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.

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Whole Foods Drops Support for the Apple Watch

Whole Foods Drops Support for the Apple Watch

Earlier in June, Apple officially unveiled the new watchOS 4, which adds a few important new features.

Top 40 Hidden watchOS 4 Features

Top 40 Hidden watchOS 4 Features

watchOS 4 is an evolutionarily update that builds up on the new revolutionary features in watchOS 3. While there are new headlining features like new watch faces, redesigns for the Dock and Workouts app, a lot of changes are small and hidden.

The 10 Best watchOS 4 Features

The 10 Best watchOS 4 Features

With watchOS 3, Apple reinvented the Apple Watch. They got rid of the things that didn’t work, and focused on the two things that did – notifications and fitness tracking. While watchOS 3 was the start of the new focused strategy for the Apple Watch, watchOS 4 is its evolution.

Apple Watch With Micro-LED Display May Arrive in 2018

Apple Watch With Micro-LED Display May Arrive in 2018

The Apple Watch is currently Apple’s only product with an OLED display, but with rumors swirling around that we could see an iPhone switching to the panel, the Apple Watch may be going down a different route.

WWDC 2017 Roundup: iOS 11, HomePod, 10.5-Inch iPad Pro, Refreshed Macs, Apple Files, and More

WWDC 2017 Roundup: iOS 11, HomePod, 10.5-Inch iPad Pro, Refreshed Macs, Apple Files, and More

Today, Apple held its yearly keynote speech to start the Worldwide Developers Conference. And, sure enough, the company had a lot to go over.

Apple Watch Heart Rate Tracker Proved To Be Most Accurate Among 7 Wearables In New Study

Apple Watch Heart Rate Tracker Proved To Be Most Accurate Among 7 Wearables In New Study

The Apple Watch has been found to have the most accurate heart rate sensor in a new research study conducted by Standford University and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Services. The heart rate tracking functionality of the Apple Watch was measured alongside six other fitness trackers including the Microsoft Band, PulseOn, Samsung Gear S2, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surf, and Mio Alpha 2.

Nike Announces ‘Day to Night’ Apple Watch Bands Collection

Nike Announces ‘Day to Night’ Apple Watch Bands Collection

Nike today announced four new Nike Sport Bands for the Apple Watch Nike+ in different colors inspired by its Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection.

Tim Cook is Reportedly Testing a Blood Glucose Tracker on the Apple Watch

Tim Cook is Reportedly Testing a Blood Glucose Tracker on the Apple Watch

While the Apple Watch has proven to be a solid device in Apple’s lineup to date, there’s no doubt that Apple is working diligently on bringing new features and abilities to the wearable lineup.

Apple Seeds watchOS 3.2.3 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple Seeds watchOS 3.2.3 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple released the newest version of watchOS to the public earlier this week, and now there is a new beta being seeded to developers.

Upcoming Apple Watch Again Rumored to Feature Smart Bands and Glucose Monitoring

Upcoming Apple Watch Again Rumored to Feature Smart Bands and Glucose Monitoring

The Apple Watch is already a great tool for health-related issues, but there’s still room to grow.