The Apple Watch was unveiled in a live event in California last week, alongside a preview of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Set to go on sale early next year, the highly anticipated product is Apple’s first all-new design since the original iPad in 2010. It is also the company’s first foray into the world of wearable technology and the latest in a string of smartwatches to hit the market in recent years. So what makes Apple’s take on the product stand out from all the others? Here’s what we know about it so far.
What does it do?
The Apple Watch can play music, conduct local search enquiries, monitor health and fitness, make payments via Apple Pay, connect with your iPhone to send and receive messages, act as a remote control for Apple TVs…oh, and keep the time of course.
One of the features that’s attracting the most attention is the product’s potential to act as a wrist navigation device. With a multi-touch enabled screen designed to make panning and zooming maps with your finger quick and easy, and a haptic feedback feature which uses sound to alert you when to turn right or left, the watch could make losing your way in a new city a thing of the past.
The Apple Watch comes in three editions with two different screen sizes and is controlled by what has been dubbed a ‘digital crown’ – a metal dial attached to its side which can be used to magnify and scroll through content.
Although we can’t say for sure how popular the Apple Watch will be, if Apple has got all these features right, it seems inevitable the product will create a huge buzz when it launches in 2015.
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