Apple CEO, Tim Cook and other executives during an event in San Francisco, announced key details about the much- awaited Apple Watch, including when it will hit the market, where you can pick it from, how much it will cost and lots more.
Here are some quick information about what we know as of now about Apple Watch:
- Pre-ordering for the Apple Watch will begin April 10.
- Online sales for the Apple Watch will begin online and by reservation in Apple stores on April 24.
- Apple Watch will be available to customers in nine countries including the U.S.,Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.
- The most expensive Apple Watch version dubbed the Apple Watch Edition, will start at $10,000 and cost as much as $17,000.The cheapest Apple Watch (the 38mm sport model) will cost $349, and the 42mm will cost $399.
- The Apple Watch battery should last up to 18 hours at full charge.
- The Apple Watch needs to be continuously connected to an iPhone in order to work, which can be a huge drain on the battery.
- The Apple Watch will be available in 3 models: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.
- Apple Watch Edition is made from 18-karat gold, Apple Watch is made from stainless steel and Apple Watch Sport is made from anodized aluminum.
- There are only two buttons on the watch.
- The Apple Watch also needs an iPhone to connect to the Internet.
- Each model of the Apple Watch will come in two sizes: a 38mm, or 1.5 inch in height, and 42 mm or 1.7 inch in height.
- Each Apple Watch model will be available in two colors: Apple Watch Edition in 18-karat yellow gold and 18-karat rose gold, Apple Watch will be available in Stainless steel and black stainless steel; and Apple Watch Sport in silver aluminum and gray aluminum.
- The Apple Watch can be used as an accelerometer to measure body movements, including step count and it will also have a heart rate sensor. With that, it can be used as a work out tool.
- The watch does not have Global Positioning System (GPS), which was seen as a major disappointment to fitness enthusiasts.
- The watch taps you when you have new notifications and you can also tap it back to send other Watch owners taps that can emulate a sender’s heartbeat.