With the long anticipated release of Apple Watch this past week, the company behind it put a lot of coal in the engine of the wearable train. For a solid year, the world hemmed and hawed about smartwatches, waiting to see what Apple would do. Now that they’re officially in the mix, here are a few reasons to sit this early-adopter’s segment out — at least for a year.
It’s been at least a couple of days since Apple revealed the Apple Watch, right? You want to experience the warmth, the depth - the perfection of Apple’s user interface - but you don’t have an Apple Watch yet. What are your options? Here’s what you do.
Not literally, of course, unless they want another lawsuit on their desk by Monday morning. Samsung has unleashed a barrage of videos preaching the features of the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a bit of Gear S on the side. But why not take a jab at a rival while they're at it? As they themselves say, it doesn't take a genius to see who they're really aiming their crosshairs at.
One striking feature of the Apple Watch you may have missed during today’s Apple presentation is its single-handed orientation. The Apple Watch is - for now - made for those who are right-handed only. Left-handed users have to strain (just a little bit).
The Apple Watch has arrived in a whirlwind of new products and information, and while the big features are splayed all over the place for all to enjoy, you might have missed some of the finer details between it all. Fret not -- we've scrounged through everything Apple has revealed this afternoon and picked out three odd features for your edification.
The Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 - we’ll just get that out of the way immediately. This device will come several months after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - and you will need an iPhone (as early as the iPhone 5) to use it.
This morning the Apple Watch was revealed, and alongside staple apps like Twitter and Facebook, Apple’s own Fitness and Workout apps have appeared. These apps will use the Apple Watch’s accelerometer and heart rate monitor. They’ll also use your iPhone’s GPS.
This morning Apple revealed the Apple Watch. This is a device that opens up a new door for Apple - wearables. And it’s not just a tiny iPhone - on the contrary. This is a whole new machine, complete with accessories that’ll make it unique to the user.