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Today’s Apple Watch launch was the most highly-anticipated wearable tech event of the last year. So what’s there to know? We’re looking past the flashy presentations and supermodel endorsements to talk specs and design:
Swappable bands bring the device from workout to cocktail party with many options available at launch and 3D folks already designing print-at-home bands. The device is being offered in three “collections” — basic configurations and materials to start out: Apple Watch Sport (aluminum starting at $349), Apple Watch (stainless steel starting at $549), and Apple Watch Edition (gold starting at $10K).
You can use Apple Pay for cashless payment at any of the 700K retail stores that currently accept Apple Pay.
Health apps with Apple Watch guide your workout as well as remind you to stand if you’ve been sitting for too long.
Similar to Android Wear, you can take/dismiss calls, send voice-transcribed text messages, see notifications from apps like Uber and Instagram, and display your next boarding pass. Browse and install apps from the Apple Watch section of the iOS App Store.
Digital Touch lets you draw a picture and send it to another Apple Watch. The magnetic charging cable clicks into place.
Apple watch will be available first in nine countries on April 24th.
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