After years of anticipation and rumors Apple has finally announced its first wearable called the ‘Apple Watch’. Apple Watch is essentially and digital wrist watch that comes in gold and silver colors. It features a completely redesigned user-interface that although takes ques from iOS but is designed from ground up to support the smaller display of the device. Its complete with a touch screen, replaceable straps, a ‘digital crown’, Siri and much more. Although it is packed with features, its not a standalone device and requires an iPhone to work.
Apple has built-in tons of apps in the Watch including apps for Messages, Music, Weather, Health, Clock, Photos, Maps, Calendar, Phone, Passbook, Settings and more. There are two new apps as well called Fitness and Workout. Perhaps the best thing about this new device is that third-party developers will be able to create and release apps as well. A fully redesigned Siri is also part of the device allowing users to perform tasks using their voice. Siri is built-into Watch, you only have to press the ‘Crown’ button to initiate it just like the home button on iOS. The screen on the Apple Watch is not your ordinary touchscreen as it can differentiate between tap and a press. It features ‘flexible Retina display’.
With your Watch you can measure your heartbeat, communicate with friends, get directions, view photos, get information about music playing on your iPhone, access Calendar, get notifications and more.
On its back Apple Watch features infrared, visible light LEDs and PhotoSensors that read the pulse of the user. As seen in the image below the Watch comes with tons of strap options and watch faces, enabling users to make it match their personality.
A unique feature of the watch is called ‘Walkie talkie’ that allows users to communicate with their friends. The device can also be used as a viewfinder for the iPhone camera.
Apple Watch will launch in early 2015 and will cost $349. An iPhone 5 or above is required for it to work.