Introducing the Apple Watch
We previously looked at some of the rumours circulating about the new iPhone and the potential Apple Watch – so now all has been revealed, we thought we’d take a look at the latest on the latest Apple devices and what they actually have brought to the table…first… the Apple Watch.
Stylish and sleek, the long awaited Apple Watch certainly looks the part, but what of its capabilities? Due to be released in early 2015, there is still time for buyers to decide whether to give the new product a go. Below we list just some of its innovative features:
- Designed to help Apple achieve their goal of increasing the accessibility of the latest technology, the watch is being sold as a fashion accessory as much as a device – it is available in a range of ‘looks’ with various qualities. These include the standard stainless steel Watch, the comfortable and durable Watch Sport and the 18 karat gold cased Watch Edition.
- The ‘digital crown’ of the watch allows users to quickly and easily explore and choose apps. Like other Apple products, the watch is designed for ease of use, so the operating system has been specifically designed.
- The watch can be used alongside the iPhone for communication – subtle vibrations alert the wearer to messages and calls.
- Described a personal companion device, the watch allows users to monitor their health via a variety of apps, used alongside the iPhone.
- It is a watch – Apple boasts that users will never need to adjust the time, as it always updates automatically. The time can also be viewed in two million different ways, according to the Apple website (the jury is still out on how useful having this many options actually is!) and stopwatch and timer facilities are, of course, available.
- Payment – the watch allows users to benefit from Apple Pay, the new payment system introduced alongside the iPhone 6. The concept of paying for items via a wristwatch is certainly futuristic, but whether it’s an option people will actually take to remains to be seen.