Apple Watch first view:
Apple’s first wearable gear is finally here. It can’t exactly be bifurcated into a man or a lady’s watch; it’s unisex. This was probably aimed at the people who want to be trendsetters, since the smartwatch market is yet to make a mark on its own. The Apple watch comes in six different styles with two sizes for each style. The design leans slightly towards the bulkier/ chunkier side but it still feels unique and that’s the whole point at the moment.
Apple has trumped the other players in the smartwatch market by coming with a one-of-a-kind interface. First things first- the app home screen doesn’t look like the iPhone layout even a little bit. It is more of a spherical design, which is going to need some acquaintance before you can work effortlessly on it because the tapping is very specific. The digital crown is basically a wheel having a very smooth response (no clicks) that enables you to zoom in and out of apps, giving it a very neat twist from the usual lines. In case you need to go back to the home screen, an inward tapping on the crown would do, but that’s not your only option because you have the touch screen as well. Once you get the hang of hitting at the right places, you’re good to go.
There is another button below the crown that takes on the dual role of taking you to your contacts list and also stimulating the payment options on the watch. You can make / receive calls, scan messages to try creating a simple response, draw and share pictures (yep), or a pre-determined vibration code with a contact.
It also taps the health domain by letting you send a heart rate image to a contact by touching the screen using two fingers. So it borrows a page from both fitness and fashion, opening up new market segments. But a small let down can be the need to flick it upwards to turn it on. The charger is a unique component that attaches itself to the back of the watch with magnets. Let’s see if this one penetrates the market.
Apple Watch is most personal device ever form Apple featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. Apple Watch will enable you to communicate in new ways right from your wrist by sending and receiving messages, answering calls to your iPhone, and with Digital Touch, sending something as personal as your own heartbeat. Apple Watch also introduces comprehensive health and fitness apps that can help people lead healthier lives. Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections—Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.
Apple Watch introduces a revolutionary design and iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display.
Apple Watch comes in three distinct collections—Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition—available in two different sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm. The beautifully designed and durable enclosures are crafted from custom alloys of polished or space black stainless steel, space gray or silver anodised aluminium and 18-karat rose or yellow gold.
Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at $349 (US). Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8.
Apple Watch first view