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 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.

Quanta Computers Might Stop Taking Apple Watch Assembly Orders as Profit Concerns Loom Large

Quanta Computers Might Stop Taking Apple Watch Assembly Orders as Profit Concerns Loom Large

Quanta Computers, the company that assembles Apple Watch is likely to stop taking orders from Apple. According to a report by Digitimes, the company is also planning to sell its manufacturing plant located in Changshu, China. The manufacturing plant is specifically meant for the Apple Watch assembly.

Apple Watch Sleep App Screenshots Spotted on App Store

Apple Watch Sleep App Screenshots Spotted on App Store

Apple was rumored to bake in a sleep tracking feature for Apple Watch. However, the company didn’t mention anything about the sleep app during the launch. Meanwhile, Apple does seem to be developing a Sleep app and iOS 13 beta has already hinted at it.

ECG Feature for Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 Now Available in India

ECG Feature for Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 Now Available in India

Apple Watch ECG functionality has finally arrived in India. The Medical fraternity in India has welcomed ECG feature and say that it will help make people aware of their heart health. We have heard numerous stories of how Apple Watch has saved lives with its health-related features.

Apple Watch 3 Is Now Available at $199

Apple Watch 3 Is Now Available at $199

Apple has unveiled the latest Apple Watch Series 5. The new watch from Apple comes laden with features like Always-On Display and 18 hours of battery life. It also comes equipped with a Compass for a better experience. Whilst launching the new Apple Watch 5, the company also slashed Apple Watch Series 3 price to $199.

Apple Working on Low-light Mode for iPhone’s Camera App, Schooltime Mode for Apple Watch

Apple Working on Low-light Mode for iPhone’s Camera App, Schooltime Mode for Apple Watch

Apart from sleep tracking, Apple is also working on a Schooltime mode for the Apple Watch. The feature is aimed at students so that they can focus on their studies during school time by blocking out apps, notifications, and more on the wearable.

Apple Watch Sleep Tracking Likely to Feature Sleep Quality, Advanced Alarm, Battery Management

Apple Watch Sleep Tracking Likely to Feature Sleep Quality, Advanced Alarm, Battery Management

Sleep Tracking is an important feature of fitness/smartwatch. The tool not only calculates the duration of your sleep but also determines the quality and in some cases the depth of your sleep. Rumor mills have been speculating about Apple Watch sleep tracking and today, 9to5Mac has revealed details about the same.

watchOS 6 Confirms New Titanium and Ceramic Case Options for Apple Watch

watchOS 6 Confirms New Titanium and Ceramic Case Options for Apple Watch

Some UI assets found in the latest watchOS 6 beta point to Apple launching new Apple Watch models with ceramic and titanium casing.

Report: Japan Display Will Supply OLED Displays for Apple Watch Series 5

Report: Japan Display Will Supply OLED Displays for Apple Watch Series 5

Famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report that claims Apple Watch Series 5 will launch in fall. The OLED display will be supplied by Japan Display. Typically, Apple Watch is launched alongside new iPhones and thus it is safe to presume that both will be launched at Apple’s September event.

Apple Watch is Dominating the Smartwatch Market

Apple Watch is Dominating the Smartwatch Market

The latest data from Strategy Analytics points to Apple Watch taking a staggering 46% of the smartwatch share in Q2 2019. The Cupertino company shipped a staggering 5.7 million Apple Watch units worldwide in Q2 marking a 50% YoY increase.