Apple Watch: Release date, Features & News

Apple Watch

Apple Watch, the most personal device Apple has ever created went on sale on April 24th, 2015 in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and the UK.

It comes in 2 sizes: 38mm and 42mm case, and three collections – Apple Watch Sport in aluminum casing, Apple Watch in stainless steel casing, and the gold Apple Watch Edition.

The Apple Watch Sport is the cheapest model, and starts at $349, while the Apple Watch Edition costs as much as $17,000.

The Apple Watch runs Watch OS, a flavor of iOS. It is powered by Apple’s custom-designed S1 SiP (System in Package), and includes revolutionary features such as the Digital Crown that lets you scroll, zoom, and navigate the display, which also works as a Home button and a convenient way to access Siri. The Retina Display on the Apple Watch features Force Touch, which adds a whole new dimension to the user interface, and one of the biggest innovation in sensing capability since multi-touch. It can sense the difference between a tap and a press, and accordingly provide access to controls within apps. Apple Watch also includes a Taptic engine for notifications, which many reviewers have said is the most impressive piece of technology of Apple Watch. It also includes a Heart Rate Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Apple Watch uses the accelerometer, a built-in heart rate sensor, GPS and Wi-Fi from your iPhone for health and fitness tracking features.

The Watch is compatible with recent iPhone models, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8 or later.

Apple Watch cannot be jailbroken currently. You can check our jailbreak Apple Watch page for the latest update.

You can check our Apple Watch Guide page to find out everything there is to know about the device using our step-by-step guides for it.

You can also check our Apple Watch Tips & Tricks page to find about the hidden features, and latest tips and tricks for it.

Find our latest Apple Watch coverage below.

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Apple Watch Could Gain Sleep Tracking by 2020

Apple Watch Could Gain Sleep Tracking by 2020

Apple will add the much-requested sleep tracking feature to Apple Watch by 2020. The company has been secretly testing sleep monitoring on the Apple Watch in secret sites around its offices in Cupertino. If testing goes as per Apple’s planning, the feature will make its way to the Apple Watch in 2020.

Samsung Announces Truly Wireless Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung Announces Truly Wireless Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung announced not only the Galaxy S10 lineup, but also the foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone. But that’s not all for the company today.

Apple Watch Getting Exclusive Hermés Gradient Watch Faces in watchOS 5.2

Apple Watch Getting Exclusive Hermés Gradient Watch Faces in watchOS 5.2

The Hermés brand has been part of the Apple Watch family for quite some time, thanks to watch bands and watch faces.

Apple Watch Series 4 Alerts User of Abnormally Fast Heart Rate Before ‘Supraventricular Tachycardia’ Diagnosis

Apple Watch Series 4 Alerts User of Abnormally Fast Heart Rate Before ‘Supraventricular Tachycardia’ Diagnosis

Some doctors do not believe that the baked-in health features within the Apple Watch Series 4 are worthwhile for most people, but one can imagine those who have been informed of major heart issues wouldn’t agree.

Apple Publishes ‘How to Take an ECG’ on the Apple Watch Series 4 Video

Apple Publishes ‘How to Take an ECG’ on the Apple Watch Series 4 Video

Tutorial videos are not new for Apple, and the company has added another one to its growing library.

Aetna Launches New ‘Attain’ Health Program Using the Apple Watch

Aetna Launches New ‘Attain’ Health Program Using the Apple Watch

The health benefits of the Apple Watch are well documented at this point. Some health insurance companies want to use the smartwatch to help its customers in interesting ways.

Apple Seeds iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, macOS 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2 Beta 1 to Developers [Updated]

Apple Seeds iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, macOS 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2 Beta 1 to Developers [Updated]

Following the public launch of iOS 12.1.3 and watchOS 5.1.3 to the public, Apple is moving ahead with new betas.

Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Following the public release of the latest update to iOS, Apple has also seen fit to update its other popular operating systems as well.

Google is Paying Fossil $40 Million for IP Related to Smartwatch Tech

Google is Paying Fossil $40 Million for IP Related to Smartwatch Tech

Fossil uses Google’s Wear OS as a platform for its smartwatches, but there is other technology baked into the smart devices to help them stand out.

Apple and Johnson & Jonson Will Host an Apple Watch Study to Diagnose Stroke Risk

Apple and Johnson & Jonson Will Host an Apple Watch Study to Diagnose Stroke Risk

The Apple Watch is a powerful machine, capable of helping people identify a AFib heart condition, but now Apple is trying to discover yet another feature.