What to Do With Old Apple Watches?

What To Do With Old Apple Watches

You have finally rewarded yourself with the latest Apple Watch. The big question now is, what will you do with the old one?

While you can always sell it, you can’t expect much for its resale value. Instead, you can just keep it and put it to good use in your life.

If you prefer to keep your old Apple Watches because of sentimental reasons, here are a few things you can do with your old Apple Watch.

Monitoring Device

There might be a member of your family who can use your old Apple Watch.

You can let them use it for their own benefit and for your benefit as well.  You might have a teenage child that you want to contact easily with no need to worry that they won’t answer their phone. You can also use the Apple Watch as a timer for your children who find it hard to focus and tend to work better with some incremental tasks.

Overall, the Apple Watch is very easy to use and your child can set and reset the times without needing you to help them out.

Day and Night Watch

You can never go wrong when you have two Apple Watches with you. By having two of them, you can be sure that you always have some backup. You can wear your day watch as your night watch charges or vice versa.

Would you like to use a lightweight aluminum watch for your workout and a heavier stainless one for more formal events? Two watches can solve this issue.

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Permanent Nightstand

Your old Apple Watch can also be repurposed as a permanent nightstand clock.

You can connect it to power and turn it on its side with its digital crown facing upwards.

Safety Blinker

There is a flashlight feature in watchOS 4. If you love running at night, you can strap one watch on each arm and then turn on their flashlights, possibly either the flashing red or white variety.

This will make your presence known to motorists so you can enjoy a safe and secure jog.

Kitchen Timer

Apple Watches can be used as a timer but if you ever need two, you can do that.

The old Apple Watch can be used for timing your hard-boiled eggs while the other can be used to time the cinnamon rolls in the oven. Now, that makes things easy, right?

Bike Riding Accessory

You can attach your old Apple Watch to the handlebars of your bike and use it for its GPS features or to play music during your biking.


Hopefully, we were able to provide you with some ideas for your old Apple Watch, since selling isn’t the best option. Good luck!

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