For years, with the wearable technology trend spreading all across the world, we waited for the day for watches to be more than ordinary. First came the bands that monitor activity and beneficial to those interested in fitness and their personal healthcare. Then the introduction of smartwatches boosted the popularity of wearable technology.
Companies like Samsung and LG came out with their different variations of the smartwatch and it was a successful release. Now this year, Apple is finally entering that market. The Apple Watch release date was finally unveiled for April 24th and this had social media and news networks raving about it. The wait for the Apple Watch is so big that some companies in the market of smartwatches are hoping that the Apple Watch will also increase the demand for their products. All of the features, prices, and other unknown information about the Apple Watch was revealed that most likely put people digging in their pockets for money.
The Apple Watch has the same functions like its rivals and then many more amazing features. Some of the standard include:
- Phone calls
- Instant notifications
- Apps and app store
- Activity Tracker
- Heart Rate Monitor
Most watches have the same features, but there are six exclusive features to only the Apple Watch discussed by phys.org:
- Apple Pay- A digital payment system allowing IPhone uses to pay without taking out their credit cards
- Digital Touch- Send Digital messages to other Apple Watch owners
- Crown- The dial on the side
- Phone Calls- Can make phone calls from Apple Watch and not just receive phone calls
- Battery- Lasts 18 hours
- Apps- Higher quality apps
There are three different Apple Watches: Regular, Sport, and Edition. The regular watch has a stainless steel band that comes in silver and black. The Sport has anodized aluminum cases in silver or black, an ion-X glass, and come in different color bands. The Edition is 18-karat gold cases and has a sapphire crystal.
Here is an inside look of the Apple Watch: http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/09/technology/apple-watch-hands-on/
Even with the many features in the above video, it doesn’t go into depth of what the Apple Watch brings to the table. The CNET discussed everything related with the Apple Watch.
The most stunning thing to not only myself, but to everyone on social media is the pricing of the Apple Watch. With this price of it, it is to be believed that only wealthy people would able to afford this watch because for the price of it, It is not worth it. The lowest price is $350 with ranging all the up to 22k. Yes $22,000. It will vary between which watch you get and the type of band you want.
So for those who is an Apple supporter, be prepared to work overtime and spend some of the money that you were saving because that is what it will take to get it.