Smartphones are so smart that they can be used with the most unusual goals in mind. Some might be so exotic that the average user, who only makes calls, works online, and posts memes, won’t even be able to comprehend them.
It should be noted that most of the unexpected capabilities of smartphones require installation of some special apps, and some might even demand use of external devices. So what can you equip your smartphone with given its modern capabilities?
A toy for a cat
The Human-to-Cat Translator app turns human speech into all sorts of meows. The creators of the program claim in all seriousness that cats are able to understand what they are told.
Another app – PetSnap – can be of much more practical interest. It attracts the cat’s attention with various sounds emitted by the smartphone. Then, when the fluffy target comes closer, the app can deftly take a photo of it.
A personal trainer
You surely can use your gadget as an exercise controller. Sports, fitness, even ordinary gymnastics can all be practiced with greater efficiency if you monitor the parameters of your body with the help of special applications.
Adidas Running works just fine with all major operating systems, for example. It is able to track the body parameters of a person running or cycling, such as the distance covered, the exact time of movement, calories consumed, as well as the average speed.
Such apps do not need Internet connection, since they use the GPS satellite navigation system. Connection will be needed only when you want to look at the traveled route on the map.
Another way to use your smartphone in sports is to designate it as your personal assistant. The lineup of products by Daily Workout Apps, LLC (some can be downloaded for free) is quite impressive. Those applications allow you to create individual workout plans for certain muscle groups, show detailed video instructions, and make sure that you exercise on time.
Using your smartphone to control the calories consumed falls into the same category. Special calculators are used for that. With their help, you can create a menu for the whole day, which will prevent you from gaining excess weight.
Smartphone as a weather station
Most of us have become familiar with online weather services that can provide forecasts for several days in advance or tell us what the current weather is like in a particular part of the world. Numerous apps allow you to get such information right from the screen of your smartphone.
However, these services have two problems:
- First, some of them are of very questionable veracity: the accuracy of their forecasts, to put it mildly, leaves much to be desired. So you often have to choose a service based on your own negative experience.
- Secondly, all of them, without exception, require an Internet connection. In most cases it is not a problem, but quite often the owner of the gadget may happen to be outside of the coverage – in the countryside or on a hike.
And, as it happens, it is precisely at this time that he or she will need the weather forecast most urgently. For this purpose, smartphone manufacturers have begun to equip their devices with a barometer.
Smartphones are progressively transforming from an easy-to-use means of communication to a key element of a universal system that can be modified depending on the task at hand. You just need to decide which of the possible applications are desirable, and act accordingly.
Also, do not forget that only the device that is in good working order can serve you well. Should any malfunctions occur, seek the advice of a specialist. Professional technicians from Big Apple Repair can ensure that your smartphone works perfectly.