April 10, 2015, 12:40 a.m. Parks and Recreation plays on my computer. My roommate and I sit on his bed, watching—waiting. The episode ends and we both open our computers to www.apple.com. The website is slow, but, finally, at 1:10 AM we have both spent $400 on brand new Apple Watches.

The Apple Watch has been on the market for a while now, and it is one of the best fashion items to have on hand when traveling for business. Not only does the Apple Watch help the wearer look professional and technologically savvy, the apps on it facilitate easier work travel.

Text Messages

Your hands are full, and you are frustrated by the need to dig into your pocket, pull out your phone, read a message, and reply to it. Quickly check and reply to text messages without that frustration. The Apple Watch uses voice-to-text technology so you can just quickly speak your reply.

Apple Wallet

If you have an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus, you can use the Wallet app on the Apple Watch to check in for your flight or to use your credi/debit cards with Apple Pay. Just scan your watch and you’re good to go.

Worried about your money being too readily accessible to others? If your Apple Watch happens to get stolen, there’s still no need to worry! You can install a four-digit password on the watch. Along with that, Apple Wallet can’t be used unless you’ve recently used the thumb print reader on your iPhone.

Phone Calls

Ever have one of those moments when you’re pulling your luggage quickly down the terminal because you’re running late to catch your flight and your pocket starts to vibrate because of a phone call? Don’t stop and pull out your phone. Instead, see who is calling on your wrist, and then deftly stop the call so you can focus on the most important matter: catching that plane.


The phone rings. It’s your boss. You answer and he asks you about your schedule. Instead of having to open your computer or use your phone while talking on it, you can look at your calendar right on your wrist. Even when you’re not taking a phone call, you can still have your calendar at a glance. Look at your wrist to see your next appointment.

The Apple Watch is great for travel. It simplifies life and lets you relax more. Hundreds of great apps in the App Store allow you to personalize the watch to best fit your needs—and new apps appear frequently. To learn more about the Apple Watch, visit www.apple.com/watch.

—Adam McLain

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