On September 9, 2014, when Apple’s CEO Tim Cook stepped on stage wearing an apple watch on his wrist, he explained that Apple Watch was “a precise timepiece, a new intimate way to communicate from your wrist, and a comprehensive health and fitness device.”
And that was exactly what the watch turned out to be. Apple took all those things that would have kept your eyes glued to your smartphone throughout the day, Apple combined all of them, compressed them and made it fit properly inside a case that will be tied around your wrist.
In the bid to make your interaction with your Apple world a smaller place, Apple incorporates a fitness tracking with some health-oriented capabilities with integration with iOS and other Apple products and services.
The Apple Watch works by connecting via Bluetooth to your iPhone 5 or any later smartphones running iOS 8.2 or later and accessing any Watch compatible apps stored on the mobile device.
Navigation is by using the touchscreen or the crown located by the side of the watch.
According to BBC, Apple’s smartwatch collection will range in price from $349 to $17,000 depending on the metals they are made from and the straps they are bought with.
There are 2 generations of Apple watch and 4 models. Below I will be starting out the models and everything you need to know about them.
- Series 1.
It’s the original Apple Watch with a fast dual-core processor and watchOS 3, making it capable of handling most of the tasks other Watches support.
More importantly, it’s the cheapest option —a 38-millimeter model is $269, you should most certainly get the $299 42-millimeter.
You do make some tradeoffs in the process. There are fewer stock configurations than with other Watches, and material options are limited to glass and aluminum, which may not satisfy people worried about their model taking a beating. Also, while Series 1 is faster than the first-generation Watch, the Series 2 has an even better chip, which may be important for those wanting to be future proof.
- Series 2.
With the series 2, a lot changed, compared to the folks that came earlier on (series 1). The series 2 which starts at $369 for 38 millimeters or $399 for 42 millimeters. A faster and superior processor, its display is over twice as bright —making it easier to read outdoors —and it has more band choices, plus the option to upgrade to a stainless steel shell and sapphire display.
It’s only a must-have however if you’re into fitness but still, insist on a Watch. The device is water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters, which means you can not only take it swimming but into the shower —making it a lot easier to clean after a sweaty workout. It also has built-in GPS, though all that does is allow runners and walkers to leave their iPhone at home.
The Apple Watch Nike+.
a version of the Series 2 called the Apple Watch Nike+, which runners and even weightlifters should strongly consider. The key advantage is an exclusive set of bands, lighter and cooler than Apple’s regular Sport Bands thanks to their perforated design. It’s otherwise unchanged, except for some new watch faces and close integration with the Nike+ Run Club app.
Two models you should probably ignore are the Hermès and Edition. These start at $1,149 and $1,249 respectively and don’t offer any substantial benefit over a regular Series 2 except for being status symbols. The Edition is technically tougher with a ceramic shell that shouldn’t scratch, but you could buy two ordinary Watch models for the same cost, with the balance to spare.
The watch comes with a Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery for the 38mm, 3.8 V 0.78 W·h (205 mA·h)
While for the 42mm 3.78 V 0.93 W·h (246 mA·h)
Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said the Watch would typically last owners 18 hours between charges, providing a day’s worth of use – less than several Android-based rivals.
According to Apple, Then watches take 2.5 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, and that the larger model has the longer battery life of the two.
It also reveals that a Power Reserve facility means that the Watch should continue to show the time for “up to 72 hours” after other functions are turned off