How does the idea of reading your mail through a wristwatch sound to you? Cool, right! That’s exactly what Microsoft is bringing to you; Microsoft Brings Outlook Email App to the Apple Watch. You can now access your Outlook Email from your wearable device. As you may know, Outlook is available for iOS and Android. You can access the Outlook apps from email providers such as Gmail, Outlook.com, Office 365, and so on. Microsoft Brings Outlook Email App to the Apple Watch
The Updated Outlook for iOS App/ Outlook Email App to the Apple Watch
The updated Outlook for iOS app includes several improved features. Notifications from Outlook on the Apple Watch now display much more than just a couple of sentences. Users still cannot directly reply to a notification. However, they can tap on the Outlook icon to access a dedicated Outlook Apple Watch app, which allows them to see the mail and also reply to the same.
While Microsoft primarily focuses on promoting its own wearable, the Microsoft Band, it has also been equally interested to support the Apple Watch and Android Wear. The company is already offering apps such as OneDrive, OneNote, PowerPoint, Skype, and so on for both Apple’s and Google’s smartwatches.
Incidentally, Microsoft has additionally created a dedicated wearables Website, which lists its Office apps for the Apple Watch and Android Wear as well.
Features Of The Outlook app for the Apple Watch / Outlook Email App to the Apple Watch
- Firstly, gives users a quick glance at their Outlook Inbox and calendar, by swiping up from the Watch’s face.
- Secondly, enables users to view unread email and post replies from within the app. Users can also avail of preset replies, which are already pre-written and ready for use. Voice dictation is another important feature.
- Thirdly, allows users the ability to customize notifications as per their wish. They can choose to receive notifications immediately, reply to important emails, archive emails or even schedule them to reply at a later time.
How the Update Benefits the Apple Watch /Outlook Email App to the Apple Watch
The updated app is beneficial for the Apple Watch as well. Contrary to company reports, the wearable device is believed to be performing below par in the market. In the given scenario, it will be good for the company to add on to its existing list of apps.