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What is Apple Watch :

The Apple Watch is a bold device, developed by Apple Inc.The product of a brand trying to shake up a stuttering smartwatch market and prove that, once again, it can make a niche device cool and mainstream. The Apple Watch runs a version of iOS that is simpler than its smartphone counterpart. You won’t be able to make calls or use Web-based services from the watch without being connected to a compatible device (iPhone 5 and up, running the latest version of iOS 8). The Apple Watch pairs with iPhones via Bluetooth Low Energy and built-in Wi-Fi.

People are now going for smart watches when it comes to consumer technology. Smaller brands are fighting for their wrist place in the market after the launch of Apple Watch in 24th April which raised the bar for wearable technology.

 

Why Should You Use an Apple Watch :

In addition to a touch-screen interface that lets you tap and swipe your way through the system, the Apple Watch also offers several new means of interaction. A Digital Crown knob on the right edge acts like a home button. You can press this to return to the main screen, or turn it to zoom or scroll through options in the interface.

The Apple Watch works with Apple Pay, a mobile payment system It is capable of receiving phone calls as well as iMessage and SMS texts via a paired iPhone and can track fitness, run third-party apps and use an Apple feature called “Handoff” (see iOS 8). It can control Apple TV, and act as an viewfinder for an iPhone camera, give the wearer directions via native Maps app, and can store loyalty cards and tickets in Passbook.

 

If the watch’s battery depletes to less than 1 percent, the watch will enter a “power reserve” mode, which allows the user to continue to read the time for an additional 72 hours. The watch then reverts to its original mode when recharged.The feature can also be activated using the Battery glance.

 

Applications & Design :

The Apple Watch comes with several default applications, all of which are developed by Apple itself. WatchKit is a software framework included with the iOS SDK that allows third-party developers to create WatchKit apps for Apple Watch. A WatchKit app runs in the background of iPhone as an application extension while a set of native user interface resources are installed on Apple Watch.

 

The Apple Watch is coming in six different versions: there’s the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition. And each of these comes in two sizes, for those that like a larger or smaller device for their wrist. You can’t call it a lady or man’s watch, but there will be those that do, and it’s opened Apple up to a new market in doing so.

 

Specification Of Apple Watch :

The Apple Watch will be made available in 1.5in (38mm) and 1.7in (42mm) screen sizes, with 272×340 and 319×390 resolutions, respectively. The smartwatch will feature a square display, unlike the round screen on the Moto 360, coated in a protective layer of sapphire crystal.

 

Apple Watch VS. Competitors :

 

Several other brands are already making waves in the smartwatch arena, including Apple’s biggest rivals, Samsung and Google. While Google’s focus has been on its Android Wear operating system for wrists, Samsung has pushed through several smart bands under the Gear brand. The $149 Gear Fit is a fitness-oriented tracker, while the $350 Gear S is a 3G-enabled smartwatch that can run on its own without being tethered to a phone.

Major electronics companies have jumped on the Android Wear bandwagon, including LG and Motorola, which offer the G Watch and Moto 360, respectively. These watches cost between $150 and $250, and need to be connected to an Android device to work. Samsung also has an Android Wear watch called the Gear Live ($199).

 

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