Social, Health, Convenience on your Wrist #AppleWatch #AppleWatchEvent #Wearables
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.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.