Believe it or not, the next major computing platform isn’t being worn on our heads or sitting in our pockets. It’s actually strapped on our wrists—we’re talking about smart watches. Combining form, function, and fashion, these ultramodern timepieces are considered to be one of the hottest products out right now, garnering mass appeal from the consumer market and becoming the most wanted product in the wearable category. The LG G Watch R is living proof.

But aside from the Korean electronics manufacturer, all of the major players in the tech conglomerate are rolling out their own creations—squeezing the standard functions from our smartphones into these wrist-worn devices—providing us simpler solutions that seamlessly integrate into our everyday existence. Life is, in fact, good for the smart watch owner and here are some things that become infinitely easier when equipped with one.