Features of Apple Watch
Apple has made a major play for the wearables market as the new apple watch has been revealed on Monday. The technology giant will begin pre-orders on April 10th and the shipping would commence on April 24th. There are various styles for the Apple Watch available and will cost from $349 to $10,000 depending on the style of the watch. Apple lovers believe that the device will be a game changer in the marketplace.
Several rich customization options are available for the watch body and the strap used. 20 different variations are available for the body size, color and the strap style. The company has separated the watch models into three different collections: The Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition. All of them have 38mm and 42mm rectangular sizing options, but the finishes and materials may vary.
This middle-ground collection of the wearable has a stainless steel case paired with a sapphire crystal protective layer, which covers the display and also provides additional scratch resistant to the watch. Stainless steel, leather bands with multiple buckles and leather loop, Milanese loop bracelet or sport band are the available options for the strap. The price of the watch differs according to the type of strap style. 38MM costs $549-$1049 and the Apple Watch steel 42MM can cost about $599-1099 depending on the type of band.
Apple Watch Sport:
Apple Watch Sport has an anodized aluminum finish and it comes in both silver and space gray. These finishes would match closely with the existing case materials of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as they have a matte look. The display is protected by a special ion-treated durable glass. A wide range of colors for rubberized plastic sport band are available for the Apple Watch Sport.
This is the most affordable option that resembles the current iPhone models. Apple has designed interchangeable custom strap system for all the watches so that the users can change out the straps easily.
Apple Watch Edition:
It has a sapphire crystal to protect its screen and it comes in either rose or yellow 18-karat gold that makes it a costly piece. Exclusive strap options are available for the watch including leather bands and sports bands. The cost of the watch is over $10,000.
Wondering what makes Apple watch a game changer? The watch offers unique features such as alarms, sunset/sunrise, weather, upcoming appointments, chronograph, etc. It also offers native calendar, maps and reminder integration, ability to accept meeting invites on your wrist. The users can get the notifications when to move out for the next meeting while the native maps offer turn-by-turn navigation on your wrist.
The third parties are working hard to enhance and expand the functionality of the watch by providing new features. It can be expected that such apps will allow the users to call an Uber, chat on WeChat, unlock the hotel room door or view Instagram photos.
Apple Watch has a lot of new features as compared to the competitors. The unique features of the Apple Watch can surely supplement the iPhone. The watch will be able to download the emails as well as handle the calls and texts. Moreover, the users will get updates about the latest headlines. The new watch comes with a heart rate monitor too.
Rumors suggested that Apple had trouble getting the battery lifespan up to a reasonable time. Apple Watch claims to be able to handle at least 18 hours of regular usage. This, of course, would depend on how you use it.
Let’s wait to see whether Apple Watch will be a hit or a flop. We assume that it would truly evolve over time!