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 Fall Detection Alerts Paramedics after a San Francisco Biker Got Hit by Car

Apple Watch Fall Detection Alerts Paramedics after a San Francisco Biker Got Hit by Car

It is no secret that Apple Watch along with features like fall detection, ECG, and emergency services have helped save a life. This time around the fall detection feature on Apple Watch has come to the rescue of e-biker in San Francisco.

Apple Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets for Apple Watch’s Health Monitoring Feature

Apple Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets for Apple Watch’s Health Monitoring Feature

Apple has been accused of stealing trade secrets by Masimo for stealing its trade secrets and using its inventions improperly for the various health monitoring features of the Apple Watch.

Apple Releases HomePod OS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, tvOS 13.3 Updates

Apple Releases HomePod OS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, tvOS 13.3 Updates

Alongside iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 updates, the Cupertino-based tech giant has also released new OS updates for the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and the Apple HomePod today.

Patent Hints At Possibility Of Future Apple Watch Being Able To Help In Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Patent Hints At Possibility Of Future Apple Watch Being Able To Help In Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Apple continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible with smartwatches and introduces new features to improve health tracking and medical features. A new patent filed by the company mentions how a wearable device might help in treating Parkinson’s disease. It can be done by continuously tracking a user’s movements using new sensors.

Siri Interrupts Live Weather Broadcast on BBC, Contradicts Reporter

Siri Interrupts Live Weather Broadcast on BBC, Contradicts Reporter

What happens when Siri interrupts a live news broadcast? Well, you are about to find out as it actually happened during the BBC’s weather forecast.

The Best Black Friday 2019 Deals on Apple Watch

The Best Black Friday 2019 Deals on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is easily going to be one of the hottest items on sale and in demand among consumers this Black Friday. Apple Watch has only been growing in popularity with every passing iteration and many people are looking to get their hands on one. Check out the best Black Friday 2019 deals on the Apple Watch.

Report: 2020 Apple Watch Will Offer Better Performance, Improved Water Resistance

Report: 2020 Apple Watch Will Offer Better Performance, Improved Water Resistance

Apple Watch Series 5 was released just a couple of months ago. Rumor mills have already started reporting about next year’s Apple Watch. The research note with investor TF International Securities reveals many interesting details about the 2020 Apple Watch.

Report: 35% of iPhone Users Own Smartwatch as Opposed to 16% of Android Users

Report: 35% of iPhone Users Own Smartwatch as Opposed to 16% of Android Users

The number of smartwatch users has been steadily rising over the years. Every year Apple unveils a new Watch and so do other manufacturers like Fitbit. New data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partner shows some light on how iPhone users are more likely to buy smartwatch as compared to Android users.

Apple Releases watchOS 6.1 with Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, AirPods Pro Support

Apple Releases watchOS 6.1 with Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, AirPods Pro Support

Apple launched watchOS 6 last month, during launch the update was not available for Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2. Apple said that it will release watchOS 6 sometime in the fall. True to its promise, the company has released watchOS 6.1 to the public. The update arrives with performance enhancements and offers watchOS 6 for Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

Apple Watch Fall Detection Feature Comes to the Rescue of Hikers

Apple Watch Fall Detection Feature Comes to the Rescue of Hikers

Another day, another life. Apple Watch is no stranger when it comes to saving lives. The fall detection and ECG feature has saved many lives and helped people emerge out of life-threatening situations. A New Jersey man and his partner fell down a cliff while hiking and Apple Watch saved their lives by dialing 911.