Apple Watch: Everything you need to know

Apple Watch: Everything you need to knowAlong with the two new iPhones, Apple also revealed its first wearable device, the Apple Watch at the Cupertino event yesterday. As you can see, unlike rumors, this new wearable from the company will not be called as the iWatch; instead will just go by the name Apple Watch.

After announcing the new iPhone 6 smartphones, CEO Tim Cook moved on to the Apple watch by saying Steve Job’s famous tagline ‘One More thing’. Jobs used this line every time he wanted to announce a big product; on the other hand, Cook never used this line before, until yesterday. This clearly shows how important Apple Watch is to the company.

However, Apple has still not revealed everything about its new smartwatch including its full specifications. Here are some of the things that we know at the moment.

Just like many other smartwatches in the market, Apple Watch will need an iPhone to work. You can receive messages, get notifications and do a lot of things once you have connected the device to your phone. Apple Watch will be compatible with iPhone 5, 5S and even 5c along with the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

There will be three different versions of the device namely Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. The Watch Edition will be come with 18 carat rose or yellow gold. There will be two sizes for each of these versions, viz. 38mm and 42mm.

Apple Watch will have sapphire glass protection like rumors said with Force Touch.

It will come with a special Tactile Engine which can provide instant tactile feedback to the user. This can come in handy, like for example, the navigation app on the device will be able to inform the user which direction to go with the help of different tactile feedbacks.

Like the iPhone 6 models, Apple Watch too will support Apple Pay which will make it easier to buy products and make payments at famous retailers like McDonalds, Whole Foods, and Staples etc.

The watch will come with a custom S1 SiP chip along with other features like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, MagSafe Wireless charging, heart rate sensor, accelerometer etc.

Apple Watch will have a special digital crown which can zoom in, zoom out, scroll pages, call up Siri and even act as the home button for the device. Like the Click Wheel on iPod, Apple aims to simplify the navigation process on its new watch with this ‘digital crown’ dial.

There will be a bunch of fitness apps for the device which will help you to keep a check on your health.

Like all other Apple products, the new Apple Watch will be expensive and at $349 a piece, it nearly as costly as a high end smartphone. But even if you are willing to pay this much, you’ll have to wait till early next year to get your hands on the device.

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