The long awaited Apple watch has finally seen the day of light and will soon rock your beautiful wrists. The tech giant finally unveiled its much anticipated device at a media event held in Cupertino yesterday along with iPhone 6. During the launch, the much enthusiastic Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, described the watch as a “comprehensive health and fitness device” and a “precise and customizable timepiece”.
Apple has plans of launching the watch in three different lines: 18k gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch. The device will hit the markets in early part of next year. It will come in two sizes (38mm and 42mm) and will cost around $349.
The watch needs to be paired with an iPhone. The watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6.
The device has a very attractive sapphire crystal display. The watch is even capable of measuring force and provides a feedback with the help of a “Taptic Engine”.
To make your wrists look uber stylish, the tech giant has designed some six different straps made from stainless steel, leather, metal mesh and polymer- especially for the watch. The watch also comes with interchangeable mechanism which will allow the user to switch between the straps.
Apple Watch Features
Apple is planning to win both the looks and features department through its latest offering. As Tim Cook said that the watch is “as much about personal technology as it is style and taste”. Apple’s intention of pleasing the fashion gurus could also me made out from the kind of people who were invited for the launch. The tech giant had invited a lot of style editors and publications, which was a significant departure from the previous events.
The Apple watch also offers its users a “digital crown” in addition to its touchscreen for interacting with the interface. The digital crown can be used to zoom in on a map or scroll through a list. Pressing the crown makes the user return to the home screen of the watch.
The watch automatically activates the screen as soon as you raise your wrist. The device’s Digital Touch feature allows the user to share their heart beat, ping their friends and draw on the touchscreen. There are sensors on the back of the device which allows the watch to track the user’s pulse. The new Apple Pay system in the device will also allow the users to easily make payments.
Phone- Use the built-in speaker and microphone for quick chats, or seamlessly transfer calls to your iPhone for longer conversations. You can also transfer calls from Apple Watch to your car’s speakerphone or your Bluetooth headset. And silence incoming calls by covering Apple Watch with your hand.
Mail – When you get mail, Apple Watch alerts you right away. You can read the message, then flag it, mark it as read or unread, or move it to the Trash. Or open the message on your iPhone, where you can type a lengthier response.
Sketch – Use your finger to draw something quickly. Your friend on the other end can watch your drawing animate, then respond with a custom creation for you.
Walkie-Talkie – For a fun alternative to a phone call, use the built-in speaker and microphone to trade spur-of-the-moment sound bites with friends.
Tap your feelings – Let friends or loved ones know you’re thinking of them with a silent, gentle tap they’ll feel on the wrist. You can even customize taps for different people.
Heartbeat – When you press two fingers on the screen, the built-in heart rate sensor records and sends your heartbeat. It’s a simple and intimate way to tell someone how you feel.
Apple TV and iTunes – Navigate Apple TV and control the iTunes library on your Mac or PC from Apple Watch. Swipe around the main menu, scroll through lists and collections, select movies, listen to iTunes Radio, and more.Remote Camera. Apple Watch doubles as a remote for the iSight camera on your iPhone. Use Apple Watch to display a live preview of what your iPhone sees, snap the photo, or set the timer on the camera.
Remote Camera – Apple Watch doubles as a remote for the iSight camera on your iPhone. Use Apple Watch to display a live preview of what your iPhone sees, snap the photo, or set the timer on the camera.
iWatch Activity & Workout App
The Activity app on Apple Watch provides a simple and powerful graphic of your daily activity, with three rings telling you everything you need to know. The Move ring shows how many calories you’ve burned. The Exercise ring shows how many minutes of brisk activity you’ve done. And the Stand ring shows how often you’ve stood up to take a break from sitting. The goal? Sit less, move more, and get some exercise by completing each ring every day.
Workout App – Whenever you’re doing a dedicated cardio workout, use the Workout app built into Apple Watch. It shows real-time stats such as time, distance, calories, and pace. It lets you set goals for each workout, encourages you to meet or beat those goals along the way, and gives you a summary of what you’ve achieved. And your workout is included in your Activity app measurements for the day.
Apple Watch is surely a perfect combination of Styles and features which will make you fall in love with it as soon as you see it.