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Apps to Watch: avoid losing your iPhone with Lookout

Lookout Apple Watch

If you’re anything like me and constantly misplacing your iPhone, there is a great little Apple Watch app that might just save you a costly replacement of a new phone.

A company called Lookout has recently launched an app that might be one of the most useful for anybody who owns an Apple Watch. Like all Apple Watch apps, it must be installed on an iPhone (or iPad), but there is of course also a companion watch app that aims to stop you losing your iOS device, in addition to helping find a lost or stolen one by letting you know its last location.

Lookout Apple Watch App 2

The app itself will generate a rather loud alert (something they’ve called a “scream”) on your iPhone, similar to the built-in ‘ping’ feature on Apple Watch but in fact much more useful. On the apps’s main screen is a kind of ‘distance to your iPhone’ indicator, showing just how far away it is. As you move about, the indicator shows if you are getting warmer or colder – that particular feature requires a Bluetooth connection so it’s most practical at home or in a busy bar, for example.

An extra layer of security is afforded by the fact that you can also trigger the alert over Wi-Fi. But if you have left your iPhone further away, the last location is displayed within the app via the phone’s last-known GPS location.

Lookout Apple Watch App 1

One of the nicest features of Lookout is the ability to buzz your Apple Watch when you move out of Bluetooth range entirely, avoiding the majority of situations where you simply walk away from your phone. I have been using Lookout for a couple of days now, and it’s one of those apps that can prove genuinely useful, saving me from forgetting my iPhone on at least one occasion recently.

Lookout says the initial idea for stemmed from the firm’s employee hack-athons, which then became part of the company’s product range.

To get the latest version, download Lookout from the the App Store and simply sync with your Apple Watch…

By Roland Banks

Roland Banks has been passionate about mobile technology for the past 20 years. He started his career at British Telecom's research division working on collaborative virtual reality environments, before becoming a video streaming specialist at 3 UK where he helped launch some of the world's first mobile video services. More recently he enjoys writing about his obsession, and developing software that helps mobile operators analyse their subscriber data.

Roland has lived in Asia for the past 5 years, and tries to indulge his other passion for riding motorcycles whenever possible.

8 replies on “Apps to Watch: avoid losing your iPhone with Lookout”

Look out is a terrible App. I threw away phones that had this embedded.. Rated F for F***ed

Technology has come to extreme level. Now, there is an app on your watch for not having your phone misplaced. Let’s wait & watch, how many people will download this app for their own benefits? How effective this app will be, that can only be known when number of people download this app. Faith of this app lies on how many people usually misplace the phone on several occasion or interested to download in order to chech the suitability of the app according to them.

For people who misplace their iPhones and need to get to get them back, hope comes
in the form of an Apple watch App launched by the company Lookout which along
with an assistant app enables getting a lost iPhone back. The iPhone emits a
shrill alert and features a sort of “distance to iPhone” attribute to
identify the distance between the lost iPhone and the user. This is enabled
by Bluetooth depending upon which the Watch buzzes when it is
out of range of the bluetooth service.

Lookout provides an answer which enables users to find their lost iPhones in the form of an app for Apple Watch. This app has to be installed in the iPhone and along with a companion app to track the misplaced phone from its last known location by various methods.

Lookout provides an answer which enables users to find their lost
iPhones in the form of an app for Apple Watch. This app has to be
installed in the iPhone and along with a companion app to track the
misplaced phone from its last known location by various methods.

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