First Look at Apple Watch : Available in early next year for $349by Abhishek P September 12, 2014 0 comments
Despite a late foray into the smartwatch segment, Apple has finally unveiled its smartwatch – Apple Watch and its offerings. In fact, the watch is its new product post the iPad launch in 2010. Likely to be able next gen product, the Apple Watch seems to offer quite a deal in one go. Available in early next year, with its priced in USD set at $349, a whole lot of Apple fans waiting to lay their hands on it.
The watch is designed to be one stop for almost all your daily activities which require a mobile phone or a remote. It is slated to be your health monitor (currently supported by Nike Plus), music player, mobile phone, remote player for watching Apple TV and other smart devices used at home or office. In fact, once you have worn the Apple watch on your wrist, you will no longer need a couple of devices to get going. Yes, very much truly, the Apple Watch is packed with offerings which other smart watches have been lagging behind. The Apple Pay feature is made available on this watch which means you can make payment through it quite conveniently rather than dishing out your phone to do so. Also, your iPhone’s Wi-Fi and GPS accessibility can be shared by the Watch
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Fitted with a newer S1 processor, a gyrometer, accelerometer, time precision up to ±50 milliseconds, can take dictation and offers vibration feedback for alarms, messages and notifications through the haptic processor. Fitted with differently styled side button – the Digital Crown which helps users to manage their view without any disturbance. Twist it to zoom in or zoom out; press it to go back to home screen. The watch compatible with Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 plus, as well as the 5S, 5c and 5(Image courtesy of Apple)
Look and Feel
Well, lot of options available here – choose from different body styles, two sizes – 42mm and 38mm for men, women and even children, though the look and feel of it is unisex. Top of the line is the Apple Watch Edition which has a ceramic black and sapphire crystal with 18-karat gold in the body while the sports variant is composed of aluminium body, Ion-X glass screen and a composite back. Lastly, the regular model comprises of a stainless steel case with a ceramic back and a sapphire crystal. Further, the users can swap bands as per the occasion which include band with a metal mesh, segmented metal band, classic leather watch band, plastic sports bands in colour options. Also, we expect many more variants in the future available through private manufacturers.
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Will the Apple Watch be a success?
It is definitely too early to predict anything as the smartwatches by Samsung, Sony and Meta have not been fully accepted by the users. Also, since Apple has been late in offering its smartwatch, it has definitely tried to offer the best possible intuitive features especially the Apple Pay feature which offers the best pay option while on the move. Priced at slightly above $350, it could be a wait and watch for Apple loyalists on a budget.