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 Notification Helps Save Man’s Life Suffering from Pulmonary Embolism

Apple Watch Notification Helps Save Man’s Life Suffering from Pulmonary Embolism

The Apple Watch has managed to save the lives of quite a few people ever since it was first released thanks to its various health-related features. This time around, the smartwatch managed to save the life of 28-year-old James Green from Brooklyn, New York.

Apple Considering Self-Adjusting Watch Straps for the Apple Watch

Apple Considering Self-Adjusting Watch Straps for the Apple Watch

A new patent filed by Apple talks about how the company could automize strap adjustment based on fit and shape, rather than leave the choice to the users. This method will save users the trouble of finding the right fit, and also ensure that the device sensors interact correctly with the user’s hand.

MLB Fines Diamondbacks Coach Prieto for Wearing Apple Watch During Game

MLB Fines Diamondbacks Coach Prieto for Wearing Apple Watch During Game

Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto has been fined by the Major League Baseball for wearing an Apple Watch in the dugout during the Wednesday night game against Colorado Rockies. The MLB rule bans the players and coach from wearing or using any electronic device.

5 Apple Accessories That Are Priced as Absurdly as the iPhone X

5 Apple Accessories That Are Priced as Absurdly as the iPhone X

If there’s one thing everybody knows about Apple, it is that the company makes premium products. Barring a few offerings like the iPhone SE, the iPad 2017 or the MacBook Air, most other Apple products occupy the high-end spectrum of the category they are in.

Leaked iOS 11 Golden Master Build Confirms New Apple Watch with LTE Connectivity

Leaked iOS 11 Golden Master Build Confirms New Apple Watch with LTE Connectivity

Apple would have likely pushed out the Golden Master build of iOS 11 to developers next week after its September 12 event. However, the iOS 11 GM build has made its way into the hands of 9to5Mac digging into which has revealed the new LTE Apple Watch that Apple will be unveiling next week.

Boston Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Hand Signals From Other Teams

Boston Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Hand Signals From Other Teams

The Apple Watch can be used for a lot of good things, especially when it comes to fitness, but apparently one Major League Baseball team found a way to use the wearable for nefarious purposes.

Apple Provides Another Look at Its Secretive Apple Watch Fitness Lab

Apple Provides Another Look at Its Secretive Apple Watch Fitness Lab

It is no secret that Apple has a secret testing lab for the Apple Watch where the company works on refining the various algorithms used in the smartwatch for detecting various exercises. Apple had previously given ABC an inside look at this lab, and now ahead of the September 12 event from the company, it has once again given Men’s Health magazine a look at this lab.

Latest iOS 11 Beta Hints at New Workouts Detection Coming Soon to Apple Watch

Latest iOS 11 Beta Hints at New Workouts Detection Coming Soon to Apple Watch

Icons discovered in the latest iOS 11 beta hint at Apple bringing support for tracking new sporting activities to the Apple Watch. The new icons hint at the Apple Watch soon being able to track skipping rope, surfing, baseball, football, basketball, dancing, skiing, and bowling.

watchOS 4: How to Use Your Apple Watch as a Flashlight

watchOS 4: How to Use Your Apple Watch as a Flashlight

The flashlight on the iPhone is a  life saver. Whether it’s looking for your seats in a dark theater (remember to put your Apple Watch in Theater mode!)  or trying to find your way in your house when the lights are out. In watchOS 4, the Apple Watch also gets a flashlight feature.

How to Clean Your Apple Watch

How to Clean Your Apple Watch

Keeping your Apple Watch and its band clean is key to the longevity of both. It can prevent long-term damage and retain their comfort over time. This is especially important if you wear lotion, sunscreen, or work out with your Watch. Here are the steps to follow to clean both the Watch and the band.