Apple Watch to cost $349, shipment starts early 2015

Apple has launched Apple Watch a comprehensive health and fitness companion for $349.

The watch will be available early next year and will be available in three formats- Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch is an intimate way to connect and communicate. It’s an extremely precise and customizable timepiece.

Apple Watch introduces the Digital Crown, a versatile tool that answers the fundamental challenge of how to magnify content on a small display. With the Digital Crown, you can scroll, zoom, and navigate Apple Watch without covering the display.

Apple Watch has a flexible Retina display. It’s laminated to a single crystal of sapphire, the hardest transparent material after diamond.

Infrared and visible-light LEDs, along with photo sensors, detect your pulse rate. Working with other technologies in Apple Watch, these help provide a comprehensive picture of your daily activity.

To get to your apps, just press the Digital Crown. The Home screen looks familiar, but it’s a new experience designed for the Apple Watch display.

Dictate a message, check your calendar, find the nearest coffee shop, and more. Siri is at your service.

Speaking at the launch, Tim Cook, CEO, Apple said, “Apple Watch is the most personal device we’ve ever created.”

The Workout app shows real-time stats such as calories, time, distance, and pace for your workouts. One can  set goals, chart your progress, and earn awards as you track specific workouts, such as running, walking, and cycling.

Apple Watch uses the GPS and Wi-Fi in your iPhone to help track your distance. It has a custom sensor which measures intensity by tracking one’s heart rate. It has an accelerometer to measure body movement. Apple Watch is an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in a single device.

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