Here are 10 things an Apple Watch can do that an iPhone can’t

Not only does the Apple Watch work great alongside the iPhone, but it can also do many things that the iPhone can’t do. From taking an ECG to Noise Tracking, here are 10 things an Apple Watch can do that your iPhone can’t.


1: Telling the Time, really


Your Apple Watch does many things, and Time Telling is one of them. You can see the time up to the second, as well as view other time zones all on the home screen. Additionally, the Apple Watch Series 5 has an always-on display to keep showing the time, something the iPhone desperately needs. There are also plenty of fun watch faces you can choose from.

2: Precise Activity Tracking


While your iPhone can show you some basic data about your day, the Apple Watch takes it to another level. It shows you specific data like your calories burned, standing hours, heart rate, and even how many minutes you did high-intensity activity.

3: Heartrate Monitoring

Obviously, this is something that is exclusive to the Apple Watch. It’s a very important Health Feature too. Your Apple Watch also tracks your heartrate quite precisely, rarely off by a lot compared to professional equipment. Also, all Apple Watch Models come with this essential feature, so don’t worry, and it’s very easy to use.

4: Workouts

Apple designed the Apple Watch to be an excellent health device, so it’s natural that the smartwatch has some extra capabilities compared to your phone. With the Apple Watch, you can initiate specific workouts, such as Swimming, Stair Stepping, Running, and many others.

5: Noise Level Monitoring


New in watchOS 6, this enables your Apple Watch to use its microphones to track the noise levels around you. This is really important, as your watch will alert you if things are getting too loud and the loudness can damage your hearing. You can even set this feature as a complication on watch faces. Also, Noise Level Data will show up in the Health App.

6: Period Tracking

Also new in watchos6, you can now easily keep track of your cycles in the Cycle Tracking App on Apple Watch. Simply put in the data, and your Apple Watch will tell you when your next period is. On top of this, you can log how strong your flow is, and see all this data in the Health App.

7: Remind you to breathe

While it may seem simple, remembering to take a breather is a key task in keeping your head clear during the day. Your Apple Watch will send you notifications throughout the day, reminding you to take a minute to breathe. Trust us, it helps.

8: Walkie Talkie

Even though this feature may be one of pure fun, using your Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie feature can actually be quite useful. For example, you can speak to colleagues on the other side of the office without having to get up off your chair, send a text, or make a call.

9: Fall Detection

Apple introduced this feature with the Apple Watch Series 4. The watch uses its sensors to detect if you’ve taken a hard fall. It works very well in our testing. If you have taken a fall, the watch will call SOS. The cellular version of the Series 5 can call emergency services from anywhere in the world.

10: Take an ECG


You can use your Apple Watch to take an ECG. This is the first time that you can achieve an ECG reading on a smartwatch, so it’s a huge breakthrough for Apple. To take an ECG, simply open the ECG app on Apple Watch. Once done, your Apple Watch will tell you if there are any irregularities, and you can even send a PDF to your doctor.



There are many important features the Apple Watch has, that the iPhone doesn’t. The Apple Watch is unmatched. It’s simply the best smartwatch out there, comporting essential and developed health tools while having a health app ecossystem, and being an excellent companion to the iPhone.

What do you use your Apple Watch for?