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 Three New Colors for Apple Watch Sport Band and iPhone Cases

Apple Releases Three New Colors for Apple Watch Sport Band and iPhone Cases

Apple today launched three new colors of Sport bands for the Apple Watch: Spicy Orange, Dark Teal and Flash.

How to Sign Up For Apple and Stanford’s Apple Watch Heart Rhythm Study

How to Sign Up For Apple and Stanford’s Apple Watch Heart Rhythm Study

We’ve already seen a couple of cases where the Apple Watch’s heart rate feature has recognized irregular heart rate. This feature has saved lives. Now, Apple is teaming up with Stanford for an official Heart Rythm study using the Apple Watch. The data gathered during this study will be used to detect and track heart issues like atrial fibrillation.

Report Talks About Apple’s Lack of Vetting with Disgraced Health Blogger Belle Gibson

Report Talks About Apple’s Lack of Vetting with Disgraced Health Blogger Belle Gibson

The now disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson was all set to strike a working partnership with Apple, just in time for the launch of the first-gen Apple Watch, a new report reveals. The company was heavily involved in marketing Gibson’s iPhone app, “The Whole Pantry”. The Cupertino giant was also working with the health blogger’s team on a dedicated Apple Watch app.

Apple Regains Top Spot in the Wearable Market in Q3 2017

Apple Regains Top Spot in the Wearable Market in Q3 2017

Apple has managed to overtake Xiaomi to become the world’s largest wearable vendor in Q3 2017. The company’s strong comeback can be attributed to the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, strong enterprise sales, and the lack of any new wearables from Xiamoi. 

Study Uses Apple Watch and Neural Network to Detect Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

Study Uses Apple Watch and Neural Network to Detect Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

The Apple Watch has been the subject of many studies which have measured the accuracy of its heart rate scanner and overall just how useful the smartwatch can be in some life-threatening scenarios. Now, a new study done by the University of California San Francisco and a company called Cardiogram indicates that the Apple Watch can detect hypertension and sleep apnea.

Apple Watch Getting a New Activity Challenge for Veteran’s Day

Apple Watch Getting a New Activity Challenge for Veteran’s Day

Apple has announced the addition of a new activity challenge for Veteran’s Day (Nov 11). Upon completion of this challenge, Watch users will be able to earn a special badge, and an exclusive iMessage sticker. To earn the badge and the sticker, users simply have to log an eleven minute workout using their Apple Watch this Saturday.

Asking Siri About the Weather Causing Apple Watch to Respring

Asking Siri About the Weather Causing Apple Watch to Respring

A new bug has been discovered in watchOS which causes resprings on the Apple Watch Series 3 when one asks Siri about the weather. The feature used to work just fine until a few days ago so it is likely it is being caused by the latest watchOS update, a server-side change from Apple or DST.

John Hancock to Offer Apple Watch Series 3 for Only $25 to Its 10 Million Policyholders

John Hancock to Offer Apple Watch Series 3 for Only $25 to Its 10 Million Policyholders

John Hancock will start offering free Apple Watch units to its 10 million+ policyholders at a steep discount. The company will be offering the smartwatch to its existing and new members through its Vitality program where life insurers are given perks and rewards for living a healthy lifestyle.

Apple Watch Notification Helps Save Man’s Life Suffering from Pulmonary Embolism

Apple Watch Notification Helps Save Man’s Life Suffering from Pulmonary Embolism

The Apple Watch has managed to save the lives of quite a few people ever since it was first released thanks to its various health-related features. This time around, the smartwatch managed to save the life of 28-year-old James Green from Brooklyn, New York.

Apple Considering Self-Adjusting Watch Straps for the Apple Watch

Apple Considering Self-Adjusting Watch Straps for the Apple Watch

A new patent filed by Apple talks about how the company could automize strap adjustment based on fit and shape, rather than leave the choice to the users. This method will save users the trouble of finding the right fit, and also ensure that the device sensors interact correctly with the user’s hand.