Yesterday, at the “Spring Forward” event, Apple finally launched their very-own smartwatch that is Apple Watch. Although as many people would’ve expected, Apple didn’t innovate with the Apple Watch. Instead, they learned by the mistakes of their competitors and released a polished product that in many ways excels from the competition.
Although, the event was mostly a recap of what we already knew but this time Apple was more focused at demoing the usage of the Apple Watch. It was also announced that the Apple Watch app would be a part of the iOS 8.2 update coming soon.
As a watch, it is able to show you the glances of your recent apps, weather, calendar appointments and etc. You can bring up your contacts using the side button, and you can even sync you Apple Watch with a friend’s watch to share things such as drawings and messages. As an activity tracker, it can give you exercise reminders and tell you if you’ve been idle for too long. It can also measure your running activities and generate activity reports.
Interestingly, Apple Watch would have multiple editions which are: Normal Edition, Sport Edition and the Apple Watch Edition. It would be available for pre-orders from the 10th April while it would actually start selling on 21st April, stating at $349.