Apple watch is all set to be the next big gadget to be released by Apple Inc. This is a smart watch, widely acclaimed as Apple’s entry to wearable device.
I am sure most of you must be waiting for the first shipment of Apple watch. But Apple has made it public, that it won’t be until 2015 that you can expect it to be available.
Here are a few facts that I would like to share with you on Apple watch.
Quick Facts and Feature – Apple Watch
- Apple watch is the first for Apple into consumer wearable’s product line.
- Apple watch is not the first Smart watch.
- Rival Microsoft had released a Smart watch called SPOT watch (Smart Personal Objects Technology), back in 2004. Due to poor demand it was discontinued on 2008.
- Apple plans to release watch in three variants differing in their style elements – Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition.
- While the vanilla version of Watch would be Stainless Steel Case, Watch Sport would be made up of Aluminum Case. The third variant called Watch edition would be in 18 carat Gold !
- Apple watch would be equipped with a Digital crown that would serve as an input device to let you zoom, scroll and select. Another innovation form Apple.
- As opposed to the assumption that an existing OS like iOS would be used, Apple would be using a new watch OS they have specifically created for this device. Apple retains Retina Display in watch – a feature we have got accustomed to using Mac, iPhone and iPad.
- Watch claims to have a high degree of accuracy in keeping Time – within 50 ms of Global Standard Time.
- Watch is designed in a way to help you in staying Fit, providing you a complete graph of your physical activity through the day.
- With Watch you can also read SMS, emails and have quick Phone conversation. You can also transfer a call to Bluetooth headset.
- Watch would also come up with different default apps from Apple – Activity, Workout App , Calendar, Maps , Passbook, Music, Stopwatch, WorldClock, Stocks, Weather, Photos etc.
- Third Party developers App can be created using WatchKit – a tool from Apple.
Verdict: Apple watch promises to be yet another popular product with Apple’s finesse. Apple iPod and iPad were initially downplayed by media, but they became blockbusters. Apple watch with WatchKit, provides new opportunities to developers to showcase their skills and become profitable. Since the release date is not out, we are not sure when we can get the product. Apple might very well be working on including a few more items on the specs and feature list.