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10 Mistakes You're Probably Making with Your Apple Watch By Mike Peterson As with all of Apple's devices, the Apple Watch just sort of works. But that doesn't mean there isn't a better (or correct) way to use the device or that there aren't tips you should always keep in mind. Whether you're a long-time Apple Watch owner or a prospective buyer, continue reading to learn 10 mistakes that you'll want to avoid making with your Apple Watch. 10. Not Wearing It Correctly You can wear your Apple Watch pretty much any way you want — and a comfortable fit largely comes down to personal preference. That being said, there are certainly some downsides to wearing an Apple Watch incorrectly: it can result in inaccurate movement and heart rate data. The perfect fit for good heart rate data should be snug but not overly tight. A good rule is to tighten it as much as you can without it being uncomfortable. You may also want to wear it fairly high on your arm, as wearing it too low could cause problems with comfort and heart rate accuracy. 9. Ignoring the Safety Features Arguably the most important features of the Apple Watch relate to safety. While it can keep you connected and healthy over the long-term, an Apple Watch can also help save your life in a pinch — if you actually set up and use the provided features. For one, add important health information and emergency contacts to your Medical ID. Familiarize yourself with Emergency SOS, which can let you contact first responders. (If you have a Cellular Apple Watch, Emergency SOS will work even without a cellular plan.) Make sure to enable irregular heart rate notifications and fall detection. 8. Not Updating Your Health Data The Apple Watch uses a variety of metrics and sensors to determine how much you move and how many calories you burn doing it. But the Apple Watch's fitness and movement accuracy is largely dependent on your health profile, as well as several other factors. You should definitely keep your Health Profile data up-to-date inside of the Watch app, including updating your weight periodically. You may also want to calibrate your watch by walking or running outside on a fl at route for at least 20 minutes. This will help calibrate its GPS data for more accurate workouts. 7. Not Taking Care of Its Battery Battery life is often a major concern for most smartphone, laptop or tablet users. But you could argue that it's even more important on a wearable device that's supposed to keep you updated and track your fitness and health. So we recommend keeping your Apple Watch's battery life in mind. Try not to keep it on the charger for extended periods of time (although overnight is fine). Also keep an eye on the temperature of your watch and its surroundings, since heat is

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