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iWatch – The First of Apple’s Wearables

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iWatch – The First of Apple’s Wearables


Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook announced iWatch – the highly anticipated entry into the world of wearable technology.

[blockquote cite=”Mr. Cook”] Apple sees the device as more than just technology, It’s something functional yet incredibly beautiful
[/blockquote] [blockquote cite=””] We wanted to create something that was very personal. We felt that the wrist was the best place to do that
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This latest addition in Apple’s family will monitor health and fitness, tracking the wearer’s movement, heartrate and activity with built-in sensors, feeding the information into Apple’s Health app for the iPhone and iPad and allowing review and analysis of the data.

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  • It uses a button on the side of the watch – dubbed the “digital crown” by Apple – which turns like a jog dial for adjusting functions including zooming and setting the time – no pinching to zoom required. It also functions as the home button.
  • The screen is covered by a curved sapphire glass touchscreen that can differentiate between a tap and a touch, and vibrates with alerts using a haptic feedback component and a speaker.
  • The Apple Watch is charged by a wireless, inductive charging pad that magnetically connects to the back of the watch.
  • It is also said that iWatch will cost around $350, a price-range that sounds higher than people have predicted.
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Earlier this month more than 10 rival smartwatches were released at IFA, Europe’s largest electronics trade show in Berlin, with devices by Samsung, Sony, Asus and Motorola all launching smartwatches – and many running Google’s Android Wear software. Apple was long criticized for being slow to catch up with its rivals, who launched their smartwatches year ago.

[blockquote cite=”CEO Apple”] We ship things when we believe they are ready. For us, it’s much more important to be the best than to be the first.
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