You have probably heard of the much speculation thrown regarding the design, functionality and even the name given to Apple Watch. You have also most likely heard this being previously referred to as the iWatch and even iOSWatch by some. This device is the company’s first developed technology that is fully wearable.
The birth of the new trends nowadays with respect to technology has surely carried with it the emergence of smartphones. These products constitute continuing innovations throughout the years. It’s also important to note that this era has driven all major smartphone manufacturers to invest heavily in extensive research and development projects towards a goal – the creation of the latest and greatest unique technologies. Apple’s latest project, therefore, is this wearable wristwatch.
The Apple watch features a typical wristwatch-looks but with many innovative structures. The company intends it to come in two different sizes in order to cater to people or small or larger wrists. Also, there are different variations of the Apple watch. One is made of stainless steel whereas the second from luxurious 18-carat gold and the third is made of aluminum. Interestingly, the watch straps are to be available in some different colors and materials.
Moreover, it is also important to mention that the Apple watch is not intended to be a stand-alone device as it is connected via Bluetooth and Wi-fi to an iPhone running iOS. Hence, the product will not work independently. Also, just like the Samsung Galaxy Gear, it must be connected to an Apple device. So, for instance, if you are an Android user, then need to switch to the iOS platform in order for the watch to function.
Another very important uniqueness of this product among the existing gadgets is that its screen is made from sapphire crystal glass that has a strong resistance to scrapes and scratches. In addition, it has a very sensitive touchscreen that can sense the slightest touch or tap. This, in return, will let you easily select an item on the screen and it also has “force touch” that is the equivalent to right-clicking on a mouse for faster access.
The product also has a built-in haptic engine which vibrates on your wrist to alert you when you receive a notification such as an incoming message or email. This is complemented by an intelligent personal assistant Siri that serves as your navigator.
With regards to apps designed for the Apple Watch, it includes, among others: a mini notification system called “Glances” that provides for instant notifications from apps such as maps, passbook, photos, messages, weather and mail, and a friends app which gives you a convenient way to connect with your friends by tapping on your friend’s image to send a message or even make a phone call.
The Watch also serves as a monitoring device for your health and fitness activities. It has apps that give you a tailored experience in providing health-related information such as calorie burn performance, workout app, an app that tracks your heartbeat and the number of steps you take.
This concept among the new technology families is not really surprising. In 2013 for instance, a product called the Pebble Watch was released. Such Watch allowed users to receive notifications, view emails, check the weather and display a wide variety of custom information. A similarity between the two gadgets is that they both need to be connected to your smartphone to benefit from most features. In totality, this latest technology innovation of Apple is designed to offer a lot of functional roles that gadgets do, all in one wearable item.