Most of us use our mobile phones for texting friends or checking Facebook. However, there is so much more you can do with your phone that you probably didn’t even realize. There is an app for everything, so we’ve got a list of the best things you can do with your phone besides calling your mum. You can thank us later!
You Can Track Your Health
Ok, so maybe you’ve tried fitness tracking bracelets, but did you know your phone could also help you out? Samsung offers S Health which can do everything from track the number of steps to take to measuring your heart rate. It can even measure your stress levels. There are apps available on all systems to track your health progress.
Prevent Drink Driving
You can buy a smartphone breathalyser to make sure you don’t drive over the limit. The breathalyser sends its results wirelessly to your phone. The app that comes with it also tells you how long it will take for your alcohol levels to return to 0%.
You probably already know this, but there are thousands of games available for your smartphone. You can try skill games, puzzles or word games. You can find out a list of the top games from sites like game apk and see what everyone else has rated this week. It can be a fun way to compete with friends and keep your mind active.
Diagnosing Problems With Your Car
If you have an older car, you might worry about things going wrong with it. This can lead to expensive diagnostic charges at garages – but it doesn’t need to be that way anymore. You can buy a device that connects straight to the car’s on-board computer and can read engine codes. It then tells you what the issue is via updates to a phone app, meaning you might be able to fix it yourself. Some of the apps even work as driving aids, telling you how well you drive and let you know ways to improve mpg, etc.
Control Other Devices With Infrared
A lot of newer devices come with infrared built into them. This means you can use your phone to program your television or set-top box. If your phone doesn’t have one included, then you can download one such as the Peel Smart Remote. It’s perfect for all those times when you lose the remote, as you’re probably less likely to misplace your phone.
Identify Songs Instantly
There is nothing more annoying than hearing a song and not being able to remember who it’s by. Or, perhaps you’ve heard a song you love and want to find out who sings it. Well, thanks to technology, you can. Apps such as Shazam and SoundHound have been doing this for a while now, but it’s also now built into Siri, Google Now and Cortana. Now you’ll never have to wait until you hear the song again now.