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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for business owners and their teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do. More…

⌚️ Apple Watch

One of my favorite Apple gadgets. It’s something I wear every day and I use to check time or weather, track my fitness, listen to podcasts or audiobooks, even make phone calls and send messages.

🔗 ⌚️ 🗯 How to use iMessage for note taking on the Apple Watch?

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 /smsnote/

Last week I posted a very geeky way to add notes to the Apple Watch which required complicated setup to work on my Apple Watch Ultra 2. However, Rafal (the VP of Product in Nozbe) saw that and he told me that by sending iMessages to yourself, you can have a similar workflow without all that complicated server setup.

How to use iMessage for note taking on the Apple Watch?


⌚️ 🗯 How to re-enable swipe gesture between watch faces in Apple Watch OS 10.2

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 /watchfaces/

I love my Apple Watch Ultra 2 but what I didn‘t like about it was that it came with the WatchOS 10 which removed the ability to quickly swipe between watch faces. As a person who likes changing watch faces and configuring them with different complications depending on the time of day or the day of the week - it was really annoying. Luckily this option is back now!

How to re-enable swipe gesture between watch faces in Apple Watch OS 10.2


🔗 ⌚️ WatchNote Siri Shortcut - how to add and view a note on Apple Watch Ultra without an iPhone!

Thursday, December 7, 2023 /watchnote/

I love the big screen of my new Apple Watch Ultra 2 and now that I have Action button configured on it, I was thinking of more things I could do with it. I already figured out how to add a task to Nozbe but sometimes I just needed to add a note quickly and later retrieve it, without using my iPhone 15 Pro. Here’s what I came up with:

WatchNote Siri Shortcut - how to add and view a note on Apple Watch Ultra without an iPhone!


⌚️ 📲 🔗 ⭐️ Action button Siri Shortcut for your iPhone 15 Pro and Apple Watch Ultra

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 /action/

Recently I got myself the new iPhone 15 Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and these two devices have one thing in common - Action button which can be configurable. In the beginning I changed its settings on the iPhone to just open the camera and on the watch to start a workout, but after a few days my identity as a productivity guy and founder of Nozbe got the better of me. I decided to tweak this with Siri Shortcuts and create my ultimate “Action Button Shortcut” which you can get here free and adjust to your own liking:

Action button Siri Shortcut for your iPhone 15 Pro and Apple Watch Ultra


⌚️ Why a small-wrist guy switched to Apple Watch Ultra?

Thursday, November 16, 2023 /ultra/

I’ve been using Apple Watch since the very beginning but because I’m not tall and I don’t have large wrists, I always stuck with the smaller model. Until now. I just bought an Apple Watch Ultra 2 and despite its size it’s the best Apple Watch to date. It’s beautiful, it’s joy to use and most of all, finally it has the battery life a smartwatch should have:

Why a small-wrist guy switched to Apple Watch Ultra?


⌚️ 🎾 15th olympic-distance triathlon completed - let’s keep swimming, cycling and running!

Monday, May 16, 2022 /tri15/

When back in 2014 I tried a sprint-distance triathlon I didn’t suspect I’d stick with this kind of race for so long. Later that year I tried my first olympic-distance triathlon which is 1.5km swimming 🏊‍♂️, 40km cycling 🚴‍♂️ and 10km running 🏃‍♂️ - all sports one after another - and I loved it and started doing such races regularly! Three years ago I completed 11th race and yesterday - 8 years from starting my triathlon adventure - I finished my 15th olympic-distance race and 17th triathlon overall. I’ve shared many of my thoughts on triathlons in my last post and described tracking it with Apple Watch but I have new conclusions that, if you’re into sports and gear, you might find interesting:

15th olympic-distance triathlon completed - let’s keep swimming, cycling and running!


⌚️ How to get your Apple Watch to be United with Ukraine

Sunday, February 27, 2022 /ukraine/

My thoughts are with Ukraine 🇺🇦 right now. I cannot sleep. I cannot work. I’m Polish and I consider Ukrainians - my neighbors to the East - sisters and brothers. I’m frightened for them and for the entire Europe - seeing Russian leader, now a war criminal, Vladimir Putin - attack our neighbors. So tonight as I was brainstorming ideas how my small company Nozbe can help Ukraine, I’ve noticed I could turn my Apple Watch into a symbol that’s #UnitedWithUkraine.

How to get your Apple Watch to be United with Ukraine


⌚️ 😎 How Apple Watch helps keep my dad alive!

Thursday, January 20, 2022 /afib/

Recently a friend wrote to me asking about an interesting Christmas 🎄 gift 🎁 story and what I shared with him I decided to write up here. Especially after my recent COVID-19 analysis, I wanted to write something uplifting - how technology saves lives. Here’s how the Apple Watch is keeping my dad in control of his health after a heart attack:

How Apple Watch helps keep my dad alive!


⌚️ 🎾 More than a year on the move or how Apple Watch rings help me stay in shape

Thursday, September 3, 2020 /shape/

Just yesterday I crossed the 400-move mark on the Apple Watch which basically means that for 400 days straight I managed to move enough that the Apple Watch classified it as “fitness day”. So I’ve been on the move for more than a year now, despite the pandemic, to hopefully stay in shape and lose some weight. It worked. And here’s how I did it:

More than a year on the move or how Apple Watch rings help me stay in shape


⌚️ Apple Watch series 5 review - the always-on screen is a huge deal!

Monday, December 23, 2019 /watch5/

Last year both me and my wife upgraded the Apple Watch series 2 to 4. We skipped series 3 altogether as we were waiting for the cellular connection from our operator and it took them two years to figure that out. This year when Apple announced series 5 with practically nothing new… but just an always-on display - we had two different reactions - my wife thought “whatever” and I was like “finally!”. Now after more than 2 months with it, I have to say I totally stand by my first reaction. The “always-on display” is a huge deal, here’s why:

Apple Watch series 5 review - the always-on screen is a huge deal!


⌚️ 🎾 Competing in an olympic-distance triathlon with an Apple Watch Series 4

Friday, October 4, 2019 /triwatch/

⌚️ 5 things I love about the Apple Watch series 4 after just a day of using it!

Monday, December 10, 2018 /watch4/

⌚️ 👨🏼‍💻 Apple Watch Only – a day in my life with the Series 2 Nike Apple Watch

Monday, December 19, 2016 /applewatchonly/

⌚️ 🍎 My Tech Gadget of 2015: The Apple Watch

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 /watch2015/

⌚️ 3 Things I love about the Apple Watch: communication, fitness & dashboard

Monday, November 9, 2015 /applewatch-3/

⌚️ Apple Watch 2.0 and thoughts after 4 months wearing it

Monday, September 28, 2015 /watch20/

✅ ⌚️ 🌎 🎬 New video with yours truly - how to get things done on your wrist [on: Nozbe.watch]

Monday, July 20, 2015 /nozbe-watch/

⌚️ 📽 🎬 Apple Watch Q&A with Space Grey unboxing and Nozbe for Watch demo - Productive! Show #96

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 /applewatch-qa/

⌚️ 📽 🎬 Unboxing Apple Watch - Productive! Show #94

Thursday, July 2, 2015 /applewatch-unboxing/

⌚️ Setting up your Apple Watch for the first time - tips and tricks

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 /applewatchsetup/

⌚️ 5 days with Apple Watch - time is on my side

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 /watch-5days/

⌚️ ✔️ Apple Watch - a productivity review

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 /watch-productivity/

🍎 ⌚️ 💻 The polarizing Macbook, tempting Apple Watch and… one more thing.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 /applelive-watch/