The Apple Watch: Everything You Need To Know

So do you actually need one of these things? We take a closer look

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What can it do? Unveiled as the ‘Apple Watch’, the company’s first wearable timepiece has been designed to work alongside the iPhone 6, and includes Siri and the ability to call and message your contacts. You're also able to receive Facebook updates directly to your wrist, meaning you’ll never have to waste time taking your phone out of your pocket again. Oh, and it can take pictures.

What will it look like on my wrist? The watch comes in two sizes (38 – 42mm) and is available in three different collections. The Apple Watch is polished silver or black, the Apple Watch Sport has a strong aluminum case with strengthened glass and the Apple Watch Edition is made from 18-carat rose or yellow gold with sapphire crystal glass and detailed straps.

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Is the design limited to the three collections? No. Much like you might buy a cover for your phone, the Apple Watch is also heavily customisable, with a range of interchangeable faces including, ‘Astronomy’, ‘Solar’ and ‘Utility’. Perhaps more useful are the interchangeable straps which include a durable and sweat resistant Sport Band, and the more traditional ‘Leather Loop’ with magnets for adjusting the fit.

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Will I be able to control my tech from my wrist? As long as all your tech is from Apple, yes. You’ll be able to control music on your iPhone and computer as well as viewing photos from other devices. Plus, you can call your contacts from your watch and send them a ‘tap’ (think Facebook poke) to let them know you’re thinking of them. There’s also a Walkie-Talkie mode, presumably in case you find yourself in an post- apocalyptic scenario.

Will it get me fit? The Apple Watch is being marketed as a health and fitness device, with a view to motivating you to get in shape. You can track your daily activity and motior it over time, while a Workout app monitors calories burned in real time and even sets you goals which adjust over time, making the watch your own personal trainer. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to send your heartbeat to your friends (and we hope you haven't), you’ll now be able to do this from your wrist.

The Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 for an estimated £220.00. apple.com/uk


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