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 Seeds iOS 12.1.2, watchOS 5.1.3 Beta 1 to Developers [Updated x2]

Apple Seeds iOS 12.1.2, watchOS 5.1.3 Beta 1 to Developers [Updated x2]

In early December, Apple officially released iOS 12.1.1, along with updates for the other major platforms as well.

Apple Shares Real Stories From Apple Watch Owners in Two New Videos

Apple Shares Real Stories From Apple Watch Owners in Two New Videos

Apple launched watchOS 5.1.2 earlier today, and, along with it, brought the ECG app to the Apple Watch Series 4.

Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.2 With ECG App for Apple Watch Series 4 and More

Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.2 With ECG App for Apple Watch Series 4 and More

Earlier this week, Apple released updates for iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Now, Apple is swooping in with the latest update for the Apple Watch.

Tim Cook Says Apple’s ‘Largest Contribution’ Will be ‘Improving People’s Health’

Tim Cook Says Apple’s ‘Largest Contribution’ Will be ‘Improving People’s Health’

The Apple Watch is one of Apple’s most popular products, and while it’s not the first to have some health features baked in or promoted, it’s definitely leaning even more heavily on its wearer’s health than any other of Apple’s branded devices.

How to Connect Apple Watch to Wi-Fi Network in watchOS 5

How to Connect Apple Watch to Wi-Fi Network in watchOS 5

Apple Watch works in tandem with the iPhone. It uses both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to sync data and stream media from the iPhone (and now, directly using Apple Watch apps). Unless you’ve got the Cellular model, Wi-Fi plays a huge role in how Apple Watch works in delivering notifications and running apps.

Apple Extending Apple Watch Refund Period to 45 Days Relating to Heart Health Features

Apple Extending Apple Watch Refund Period to 45 Days Relating to Heart Health Features

Apple is making a pretty big change for its return and refund policy related to the Apple Watch.

watchOS 5.1.2 Will Reportedly Bring ECG App to the Apple Watch Series 4

watchOS 5.1.2 Will Reportedly Bring ECG App to the Apple Watch Series 4

Apple is currently in the process of beta testing watchOS 5.1.2, the next update to the smartwatch lineup.

Apple Launches (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for the Apple Watch

Apple Launches (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for the Apple Watch

Apple recently launched brand new Nike Sport and Sport Loop bands for the Apple Watch, and now the company is back at it again.

New Nike Sport and Sport Loop Band Colors for Apple Watch Launching This Week

New Nike Sport and Sport Loop Band Colors for Apple Watch Launching This Week

Nike has announced three new Sport bands for Apple Watch that will be launched in the coming days. The new launches include two new color options for the Nike Sport Loop bands and one for the Nike Sport band.

Spotify Officially Announces Apple Watch App

Spotify Officially Announces Apple Watch App

Spotify recently launched a preview for an upcoming Apple Watch app, suggesting a public launch was right around the corner.