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Apple Updates Apple Watch 'Guided Tours' Site With Videos on Phone Calls, Siri, Music, and Maps

Earlier this month, Apple launched a new "Guided Tours" section on its dedicated Apple Watch website, showcasing several Apple Watch walkthrough videos designed to teach prospective buyers how various features work on the device. As of today, Apple has updated the site with four new videos, covering Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, and Music.

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The first video, on Phone Calls, walks users through how phone calls work on the Apple Watch. It displays options for answering incoming calls and making outgoing calls. There are several options when receiving a phone call -- it can be muted by covering the Apple Watch with a hand or a response message can be sent by scrolling up with the digital crown. Making a call can be done through the "Friends" button on the side, or through Siri.


Apple's Siri Apple Watch video covers how to use Siri on the Apple Watch. Siri can be accessed by holding down on the digital crown and the digital assistant can do things like setting alarms, opening apps, getting directions, and more, as on the iPhone. In the "Music" video, Apple walks through available controls in the Music app on the Apple Watch, demonstrating how to control music on the iPhone using the device.


A playlist can be transferred to the Apple Watch by placing the device on its charger, going to the Apple Watch app on the iPhone, and choosing "Sync Playlist." Music can be played from the Apple Watch directly through a paired device by using a force tap within the Music app to select a source and a destination. As we've previously learned, Apple Watch has 8GB of storage, with 2GB of that available for storing music.


The Maps video includes instructions on the different ways to open the Maps app on the Apple Watch: by tapping on an address, accessing it from the home screen, or swiping up on the watch screen to get to the Maps Glance. Choosing a location can be done by a hard press on the screen, which opens up options for a contact's address, recent locations, or address input through dictation.


Apple's Guided Tour videos are a useful resource for both prospective buyers and those who have already pre-ordered an Apple Watch, as they highlight both Apple Watch features and the way they're accessed on the device. We've learned from reviews that learning to control the Apple Watch and becoming accustomed to its input methods can take some time, so these videos are a great way to get a heads up on Apple Watch features ahead of launch.

Apple still has three additional videos that have yet to be uploaded to the page, including "Apple Pay," "Activity," and "Fitness." We'll likely see those added to the site next week, ahead of the device's April 24 ship date.

The Apple Watch can be pre-ordered from the Apple online store, with prices that start at $349. Apple Watch demand has been high, so orders placed today will not ship out until June and beyond, depending on model.

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45 months ago
So excited!!!!!!!!111

They're like easter eggs, makes me pee a little :o:D
Rating: 18 Votes
45 months ago
maps video available 4/15 - 4/20
Rating: 13 Votes
45 months ago

I wonder how this would sound if Jony Ive did it.


"First, we took Apple Maps and started from the ground up. With revolutionary force touch, you now have even more control, more extraordinary menus, with just your finger. And with our most personal device yet, we wanted to make sure you feel your directions. With a tap on your wrist, you will know exactly when to turn, in a truly personal manner. It is the best Apple Maps yet."
Rating: 11 Votes
45 months ago

Apple has always sucked at stuff like this haven't they?


Actually no, so don't make stuff up.
Rating: 8 Votes
45 months ago

the Map video doesn't play for me.. :(


From the article:

Rating: 7 Votes
45 months ago
Have to admit the Maps functionality is pretty cool, especially the wrist taps to indicate turns, I'm always putting my phone back in my pocket to avoid walking down the street looking at it and don't ever seem to remember exactly which streets to turn down, so inevitably have to pull it back out again and again, sigh.

From where I come from...it just gets minutely not so slow. Notice how I don't use the word faster, because nothing in this thing is fast.


Do you ever have a positive thing to say, or is this outlook only limited to Apple and Apple products on an Apple fan site? You're not even limiting your cynicism and negativity to the topic being discussed, you're so filled with it. Perhaps I'm just too simple and plain coming as I do from rural Oregon, but those "opinions" you constantly spread around about Apple and their products are worth about an ounce of pretension, or a pound of manure, whichever way you look at it and from wherever it is you happen to come. :p
Rating: 6 Votes
45 months ago

"First, we took Apple Maps and started from the ground up. With revolutionary force touch, you now have even more control, more extraordinary menus, with just your finger. And with our most personal device yet, we wanted to make sure you feel your directions. With a tap on your wrist, you will know exactly when to turn, in a truly personal manner. It is the best Apple Maps yet."



Plus, it's "unapologetically Apple Maps" :)
Rating: 5 Votes
45 months ago
I'd love if they posted a "Tips & Tricks" video on 5/24 to explain more hidden features. One of the fun aspects of this launch is that there are several really interesting things they did not mention in their keynotes or promote. For instance, the Ping iPhone feature is so handy and more convenient than logging into Find My iPhone and playing a sound or getting somebody to call you.
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago
I don't see anyone else here saying it, so I'm going to:

These Guided Tours videos are great. I think they're just one more thing that's truly setting the Apple Watch apart and ahead of the rest of the pack.

These videos are clean and easy to watch. If people actually need help learning to utilize their new Apple Watch, these videos combined with help from Apple Store employees will pretty much guarantee that new users will be able to do so.

Of course, the hardest part about teaching new users (who aren't able to teach themselves) is to first get them to actually WATCH these videos or TALK to an Apple Store employee. I have no doubts that once that barrier is crossed, however, that new users will be able to use their Watch to fit their needs.

There seems to be a lot of criticism and pessimism around here lately regarding the Watch, but I, for one, am quite bullish on it. I've already pre-ordered and tried-on and I think even the first generation is (going to be) a killer product.

:apple:
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago

This site needs at least 1 more article on the GolD Apple Watch.


Fixed it for you :D
Rating: 3 Votes

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