Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The transition from droid to IOS is getting easier and now I’m more comfortable while interacting with my new Apple products. I managed to find a smartwatch face that suits me; learned how to download the special apps I enjoy and organize them in folders; and now, even know the location of my iPad’s power button. For years, I’ve done similar things in a droid environment, and did anticipate switching-over to take time and effort. As it has.
Most folks stay with the system they’ve become used to, and I’d never have left droid. My decision to change is that Apple technology enables its smartwatch to detect a watch-wearer’s fall and its blue-toothed iPhone to react. If the fallen wearer taps a watch button that identifies the situation as “no problem”, it’s all over. But when a fallen one fails to interact with the watch, its associated iPhone notifies personal contacts and rescue personnel, also provides a GPS location accurate within so many feet.
Folks who love IOS keep saying things to the effect that I’ll find Apple products more fun, but I’ve yet to agree. My focus is in regaining habitual activities from my years with droid–like knowing how to access contacts and where to click for favorite books, news services, and music. This sounds simple but for me has proved time-consuming. Several times, I’ve hauled all my Apple stuff down the road to the Verizon Store for assistance and found that the things stumping me are simple for everyone there.
I’m making the efforts needed to work out the details while hoping it’ll never be necessary to test the watch’s “help I’ve fallen…” feature. But for me, and finally, havng this feature has eased some of my long-time “what if” worries while conducting routine physical activities on a rocky acreage and taking care of large animals.
Dear Friends: Much more subtle than wearing a neck chain with a big call-button. Diana