Posted September 08, 2019 08:27:53Apple Watch, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, was supposed to usher in a new era in wearable computing.
The first wave of the device was powered by an all-touch display that was able to accurately track your steps, heart rate, and distance traveled.
It was an amazing display, but it lacked the sensors and cameras needed to actually use it to help you stay alert.
Now, the company is bringing those sensors to Apple Watch.
On the watch’s main screen, you’ll find a compass, barometer, and accelerometer.
It can also track your heart rate and sleep.
And while these sensors work great for the most part, the accuracy of these data isn’t great.
That’s not a bad thing for the watch to be able to track, but we’d still like to see some more granularity.
Here’s a screenshot of the Apple Watch’s compass, which shows the direction you’re facing from the display.
(Apple’s engineers were careful not to display the direction of the compass on the main screen.)
Apple’s own Watch app also allows you to add GPS points to the display, which are tracked with the compass.
That makes sense, but Apple has always been a bit vague on exactly how it tracks the data that it gathers from your wrist.
Here’s an example of the app telling you that it’s tracking the direction “north” from your Apple Watch, but then it tells you that the compass is tracking “east” from it:There’s a caveat to this.
Apple is still using the Apple-provided compass for GPS tracking on the Watch.
The company is not releasing a software update that allows for this.
The app only allows you the compass to track you if you also have a compass.
If you don’t have a good compass, Apple will still only track the direction the Apple watch’s screen indicates to it.
So the next time you look at your watch, be wary of what it’s measuring.
It may not be accurate enough to give you accurate directions.
If it does, you might want to take a step back and ask yourself if it’s worth the $500 you’ll spend on it.