to a friend and bought that one instead because…IT WAS WATERPROOF!
I mean…I basically never take it off 🙂 . You can read all about my love of the Apple Watch 2 HERE.
So, I had heard about the Apple Watch Series 3, and was contemplating another upgrade, when I received an email from Apple telling me I could trade in my 2 for a 3 and get $125 credit applied to the upgrade. I took the email and went to my local Apple Store to check them out and friends…just when I thought this silly watch couldn’t get any better…
…it did because the 3 has cellular on it.
I can now use my watch a part from my phone to make calls, texts and search the internet with Siri (not Suri).
(If you have no clue what I’m talking about at this point, refer back to my post on the first Apple Watch HERE!)
So, the first two Apple watches needed to be near-ish your phone in order to make/receive phone calls and/or texts along with using Pandora and other internet based apps. So, at home, I could talk on my watch and such with my phone downstairs in my purse, but the minute I set out to walk the dog, etc., I could no longer do that. With the three, if you call your cellphone carrier and add the watch to your existing plan, then you can use it independently from your phone (it was $10 a month for me to add mine to my plan).
So, here are some examples of things I do with my watch without my phone:
1: I walk the dogs, go for runs, bike rides, etc without my phone every single day. I don’t bring my phone because I don’t want to carry one extra thing and I also don’t want to be bothered with it while I’m out and about. BUT, I’ve always been a little nervous because what if I have an emergency? What if I fall and get hurt? What if (God forbid) the dogs get hit by a car? What if I get attacked by a dog OR PERSON? I am out by myself with no phone. Now, I can use my watch. I can call and/or text without having to have my phone out and about with me. Also, what if there is an emergency at home that I need to return for? No one could reach me either…but now, they can.
2: I can listen to Pandora and other things like that without my phone. I hook my watch up to my wireless headphones and bam! I’m out running and listening to Pandora without having to bring my phone along.
3: I can use apps to pay for things with my watch. We live near a Starbucks, so I’m always walking/running/biking over there and now, I can just open the Starbucks app on my watch to pay for drinks and such without having to have my phone or wallet. You can also use things like Apple Pay and other apps to make charges with your watch.
4: If I hop in my car to go pick up my kids, run an errand or whatnot, I don’t necessarily need to bring my phone…if I need to make/receive a call/text while I’m out, I can do so.
A few other random tidbits:
1: If you look back, my first watch was “gold”, my second watch was “rose gold” and now my third one is also called “gold”…but it looks rose gold to me. I even held up my new one with my old one that day at the Apple store and they looked pretty identical, but the Series 3 is called “gold” even though it looks pink (especially compared to my first one!).
2: I did not like the band that my Series 3 came with, so I immediately bought a new one from the Apple Store and switched it out. I wanted the 42mm gold watch and unfortunately for me, I didn’t love the band (the color or the material), so I just paid for a new band and swapped it out.
3: Speaking of bands, I always buy my bands at the Apple store. I bought one two years ago on Amazon because it was less expensive and it broke the first day I wore it. Thankfully, I found my watch face on my rug in the living room, but what if I’d been out and about when it broke? After that, I decided just to stick to bands sold at the Apple store.
I mean, I’m sure there are many, many, many other things I can do with my watch now that I couldn’t before…but let me remind you, I’m technologically challenged, so I’m learning them more slowly 🙂 .
So, I keep upgrading because they keep making it better. First, it became waterproof and now, it’s independent from my phone (and still waterproof!). Like seriously, what’s next? Will the Apple Watch 4 be able to fold my laundry? I mean…how can they top the three????
Now, I told you guys on Monday that I spontaneously decided to declare this giveaway week…which means today…
…I’m giving one lucky winner an APPLE WATCH 3!
Yes, yes, yes!! One person will win an Apple Watch (up to a $350 value) and can pick either the original or the new 3. To enter to win, see the Rafflecopter below. This contest is open for US residents only.
Speaking of giveaways, remember our APRIL BOOK GIVEAWAY from Monday?!
And then don’t forget about yesterday’s giveaway…
Also…I’m teaming up with Erika for this in May…
…each day, we’re posting a photo of one of the prompts above on Instagram. Today, the prompt is morning 🙂 . I love morning.
Whew! So much in one post!! Good luck on winning the Apple watch!! xo
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