Apple smartwatch launch tonight: All you need to know!

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 March 2015, 04:12 PM

Tech giant Apple’s new smartwatch will be launched in San Francisco tonight at 10:30 PM Indian Standard Time.

Although the teaser was launched in September fewer details were revealed thus making the consumers anticipate more from the upcoming launch. Similar doubts were raised during the launch of iPad in 2010, however, its popularity shook up the PC market.

Notably, this will be the first device to be launched without Steve Jobs thus raising the speculation of its success.

Here is everything we need to know all about the Apple watch.

How will Apple watch help you?

It will show email, texts, phone calls, news, health readings and other notifications right on your wrist.
You can also count the number of steps you have taken with an accelerometer. There is also a heart monitor which will read your heart rate readings during exercise and rest.

The NFC wireless technology will help you pay bills via Apple Pay at participating retail stores and restaurants. However, the feature will only be available in the United States only for now.

Apple watch apps

Apple watch features an app that opens room at Starwood hotels

Another app will spot your BMW in a crowded parking lot
 

Apple watch battery

It will need to be recharged at night just like other phones. In case of not using any fitness trackers the smartwatch battery can typically last for a day or two.

Apple watch Price and availability

The watch is likely to be priced at $349 for the base model. It will come in different lines- aluminium for fitness enthusiasts, stainless steel for everyday wear and luxury 18-karat gold.

All these lines will be available in 2 sizes and several wristbands. However, the luxury edition which will come with high-end jewellery, is likely to cost you more

Apple watch dial

The dial i.e. the digital crown will help you zoom in and out. For instance you can get a closer view of the map by using the dial. For other options you still need to use the touchscreen.

Other offers on list

  • Apple may replace iPhoto with a photo app
  • A new Apple TV and its stand-alone subscription service from HBO
  • Apple may integrate streaming music service into iTunes
  • It may announce car models with Apple's CarPlay
  • A 12-inch Macbook Air with a retina display may also be on offering at the event

 

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First Published: Monday, March 09, 2015 03:45 PM
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