Apple forays into wearables with Apple Watch

Apple has announced the availability of Apple Watch. The device runs on iOS-based UI and features the Digital Crown. The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access controls within apps. Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel. Apple custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip. Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone.

Apple Watch comes with 11 watch faces ranging from traditional analog faces to new faces like the dynamic Timelapse face; the Astronomy face with its interactive, real-time 3D model of the earth, sun, moon and planets; and the Solar face, a contemporary sundial. Apple Watch can be personalized in appearance and capability with additional information such as upcoming events, moonphases or your activity level, enabling millions of possible configurations.


Smart Replies and dictation allows users respond quickly to messages, and with Handoff, one can start a message on Apple Watch. Digital Touch allows users to send a sketch, a gentle tap, an audio message through Walkie Talkie or even heartbeat. Using Apple Watch one can pay for coffee using Apple Pay, board a plane with a Passbook boarding pass, control Apple TV or get directions.

Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections—Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at $349. Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8

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