I see you've come from Huawei Watch review & wondering how I increased my productivity using the Huawei Watch? Here's my personal experience on how a smartwatch became a virtual assistant for more on the go to the office, coming back etc. Let's start from the early morning..!
As explained in the introduction, the productivity is mainly depending on how I work on the daily tasks. So, after configuring everything in the watch, all my apps, calendar entries, contacts etc. are synced up. The day starts with an alarm which I set manually for the first time. After waking up, it’s time for a jog. Here comes the fitness app which tracks all my steps & can also make a differentiation whether I was walking or running. I usually keep a goal (configured at the first day itself), so whenever I reached a particular goal, the watch used to vibrate and denotes me that I’ve successfully completed the goal. During the sunrise, the IFTTT app used to send a notification at the sunrise time.
On-the-Go to Office:
Though I know the ways I use the maps to navigate me, this is to know if there’s any high-traffic on my way to the office.
As it is controlled easily using the gestures, I control the music play on the phone using the smartwatch. I just flick my hand: p
At Office / Work-balance:
Here comes the use of Agenda app, it notifies me if there’s any upcoming meeting I’ve to attend. This helps me to finish the pending work & get ready to the meeting. Also, the fitness app keeps on track my sitting hours & notifies me if the sitting time exceeds the threshold hour. This helps to relieve the fatigue & take a small walk. The smartwatch also pushes the important notifications if I got any call/message. Again, I am making use of IFTTT to push the notifications. During the meetings, I use the do not disturb mode in the watch, so all my notifications become silent until I turn it on. Please note that I am doing all this without taking out my phone.
On my way to home:
I generally take pictures on the go if I find something interesting. Sometimes, I have to take pictures as quickly as possible & have to drive away. During the signals, I just make use of smartwatch to browse the recently captured pictures. This is again possible using the iFTTT app which pushes the notifications to smartwatch whenever a new picture is captured.
And yeah, this is how I live my day to the most without even taking my phone from the pocket, & do everything on the smartwatch itself. Sometimes I also make use of google voice & ask to take notes, set reminders etc. Comparing to my day life without smartwatch & with a smartwatch, the productivity is more while using the smartwatch. Though, the phone is always to be in connection with the smartwatch & data mode should be enabled to make use of some features, besides I feel the smartwatch is a big asset to make the most out of your productive work life. Finally, I am concluding my previous article, and yeah! You should definitely need a smartwatch along with a smartphone.