Lookout’s new Apple Watch app will assist you discover your misplaced iPhone
Cellular safety agency Lookout has launched immediately what could also be one of many extra sensible purposes for Apple Watch. Its new smartwatch app will assist you to to not lose your telephone, by alerting you in the event you’re about to go away your telephone behind, in addition to allow you to find a misplaced or stolen telephone by pointing you to its final recognized location.
The app can be used to set off a “scream” in your iPhone (a loud alert) which may you discover a misplaced telephone. This might even be used within the case the place you think your telephone has simply been lifted by an unknown third-celebration, like a pickpocket, for instance.
As well as, on the smartwatch app’s homescreen, you’ll see a “distance visualization bar,” that exhibits you ways distant you’re out of your telephone. As you stroll round, the bar will regulate so you recognize when you’re getting “hotter” or “colder,” the corporate explains. This function requires a Bluetooth connection, so it’s splendid for locating the telephone round the home or another small space.
Nevertheless, you can also make your iPhone “scream” over Wi-Fi, in case you’re out of Bluetooth vary however the telephone continues to be someplace comparatively close by.
Within the case that you simply’ve left your telephone someplace a lot additional away, the app shows a map displaying the telephone’s final recognized location. This location is almost actual-time, because the backend is consistently monitoring the iPhone’s GPS. In fact, one caveat right here: apps that make the most of the GPS can affect your iPhone’s battery. Nevertheless, because the app has solely simply launched, it’s unclear presently how pronounced that impact can be for Lookout’s app.
However maybe the most effective function is that this: you possibly can configure the app to buzz your Apple Watch whenever you’re out of Bluetooth vary. This helps to deal with the most typical “misplaced telephone” state of affairs – the place you’ve inadvertently set your telephone down then left it behind as you walked away.
Lookout says the app’s invention was born out of the corporate’s common worker hackathons, and was then made part of the broader product roadmap.
To get the brand new Apple Watch app, you’ll have to obtain or replace to the newest model of the Lookout app for iPhone, then sync your Apple Watch together with your telephone.