An Apple Watch feature makes the watch vibrate and show a notification if the decibel reading exceeds a specific level for a set amount of time.
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Drawing of Apple Watch open wrist showing loud noise warning

My Apple Watch features a Noise app that monitors surrounding sound levels. The watch vibrates and shows a notification if the decibel reading exceeds a specific level for a set amount of time. The app reminds me to reach for hearing protection if the noise level climbs.

The watch also serves many other useful functions in the shop. I can verbally ask it to solve math problems, set timers for finish or glue application, and convert measurements between metric and imperial units, just to name a few examples.

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