Museum Tour Just Got More Exciting Thanks To Apple Watch
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It may not have revolutionized the world like the iPhone, but at least you can now enjoy this museum more thanks to your Apple Watch purchase.
According to CNN Money, there is one more reason to own the fancy wearable outside making your friends and family jealous.
As of this Thursday, you can use your Apple Watch at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in what is an interactive innovation that shakes you violently when you are passing an audio exhibit.
OK, it merely vibrates your watch.
The feature is thanks to the hard work from the people behind Guidekick, and it seems rather intuitive – even for those of us who haven’t yet adopted wearables.
According to the report, the feature allows a more seamless tour experience, and it starts with the museum’s app.
The app alone is a great asset for your next visit as it features a map of the property. However, its link to your Apple Watch is where things get promising.
Now CNN Money states there are some issues that need to be addressed, but we love where things are headed.
As you pass various exhibits your watch will vibrate, alerting you to the fact that there is an audio component to the item you are standing in front of.
That doesn’t sound like this amazing feature when you can simply use your eyes and scour the place for obvious signs.
However, you begin to see where things might be headed at museums that care to address the expectations of a younger generation.
With smartphones joining wearables, previously cold and elusive exhibits come alive and become part of an amazing interactive experience.
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