What You Need To Know About the Apple Watch And How It Works

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Apple Watch Release Date, Price and Features

It has been a long time coming but the Apple Watch will soon be here, so what can it do? Does it work without an iPhone? Our in-depth guide can help.

Apple unveiled their plan to design a wearable device in September 9, 2014 but the long awaited Watch is now with us.

While many people expected the wearable watch to be called the iWatch but the company opted to use the Apple symbol followed by the watch for device name although we suspect that many people will opt to call it the iWatch.

According to Jony Ive the head of design at Apple, the company has actually been working on this watch the last 3 years.

Jony says that their main objective was to create a watch that will change the way you live your life. These are lofty ambitions, but Apple was the company that changed the way people listened to music with the iPod and changed the way people used phones with the iPhone even until now with the iPhone 6.

Can Apple now do the same with the Watch? It is highly likely because of their track record, but let's wait and see!

Does the Apple Watch Sport Work Without An iPhone?

Clearly the Apple Watch, or iWatch is designed to be  functional and fashionable and it is available in two different sizes of 42 and 38mm with 6 different types of casing materials and 6 separate interchangeable band options available in a variety of colours.

Apple has now finalised all the details including apple watch release date in both US and UK and the pricing structure for various different models on offer.

Although there are still a lot of answered questions, in this article we will provide you with complete guide to Apple watch where we will seek to answer as many questions as possible.

What Is The Apple Watch?

According to Apple the Watch is an incredibly accurate timepiece, communication device and a groundbreaking health and fitness companion that was designed to'enhance your life'.

This smart watch is also highly customisable meaning that it will give users a chance to do thing their own way. This really means that you can change the screen display much like a phone and you can buy various combinations of colours, sizes and make sure that yours look different to everyone else's watch.

This watch give you the opportunity to write emails , make calls ,track your fitness goals and also chart on various social media platforms. However, a lot of these functions rely on having a connection to an iPhone.

What can Apple Watch do without an iPhone?

To summarise what the Watch can do without an iPhone, it can do Watch stuff and a bit more.

  • It can tell the time
  • Set alarms and timers
  • Use the World Clock
  • Store photos and music up to 2GB
  • Use the fitness tracking app
  • Control Apple TV
  • Control iTunes on a laptop

When The apple Watch Available To Buy?

Apple has confirmed that pre-orders for it'swearable debut with start form 10th April 2015. From this date you will be able to go to Apple stores and test all the three models of the apple watch.

Comparing Watch models might be a little complicated because there a so many variations. In fact there are less variations of iPhone so comparing iPhone deals is probably a little easier.

How Can I Pre-order The Apple Watch?

Pre-order for UK and US starts from the 10th of April on the Apple website and this smartest of smart watches will be officially be on sale from 24th April 2015.

Shipping and in store availability will begin from April 24th both in UK and US. As the  Watch will be available for pre order through the Apple online store, the company has created a reservation system.

However, if you want to try one before you make up your mind, there will be limited stock on various apple store both in US and UK. Visit your local store and check your preferred brand.

What Is The Price Of The Apple Watch?

The Apple watch price will range from £299 to £949. In the UK and $349 to $17,000 in the US. The price will vary depending on the model that you want to buy.

How many different models will be available?

Apple watch are available in three different model designs but all of them will feature the same curved fascia and a rectangular display. Features, storage and connectivity of all three models are also identical.

The sensors on the back of the watch are also identical, a feature not much talked about. The watch knows who you are and when it has contact with your skin!

What Can You Do With The Apple Watch? All You Need To Know

The major difference between the three watches are in bands and materials used. In addition, each of the three models are available in two different watch body size, 42mm and 38mm.

You can choose the size that you feel comfortable on your wrist.

Apple Watch Available Models

Three models are available and each model is available in 2 sizes with multiple band colour and material options. This makes for an extremely versatile product range.

There is almost no limit to the combinations that you can buy making this a very interesting product range. Taking a leaf out of the Swatch watch book, Apple have created thousands of watch looks out of three basic models

Apple Watch Sport

The entry level model  comes with a synthetic rubber band and its fascia body is made of aluminium alloy 'space grey' or black.

The Sport is available in 10 differen models. I.e. the two different fascia sizes come with a choice of 5 different synthetic band colours - White, Blue, Pink, Black and Green.

Apple Watch

This smart watch model comes in 20 different models which are variations on the band materials, design and colour. the fascia comes in 2 variations stainless steel with ceramic black and sapphire crystal

Which Different Models Of Apple Watch Are Available?

It is available in two colours of fascia: space black steel and metallic steel. All of which are complemented very well by the range of bands.

Apple Watch Edition

This model is the high-end and most expensive smart watch ever to be created. No doubt, a powerful status symbol, the Edition has 18 karat gold body available in both rose gold and yellow gold with ceramic black and sapphire crystal band options. The Edition is available in 8 different models which offer variations of the two fascia sizes and band.

What Can the Apple Watch Edition Do? - FAQ

Both the rose gold and yellow gold models looks stunning and their sleek lines do look very sophistaicated indeed. Not one for the masses though, as the price point will be incredible high.

Some rumours put the price of the gold Edition models up to £20,000 but now Apple have come clean about the price £10,000  - £17,000 looks more like it!

Apple Watch Battery Life

Apple claim the following regarding the battery life of the Watch

  • Timepiece: up to 48hr
  • Audio playback: up to 6.5hr
  • Talk time: up to 3hr
  • Workout: up to 6.5hr
  • Power reserve: up to 72h 
 

Different Apple Watch Model Specifications

Apple Watch

  • Processor: Apple S1
  • Display: 272 x 340 pixels (38mm ver.), 312 x 390 pixels (42mm ver.)
  • Software: Watch OS
  • Size: 21.2mm x 26.5mm x 33.5mm (38mm ver.), 24.3mm x 30.5mm x 39mm (42mm ver.)
  • Screen coating: Sapphire crystal
  • Case material: anodized 7000 series aluminum (silver or gray)
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, barometer
  • Price: from £479, up to £949 depending on choice of case and band

Apple Watch Sport

  • Processor: Apple S1
  • Display: 272 x 340 pixels (28mm ver.), 312 x 390 pixels (42mm ver.)
  • Software: Watch OS
  • Size: 21.2mm x 26.5mm x 33.5mm (38mm ver.), 24.3mm x 30.5mm x 39mm (42mm ver.)
  • Screen coating: Strengthened Ion-X glass
  • Case material: stainless steel (polished or black)
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, barometer
  • Price: £299 (38mm), £399 (42mm)

Apple Watch Edition

  • Processor: Apple S1
  • Display: 272 x 340 pixels (28mm ver.), 312 x 390 pixels (42mm ver.)
  • Software: Watch OS
  • Size: 21.2mm x 26.5mm x 33.5mm (38mm ver.), 24.3mm x 30.5mm x 39mm (42mm ver.)
  • Screen coating: Sapphire crystal
  • Case material: 18-karat gold (yellow gold or rose gold)
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, barometer
  • Price: from £8,000

Connect The Apple Watch To Your iPhone

Of course, you can connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone and use it like a remote control for all the feature and functions of the phone. This is really what the Watch has been designed for rather than a stand-alone watch. They will work great together in perfect harmony.

You cannot connect to the Internet with the watch without an iPhone to send emails or text messages.

If you don't have an iPhone yet, or need to upgrade then look no further! You can get some of the best iPhone deals on the market right here.

We hope we have answered all of yur questions about what is the Apple watch and What can the Apple Watch do without an iPhone. Really it's about what you can do with the Aplle watch with an iPhone.

Let's see if this high end wearable tech changes the world as they hope it will!

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