The wait is over and all the rumor mills have been brought to a grinding halt. The Apple watch has been launched and many Apple lovers will have their watches in early 2015. With prices starting from $ 349.00, the Apple Watch is slightly cheaper than what many people expected. In terms of design, style, look, and function, the watch has not disappointed. Here are 10 things to know about the Apple Watch;
The Watch is the most personal device ever developed by Apple
Even though the goal of Apple has all along been to make powerful technology much more accessible and relevant to the general populace, this has been quite difficult to achieve since the company has never designed a product to be worn.
It’s the first design coming from Apple that’s been designed to be worn and this makes it the most personal product yet to come from Apple, a clear departure from all the other products in the Apple offer basket.back to menu ↑
The Apple watch comes in a variety of preferences
The developers of this watch being fully aware that the device you wear is a very personal form of expression and is bound to be different from what you have on your desk or in your pocket, have gone ahead and ensured that they have an apple watch that reflects a wide range of styles and preferences.
The watch is available in 3 collections, namely; The Apple Watch with a range of stylish bands, sapphire crystal and either space black stainless steel or stainless steel cases.
The Apple Watch Sport, with durable and colorful bands, a strengthened ion-X glass and Anodized aluminum cases in space gray or silver. The Apple Watch Edition with well crafted closures and bands, with Sapphire crystal and 18 Karat gold cases in rose or yellow.back to menu ↑
The watch is masterfully built
The Apple Watch does combine a long list of engineering feats into a totally new user experience that’s unmatched. The new digital crown on the watch is quite phenomenal to say the least, it is a multifunctional input device that allows users to scroll, select, and zoom in without entirely covering the screen, the operating system, the Watch OS has also been developed specifically for this particular watch, it is easy to use and read. The custom font is quite legible from arms length and the Home screen allows users to find their favorite apps pretty fast. It also packs a force sensitive retina display which puts lots of functions at the user’s fingertip.back to menu ↑
The Apple Watch is unfailingly Accurate
Just like any other high quality timepiece, the Apple Watch uses several technologies together with the iPhone to provide users with a time that’s within fifty (50) milliseconds of the Global Time Standard; no mean achievement by any standards. When you are traveling, the Apple watch will automatically readjust to local time. To further confirm that this is a personal device, the Apple Watch does provide users with alerts and notifications that are relevant to your work or personal life.back to menu ↑
It is a Valuable Fitness and Health Companion
Using the workout app and the activity app, the Apple watch does more than just display your physical activities such as how many steps you have taken; it goes further to measure the frequency and quality of your movement. The activity app shows you at a glance all you need to do so as to get to your prime. The Apple watch can also after time learn your movements and offer suggestions on the kind of personalized fitness goals you need to have so as to live a much healthier life.back to menu ↑
The Apple Watch taps you when there is an incoming message
This watch does introduce a whole new dimension in terms of intimacy between a watch and its wearer, it does bring in a more physical dimension to notifications and alerts by tapping you gently on the wrist every time there is an incoming message. The watch also allows users to communicate to with each other in several spontaneous ways previously deemed unachievable.back to menu ↑
The Watch comes in 6 different Alloys and Bands
Even though the Apple Watch is mainly created from custom alloys of aluminum and stainless steel, there are 6 variations in total that not only look great when worn but are also quite durable, these include The Stainless steel, The Silver aluminum, The 18 karat Yellow gold, The 18 Karat Rose gold, The Space gray aluminum and The Space black stainless steel. They also have 6 different bands available, with well engineered buckles to match; these include The Sport band, The Link bracelet, The Classic buckle, The Leather loop, The Milanese loop and The Modern buckle. It is also worth noting that these bands are made from a variety of materials and are therefore quite versatile, making them quite apt for any occasion.back to menu ↑
One Apple Watch, Many Different faces
With the Apple Watch, anyone should be able to find a face that they fancy, keeping in mind that each watch does come with a variety of faces. Most of these faces are easy to customize, allowing the user to choose colors, add some functionality and choose other design elements, giving the watch a very personal and unique feel. One Apple watch and lots of different watch faces and colors, making every watch quite unique. Available faces include but are not limited to the following; Astronomy, Solar, Time lapse, Color, Modular, Chronograph, Photo, Mickey Mouse, Motion, Utility and Simple.back to menu ↑
The Apple Watch is your Wallet
The watch does introduce Apple Pay, a secure and convenient way of paying for services using just the Apple Watch. This allows users to buy groceries, coffee and other items by using the Apple watch. With a simple set up procedure, the watch does allow users to use either their debit or credit cards at numerous locations in the US, supporting Amazon and Walmart those E-commerce stores.
The company promises to grow this function so as to allow other countries to enjoy using this facility. It also uses Passbook, which allows users to not only keep boarding passes, tickets and loyalty cards in one place, but also allows users to use their debit and credit cards to pay for these services without sharing your actual card number.back to menu ↑
Offers a new platform for developers
Apps developers have an interesting and exciting opportunity to work with the powerful technologies that the Apple watch introduces. It has a new set of tools aptly called the WatchKit which allows developers to come up with apps that are specifically meant for Apple Watch.
WatchKit apps will be able to incorporate Glances, the new time saving feature for the watch that condenses the most important or relevant information from each app into an easy to read format which can be easily read on the fly.