Apple Watch: The Essentials

March 09, 2015

As planned, Apple announced a number of devices at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater on Monday. One of the devices unveiled is the wearable Apple Watch, which is indeed feature-filled! However, it needs to be connected to the iPhone 5 or later models in order to work. And according to Apple folks, Apple Watch will be available starting April 24.

Are you curious about what the Apple Watch has to offer? Read on!

Three Models and Price

Apple Watch Sport costs $349 - $399 made with pure aluminum.

Apple Watch costs $549 - $1049 made of stainless steel.

Apple Watch Edition costs $10,000 - $17,000 and will come in 18-Karat Gold Rose and Yellow Gold.

All these will be sold in either 1.4-inch or 1.7-inch versions.


Helps keep track of your exercise routine, calories consumed, etc and shows a weekly summary of said activities. There’s also a built-in heart sensor to track your heartbeat during exercise.

Third-Party Applications

It supports WeChat, Uber, an app from W hotel and many others.


Asking for directions is made easier as well since Siri is supported by the device.


Apple watch will display any text message received on the iPhone and the owner can respond by typing a short reply or an emoji. The owner can also make use of the screen’s capability to be drawn upon for his reply. Receiving calls can be also be done from the Watch since it has built-in speaker and microphone.


According to Tim Cook, Apple Watch’s battery can last up to 18 hours.

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