Apple have finally unveiled their new wearable device, the Apple Watch.
The long-talked about product was finally confirmed by Tim Cook, following a Steve Jobs-style “One more thing” tease.
Called “the most personal device we’ve ever created”, Cook revealed the watch’s jewel; the Digital Crown, a “multifunctional input device that lets you zoom, scroll, and select without covering the screen”.
The Watch also comes in three series;
*Standard, which comes with a stainless steel or space black stainless steel case, with sapphire crystal. And for those who likes to personalise your belongings, Apple will release a range of stylish bands. Just like cases for your phone or tablet.
*Sport, complete with anodized aluminum cases in silver or space gray, and strengthened Ion-X glass. And again, colourful, durable bands will be available.
*Edition, which comes with 18-karat gold cases in yellow or rose, and sapphire crystal. Also available are exquisitely crafted bands and closures.
Not surprisingly – given the focus in the upcoming iOS 8 – the Watch will offer it’s fair share of health and fitness-based options. As well as measuring the amount of steps taken, it will measure the quality and frequency also. Watch will also learn over time about your movements to suggest personalised daily fitness goals and encouragement to achieving them.
It was also confirmed that the iPhone is required to use Apple Watch. It “works best” with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but will also work with the 5, 5s and 5C.
The Apple Watch will be available in 2015 and has a starting price in the US of $349.