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 Series 6 to Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Apple Watch Series 6 to Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring

DigiTimes report claims that Apple will be including a blood oxygen sensor on the Apple Watch Series 6. This will allow the wearable to track the blood oxygen levels of the wearer.

Apple Releases watchOS 7 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple Releases watchOS 7 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple had unveiled watchOS 7 for the first time alongside iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, and tvOS 14 last month during WWDC 2020. Shortly, the company had released the first developer beta version of watchOS 7 for Apple Watches. Now, two weeks later, the second developer beta version of watchOS 7 has been released for compatible models.

This Redditor’s Apple Watch Band Collection Is Enviable

This Redditor’s Apple Watch Band Collection Is Enviable

Apple Watch owners often end up buying different bands to stand out of the crowd and use a different one for each occasion. A Redditor has posted his Apple Watch Band collection and it is sure to make you feel envious! The images show hundreds of Apple Watch Bands neatly arranged and labeled.

The Best watchOS 7 Features for Apple Watch

The Best watchOS 7 Features for Apple Watch

Apple unveiled the latest versions of its operating systems during WWDC 2020 earlier today. At its first online-only developers conference, the company unveiled watchOS 7 for the Apple Watch. The new version of watchOS brings a few missing features such as sleep tracking and it also brings new watch faces, new complications, tracking for more workout types, cycling directions, improved Siri with language translation, and better privacy.

Apple Releases watchOS 7 Beta 1 To Developers

Apple Releases watchOS 7 Beta 1 To Developers

Today, Apple announced major new versions of all its platforms—iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS—during WWDC 2020 keynote. For Apple Watches, the company unveiled watchOS 7 with new features and performance improvements. Now, the first developer beta version of watchOS 7 is available to download and install on compatible Apple Watches.

Apple Watch Comes to the Rescue, Saves 92-Year Old Man’s Life after Fall from a Ladder

Apple Watch Comes to the Rescue, Saves 92-Year Old Man’s Life after Fall from a Ladder

We have read about several instances wherein Apple Watch has saved lives. In some cases, the Apple Watch alerted users about impending health conditions, alerted emergency services after a fatal accident, and more. Jim Salsman, a 92-year old farmer from Omaha, Nebraska fell from his ladder. The 21-feet plunge would have been life-threatening if Apple Watch had not come to the rescue.

Apple Watch Sales Declined, AirPods and Huawei to Blame

Apple Watch Sales Declined, AirPods and Huawei to Blame

The Apple Watch is the best selling smartwatch in the world and that too by a huge margin. However, sales of the smartwatch declined in the first quarter of the year due to higher sales of cheaper wearables from Huawei and the company’s own AirPods. Still, Apple is holding on to the number one position in the wearables segment

Apple Watch Series 6 is Not Going to Use MicroLED Display

Apple Watch Series 6 is Not Going to Use MicroLED Display

If you expected that Apple was going to use a microLED display on the Apple Watch Series 6 this year, prepare to be disappointed. As per reliable leaker @L0vetodream, Apple is still going to use JDI’s display panels on this year’s wearable like it has done in the last few years. The leaker has a very accurate track record so there’s little reason to doubt his claims here.

Video: Apple Watch Series 6 Concept with Bezel-Less Display Looks Slick

Video: Apple Watch Series 6 Concept with Bezel-Less Display Looks Slick

Apple is slated to release Apple Watch Series 6 in the second half of this year. The latest Apple Watch will run watchOS 7 and is expected to offer sleep tracking, measure blood oxygen saturation, support new watch face complications, and much more. A designer has created Apple Watch Series 6 concept that flaunts bezel-less display and to be honest it looks pretty slick.

The Next Apple Watch Could Detect Panic Attacks

The Next Apple Watch Could Detect Panic Attacks

Leaker Jon Prosser has once again reiterated that the next Apple Watch will be able to detect panic attacks. This will be made possible by the new blood oxygen sensor that Apple plans on debuting on the wearable. He detailed this while speaking on the latest episode of the Geared Up podcast.