If you've yet to jump on board with the smartwatch revolution then the Apple Watch might just be the device to tempt you. It starts at $350, comes in a range of finishes with different straps, and packs in plenty of enticing features. Here, eight ways the Apple Watch can enhance the way you travel.
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Never get lost again
You can get turn-by-turn directions right there on your wrist with the Apple Watch. Use the Digital Crown or say “Hey Siri” and you can ask for directions to any destination or find out what's nearby, no matter where you're at in the world.
Always in the right timezone
Your Apple Watch will automatically update to whatever time zone you are in. No more calculating what time it is in New York.
You don't have to carry cash
In any place that supports Apple Pay (U.S. only to begin with) you'll be able to double-click the button on your Apple Watch, hold it close to the reader, and payment will be taken. Cash is a thing of the past.
Check your itinerary
Find out what's next on your calendar and get real-time updates about your flights and bookings sans file folder with loose papers.
With Passbook you'll be able to use your Apple Watch to display electronic tickets, so you can forget about a paper boarding pass for your flight. The American Airlines app let's you check-in and gives you a countdown to boarding.
No need for keys
Apps like the Starwood Hotels app allow you to unlock your hotel room by tapping on your Apple Watch.
Guide to public transport
The City Mapper app provides schedules for the subway, trains, and buses. It will even track your location and tell you when it's time to get off. Although, we must admit, sometimes getting lost in a new city is the best part.
Get weather forecasts
Wondering whether to do the park in the morning and the museum in the afternoon? Use your Apple Watch to check up on the latest weather updates.