Apple’s “most personal device yet” is soon to be released. Online tech news sites are buzzing with assumptions and predictions on the Apple Watch since the release date is coming up fast. On April 24, the long wait of customers who have pre-ordered this revolutionary gadget will end. The first orders are supposed to arrive within the week, although stores will not be offering the item until June or July. This piece of technology will be available in selected countries, which are Australia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. The rest of the world would have to wait.
What can it do?
It has been confirmed that the Apple Watch runs on iOS 8.2, and that it works with the iPhone 5. We are also sure that the Apple Watch has multiple functions. According to Apple, the device is loaded with apps that provide access to social media and allow e-mail viewing. Apple Watch can also be used to make and receive phone calls. This wearable technology promises so much more than what other smart watch products offer. Most are designed to track a person’s vital signs and health and fitness measures. There is also no need to pull out an iPhone 5 to ask Siri a pressing question if you are wearing the Apple Watch. For Apple loyalists who have become used to asking Siri for help, Apple’s latest wearable gadget will surely make it more convenient to ask for directions and instructions.
Is it the virtual assistant you have been waiting for? We shall know for sure when the orders arrive. The idea of the Apple Watch is truly enticing although it is still not yet a legitimate product that people can purchase in stores. There are very few confirmed details about the much-anticipated new technology from Apple.
The Apple Watch is definitely an ambitious project. Because of the scale of the ambition, not every technology review of this soon to be available wearable gadget is leaning towards the positive. Some even say that it might prove to be just another high-end fashionable toy, rather than a groundbreaking 21st century device. For one, the watch will only work with an iPhone 5, and reports say that the communication between the pair is not as smooth and seamless as to be expected. People are also finding it rather inconvenient that the watch would not even last a day with its 18-hour battery life after spending many hours recharging it.
Sports band colors for the Apple Watch were revealed recently at Milan’s Salone Del Mobile Design, and the watch was put on display. It is not yet clear whether these Apple Watch sports bands will be available to the public. There is also a lot of talk about the possibility of the availability of a wider range of casing materials. For now, gadget geeks can experience the Apple Watch for themselves if they set an appointment for a demo at the Apple Store.