Apple's first wearable device is just about to launch within a month or two. Both the tech media and fans seem to have been divided as to whether the Watch will be a massive hit or super flop. Which side are you on?
By now most of the Apple fans and people may have decided whether to go for the Watch that promises to change the way people look at traditional watches just as iPhone did back in 2007 or wait for some time before the judgment finally comes out.
The one most common question that almost everyone would be asking himself-why should I buy Apple Watch? Is it apt to spend $350 or more for a wearable device that most people still consider for mere fashion? Let’s weigh its features and technologies before driving ahead with any conclusion!
You would be thoroughly impressed to see the age-long Digital Crown in its latest avatar. Just rotate the Digital Crown to zoom and scroll as per need. You can also push it to return to the Home screen.
Force Touch Technology
Force touch technology is a unique feature of the upcoming Apple Watch. With the use of tiny electrodes around the flexible retina display, it distinguishes between a light tap and a deep press. After sensing the deep press, it triggers specific controls like an action menu in Messages or the mode which lets you choose many different watch faces.
Designed Around Simple Gestures
The Apple Watch is strategically designed around simple gestures such as zooming and panning. The navigation will be pleasantly smooth.
The retina display with high pixel density makes it ultra-convenient to read numbers and text. Images and graphics will appear sharp and attractive.
With Apple Watch on your wrist, notifications such as incoming mail, call, messages will become more intimate to you. Since it will be placed on your wrist, you can easily come to know any notification alert. Just swipe down just like you do on iPhone/iPad to see all the updates!
Though Siri has already been an appreciative feature on iPhone/iPad for a long time, you would love to use it on Apple Watch.
- Events: Ask Siri what's there today and it will let you know all the planned events.
- Turn-by-turn: Ask Siri about the directions where you wish to go, and the Maps app will do the rest for you.
- Messages: Ask Siri to send a text message to a contact, guide it and you are done! No need to type a message.
The Taptic Engine, a linear actuator inside the Apple watch, is equipped to provide haptic feedback. Whenever you do any action on the watch such as pressing the screen or turning the Digital Crown, receive notifications, messages, it taps on your wrist in the more general sense. The tap is like a tactile sensation which is different from any interaction.
The Taptic Engine lets you communicate with other Apple Watch users in interesting ways. With the use of it, you can send anyone even your hearbeat. That’s sounds interesting!
You can even attract someone’s attention with just a tap on the watch thanks largely to the speaker drive which creates a sophisticated and discreet sound.
The ceramic cover with sapphire lenses is equipped to safeguard a uniquely designed sensor to detect your heart rate with the help of infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes. The watch measures all kinds of physical activities such as walking, standing or even sitting with the help of sensor along with an accelerometer and GPS as well as Wi-Fi on your iPhone.
The industry first custom-designed chip which will be placed at the heart of the watch will have the entire computer systems. The chip is encapsulated in resin in order to safeguard the electronics from impact, elements and wear.
While being charged, your watch will be completely sealed. Just hold the connector near the back of the watch; it will automatically be perfectly placed for charging thanks to the use of magnets.
The MagSafe technology will make the entire charging process effortlessly easy.
So Where Do I Stand?
The Watch boasts of enough qualities to move you as soon as you have a quick glance at its technologies, effectiveness. It is too early to conclude how far a success it will create. However, it does seem to have a remarkable edge on other contemporary watches.
So much for whether it will be a hit or a miss, how about buying it? Apple Watch deserves a special place in your watch wardrobe if you can afford it.