Apple's Tim Cook pulled back the curtain on its iWatch at a live event on Tuesday. To be called as Apple Watch, the iOS 8 operated wearable watch will go neck to neck with Motorola's Moto 360 and Samsung's Galaxy Gear S.
Yes, you heard that right. Apple's revolutionary intelligent watch is real and will be available early next year at $349 or Rs. 20,940. Apple claims the watch is extremely customizable and perfectly apt for fitness junkies. The glass on the top uses tough sapphire glass, while the display is a flexible retina panel.
The Watch has a dial on the side that Apple calls the "digital crown". It basically enables you to perform on-screen actions without needing to pinch and zoom the touchscreen.
The Apple watch uses the watch's classic dial to add more features, depending on your preferences. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display.
The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and a convenient way to access Siri. This highly customized UI seems perfect for your wrist. Pressing the Digital Crown also gets you back to the home screen.
Apple Watch comes with 11 watch faces ranging from traditional analog faces to new faces like the dynamic Timelapse face; the Astronomy face with its interactive, real-time 3D model of the earth, sun, moon and planets; and the Solar face, a contemporary sundial.
Although the screen itself is still a touchscreen so you won't need to only rely on the Digital Crown. It uses force too. A custom chipset has been designed for the Apple Watch and there's a pulse detector on the back. There's NFC inside for the same Apple Pay contactless payment system that was launched with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple Watch uses the accelerometer, a built-in heart rate sensor, GPS and Wi-Fi from your iPhone to provide a comprehensive picture of your daily activity.
Apple also introduces WatchKit, providing new tools and APIs for developers to create unique experiences designed for the wrist.
Apple Watch will be available in three variants: the classic Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sports or the Apple Watch Edition, which is made from 18 carat gold. There are two different sizes, one for larger men's wrists and a smaller version for the ladies.
So far battery life on the Apple Watch has not been revealed yet. It will be compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8.Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!