As the warm weather finally arrives, accompanied by a pleasant breeze, it's the ideal time to start taking your dogs out for walks. I used to listen to music or play my favorite podcasts while walking my dog, easily pausing or playing them through my Apple Watch. However, my spirited dog has recently taken to running after any animal she sees in excitement (I think she missed her walks), making it challenging to manage her and my Apple Watch at the same time.
Fortunately, I discovered an incredible feature called "Assistive Touch." To enable it, simply navigate to your settings, select accessibility, and then turn on Assistive Touch. Initially, I assumed it was just a menu button, but it actually enables you to control various functions on your watch using specific gestures.
You can customize these gestures according to your preferences within the available options. This has made walking my dog a breeze, as I no longer struggle to control her with one hand while simultaneously using the same hand to operate my Apple Watch. This feature is also a fantastic tool for workouts. When you're out on a walk, your watch can detect your activity and offer you the option to start a workout with a simple gesture, eliminating the need to scroll through apps to find the one you need. The ease of use is impressive; some gestures are as simple as tapping two fingers together, and the watch's advanced technology interprets your movements to initiate the corresponding action.