Apple Watch: everything you need to know

Lewis Leong


Apple’s smartwatch is finally here and there’s a lot of hype surrounding it. The watch ranges from relatively affordable with a starting price of $350 to an insane $17,000 solid gold version with all the bells and whistles. You’ll also get a choice between 38mm and 42mm tall sizes, which is nice for smaller wrists. You can try out the different watches to see which fits best at the Apple Store or by using Store App.

But is it any good? Who needs a smartwatch? You can find the answers to these questions and more in our guide to everything you need to know about the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch: everything you need to know

Apple Watch: Using Watch OS and its apps

Apple Watch apps

The Apple Watch is finally here (if you ordered one in time) and there’s already a surprising amount of apps available. Apple did a great job of giving developers tools to create apps for the Watch before it launched.

Even if you don’t download any apps to your Apple Watch, the device can still do a lot. Let’s take a look at what you can do with Apple Watch out of the box and with some third-party apps installed.

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Android Wear vs Apple Watch

Google announced Android Wear in June 2014 with the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live as the first available Android smartwatches. Later that year, the Motorola 360 introduced the first Android Wear watch with a round bezel. Now there are six watches in both square and round styles with varying prices.

The Apple Watch opened pre-orders at midnight April 10 and will be released April 24, 2015. There are three versions in two different sizes, 38mm and 42mm. Now both platforms finally go head to head.

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How to conserve the Apple Watch battery

Excited to get your Apple Watch? You’ll be able to see if the smartwatch lives up to the hype soon. But like your iPhone, you’ll keep an eye on the battery to make sure it doesn’t die in the middle of the day. I mean, how awesome is the Apple Watch if it only tells the time?

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Best apps for the Apple Watch (so far)

Apple Watch hero

The Apple Watch is coming April 24th. The watch starts at $350 for the lowest price Sport model and over $10,000 for the absurd, limited Watch Edition.

Although Apple worked hard selling the design and materials for the Apple Watch, the device would be useless without apps. We already saw some of the first-party apps created by Apple during its event in September.

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Is the Apple Watch right for you?

Apple Watch couple

The Apple Watch is available for pre-order but should you get one? We’ve already covered reasons why you would want a smartwatch and why you don’t need one.. If you’re thinking of getting the Apple Watch, you want to know if it’ll truly be useful. To help you decide, these are the types of people that would benefit the most from getting the Apple Watch.

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Here are the coolest things Apple Watch can do

Today Apple announced its own take on the smartwatch, the Apple Watch. While we’ve already seen Google’s offering in the form of Android Wear, Apple Watch provides a significant departure from Google’s smartwatch.

Apple Watch will track your fitness, let you message your friends, let you pay for things and, of course, tell the time. But the Apple Watch does so much more. So much in fact that Apple CEO Tim Cook’s presentation had to be cut short as there were just too many features to cover.

While some features are more minor there are a handful of truly interesting features. Here are the coolest things the Apple Watch can do right out of the box.

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11 reasons you will be wearing a smartwatch this year


Love it or hate it, Apple is great at convincing us we need something when perhaps we don’t. With Apple Watch just around the corner, a smartwatch just got that much harder to resist. Not many of us had smartphones or tablets before Apple showed us why we “needed” them, don’t bet against it doing it again.

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5 reasons I won’t get a smartwatch… yet


After the Apple Event, and Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, we’ve seen a lot of wearable technology, and it’s mostly watches. And I won’t be getting one. Here’s why.

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