The much anticipated smartwatch from tech giant Apple Inc. is finally out for the technocrats and health gadget lovers. The Cupertino-based company has revealed more about its upcoming wearable device, ‘Apple Watch’, at a press briefing in San Francisco on Monday.
Almost six months after revealing about its foray in wearable device, Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday talked much about the untold features of Apple Watch.
Apple’s debut device in the wearable sector will go on sale on April 24 and will come with the prices ranging from USD 349 to upwards of USD $10,000
The smartwatch will come in three distinctive lines as well as various metals. It’s Apple’s most customizable device ever sold.
According to the company, the entry-level Apple Watch Sport will come with the price tag ranging between USD 349 and USD 399, depending on the body size, i.e. 38 millimeters or 42 millimeters. On the other hand, the mid-tier Watch collection will cost between USD 549 to USD 1099. Apple’s top-of-the-line Watch Edition will be priced at USD 10,000 and up.
Cook said the later device will only be available in certain stores and in limited quantities.
The technology major will commence taking pre-orders for Apple Watch on April 10. Moreover, the company is also planning to offer a preview program for the customers in order to allow them try the devices on in stores in advance.
Cook also talked about the smartwatch’s major features, such as making and receiving phone calls, making wireless payments, reading email, music control on a connected iPhone, and tracking health and exercise. He also touted the exciting feature that allows two Apple Watch users exchange animated messages or their heart beat imprints.
Apple Watch can also run third-party apps just like iPads and iPhones. Apps like WeChat, Facebook’s Instagram, music app Shazam, ride-hailing app Uber, and many more can also be run by Watch.
Using both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Watch can connect to a user’s iPhone.
Watch will offer a battery backup, which has remained a major concern for the users, of 18 hours on a single charge.