Tim Cook announced the most personal Apple device ever in form of the Apple Watch. According to Tim, Apple Watch is designed to appeal to a broad range of personal styles. The Apple Watch will come in 3 different versions, Stainless steel cases in two beautiful finishes which are traditional and space black. Second is the Apple Watch Sport with Anodized aluminum cases in silver or space gray. Apple Watch Special Edition with 18-karat gold cases in yellow or rose.
The Apple Watch will be your companion for health and fitness. You can customize watch faces with useful information which include the weather or your next calendar event. You can swipe up from the watch face for Glances, control your music right from your wrist and the Taptic Engine alerts you with a gentle tap for any notifications. You can also see who is calling you and receive calls using the built-in speaker and mic — and can make phone calls, too.
Digital Touch lets you send a sketch, a tap, or even your heartbeat to other people wearing Apple Watch. The devices is fitness centric and encourages you to sit less and exercise more. Apple Watch suggests a new daily Move goal based on your previous week’s activity. Apple’s Workout app provides more detailed measurement during specific activities like calories burnt, distance covered, time taken while you perform tasks like running, walking etc.
The notifications you receive on iPhone can automatically appear on Apple Watch. You can raise your wrist and say “Hey Siri” to do all kinds of stuff like opening an app, getting directions, making a phone call, and much more. The Apple Watch also helps you get timely activity reminders and progress updates throughout the day. It also helps you buy lunch at places like Whole Foods using Apple Pay. The Apple watch will help you like images on Instagram from your wrist, request a ride on Uber , pull out your boarding pass at airport or check into your hotel & unlock your room.
The new Apple Watch app is already available for download today onto any device using iOS 8.2. Apple Watch claims that during a typical day, you can expect up to 18 hours of battery life. The most innovative part is you can charge your Apple Watch by attaching the magnetic charger to the back of the watch.
The Apple Watch will be available for pre-order starting April 10 and will start shipping from April 24. Also, Apple Watch will be available on April 24 in nine countries including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, China, France, United States, Germany and United Kingdom. The Apple Watch will be priced in the UK as follows, the Sport variant at £299 / £339, Stainless Steel one for £479-£949 and the Edition will be priced at £8,000 or more.
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