Brace yourselves because the Apple Watch was officially launched yesterday! Personally, I’m an Apple fan, from iPhone to iPads to iMac to Macbook Pro… yes! I’m obsessed to say the least, can you imagine my excitement when Apple announced the launch of the Apple Watch?! 🙂
There are 3 distinctive collections: The Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. Take a look at the images below to satisfy your curiosity. Whats the difference you may ask? Take a look below:
The Watch: The collection is made with stainless steal and black casing, the screen is protected by safari crystal (yes!) and there are many different straps to choose from. You can choose from leather to stainless steel links.
Watch Sport: This collection is made from lightweight aluminium in silver and space grey, the screen is protected by Ion-X Glass which is lightweight and also scratch resistant. The collection comes with matching lumo bands in 5 different colours. Complete style to the active and sporty.
Watch Edition: This collection is of course the top of the range, the ultimate Apple Watch, there are 6 elegant expressions in the collection and each is crafted with 18-karat gold (yes you read right), but it’s no ordinary gold, it has been developed to be twice as hard as standard gold. The collection is sleek in design and will be no stranger to the stylish, wealthy and the famous.
So exactly, what else does it do besides from being able to tell time? You can send and receives messages, calls and emails, this of course is standard. There’s a new function called “Sketch” which allows you to draw something with your finger on your screen and your friend on the other end will be able to watch your drawing and respond! How neat! 🙂 There’s another function called “Tap” which allows you to tap on your screen when you’re thinking of a loved one, your loved one on the other end will be able to feel your tap silently, you can even customise your taps for different people. Ok ok, if that was not enough for you, there’s a function called “Heartbeat” which allows you to record and send your heartbeat to a loved one when you press 2 fingers onto the screen, the heart rate sensor will monitor and record your heart rate then send it off to a loved one.
The face of the watch comes in 2 sizes, the slightly larger one is 42mm and the smaller one is 38mm. Not a huge difference but it will definitely cater for those will smaller wrists (like me!).
The Apple Watch is available for pre-order on 10 April 2015 and will start shipping on 24 April 2015. On 24 April 2015, the Apple Watch will be available in the following 9 countries:
- Hong Kong
(Sorry South Africa, we’re so used to being the bottom of the list by now. We’ll just have to get ours from one of the countries listed above)
Now there have been much controversy surrounding the prices of the beautiful wrist pieces as there is a huge gap between the starting price and the high-end price. This all depends on what metal the watch is made from. You can get your hands on an Apple Watch from $349 (starting price) and this can go all the way up to a whopping $17 000!
I am super excited to get my hands on the Apple Watch and hope I’ve managed to get you excited too! For more information and pictures, visit the apple website by clicking here.