APPLE ANNOUNCED the simply-named "Apple Watch" during its iPhone 6 launch event on 9 September, marking the company's first leap into the wearables market.
We've rounded up everything we know so far about the Apple Watch, including its specificatons, release date and pricing details. Be sure to keep this page bookmarked as we'll be updating it as soon as we learn more.
Apple has yet to confirm an exact release date for the Apple Watch, but said it will be available to US buyers from "early 2015." UK availability details are yet to be announced.
The Apple Watch will be available to buy from $349 (around £216). Apple has yet to reveal whether this will bag buyers the smaller-screened 1.5in version, or the 1.7in model.
It's likely that different versions of the watch strap will carry different prices, too. There's three versions of the watch face - Apple Watch, Apple Sport and Apple Watch Edition, along with six strap options.
The Apple Watch, available in 1.5in and 1.7in screen sizes, arrives running a version of iOS designed from the ground up for Apple's debut wearable device.
While it supports touch navigation, this fresh UI can also be controlled by the handset's "Digital Crown." This mechanical wheel, like that which you would normally use to set the time on an analogue watch, lets you scroll and browse through the watch's user interface.
For example, scrolling the wheel will allow you to zoom in and out on Apple's Maps app, while tapping the button takes you back to the homepage.
Apple's new "Taptic engine" also improves the mapping experience too, buzzing users with different vibrations when they need to turn left or right. This feature can also be used to send fellow Apple Watch wearers a nudge, and for notification alerts.
Apple's Watch, as rumours had suggested, come stuffed full of health and fitness senors too, and is capable of measuring a users heart rate and body movements. This all comes baked in to Apple's new Activity and Workout apps, where users can also count calories and set personal goals.
NFC will also come baked-inside the device, allowing users to make use of the firm's new Apple Pay contactless payments service, which also will be available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.
Like most smartwatches, you will need a compatible iPhone to be able to use the Apple Watch. The firm has said that supported handsets include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5. µ
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