With the unveil of the latest and greatest from Apple, Inc., it’s an opportune to time to introduce you to two devices that will greatly enhance your Apple experience. The smart accessories I will be highlighting in this post are the Apple AirPods and Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular, both available at your local mkCellular. Compared to your average fitness tracker or wireless headphones, they sport more features that increase usability, convenience, and the productivity of your iPhone.
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Six months ago, Airpods were purchased by those looking to make a fashion statement. Now they are being adopted by a broad spectrum of users for daily use. They not only look sharp, but are also the most convenient pair of headphones that you will ever own.
Never untangle headphone cords again with the totally wireless Airpods! Now I know many of you are skeptic of wireless headphones due to their battery life. The Airpods feature a portable charging case that is the size of a pack of gum. This small and sleek case not only keeps you from losing your Airpods but simultaneously charges them. On a full charge, the Airpods have 5 hours of battery life. In only 15 minutes, the charging case provides another 3 hours of use. The case itself provides a total of 24 hours of battery life. Why let wires hold you back when you know your headphones will last all day?
Second, the Airpods do a lot more than your standard pair of earbuds. Instead of holding your phone to your ear, conduct calls through the crystal clear mic of the Airpods, fully tuned in to your voice and not surrounding noise. Furthermore, use mic commands to take full control of Siri without having to pull your device out of your pocket. Along with other unnamed features, they even go far as to pause your music when a pod is taken out of your ear. The Airpods are the smart earbuds of the future!
The last major point is how easy they are to set-up with all your Apple devices. Whether it be your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Macbook the Airpods automatically prompt the device for one-touch set-up. Once set up on one device the Airpods will link to any other Apple device associated with your Apple ID. This high-tech product doesn’t require an IT degree; it can’t get any easier!
Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular
The Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular is much more than a watch and an activity tracker. This section will be used to highlight how the Apple Watch increases connectivity, productivity, and activity.
Just like your phone, the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular utilizes a cellular data connection to take calls, reply to messages, and stream music. Unlike other carriers, this extra connection is free with your qualifying US Cellular Total plan. Even if you want to leave the phone behind on a run or while at the beach, you don’t have to be afraid of missing that important call. In fact, you can answer it from your wrist!
Along with the mentioned features above, the Apple Watch utilizes a faster and smarter Siri that speaks from your wrist. This allows you to view your calendar, check notifications, and even get directions without your phone. It is the one of the smartest smartwatches on the market.
For those of you who are health-conscious, the Apple Watch not only tracks activity but also monitors heart rate. The three activity rings give you a visual representation of your daily activity to keep you motivated. Other apps can be downloaded to help you remember to drink water, meditate, and more. For those of you that like to run, pairing the Apple Watch with your Airpods allows you to stream music without bringing your phone. Don’t get worried about getting caught in the rain because the Apple Watch is water-resistant.
Whether you decide to purchase Apple’s newest device or not, the addition of Airpods or an Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular can provide significant value, convenience, and usability to your wireless experience. Used together, they make the perfect pair.
Stop into your local mkCellular to learn more about these smart accessories.
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