Mobile phones have come a long way over the last several years. What started out as a way to talk to someone from anywhere has become a multi-purpose tool that does more than just allow conversations between two people.
These days, mobile phones are indispensable pieces of equipment and most of us never leave home without them. The convenience and connection they offer are unlike any communication device previously known, and while you may think your mobile phone is pretty cool already, you won’t believe what it’s capable of doing. Here are a few remarkable things you may not know you can do with your mobile phone:
1. Unlock Your House
Advanced smartphone and door lock technology turn your phone into a virtual key. Thanks to the invention of Bluetooth smart locks, you can grant anyone access to your home, regardless of whether you’re there or not. What’s more, with your phone connected to the smart lock via Bluetooth, your door will automatically unlock when you approach. This new level of security and convenience is something many homeowners find they cannot live without.
2. Organize Your Business Contacts
While good old-fashioned business cards are still a useful way to ensure professional connections have your contact info, the reality is, most people lose them not long after receiving them. If this sounds familiar, you’ll be pleased to discover you can use your mobile phone to organize your contacts and forget about keeping business cards on hand.
There is a plethora of business card scanners on the market, some better than others. These apps are designed to capture the information on the card via the phone’s camera and then transfers it to your contact list.
3. Measure Something
When you need to measure something, but no tape measure is available, your mobile phone can easily do so with the simple download of a measuring app. The iPhone now comes standard with a measuring app, and while not 100% accurate, it does a great job of giving you an idea of the size of whatever it is you’re measuring. For more accurate dimensions, however, you’ll need to do it the old-fashioned way.
4. Find and Start Your Car
Most mobile phones come standard with GPS capabilities. It’s with this feature that numerous ingenious apps help you to operate your car. With the right equipment installed in your car and then paired with your phone, you can find your car, start it remotely, control the heat and air conditioning, and lock and unlock the doors – all from your mobile device.
5. Stay Healthy and Fit
If keeping track of your food intake and staying active is important to you, there are hundreds of health, fitness and exercise apps to help you. Some apps allow you to track the foods you eat, complete with calorie counters and weigh-in capabilities. Other apps provide a motivating factor with online coaching and exercise videos to help you stay in shape.
When it comes to staying calm in a health crisis, still other apps support you with ways to help yourself while you wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
Nearly every person on the planet owns a mobile phone these days. Thanks to advances in technology, these gadgets are more useful than ever. From securing your home to starting your car and keeping you healthy, your mobile phone can do so much more than you ever thought possible.