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 SOS Emergency Feature Saves User from Drowning after Jet Ski Accident

Apple Watch SOS Emergency Feature Saves User from Drowning after Jet Ski Accident

Apple Watch has received accolades for saving lives many times. Last time around an Apple Watch alerted a user about his heart condition and thus he consulted doctors and finally opted for open heart surgery. In a recent turn of events, Apple Watch user has claimed that Emergency SOS service helped him from drowning after a jet ski accident.

Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie App Disabled Due to Eavesdropping Bug

Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie App Disabled Due to Eavesdropping Bug

Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch due to an eavesdropping bug that allows one to eavesdrop on other iPhone users.

How to Pair AirPods with Apple Watch

How to Pair AirPods with Apple Watch

The iPhone, the Apple Watch and the AirPods form the holy trinity of seamless communication. When you’re using AirPods, you can control playback or take calls from Apple Watch. You can even use AirPods directly with Apple Watch and leave your iPhone behind. Here’s how to use AirPods with Apple Watch.

How to Reset Your Apple Watch

How to Reset Your Apple Watch

There are times when you might want to reset your Apple Watch. Maybe you forgot your passcode, or you’ve just bought a new Apple Watch and you’re ready to sell off your old one. Resetting can also be a good way to fix longstanding software and performance issues. No matter what the reason is, the process is quite simple. Read on to find out how to reset Apple Watch.

watchOS 5.2.1 Includes New 2019 Pride Watch Faces

watchOS 5.2.1 Includes New 2019 Pride Watch Faces

Earlier today, Apple released watchOS 5.2.1 to the public. The new software is minor in scale when it comes to total new features, but there are a new watch faces to consider.

Apple Releases tvOS 12.3, macOS Mojave 10.14.5, and watchOS 5.2.1

Apple Releases tvOS 12.3, macOS Mojave 10.14.5, and watchOS 5.2.1

After weeks of beta seeds, Apple is finally moving forward with the next public updates for tvOS, macOS Mojave, and watchOS.

Apple Watch Series 4 OLED Display is a Winner in Annual ‘Displays of the Year’

Apple Watch Series 4 OLED Display is a Winner in Annual ‘Displays of the Year’

The Apple Watch Series 4 managed to retain the familiar design, while making some worthwhile changes from the previous Series. Namely, a larger display with smaller bezels. And now Apple is being awarded for those changes.

Some Apple Watch Series 2 Repairs Could Get a Series 3 Replacement Instead

Some Apple Watch Series 2 Repairs Could Get a Series 3 Replacement Instead

While we all hope the devices we buy will work right out of the box, and keep working for years to come (or at least until we sell it off/trade it in), sometimes things happen. Tech breaks. And according to a new report, some Apple Watch Series 2 repairs can actually net a full replacement with a Series 3.

Aetna Launches ‘Attain’ Health Program ‘Designed in Collaboration With Apple’

Aetna Launches ‘Attain’ Health Program ‘Designed in Collaboration With Apple’

Back in January of this year, Aetna officially announced a new health program called “Attain”. This is directly designed in collaboration with Apple, and, with 24 months of work, customers can get a free Apple Watch out of the deal.

The Apple Watch is Maintaining Its Lead in the Smartwatch Market

The Apple Watch is Maintaining Its Lead in the Smartwatch Market

The Apple Watch has turned into one of the most popular Apple-branded products out there. Based on the latest research, it appears the smartwatch is still maintaining its dominant lead against the competition.