April 2015 will officially mark Apple’s entry into the world of wearable gadgets.
Their first wearable, the Apple watch, was unveiled at last year’s fall media event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California. It was launched together with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
The Apple Watch will fall into a brand new category of Apple products, since the launch of the iPad back in 2010.
It is one of Apple’s most awaited products, with plenty of magazines and websites talking about its future impact. A software development kit has also been released, allowing developers to create and sell apps that are compatible with the Apple Watch.
It is widely known that the Apple Watch will begin shipping in April. One of its versions, the aluminum and glass Apple Watch Sport, will cost a heavy $349 in the US alone – Prices in other countries have yet to be determined, since it is still unknown what kind of accessories will be shipped together with the watch.
The Apple Watch is made from midlevel stainless steel; with a sapphire crystal covered display will definitely cost more money, while the most expensive one will be the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, which can be easily grouped together with luxury items.
Just like the iPod, you will be able to play music on your Apple Watch. It also has a heart-rate measurement, a fitness tracker, and a communications device that will allow you to receive or send messages. You can even take in calls, record audio, and even make payments through Apple Pay.
And it doesn’t end there – It serves as a control to your Apple TV and can even turn into a remote control for your home devices. And with just a couple of adjustments, it can become some sort of digital key to open smart locks.
There are also applications for thermostats, which takes advantage of your iPhone’s wireless connection by working as a conduit. But amidst all of these high-tech apps and quirks, the Apple Watch never forgets its real purpose – To inform you what time it is.
Apple also says that this little gadget will come with different customizable watch faces that will let the watch do everything, from showing off the current lunar cycles, to providing you with quick-glance messages and appointments.
Apple credits this achievement to the product’s high-precision accuracy, which allows the watch to tell the time within 50 milliseconds.