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 Releases watchOS 6.2.5 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple Releases watchOS 6.2.5 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple had released the first developer beta builds of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, macOS 10.15.5, and tvOS 13.4.5 to its devices yesterday, but Apple Watches didn’t receive a new developer beta of watchOS. However, the company has now released watchOS 6.2.5 developer beta 1 to its smartwatches.

iOS 14 Code Reveals a Different Type of Activity Ring for Kids Mode on Upcoming watchOS 7

iOS 14 Code Reveals a Different Type of Activity Ring for Kids Mode on Upcoming watchOS 7

Earlier this month we learned that Apple will be baking in a new SchoolTime mode and kid mode. The premise of these features is that it allows kids to use Apple Watch without the need of owning an iPhone.

Rumors Suggests Apple Watch Series 7 Might Feature Touch ID/Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Rumors Suggests Apple Watch Series 7 Might Feature Touch ID/Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

The rumor mills predict that Apple is prepping Touch ID fingerprint biometrics for Apple Watch. If this turns out to be true Apple Watch users will be able to lock/unlock their device by using Touch ID.

The U.S. Trade Representative Approves Apple’s Request for Tariff Waiver on Apple Watch

The U.S. Trade Representative Approves Apple’s Request for Tariff Waiver on Apple Watch

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak and other issues, there is finally good news for Apple. The company had requested for Apple Watch to be excluded from tariff duties imposed on Chinese imports. The request is finally approved by the U.S Trade Representative.

Apple Watch Series 6, watchOS 7 to Feature Sleep Tracking, Schooltime Mode for Kids, New Watch Faces

Apple Watch Series 6, watchOS 7 to Feature Sleep Tracking, Schooltime Mode for Kids, New Watch Faces

Apple’s first smartwatch was lacking in terms of features, but the company has been adding dozens of new features with new watchOS updates and exciting new features with each new Apple Watch release. Now, it appears that the company has been working on exciting functions, such as sleep tracking, which could be released this year.

Apple Watch Series 6 Could Measure Blood Oxygen, Offer Improved ECG

Apple Watch Series 6 Could Measure Blood Oxygen, Offer Improved ECG

Apple is working on further improving the health features of the Apple Watch. The company plans on adding the ability to detect blood-oxygen levels to its wearable. This feature is already found in selected Fitbit wearables.

This Apple Watch Clone from OPPO Runs Wear OS, Features ECG [Update: Launched]

This Apple Watch Clone from OPPO Runs Wear OS, Features ECG [Update: Launched]

The Apple Watch has been a huge success, and every other brand wants to emulate it. Now, a rival smartphone brand has launched its first smartwatch that looks a lot like the Apple Watch and has a similar feature set but costs much lower.

Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch with Bug Fixes

Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch with Bug Fixes

Apple has released a new stable version of watchOS today for all its smartwatches. The watchOS 6.1.3 update brings some critical bug fixes for Apple Watch owners.

Apple’s Wearable Devices Surpassed Macs in Revenue for the First Time

Apple’s Wearable Devices Surpassed Macs in Revenue for the First Time

During the holiday quarter of 2019, Apple’s wearable devices surpassed Macs in terms of revenue. This is the first time Apple’s smartwatches and AirPods outsold Macs.

Apple Watch Calls 911 after Driver Was Involved in Accident

Apple Watch Calls 911 after Driver Was Involved in Accident

The Apple Watch has once again proved to be a lifesaver. According to a user on Reddit, they met in an accident last Monday, and their Series 5 called 911 immediately. Fortunately, it wasn’t a life or death situation, and the passenger didn’t suffer any serious injuries. Although the lives weren’t in danger this time, Apple Watch did call 911 when needed.