13 Apple Watch Features That Are Perfect For Real Estate
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April 10, 2015. That's the day you can pre-order an Apple Watch. Not sure you can justify the expense ($349 to $17,000)? Here are 13 Apple Watch features that are useful in real estate.
Camera (sort of)
The watch is not a camera, but it does serve as a viewfinder for your iPhone lens.
That means, if you’re taking photos of your raw space, it’s now much easier to put yourself in the picture giving a thumbs up. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to differentiate your space.
The built-in pedometer ties into iOS 8’s HealthKit app, allowing you to measure your overall heart health.
You can see how many steps you take, or advertise how few steps it takes to get from the CEO's desk to an employee's desk in a cool new open office.
The phone already has many useful apps (with more to come). This one knows where you are in any Target store, then uses your shopping list to guide you in the right direction.
This will inevitably harm mapmakers who specialize in printed maps of Target. Brokers can assist them in consolidating space with other companies making useless products, such as maps of Siam, or maps of now-defunct Borders Books.
Get stock quotes on your wrist.
If you look at your wrist and see your REIT's stock is tanking, you can simultaneously see how much longer it is until happy hour.
18 Karat Gold
The most expensive Apple Watch (aka, "The Edition") has a watch case crafted from 18-karat gold that its metallurgists have developed to be up to twice as hard as standard gold.
Not only is it sleek, but if you put enough watches together, you can replace flimsy steel curtain walls.
The watch tells you today's sunrise and sunset. Great if you’ve got a fiddler on your green roof. (That joke is for everyone’s grandma in Boca Raton.)
So you’ve just leased the ground floor of your mixed-use restaurant to a chic restaurant, but you can’t even get a table to celebrate? This app ensures you can see details about your upcoming reservations and find your way there with a map.
PayByPhone Parking App
Sitting in a meeting with your meter running? You’ll get a notification 10 minutes before the meter expires, allowing you to add more time without having to go back to your car.
App - BMW i Remote
Of course, once the meeting is out, you want your ride to be ready for you. You’ll receive a notification when your electric BMW e-car is fully charged. You can also check door-lock status, service reminders and more. On the way to your car, adjust the cabin temperature so it’s just right when you’re ready to drive.
Control music on your iPhone. No need to walk across the room to skip a song, thus avoiding freak toe stubbing injuries.
Make quick calls from your wrist. Perfect for our DC readers, since it seems more and more that pretty much anyone is qualified to be in the Secret Service. At least now you’ll be able to talk into your wrist and look the part.
You can even have a classic Mickey Mouse telling time on the face. Not much application to real estate, but we thought that was neat.
It Keeps Time
Apple Watch is, conveniently, an incredibly accurate timepiece. It continually checks against the definitive global time standard with the same precision found in GPS satellites. It’s so precise, the second hand (or in Mickey’s case, foot) of every Apple Watch across the world is in sync.