Alongside the revealing of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus yesterday got here one other (utterly anticipated) announcement: the Apple Watch, or as many people had been incorrectly calling it the previous couple of months, the “iWatch” (which I assume would have sounded higher, however that’s simply me). While the Apple Watch may need been one thing we have been wholeheartedly anticipating given how a lot the smartwatch market has grown over the previous couple of years, the precise Apple Watch itself was, maybe, not one thing all of us have been anticipating a lot.
Personally, I assume I had set my sights a bit of too excessive as a result of I don’t discover the Apple Watch essentially any kind of worthy than different smartwatches available on the market.
There’s nonetheless quite a bit to determine in terms of the deets of the Apple Watch, reminiscent of battery life, storage, and display measurement. What we do know is what the Apple Watch seems like and what options Apple hopes make their smartwatch stand out from the remaining, so we’ll work with that for this text.
First of all, I each like and dislike the design. I prefer it as a result of there isn’t one strong design for them. You can change bands and colours as you please, and there are eleven totally different (digital) watchfaces to select from. I dislike the truth that it’s the identical sq. type that we see on most smartwatches, however I suppose making it spherical wouldn’t actually make it that a lot totally different at this level, both. I was actually hoping for a Galaxy Gear Fit sort band, however it's what it's.
One factor that the Apple Watch does nicely, as with most Apple merchandise, is make all of these Apple-y options you're keen on work with every system, and the Apple Watch is not any totally different. Passbook? Yep. Apple TV? Yes! Siri? Of course. Apple Pay? You guess your backside greenback, it does. Of course, it simply wouldn’t be a good smartwatch if it didn’t function a myriad of well being-associated features like a coronary heart monitor, train reminders, and a pleasant reminder to ensure you don’t sit down for too lengthy (sedentary life: the silent killer). You may also take heed to music, browse pictures, examine notifications and carry out different typical features.
And, as anticipated, the Apple Watch will solely pair with the iPhone - and solely iPhones H and above, at that. It’s arduous to inform whether or not this can be a good transfer for Apple at this time limit, but when nothing else it might have been extra of a shock if the Apple Watch labored with anything given how Apple-centric the gadget is.
Really, in the mean time, that’s about all there's to know concerning the Apple Watch. That, and it'll value you $350 to get you one. That’s some huge cash for a product that basically isn’t that revolutionary or totally different. The Apple Watch may do some issues that different smartwatches don’t (like work with native, well-liked Apple apps) however contemplating the individuals shopping for these watches have already bought different Apple merchandise you’d assume they’d be somewhat extra lenient on the worth tag, no? (No, that is foolish.)
I suppose the choice to buy an Apple Watch, and whether or not it’s well worth the cash or not, actually boils right down to how typically you propose on utilizing native Apple apps. If you employ them so typically that it’s an absolute problem to get your telephone out to e-book flights, make funds, change the channel in your Apple TV or verify your well being apps then I might see the place the professionals may outweigh the cons. Otherwise, you might in all probability have simply as a lot luck with some other smartwatch on the market that comes at a less expensive worth.
There will probably be extra to debate on the Apple Watch as soon as extra intricate particulars (especially battery life), however till then these are my preliminary ideas on the system: it’s good that Apple has one, however the price ticket isn’t essentially justified, for my part.
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