Apple Watch Design and Features. Apple recently unveiled the Apple Watch, its first smartwatch. The watch was unveiled alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said “Apple introduced the world to several category-defining products, the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad,” “And once again Apple is poised to captivate the world with a revolutionary product that can enrich people’s lives. It’s the most personal product we’ve ever made.”
Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Design said “With Apple Watch, we’ve developed multiple technologies and an entirely new user interface specifically for a device that’s designed to be worn. It blurs the boundary between physical object and user interface,” “We’ve created an entire range of products that enable unparalleled personalization.”
The Apple Watch design has the Digital Crown which contains sensors that turn movement into data. It will be the main input method for the watch rather than the touchscreen display. Users can scroll, zoom and navigate by using the Digital Crown. It also acts as a Home button, and a way to access Siri. Apple said in a press release that the Digital Crown is Apple’s most revolutionary navigation tool since the iPod Click Wheel and iPhone Multi-Touch.
The Apple Watch design is water resistant so it will be fine if you get sweat or wear the smartwatch in the rain. It will be safe too when you wash your hand. However, it is not waterproof, which means that you cannot wear the watch while swimming or showering.
Apple Watch Design
Apple smartwatch also has flexible Retina display featuring Force Touch. According to Apple press release, Force Touch is a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access controls within apps. The Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair with the iPhone.
The Apple Watch will be available in three collections;
- Apple Watch,
- Apple Watch Sport
- Apple Watch Edition
Apple Watch Size
The smartwatch design will be available in two different sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm. At the press release Apple stated that the watch are crafted from custom alloys of polished or space black stainless steel, space gray or silver anodized aluminum and 18-karat rose or yellow gold.
The company also created a range of watch straps:
- The high-performance elastomer Sport Band;
- The Milanese Loop in a flexible magnetic stainless steel mesh;
- The Leather Loop in soft, quilted leather that conceals magnets for quick fastening and adjustment;
- The leather Modern Buckle, which closes with a solid metal clasp;
- The leather Classic Buckle;
- The stainless steel Link Bracelet.
The Apple Watch will also come with a unique charging system that combines Apple’s MagSafe technology with inductive charging for a quick connection that snaps into place.
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