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 Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Following the public release of the latest update to iOS, Apple has also seen fit to update its other popular operating systems as well.

Google is Paying Fossil $40 Million for IP Related to Smartwatch Tech

Google is Paying Fossil $40 Million for IP Related to Smartwatch Tech

Fossil uses Google’s Wear OS as a platform for its smartwatches, but there is other technology baked into the smart devices to help them stand out.

Apple and Johnson & Jonson Will Host an Apple Watch Study to Diagnose Stroke Risk

Apple and Johnson & Jonson Will Host an Apple Watch Study to Diagnose Stroke Risk

The Apple Watch is a powerful machine, capable of helping people identify a AFib heart condition, but now Apple is trying to discover yet another feature.

Apple May Use Private Medicare Plans to Subsidize the Price of the Apple Watch

Apple May Use Private Medicare Plans to Subsidize the Price of the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 4 is not necessarily the cheapest device out there, and the price tag may be too high for some people to pick up. Even those who might benefit from the smartwatch the most.

Apple Watch Series 4 and ECG App Helped One Man Identify AFIB Heart Condition

Apple Watch Series 4 and ECG App Helped One Man Identify AFIB Heart Condition

The Apple Watch Series 4 launched not too long ago, and Apple (eventually) brought with it a brand new ECG app that’s meant to help identify specific heart irregularities.

Some Doctors are Worried About the ECG App in the Apple Watch Series 4

Some Doctors are Worried About the ECG App in the Apple Watch Series 4

Data goes a long way, both for companies and individuals, but it looks like some doctors are worried that too much data might not be a good thing.

Apple’s New ‘Close Your Rings’ Apple Watch Page Showcases Individual Stories

Apple’s New ‘Close Your Rings’ Apple Watch Page Showcases Individual Stories

The Apple Watch is a great smartwatch, and it’s also a fantastic device to keep tabs on your health. And now Apple is showcasing new stories on how that works for individuals out there in the real world.

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.