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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Gurman: Glucose Monitoring in Apple Watch Not Expected to Arrive Until ‘Second Half of the Decade’

Gurman: Glucose Monitoring in Apple Watch Not Expected to Arrive Until ‘Second Half of the Decade’

Contrary to rumors, the Apple Watch Series 7 did not turn out to be a significant upgrade over the Apple Watch Series 6. Rumors now suggest we could see the 2022 Apple Watch Series 8 debut with some new health-tracking features, with Apple also working on glucose and blood pressure monitoring sensors for the wearable. However, if you are expecting these new health sensors to make their way to the Apple Watch in the next couple of years, you are in for a disappointment.

Apple Fitness+ Introduces Collections and Time to Run

Apple Fitness+ Introduces Collections and Time to Run

Apple just kicked off the new year for Apple Fitness+ subscribers with two new features called “Collections” and “Time to Run.” They will be available starting January 10.

Survey Shows 87 Percent of US Teenagers Own an iPhone, Prefer Apple Watch over Rivals

Survey Shows 87 Percent of US Teenagers Own an iPhone, Prefer Apple Watch over Rivals

A new survey claims that a whopping 87 percent of American teens own an iPhone, while 88 percent hope that their next phone will be an iPhone. This indicates a substantial uptick in the number of teens using iPhones in the country.

Apple Watch Continues to Lead Smartwatch Sales despite Stiff Competition from Samsung

Apple Watch Continues to Lead Smartwatch Sales despite Stiff Competition from Samsung

Counterpoint Research’s new report published today shows that the total smartwatch shipments in the third quarter of 2021 were up by 16 percent compared to last year’s third quarter. Apple retained the top spot in terms of the number of units shipped, while Samsung achieved its highest quarterly shipments, coming in second place.

watchOS 8: How to Set Up AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch

watchOS 8: How to Set Up AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch

AssistiveTouch has long been a notable Accessibility feature on iOS. While AssistiveTouch is primarily designed for people with motor skill impairments, anyone can take advantage of it to perform several common tasks like rebooting the iPhone, invoking Siri, and more. With watchOS 8, Apple has introduced this super handy Accessibility feature on Apple Watch as well. Follow the guide below to know how you can set up AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch running watchOS 8.

Apple Watch Now Has Over 100 Million Active Users Worldwide

Apple Watch Now Has Over 100 Million Active Users Worldwide

A Counterpoint Research report indicates that the Apple Watch remained the smartwatch market leader in Q2 2021. The Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Series 3 were among the top five most sold wearables during the quarter. More importantly, the report estimates the active Apple Watch user base has now crossed 100 million users worldwide.

Researchers Blame ‘Black Boxes’ for Unreliable Apple Watch Health Data

Researchers Blame ‘Black Boxes’ for Unreliable Apple Watch Health Data

Apple Watch is known for its health-centric features. Over the past years, there have been several instances wherein Apple Watch helped diagnose impending health conditions. Newly added features like ECG, fall detection, oxygen sensor, and exercise tracking have aided health studies. Researchers from Harvard and the University of Michigan have now raised red flags about relying on Apple Watch for health studies.

Apple Supplier Rockley Unveils Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor for Future Apple Watch

Apple Supplier Rockley Unveils Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor for Future Apple Watch

Apple’s health devices supplier Rockley Photonics has developed a new range of advanced digital sensors for wearables. The new range of digital sensors includes a non-invasive blood glucose monitor, core body temperature, and many more. These sensors could feature in future Apple Watch models.

Apple Watch Saves Life by Notifying Woman About ‘Widow Maker’ Heart Attack

Apple Watch Saves Life by Notifying Woman About ‘Widow Maker’ Heart Attack

Apple introduced ECG features with Apple Watch Series 4. Since the feature’s introduction, the Watch has saved thousands of lives around the world. Another report by WZZM 13 says that a woman in Michigan saved herself from a heart attack with the help of her Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 7 Could Offer Better Battery Life, Feature Display With Narrower Bezels

Apple Watch Series 7 Could Offer Better Battery Life, Feature Display With Narrower Bezels

Apple could be giving the Apple Watch lineup its biggest design refresh since its launch this year. A report claims that apart from a smaller double-sided S7 chip, Apple will also debut a new design language with the Apple Watch Series 7.