After a long wait, one of the most expected wearable of the year was finally made official. During today’s special event, the Apple Watch was presented to the public and all the details about the Cupertino-based company’s first wearable were revealed.
Ok Apple, let’s see what this baby can do
In terms of design, we knew everything about it: light, with a minimalistic look and with a wide variety of straps available. As for its operating system, it’s strongly integrated with Apple’s ecosystem, in order to provide the perfect user experience.
You can control it in different ways, like touch, voice or through the side-mounted crown. Just like the iPhones, the Apple Watch can keep you updated with your notifications, social media or sports updates and news, all just at a swipe’s distance. Not to mention that it works flawlessly with Apple Pay, so you can use your smartwatch for making payments in certain retail stores.
Like mentioned above, Siri is in a tight relationship with the Apple Watch, so you can use the voice assistant to answer phone calls or send text or voice messages. Besides this, the wearable is a perfect fitness companion, as it’s able to measure your pulse or how long you have been sitting in a place without moving, making sure to remind you that you need to move from time to time.
A feature that we really like is that in order to turn it off, all you need to do is cover the display with your palm. Pretty cool, huh?
As for the battery life, one of the most discussed issues, Apple states that it can last up to 18 hours in a single charge. Or ‘all-day’, as they like to call this. Of course, this depends a lot on how much you’re using the smartwatch over the day, but the idea is that a regular user will need to charge it every night.
The Apple Watch will be available starting with $350 and will reach even $10,000, if you want the 18-karat gold edition.