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På något konstigt sätt har jag blivit mer och mer sugen på denna som ryktas komma i april. Jag ser den främst som ett bra träningshjälpmedel.

9/3 har Apple ett event där allt väntas bli presenterat.

 

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At a Glance

Apple's Watch is designed to be both fashionable and functional, available in an array of different color and materials with six different types of watch straps that are easily interchangeable. Prices for the device, which will be available in April of 2015, start at $349

Specs
  • Two sizes: 38mm and 42mm
  • Options: Stainless Steel, Silver Aluminum, 18-Karat Yellow Gold, Space Black Stainless Steel, Space Gray Aluminum, and 18-Karat Rose Gold
  • S1 processor
  • Starting at $349
  • April 2015 Launch

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On September 9, 2014, Apple finally unveiled its long-rumored wearable device, the Apple Watch, aka Watch. While many expected the wearable to be called the "iWatch," Apple actually opted to use the Apple symbol () followed by "Watch" for the device's name. According to Apple's head of design Jony Ive, Apple has been working on the device for three years. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that Apple's objective with the watch is to "change the way you live your life."

The Apple Watch is designed to be both functional and fashionable, available in two sizes of 38mm and 42mm (1.5 and 1.7 inches), with six different casing materials and six separate interchangeable band options. Organized into three separate collections, from the simple "Sport" to the high-end luxury "Edition," the Apple Watch has been created to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Prices for the device, which will be available in early 2015, start at $349.

Apple is positioning its Apple Watch as a fashion accessory, and has thus far partnered with French design boutique Colette to give a one-day preview of the Apple Watch ahead of its release. It's likely Apple will partner with additional designers to promote the device, and the Apple Watch even made its editorial debut on the cover of Vogue China in November 2014.

Designed with either an ion-strengthened or flexible sapphire display (depending on model), all of the Apple Watches include an HD Retina screen, sapphire-covered sensors built into the zirconia backing, and an NFC chip to allow the devices to work with Apple's new Apple Pay mobile payment service.

Apple Watch's interface, much like its exterior, has been created with end-user customization in mind. Apple has designed several unique watch faces that users can choose from, featuring traditional watch designs, whimsical characters, animated images, and more, all of which are "extensively customizable." According to Apple, one Apple Watch can have millions of different appearances. Apps on the device are organized into a unique cluster design for quick and easy access.

As with all of its products, Apple has carefully considered the way people will interact with and use the Apple Watch, developing both a unique operating system and unique input methods for the device. While it does allow for touch input, Apple Watch also takes advantage of a "Digital Crown" located on the right side of the body, which lets users zoom, scroll, and select elements on the Watch without covering the screen. The Digital Crown also serves as a home button.

A second physical button below the Digital Crown allows users to bring up a list of contacts and then communicate with friends by sending quick drawings, messages, animated emoji, and a heart beat, drawn directly from the watch's included sensors.

Apple Watch takes advantage of new pressure-sensing technology called "Force Touch" and is able to determine the difference between a tap and a press, enabling a range of contextually specific controls. A unique notification system allows notifications to be relayed in a subtle way through gentle vibrations using the new "Taptic Engine."

 

There are several different sensors built into the Apple Watch, which allow it to measure metrics like steps taken, calories burned, and pulse rate. Movement information is relayed to two separate fitness-related apps, giving users an overall picture of their daily activity.

Apple's Watch is designed to be a companion device to the iPhone, and as such, it requires an iPhone to function. According to Apple, the Watch is not a standalone device because it relies on the iPhone for many features like relaying notifications and messages. In fact, initial Apple Watch apps will be entirely powered by the iPhone to preserve battery. The Apple Watch has also been designed to work with Apple's new Continuity features, letting users shift tasks from one

 

Apple is currently testing the Apple Watch and has distributed thousands of the devices to employees. Several of the Apple Watches have been spotted in the wild as Apple continues further refining the device's software ahead of its April launch.

 

On February 26, Apple announced plans for a March 9 media event that is expected to feature the Apple Watch. Apple will likely use the event to preview the Apple Watch and unveil features that have remained under wraps, such as battery life and pricing. According to a reliable source that spoke to MacRumors, Apple may be planning to launch the Apple Watch in early April, possibly between April 6 and 10.

 

What We Don't Know
Battery Life

There are several aspects of the Apple Watch that Apple declined to share during it's September keynote event. For example, one of the major questions about the watch concerns its battery, and how long we can expect it to last on a single charge.

Apple did not divulge battery life, and it is likely that since the software remains unfinished, the company has not been able to fully optimize the operating system to get the maximum amount of battery life out of the device.

Rumors have suggested that the Apple Watch's battery life is at "about a day," but it could improve before the device is launched in 2015. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Watch owners will "wind up charging it daily" because they will use the device so much.

An in depth report on the development of the Apple Watch has suggested that the device will last for about 19 hours with "mixed use," which is in line with previous "about a day" battery life rumors. Apple is said to be aiming for 2.5 hours of "heavy" application use (like gameplay), or 3.5 hours of standard use, which will combine with standby time, letting the device last for approximately a day for most users.

It appears that heavy usage could see the battery draining quite quickly, but Apple is working on stress tests with apps and is further refining the Apple Watch's software ahead of its launch to eke out as much battery life as possible.

Pricing

Little information has been made available on pricing, with Apple stating only that Apple Watch prices will start at $349. That figure could change before the device debuts in early 2015, however.

Though specific pricing has not been announced, several sites have been speculating on how the devices might be priced. TechCrunch consulted with jewelers and believes the high-end gold Apple Watch could retail for around $1,200. Apple pundit John Gruber, however, has repeatedly said that he believes the gold Apple Watch could sell for significantly more, possibly at $10,000 or higher.

Accessory Options

Band options for the Apple Watch have recently been called into question. On Apple's site, there are several bands that are limited to certain versions of the Apple Watch.

For example, the Modern Buckle options only appear to be available for the 38mm Apple Watch, and the Leather Loop is only available for the 42mm Apple Watch. The Space Gray Stainless Steel Apple Watch only appears to have one band option, the Link Bracelet. A full list of which bands are available for which Apple Watches can be found here.

It is not clear if what Apple is currently displaying on its Apple Watch site represents the full span of what will be available at launch, but if it is an accurate depiction of launch band choices, some Apple Watch buyers may not have many options when it comes to picking a band.

Rumors have suggested that Apple will be selling Apple Watch bands separately at launch, letting customers pick up an extra band to go with the Apple Watch they purchase, but pricing on these bands is not known.

John Gruber has speculated that the bands will have variable prices, with some options being much more expensive than others. He believes that the different bands could signal five separate pricing tiers for the Apple Watch: Entry-level Sport Band, Classic Buckle, Milanese Loop, Deluxe leather (Modern Buckle and Leather Loop) and Link Bracelet.

Design

According to Apple designer Jony Ive, the Apple Watch is "one of the most difficult projects" he has worked on, and a ton of time went into the design and creation of the device. Apple consulted with several watch historians and Ive himself delved into horological history, studying clocks and watches throughout time while designing the product.

Apple Watch features a rounded, rectangular body in two separate sizes (38 and 42mm) that is able to snap easily into an array of interchangeable bands. There are only two "buttons" on the device, including the Digital Crown that offers several control options and the Friends button that brings up a list of contacts.

Aiming to create watches that would please a wide range of tastes, Apple designed the Apple Watch with four different custom alloys of stainless steel and aluminum in two finishes, along with two formulations of 18-karat yellow and rose gold that are designed to stand up to daily wear.

In total, there are six different body options: Stainless Steel, Space Black Stainless Steel, Silver Aluminum, Space Gray Aluminum, 18-karat gold, and 18-karat rose gold.

 

Along with six separate body options, Apple has also designed six types of custom bands for the Apple Watch: Link Bracelet, which is stainless steel and resembles a traditional watch band; Sport Band, made of a flexible and lightweight fluoroelastomer; Leather Loop, a wraparound band constructed from handcrafted leather; Modern Buckle, made from Granada leather and sporting a magnetic buckle; Classic Buckle, made from Dutch leather with a traditional buckle closure; and the Milanese Loop, a flexible metal mesh band designed to wraparound the wrist.

 

Apple has organized its various watch casings and bands into three separate collections: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition, each of which group casings and bands that Apple says "work particularly well together."

 

It is unknown at this time if Apple will only be selling the Apple Watch in its pre-arranged configurations or if users will be able to combine any watch casing with any band. Rumors have suggested that Apple plans to sell bands on a standalone basis at launch, letting users buy extra bands alongside their watches, but this is thus far unconfirmed.

Apple Watch Collection

The Apple Watch collection includes Apple's stainless steel casings in both a highly polished silver color and space black. These watches feature a durable, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal display and are combined with several of the six available bands in eighteen separate configurations.

The Link Bracelet is available in stainless steel and space black stainless steel, while the Modern Buckle comes in soft pink, brown, and midnight blue. The Leather Loop is available in stone, light brown, and bright blue, and the Classic Buckle comes in black. The Apple Watch casing can also be matched with the Sport bands in black or white.

 

According to Apple, its stainless steel is made from a cold-forging process designed to make the 316L steel 40 percent harder and more resistant to nicks and corrosion. The black version is coated in a diamond-like carbon layer to achieve its color.

Apple Watch Sport Collection

The Apple Sport collection will likely be the watch collection with the lowest price tag. Aimed at fitness enthusiasts, the Sport watches do not have a sapphire display, instead featuring a lightweight strengthened alumina-silicate Ion-X glass that's "especially resistant to scratches and impact."

Apple's Sport collection also features a lightweight anodized aluminum casing in either silver or space gray. According to Apple, the aluminum used in the Apple Sport Watch is a new alloy (7000 Series aluminum) that's 60 percent stronger than standard alloys. With the Ion-X glass and the aluminum casing, the Sport collection watches are 30 percent lighter than stainless steel models.

 

Sport watches come with a high-performance fluoroelastomer band that's durable and strong, but soft. Apple says it is more flexible than rubber traditionally used in watch bands, for a smooth drape across the wrist, with a pin-and-tuck closure for a close fit. The Sport collection also features the most vibrant colors, with bands in white, blue, green, pink, and black.

Apple Watch Edition Collection

The Edition collection is Apple's high-end luxury lineup, featuring casings crafted from 18-karat yellow or rose gold. Apple metallurgists have designed the gold in the Edition watches to be up to twice as hard as standard gold, which will help keep it free from nicks and scratches.

 

Like the Apple Watch collection, the Edition collection features a polished sapphire crystal display that's highly durable and scratch-resistant. The Edition collection's gold casings are paired with the Modern Buckle, the Sport Band, and the Classic Buckle, creating six different options.

 

According to an Apple representative who was showing off the device following the keynote event where it was introduced, the Apple Watch Edition will come in a jewelry box that's able to double as a charger. The back of the box is equipped with a Lightning connector, and the magnetic charging pad rests inside. Users can charge the watch simply by returning it to its case at night.

Features

The Apple Watch was created to be a companion device to the iPhone, and as such, it displays notifications when a user receives a phone call, a message, or an app alert. It offers full apps, time keeping abilities, social features, and a unique interface that takes advantage of a vibration-based feedback system and the iPod-style "Digital Crown" scroll wheel.

 

Though designed as a companion to the iPhone, the Apple Watch will reportedly have a limited number of offline capabilities including the ability to make Apple Pay payments, play music over Bluetooth, track activity, and display some apps.

Apple Watch has a built-in speaker and a microphone and is able to place and receive phone calls. While it is water resistant and able to withstand sweat, rain, and hand washing, it should not be worn while swimming or bathing. Initially Apple also said the Apple Watch shouldn't be worn in the shower, but in February, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a comment suggesting he regularly wears his device in the shower, so its water-resistance capabilities may have been improved over the last few months.

Apple Watch was also designed to function as a health and fitness device, offering movement tracking capabilities combined with intuitive apps that encourage users to be more active.

Apple custom designed a special S1 processor chip for the Apple Watch, which integrates several different subsystems into a single module. The S1 chip is said to be similar in power to the A5 processor in the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s. It houses a gyroscope and an accelerometer to measure activity, and a sensor that detects heart rate. The heart rate sensor consists of four sapphire lenses built into the zirconia backing of the watch that detect pulse rate (via infrared, visible-light LEDs, and photodiodes), and the device also integrates the GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities of the iPhone into several of its tracking abilities, using the phone's GPS system to determine distance traveled.

Display

The Apple Watch comes in two separate sizes, 38mm and 42mm, and the WatchKit SDK has unveiled information on the resolution of the two devices. The smaller 38mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 272 x 340, while the larger 42mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 312 x 390.

In the WatchKit documentation, Apple refers to the Apple Watch display as "Retina," and instructs developers to use 2x image assets.

Time

According to Apple, the Apple Watch was designed to be an "incredibly accurate timepiece" that has a margin of error within 50 milliseconds. It checks against the definitive global time standard on a regular basis, adjusting the time accordingly during daylight savings time or when a user travels from one time zone to another.

Apple's focus on time has also led it to develop a variety of watch faces, offering a range of designs from a standard analog clock to Mickey Mouse to a galaxy theme that includes moon phases and a look at the solar system. Each custom watch face includes several additional customization options, letting users change colors and the information that's displayed.

 

 

Customizable features included with each Watch Face are called "Complications," and are specialized functions that offer information like moon phases, sunrise and sunset times, alarms, and weather.

 

Apple Watch's accelerometer senses when a user raises his or her wrist, at which point the watch face is displayed. When not activated, the screen remains blank to conserve battery life.

Force Touch

Pressure-sensing technology called "Force Touch" has been built into the Apple Watch, allowing it to determine the difference between a tap and a press. This functionality allows for a new range of contextually specific controls, almost similar to the different abilities enabled by left clicking and right clicking on a mouse button.

Taptic Engine

Along with pressure-sensing technology, the Apple Watch has a unique haptic feedback vibration engine that's designed to deliver alerts in a subtle, gentle way, letting users feel and hear the design of the user interface. Tactile sensations will be different for each kind of notification and combined with audio cues for a feedback system that's quite unlike anything available on the Mac or iPhone.

According to Apple, the Taptic Engine will let users feel and respond to notifications "easily and intuitively," and it can also be used for communication with other Apple Watch users.

NFC and Apple Pay

Apple Watch includes support for NFC, which allows it to integrate with Apple's new mobile payment initiative, Apple Pay. According to Apple, the watch will be able to be used to make payments at retailers that accept Apple Pay.

The built-in heart rate monitor will be used to ensure secure payments through skin contact. When the Apple Watch is first put on the wrist, a user enters a PIN code to authorize Apple Pay. After that point, the watch monitors skin contact and if removed from a wrist (in the event of a theft, for example) the device is no longer able to make payments until the PIN is reentered.

Charging

The Apple Watch uses inductive charging, taking advantage of a Magsafe-style magnetic charger that snaps easily onto the back of the device.

Watch OS

Watch OS is an entirely new operating system that's designed to allow the Apple Watch to connect to the iPhone. Watch OS, which has taken design cues from iOS 7 and iOS 8, performs several different functions, including displaying the watch face, the home screen, full on apps, and notifications or quick information, which Apple calls "Glances."

The default view on Watch OS when the wrist is raised is the watch face, which offers the time and any other user-selected information. Swiping allows users to access Glances, which are essentially small bits of information that can be digested in a glance. For example, Glances might include the time of a user's next scheduled appointment or the current weather.

 

 

The home screen is accessed by pressing on the Digital Crown, and it displays all available apps in a cluster format (or "app neighborhood") that can be navigated with swipes or with the Digital Crown control. From the home screen, individual apps like the built-in Fitness or Workout programs can be accessed via a tap.

Apps on the Apple Watch are similar to apps available for the iPhone, but more limited. During Apple's keynote presentation, Messages was shown with options for quick replies and emojis rather than complete responses, while a Camera app functioned with the iPhone as a viewfinder.

Digital Touch

Social interaction is a cornerstone of Watch OS, and the various sensors and technological capabilities built into the Apple Watch allow for new ways of communication between users, mainly through a set of features Apple's named "Digital Touch."

With Digital Touch, users can send taps to each other or take advantage of the touch screen to draw and send simple sketches. Apple Watch has specially designed animated emoji, plus a list of pre-determined response messages (which improve over time based on user input) that can be used as text message replies. It's also possible to use the built-in heart rate monitor to send an actual heartbeat to another user, which is relayed through vibrations and a heart on the watch display, and there's a "Walkie-Talkie" feature for sending quick sound bites to friends.

Fitness

There are two separate fitness apps installed on the Watch, each designed to track different fitness elements. The Activity app gives users an overview of their daily fitness levels, with three "rings" representing calories burned, exercise completed, and how often a break is taken from sitting. Fitness has a companion iPhone app to let users track trends over time.

A second Workout app displays real-time stats like time spent exercising, distance traveled, calories burned, and pace when working out. It encourages users to set, meet, and beat fitness goals, and over time, it is able to suggest new, attainable fitness goals and act as a digital personal trainer.

Siri

As might be expected from a device with limited space for user input, the Apple Watch includes Siri integration. Users will be able to ask Siri to perform many of the tasks the personal assistant is able to perform on the iPhone, such as sending messages, getting directions, or looking up information.

Siri can be activated by holding down the Digital Crown or raising a wrist and using the "Hey Siri" command.

Other Apps

For the most part, apps that have been shown off so far have been more limited versions of some of the apps available on iOS and OS X. For example, the included Messages app lets users dictate messages or select quick responses from pre-set options.

The Phone app, meanwhile, lets users conduct quick conversations that can be transferred to the iPhone, a car's speakerphone, or a Bluetooth headset, if desired. Incoming phone alerts can be silenced by covering the Apple Watch with a hand.

Mail, another app present on Watch OS, will display incoming email messages. Users can read a message, flag it, mark it read/unread, or move it to trash, but will need to transfer to an iPhone to type a response. Other built-in apps:

- Calendar: Displays what's coming up next in a user's day, sends meeting reminders and allows users to accept calendar invitations.

- Maps: Lets users view current location and get turn-by-turn directions. Maps takes advantage of Taptic Feedback, delivering different vibrations for a left or right turn.

- Passbook: Like on the iPhone, Passbook stores boarding passes, tickets, loyalty cards, and credit cards. It's an integral part of Apple Pay.

- Music: Users will be able to control the music on their iPhones via Apple Watch and Apple Watch can also play music directly.

- Apple TV, iTunes: Apple Watch can serve as a remote control for both iTunes and the Apple TV, letting users navigate the interface with the watch.

- Camera/Photos: Apple Watch serves as a remote shutter for the iPhone's camera. It can display a live preview of what the iPhone sees, and snap the picture. Apple Watch also displays photos that are favorited on the iPhone in its Photos app.

- Clock: Similar to the iPhone's clock app, Apple Watch will have stopwatch, timer, and alarm functionality built in, along with a world clock.

- Weather: Apple Watch will allow users to see the weather in their immediate location or anywhere in the world. The app displays a detailed daily report and a weekly forecast.

- Settings: A Settings app serves as a hub to enable and disable various Apple Watch features, including Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and Mute. This app also lets users ping their iPhones to determine its location should it become lost.

Apple Watch will support third-party apps, allowing developers to create three distinct types of software for the device: "Actionable Notifications" that are essentially interactive third-party app notifications sent from the iPhone, Glances, which display quick bits of info, and full on apps that run either on the iPhone or on the Apple Watch itself.

Continuity

Watch OS, like OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, will support Apple's new Continuity features that allow the operating systems to integrate with each other in innovative ways. With Handoff, for example, users are able to shift tasks from one device to another with ease, so a phone call, message, or email can be transferred from the Apple Watch to a Mac or iOS device.

WatchKit

On November 18, Apple seeded an iOS 8.2 beta with WatchKit SDK to developers, allowing them to begin creating apps and content for the Apple Watch ahead of its release.

The WatchKit guidelines and documentation unveiled some new details about the Apple Watch, including specific screen resolution (312 x 390 for 42mm, 272 x 340 for 38mm), which is described by Apple as "Retina," the types of content developers can create, the different notifications available, and more. We created a video showcasing some of the facts we learned about the Apple Watch from the WatchKit info, which can be seen below.

 

Apple's New Watch

On September 9, 2014, Apple finally unveiled its long-rumored wearable device, the Apple Watch, aka Watch. While many expected the wearable to be called the "iWatch," Apple actually opted to use the Apple symbol () followed by "Watch" for the device's name. According to Apple's head of design Jony Ive, Apple has been working on the device for three years. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that Apple's objective with the watch is to "change the way you live your life."

The Apple Watch is designed to be both functional and fashionable, available in two sizes of 38mm and 42mm (1.5 and 1.7 inches), with six different casing materials and six separate interchangeable band options. Organized into three separate collections, from the simple "Sport" to the high-end luxury "Edition," the Apple Watch has been created to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Prices for the device, which will be available in early 2015, start at $349.

Apple is positioning its Apple Watch as a fashion accessory, and has thus far partnered with French design boutique Colette to give a one-day preview of the Apple Watch ahead of its release. It's likely Apple will partner with additional designers to promote the device, and the Apple Watch even made its editorial debut on the cover of Vogue China in November 2014.

Designed with either an ion-strengthened or flexible sapphire display (depending on model), all of the Apple Watches include an HD Retina screen, sapphire-covered sensors built into the zirconia backing, and an NFC chip to allow the devices to work with Apple's new Apple Pay mobile payment service.

Apple Watch's interface, much like its exterior, has been created with end-user customization in mind. Apple has designed several unique watch faces that users can choose from, featuring traditional watch designs, whimsical characters, animated images, and more, all of which are "extensively customizable." According to Apple, one Apple Watch can have millions of different appearances. Apps on the device are organized into a unique cluster design for quick and easy access.

As with all of its products, Apple has carefully considered the way people will interact with and use the Apple Watch, developing both a unique operating system and unique input methods for the device. While it does allow for touch input, Apple Watch also takes advantage of a "Digital Crown" located on the right side of the body, which lets users zoom, scroll, and select elements on the Watch without covering the screen. The Digital Crown also serves as a home button.

A second physical button below the Digital Crown allows users to bring up a list of contacts and then communicate with friends by sending quick drawings, messages, animated emoji, and a heart beat, drawn directly from the watch's included sensors.

Apple Watch takes advantage of new pressure-sensing technology called "Force Touch" and is able to determine the difference between a tap and a press, enabling a range of contextually specific controls. A unique notification system allows notifications to be relayed in a subtle way through gentle vibrations using the new "Taptic Engine."

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There are several different sensors built into the Apple Watch, which allow it to measure metrics like steps taken, calories burned, and pulse rate. Movement information is relayed to two separate fitness-related apps, giving users an overall picture of their daily activity.

Apple's Watch is designed to be a companion device to the iPhone, and as such, it requires an iPhone to function. According to Apple, the Watch is not a standalone device because it relies on the iPhone for many features like relaying notifications and messages. In fact, initial Apple Watch apps will be entirely powered by the iPhone to preserve battery. The Apple Watch has also been designed to work with Apple's new Continuity features, letting users shift tasks from one device to another with ease.

 

 

Apple is currently testing the Apple Watch and has distributed thousands of the devices to employees. Several of the Apple Watches have been spotted in the wild as Apple continues further refining the device's software ahead of its April launch.

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On February 26, Apple announced plans for a March 9 media event that is expected to feature the Apple Watch. Apple will likely use the event to preview the Apple Watch and unveil features that have remained under wraps, such as battery life and pricing. According to a reliable source that spoke to MacRumors, Apple may be planning to launch the Apple Watch in early April, possibly between April 6 and 10.

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What We Don't Know
Battery Life

There are several aspects of the Apple Watch that Apple declined to share during it's September keynote event. For example, one of the major questions about the watch concerns its battery, and how long we can expect it to last on a single charge.

Apple did not divulge battery life, and it is likely that since the software remains unfinished, the company has not been able to fully optimize the operating system to get the maximum amount of battery life out of the device.

Rumors have suggested that the Apple Watch's battery life is at "about a day," but it could improve before the device is launched in 2015. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Watch owners will "wind up charging it daily" because they will use the device so much.

An in depth report on the development of the Apple Watch has suggested that the device will last for about 19 hours with "mixed use," which is in line with previous "about a day" battery life rumors. Apple is said to be aiming for 2.5 hours of "heavy" application use (like gameplay), or 3.5 hours of standard use, which will combine with standby time, letting the device last for approximately a day for most users.

It appears that heavy usage could see the battery draining quite quickly, but Apple is working on stress tests with apps and is further refining the Apple Watch's software ahead of its launch to eke out as much battery life as possible.

Pricing

Little information has been made available on pricing, with Apple stating only that Apple Watch prices will start at $349. That figure could change before the device debuts in early 2015, however.

Though specific pricing has not been announced, several sites have been speculating on how the devices might be priced. TechCrunch consulted with jewelers and believes the high-end gold Apple Watch could retail for around $1,200. Apple pundit John Gruber, however, has repeatedly said that he believes the gold Apple Watch could sell for significantly more, possibly at $10,000 or higher.

Accessory Options

Band options for the Apple Watch have recently been called into question. On Apple's site, there are several bands that are limited to certain versions of the Apple Watch.

For example, the Modern Buckle options only appear to be available for the 38mm Apple Watch, and the Leather Loop is only available for the 42mm Apple Watch. The Space Gray Stainless Steel Apple Watch only appears to have one band option, the Link Bracelet. A full list of which bands are available for which Apple Watches can be found here.

It is not clear if what Apple is currently displaying on its Apple Watch site represents the full span of what will be available at launch, but if it is an accurate depiction of launch band choices, some Apple Watch buyers may not have many options when it comes to picking a band.

Rumors have suggested that Apple will be selling Apple Watch bands separately at launch, letting customers pick up an extra band to go with the Apple Watch they purchase, but pricing on these bands is not known.

John Gruber has speculated that the bands will have variable prices, with some options being much more expensive than others. He believes that the different bands could signal five separate pricing tiers for the Apple Watch: Entry-level Sport Band, Classic Buckle, Milanese Loop, Deluxe leather (Modern Buckle and Leather Loop) and Link Bracelet.

Design

According to Apple designer Jony Ive, the Apple Watch is "one of the most difficult projects" he has worked on, and a ton of time went into the design and creation of the device. Apple consulted with several watch historians and Ive himself delved into horological history, studying clocks and watches throughout time while designing the product.

Apple Watch features a rounded, rectangular body in two separate sizes (38 and 42mm) that is able to snap easily into an array of interchangeable bands. There are only two "buttons" on the device, including the Digital Crown that offers several control options and the Friends button that brings up a list of contacts.

Aiming to create watches that would please a wide range of tastes, Apple designed the Apple Watch with four different custom alloys of stainless steel and aluminum in two finishes, along with two formulations of 18-karat yellow and rose gold that are designed to stand up to daily wear.

In total, there are six different body options: Stainless Steel, Space Black Stainless Steel, Silver Aluminum, Space Gray Aluminum, 18-karat gold, and 18-karat rose gold.

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Along with six separate body options, Apple has also designed six types of custom bands for the Apple Watch: Link Bracelet, which is stainless steel and resembles a traditional watch band; Sport Band, made of a flexible and lightweight fluoroelastomer; Leather Loop, a wraparound band constructed from handcrafted leather; Modern Buckle, made from Granada leather and sporting a magnetic buckle; Classic Buckle, made from Dutch leather with a traditional buckle closure; and the Milanese Loop, a flexible metal mesh band designed to wraparound the wrist.

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Apple has organized its various watch casings and bands into three separate collections: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition, each of which group casings and bands that Apple says "work particularly well together."

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It is unknown at this time if Apple will only be selling the Apple Watch in its pre-arranged configurations or if users will be able to combine any watch casing with any band. Rumors have suggested that Apple plans to sell bands on a standalone basis at launch, letting users buy extra bands alongside their watches, but this is thus far unconfirmed.

Apple Watch Collection

The Apple Watch collection includes Apple's stainless steel casings in both a highly polished silver color and space black. These watches feature a durable, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal display and are combined with several of the six available bands in eighteen separate configurations.

The Link Bracelet is available in stainless steel and space black stainless steel, while the Modern Buckle comes in soft pink, brown, and midnight blue. The Leather Loop is available in stone, light brown, and bright blue, and the Classic Buckle comes in black. The Apple Watch casing can also be matched with the Sport bands in black or white.

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According to Apple, its stainless steel is made from a cold-forging process designed to make the 316L steel 40 percent harder and more resistant to nicks and corrosion. The black version is coated in a diamond-like carbon layer to achieve its color.

Apple Watch Sport Collection

The Apple Sport collection will likely be the watch collection with the lowest price tag. Aimed at fitness enthusiasts, the Sport watches do not have a sapphire display, instead featuring a lightweight strengthened alumina-silicate Ion-X glass that's "especially resistant to scratches and impact."

Apple's Sport collection also features a lightweight anodized aluminum casing in either silver or space gray. According to Apple, the aluminum used in the Apple Sport Watch is a new alloy (7000 Series aluminum) that's 60 percent stronger than standard alloys. With the Ion-X glass and the aluminum casing, the Sport collection watches are 30 percent lighter than stainless steel models.

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Sport watches come with a high-performance fluoroelastomer band that's durable and strong, but soft. Apple says it is more flexible than rubber traditionally used in watch bands, for a smooth drape across the wrist, with a pin-and-tuck closure for a close fit. The Sport collection also features the most vibrant colors, with bands in white, blue, green, pink, and black.

Apple Watch Edition Collection

The Edition collection is Apple's high-end luxury lineup, featuring casings crafted from 18-karat yellow or rose gold. Apple metallurgists have designed the gold in the Edition watches to be up to twice as hard as standard gold, which will help keep it free from nicks and scratches.

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Like the Apple Watch collection, the Edition collection features a polished sapphire crystal display that's highly durable and scratch-resistant. The Edition collection's gold casings are paired with the Modern Buckle, the Sport Band, and the Classic Buckle, creating six different options.

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According to an Apple representative who was showing off the device following the keynote event where it was introduced, the Apple Watch Edition will come in a jewelry box that's able to double as a charger. The back of the box is equipped with a Lightning connector, and the magnetic charging pad rests inside. Users can charge the watch simply by returning it to its case at night.

Features

The Apple Watch was created to be a companion device to the iPhone, and as such, it displays notifications when a user receives a phone call, a message, or an app alert. It offers full apps, time keeping abilities, social features, and a unique interface that takes advantage of a vibration-based feedback system and the iPod-style "Digital Crown" scroll wheel.

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Though designed as a companion to the iPhone, the Apple Watch will reportedly have a limited number of offline capabilities including the ability to make Apple Pay payments, play music over Bluetooth, track activity, and display some apps.

Apple Watch has a built-in speaker and a microphone and is able to place and receive phone calls. While it is water resistant and able to withstand sweat, rain, and hand washing, it should not be worn while swimming or bathing. Initially Apple also said the Apple Watch shouldn't be worn in the shower, but in February, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a comment suggesting he regularly wears his device in the shower, so its water-resistance capabilities may have been improved over the last few months.

Apple Watch was also designed to function as a health and fitness device, offering movement tracking capabilities combined with intuitive apps that encourage users to be more active.

Apple custom designed a special S1 processor chip for the Apple Watch, which integrates several different subsystems into a single module. The S1 chip is said to be similar in power to the A5 processor in the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s. It houses a gyroscope and an accelerometer to measure activity, and a sensor that detects heart rate. The heart rate sensor consists of four sapphire lenses built into the zirconia backing of the watch that detect pulse rate (via infrared, visible-light LEDs, and photodiodes), and the device also integrates the GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities of the iPhone into several of its tracking abilities, using the phone's GPS system to determine distance traveled.

Display

The Apple Watch comes in two separate sizes, 38mm and 42mm, and the WatchKit SDK has unveiled information on the resolution of the two devices. The smaller 38mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 272 x 340, while the larger 42mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 312 x 390.

In the WatchKit documentation, Apple refers to the Apple Watch display as "Retina," and instructs developers to use 2x image assets.

Time

According to Apple, the Apple Watch was designed to be an "incredibly accurate timepiece" that has a margin of error within 50 milliseconds. It checks against the definitive global time standard on a regular basis, adjusting the time accordingly during daylight savings time or when a user travels from one time zone to another.

Apple's focus on time has also led it to develop a variety of watch faces, offering a range of designs from a standard analog clock to Mickey Mouse to a galaxy theme that includes moon phases and a look at the solar system. Each custom watch face includes several additional customization options, letting users change colors and the information that's displayed.

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Customizable features included with each Watch Face are called "Complications," and are specialized functions that offer information like moon phases, sunrise and sunset times, alarms, and weather.

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Apple Watch's accelerometer senses when a user raises his or her wrist, at which point the watch face is displayed. When not activated, the screen remains blank to conserve battery life.

Force Touch

Pressure-sensing technology called "Force Touch" has been built into the Apple Watch, allowing it to determine the difference between a tap and a press. This functionality allows for a new range of contextually specific controls, almost similar to the different abilities enabled by left clicking and right clicking on a mouse button.

Taptic Engine

Along with pressure-sensing technology, the Apple Watch has a unique haptic feedback vibration engine that's designed to deliver alerts in a subtle, gentle way, letting users feel and hear the design of the user interface. Tactile sensations will be different for each kind of notification and combined with audio cues for a feedback system that's quite unlike anything available on the Mac or iPhone.

According to Apple, the Taptic Engine will let users feel and respond to notifications "easily and intuitively," and it can also be used for communication with other Apple Watch users.

NFC and Apple Pay

Apple Watch includes support for NFC, which allows it to integrate with Apple's new mobile payment initiative, Apple Pay. According to Apple, the watch will be able to be used to make payments at retailers that accept Apple Pay.

The built-in heart rate monitor will be used to ensure secure payments through skin contact. When the Apple Watch is first put on the wrist, a user enters a PIN code to authorize Apple Pay. After that point, the watch monitors skin contact and if removed from a wrist (in the event of a theft, for example) the device is no longer able to make payments until the PIN is reentered.

Charging

The Apple Watch uses inductive charging, taking advantage of a Magsafe-style magnetic charger that snaps easily onto the back of the device.

Watch OS

Watch OS is an entirely new operating system that's designed to allow the Apple Watch to connect to the iPhone. Watch OS, which has taken design cues from iOS 7 and iOS 8, performs several different functions, including displaying the watch face, the home screen, full on apps, and notifications or quick information, which Apple calls "Glances."

The default view on Watch OS when the wrist is raised is the watch face, which offers the time and any other user-selected information. Swiping allows users to access Glances, which are essentially small bits of information that can be digested in a glance. For example, Glances might include the time of a user's next scheduled appointment or the current weather.

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The home screen is accessed by pressing on the Digital Crown, and it displays all available apps in a cluster format (or "app neighborhood") that can be navigated with swipes or with the Digital Crown control. From the home screen, individual apps like the built-in Fitness or Workout programs can be accessed via a tap.

Apps on the Apple Watch are similar to apps available for the iPhone, but more limited. During Apple's keynote presentation, Messages was shown with options for quick replies and emojis rather than complete responses, while a Camera app functioned with the iPhone as a viewfinder.

Digital Touch

Social interaction is a cornerstone of Watch OS, and the various sensors and technological capabilities built into the Apple Watch allow for new ways of communication between users, mainly through a set of features Apple's named "Digital Touch."

With Digital Touch, users can send taps to each other or take advantage of the touch screen to draw and send simple sketches. Apple Watch has specially designed animated emoji, plus a list of pre-determined response messages (which improve over time based on user input) that can be used as text message replies. It's also possible to use the built-in heart rate monitor to send an actual heartbeat to another user, which is relayed through vibrations and a heart on the watch display, and there's a "Walkie-Talkie" feature for sending quick sound bites to friends.

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There are two separate fitness apps installed on the Watch, each designed to track different fitness elements. The Activity app gives users an overview of their daily fitness levels, with three "rings" representing calories burned, exercise completed, and how often a break is taken from sitting. Fitness has a companion iPhone app to let users track trends over time.

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A second Workout app displays real-time stats like time spent exercising, distance traveled, calories burned, and pace when working out. It encourages users to set, meet, and beat fitness goals, and over time, it is able to suggest new, attainable fitness goals and act as a digital personal trainer.

Siri

As might be expected from a device with limited space for user input, the Apple Watch includes Siri integration. Users will be able to ask Siri to perform many of the tasks the personal assistant is able to perform on the iPhone, such as sending messages, getting directions, or looking up information.

Siri can be activated by holding down the Digital Crown or raising a wrist and using the "Hey Siri" command.

Other Apps

For the most part, apps that have been shown off so far have been more limited versions of some of the apps available on iOS and OS X. For example, the included Messages app lets users dictate messages or select quick responses from pre-set options.

The Phone app, meanwhile, lets users conduct quick conversations that can be transferred to the iPhone, a car's speakerphone, or a Bluetooth headset, if desired. Incoming phone alerts can be silenced by covering the Apple Watch with a hand.

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Mail, another app present on Watch OS, will display incoming email messages. Users can read a message, flag it, mark it read/unread, or move it to trash, but will need to transfer to an iPhone to type a response. Other built-in apps:

- Calendar: Displays what's coming up next in a user's day, sends meeting reminders and allows users to accept calendar invitations.

- Maps: Lets users view current location and get turn-by-turn directions. Maps takes advantage of Taptic Feedback, delivering different vibrations for a left or right turn.

- Passbook: Like on the iPhone, Passbook stores boarding passes, tickets, loyalty cards, and credit cards. It's an integral part of Apple Pay.

- Music: Users will be able to control the music on their iPhones via Apple Watch and Apple Watch can also play music directly.

- Apple TV, iTunes: Apple Watch can serve as a remote control for both iTunes and the Apple TV, letting users navigate the interface with the watch.

- Camera/Photos: Apple Watch serves as a remote shutter for the iPhone's camera. It can display a live preview of what the iPhone sees, and snap the picture. Apple Watch also displays photos that are favorited on the iPhone in its Photos app.

- Clock: Similar to the iPhone's clock app, Apple Watch will have stopwatch, timer, and alarm functionality built in, along with a world clock.

- Weather: Apple Watch will allow users to see the weather in their immediate location or anywhere in the world. The app displays a detailed daily report and a weekly forecast.

- Settings: A Settings app serves as a hub to enable and disable various Apple Watch features, including Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and Mute. This app also lets users ping their iPhones to determine its location should it become lost.

Apple Watch will support third-party apps, allowing developers to create three distinct types of software for the device: "Actionable Notifications" that are essentially interactive third-party app notifications sent from the iPhone, Glances, which display quick bits of info, and full on apps that run either on the iPhone or on the Apple Watch itself.

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Continuity

Watch OS, like OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, will support Apple's new Continuity features that allow the operating systems to integrate with each other in innovative ways. With Handoff, for example, users are able to shift tasks from one device to another with ease, so a phone call, message, or email can be transferred from the Apple Watch to a Mac or iOS device.

WatchKit

On November 18, Apple seeded an iOS 8.2 beta with WatchKit SDK to developers, allowing them to begin creating apps and content for the Apple Watch ahead of its release.

The WatchKit guidelines and documentation unveiled some new details about the Apple Watch, including specific screen resolution (312 x 390 for 42mm, 272 x 340 for 38mm), which is described by Apple as "Retina," the types of content developers can create, the different notifications available, and more. We created a video showcasing some of the facts we learned about the Apple Watch from the WatchKit info, which can be seen below.

 

 

One of the main takeaways from the WatchKit guidelines is that the Apple Watch will be very heavily reliant on the iPhone, which is likely an effort on Apple's part to keep battery usage to a minimum. Apps that run on the Apple Watch will be extensions of existing iPhone apps, primarily powered by the iPhone and with a user interface that extends to the watch. App developers won't even be allowed to create fully native apps for the device until later in 2015.

In fact, according to developers that have been working with WatchKit, feature access on the device is highly limited. Developers cannot access the Apple Watch's gyroscope, accelerometer, built-in speaker and microphone or Taptic Engine.

Along with apps powered by the iPhone, developers will also be able to create Glances and Actionable Notifications, which are also beamed to the Apple Watch from the iPhone. Glances are designed to give users quick read-only information at a glance, like weather, news, and sports scores, while Actionable Notifications let users take an action or respond to a notification, such as turning off the lights or accessing flight information.

There are two types of notifications on the Apple Watch, a "Short Look" where a notification is only briefly visible and a "Long Look" activated when a user raises their wrist. "Long Look" notifications are equivalent to Actionable Notifications, letting users respond to an incoming notification. For example, a user might receive a Short Look notification from Instagram when a new photo is posted, which morphs into a Long Look notification where an action like a comment or a like can be taken.

One other interesting tidbit about the Apple Watch is its new system wide font, called San Francisco. Apple designed San Francisco specifically for legibility on a small screen. It's able to shift somewhat based on size and action, becoming tighter to take up less space or looser so small letters can be read at a glance.

More information on the Apple Watch will undoubtedly come as developers begin creating experiences for the device based on the WatchKit SDK.

iPhone Companion App

The most recent iOS 8.2 beta (beta 4) included a reference to an Apple Watch Companion app for the iPhone, and it didn't take long for screenshots and details about the upcoming app to surface.

The Apple Watch Companion app will be installed on the iPhone to give users a way to access the settings of their Apple Watch devices, letting users control various features both for the watch itself and third-party Apple Watch apps.

Settings depicted in the leaked Apple Watch Companion app screenshots suggest the Apple Watch will be able to send a range of fitness reminders and notifications to people, and it will be able to receive alerts from Timers and Alarms set on the iPhone.

There's a feature that will allow users to choose a one to four letter monogram that will appear on the Apple Watch face, and the iPhone app will most notably allow users to organize and arrange the apps that are displayed on the Apple Watch screen.

Because the Apple Watch has no keyboard, it will be reliant on voice-based communications, using dictation and voice messages in iMessage and other text-based entry forms. The Apple Watch Companion app also confirms that the Apple Watch will feature its own storage, as an About Screen lists storage capacity alongside a number of stored photos and images.

Third-Party Apps

With the launch of the Apple Watch approaching quickly, developers have begun sharing some of the apps they're creating for Apple's new wearable device, giving us a look at some of the things the Apple Watch may be able to do.

For example, medical device manufacturer DexCom is creating an Apple Watch app that will display all of a user's glucose and blood sugar-related health data right on the wrist. The app will sync with an existing DexCom glucose monitor.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he is "super excited" about the third-party apps being developed for the Apple Watch. "I think everyone's going to have their favorite thing, just like when the App Store came out," he said. "Remember the saying 'there's an app for that? There's an enormous number of things it will do."

Hands-On First Impressions

After the September 9 event where Apple debuted its new Apple Watch, attendees were invited to go hands-on with the device, giving an overall picture of the look, feel, and function of the device.

While most models on display were not running the actual WatchOS software, Jared Nelson from our sister site TouchArcade was able to get a hands-on walkthrough of a device working from an employee, as seen in the video below.

 

Initial impressions of the Apple Watch were highly positive, with The Verge saying the smaller watch model felt "very solid and surprisingly light," and the wrist strap was "supple" and comfortable to wear.

Engadget said that the bands for the watch had an "impeccable" build quality and were "comfy," while Gizmodo said that the device felt "significantly more premium" than competing watches from LG and Samsung. The site also praised the Digital Crown, saying "it feels like you're wearing a watch that just happens to be digital."

Marketing Efforts

In mid-February, Apple began inviting some developers to Cupertino to help them put the finishing touches on their apps to have content to show off both for marketing purposes and for the company's recently announced March 9 event.

The Apple Watch made its magazine cover debut in the United States in the March issue of Self magazine, gracing the wrist of model and Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel. Along with being the first magazine in the U.S. to feature the Apple Watch, Self's Apple Watch cover and accompanying story mark Apple's first efforts to market the device to fitness enthusiasts.

Apple's new wearable was also featured in the U.S. version of Vogue Magazine, shown off in a 12-page spread that highlighted some of the various casing and band options.

 

Ahead of Apple's February marketing efforts, the Apple Watch had only been shown off as a fashion accessory. In September, it was debuted at high-end French fashion boutique Colette, and in October, it was featured on the cover of Vogue China on the wrist of Chinese model Liu Wen.

Apple is likely to make an effort to market the watch to a wide range of potential customers as its launch date approaches.

Pricing and Availability

Little information has been divulged about the Watch's price, but Apple has revealed that pricing will start at $349 for the entry-level device. When the Apple Watch was announced, Apple said it would launch in "early 2015." In January, Tim Cook narrowed down that release window stating that the Apple Watch will be released at some point in April.

In late January, Apple began asking select developers to have Apple Watch-compatible iPhone apps ready to launch by mid-February and towards the end of the month, Apple sent out media invites for a March 9 event. Apple's March 9 event is expected to see the official unveiling of the Apple Watch ahead of its April release. We'll likely get more details on information that's been previously unavailable, such as pricing and battery, and we'll learn when the device will go on sale. According to one of our reliable sources, Apple is aiming to launch the Apple Watch in early April, possibly between April 6 and 10.

Rumors have suggested Apple has placed 5 to 6 million Apple Watch orders with its overseas suppliers. Half of those orders will be allocated to the entry-level Apple Watch Sport, 1/3 will be for the mid-tier Apple Watch, and the remaining orders will be for the Apple Watch Edition.

Future Updates

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple experimented with many health sensors that didn't end up in the first iteration of the Apple Watch due to problems with consistency.

Apple planned to include sensors that measured things like the conductivity of the skin and blood pressure, but the company was unable to get consistent results with the sensors and ultimately decided to scrap the technology. Regulatory problems were also a concern -- the more the Apple Watch can do, the more the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies will get involved in its production.

The health sensors that did not make it into the Apple Watch have not been abandoned. Apple may be planning to include these features in future versions of the device.

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Postad 04 mars 2015 - 19:55

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Kommer också köpa en även om jag ogillar att den saknar gps. Men kommer säker i "Apple watch 2" och jag tvingas köpa den med. :)

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Postad 04 mars 2015 - 20:04

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Gps finns väl i mobilen som ändå måste vara syncad med klockan hela tiden, så sak samma?

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Postad 04 mars 2015 - 20:21

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Hmm men gillar inte att ha med mig iphonen när jag springer. För mig skulle det räcka  med att synca över "allt" när jag kommer hem igen.



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Postad 09 mars 2015 - 19:54

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Jäklar vad tjock den är, kommer ju att fastna överallt.



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Postad 09 mars 2015 - 22:43

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http://youtu.be/1Ql0Z8Il73s
http://youtu.be/ibklpzKai-o
http://youtu.be/ijex5274t_c
http://youtu.be/dDAP9OWtQro

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Postad 10 mars 2015 - 06:08

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Jag blir allt mera sugen på en Watch! Batteritiden sägs vara 18 timmar vilket kommer bli mitt problem, jag gillar inte att ta av mig klockan. Men den var ju så snygg.. damn..

 

Det blir väldigt intressant att se hur utbudet av appar blir för klockan då möjligheterna och begränsningarna är så annorlunda.



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Postad 10 mars 2015 - 12:45

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En klocka med 18 timmar batteritid. :wacko: Är det därför den inte har 24-timmarsvisning ? :D



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Postad 20 mars 2015 - 11:28

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Conan O Brian visade en lösning för er som inte tycker er ha råd med en Apple Watch men fortfarande vill ha en.

Skönt att slippa "Bonnbränna" dessutom!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0wdW-PEsNQ



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Postad 20 mars 2015 - 19:47

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Hassesolo: Gick du för världsrekord i längd på ett enstaka inlägg där?

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Hassesolo: Gick du för världsrekord i längd på ett enstaka inlägg där?


Yep! Står i Guinniess nu.p)
http://youtu.be/IuYMxRiYMMU

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Postad 04 april 2015 - 12:14

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http://youtu.be/LHdVkPrdRYg

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Postad 04 april 2015 - 12:21

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http://youtu.be/N6ezjg6-0hU
http://youtu.be/qPYtz6vSMOw
http://youtu.be/kMhqSeNMSDA

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Postad 05 april 2015 - 19:00

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Kommer sälja galet mycket



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Postad 07 april 2015 - 09:04

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Hur kommer ni köpa er Apple watch ?
Vänta tills den säljs i Sverige eller beställa via webben? Om webben, vilka skickar hit ?

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Postad 07 april 2015 - 15:08

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Det blir nog klurigt att importera då jag inte tror att den kommer att säljas via andra än Apple och vissa exklusiva utländska varuhus till att börja med.



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Postad 07 april 2015 - 17:02

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Det är ju altid möjligt att imporera med kurier typ Borderlinx om man vill det.



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Givet köp är det för mig :)



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Det är ju altid möjligt att imporera med kurier typ Borderlinx om man vill det.

 

Borderlinx var ett bra tips. Jag tror jag skall testa det. Kul att få klockan redan i vår.

 

Jag har bestämt mig för en space gray 42 mm med svart arband (sport edition).

 

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Postad 09 april 2015 - 09:22

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Mjo man är lite smått sugen på att köpa en.



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Postad 09 april 2015 - 09:40

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Vill ha en i sommar så man kan använda den till barmarksträningen, men frågan är om den ens kommer hit första halvåret.

#22

Postad 09 april 2015 - 10:21

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Vill ha en i sommar så man kan använda den till barmarksträningen, men frågan är om den ens kommer hit första halvåret.

 

Beror nog på hur efterfrågan blir. Sverige är ju aldrig prioriterat. Nästan 4000 för den billigaste modellen är dock en hel del pengar.


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#23

Postad 09 april 2015 - 14:26

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Ja det är en del pengar, funderar på om man bara ska köpa en pulsmätare så länge som man kan synca med tex Runtastic.

#24

Postad 09 april 2015 - 15:06

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http://www.wsj.com/v...2E3CA4F11B.html

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Postad 10 april 2015 - 08:25

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Borderlinx var ett bra tips. Jag tror jag skall testa det. Kul att få klockan redan i vår.

 

Jag har bestämt mig för en space gray 42 mm med svart arband (sport edition).

 

attachicon.gifwatch.jpg

 

Lade en beställning på denna nu på morgonen strax efter 9 (ca 10 min efter preorders var möjliga). Beräknad leverans i juni... De måste ha få enheter eller så är det space gray det är brist på...



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Postad 10 april 2015 - 09:30

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Najs. Skulle inte förvåna mig om de hinner släppa dem här innan juni dock ;)



#27

Postad 10 april 2015 - 09:32

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Med tanke på hur stor brist det är på klockor vid detta släpp tror jag inte de släpps här förrän efter sommaren. Kanske samtidigt som nästa iPhone...



#28

Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:14

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Vad är det för uppskattad batteritid vid normal användning? 



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Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:16

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Vad är det för uppskattad batteritid vid normal användning? 

 

"All day long"

 

Men jag antar att det blir som med iPhonen, använder man den kopiöst mycket dör den vid lunch och låter man den vara håller den i flera dagar.



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Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:23

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Vad är det för uppskattad batteritid vid normal användning?


Saxat från apple

All-Day Battery Life
Up to 18 hours

Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.



#31

Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:23

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"All day long"

 

Men jag antar att det blir som med iPhonen, använder man den kopiöst mycket dör den vid lunch och låter man den vara håller den i flera dagar.

Kollade nyss på Apples hemsida, jag är inte speciellt imponerad av batteritiden (oavsett om andra smartklockor är sämre/bättre).

 

All-Day Battery Life Up to 18 hours

 

Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

 

Talk Time Test Up to 3 hours

 

Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with a call placed from Apple Watch. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

 

Audio Playback Test Up to 6.5 hours

 

Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

 

Workout Test Up to 6.5 hours

 

Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with a workout session active and the heart rate sensor on. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

 

Watch Test Up to 48 hours

 

Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with 5 time checks (4 seconds each) per hour. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

 

Power Reserve Up to 72 hours

 

If your battery gets too low, Apple Watch automatically switches into Power Reserve mode so you can continue to see the time for up to 72 hours. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software with 4 time checks (4 seconds each) per hour. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

 

Charge Time About 1.5 hours to 80% About 2.5 hours to 100%

 

Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. Charge times are from 0% to 80% and from 0% to 100% using the included MagSafe inductive charger. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.


Apple Watch battery performance claims are based on test results from the 38mm Apple Watch. A 42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life.


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Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:27

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Vill ha en ändå, passar förmodligen riktigt bra tillsammans med min iPhone 6. Dock är dom ju så små, 38-42mm är ju för barn :( ;) 45mm vore inte helt fel



#33

Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:52

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Ja 3 mm är verkligen det som skiljer barn från riktiga män.  :D



#34

Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:59

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De flesta testare uppger att batteritiden varar hela dagen även om man pillar ganska mycket med den.



#35

Postad 10 april 2015 - 10:59

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Ja 3 mm är verkligen det som skiljer barn från riktiga män.  :D

På en klocka så ;)

Såg nu priset på den, förväntar mig verkligen mycket av klockan om jag ska betala dom summorna.


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#36

Postad 10 april 2015 - 11:08

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På en klocka så ;)

Såg nu priset på den, förväntar mig verkligen mycket av klockan om jag ska betala dom summorna.

 

Å andra sidan så kostar en sån här lika mycket. Enkelt val om jag får säga det.

http://m3.idg.se/2.1...r-puls-och-somn



#37

Postad 10 april 2015 - 11:25

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Å andra sidan så kostar en sån här lika mycket. Enkelt val om jag får säga det.

http://m3.idg.se/2.1...r-puls-och-somn

Jag jämför inte med någon annan klocka. Tycker priset är högt ändå :)

 

Men jag köpte en iPhone 6 trots att jag för samma eller mindre pengar hade fått en bättre androidmobil. Men jag gillar Apple för det är snygga produkter och VÄLDIGT sällan strular.



#38

Postad 10 april 2015 - 15:23

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http://www.wsj.com/v...2E3CA4F11B.html


Om det där verkligen är allt hon gör så är jag inte imponerad av batteritiden :(

#39

Postad 10 april 2015 - 15:55

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Hatten av för Apple om de lyckas lura på miljoner dumskallar en klocka till det här priset som inte ens klarar ett dygn på en laddning ;)

#40

Postad 10 april 2015 - 16:01

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Den är inte sämre än konkurrenternas smartklockor när det gäller batteritid. Antingen får man göra en klocka som inte är speciellt smart med lång batteritid eller så får man göra en som faktiskt klarar av ngt vettigt men som behöver laddas när man sover.



#41

Postad 10 april 2015 - 16:45

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Hatten av för Apple om de lyckas lura på miljoner dumskallar en klocka till det här priset som inte ens klarar ett dygn på en laddning ;)

Jag är ingen dumskalle. :angry:  :P

Det är klart att det hade varit bra med en bättre batteritid men då hade de behövt peta i ett större batteri och då hade klockan blivit klumpigare. Målet har varit att den skall hålla hela dagen och laddas på natten och det verkar fungera i 99% av fallen vad jag förstår. Trist för folk som skall ut och tälta men personligen sover jag i rum med el varje natt så för mig är det inget större problem.

Det är inte en pryl jag behöver men en kul grej där det viktigaste för mig personligen är pulsmätningen och de andra träningsfunktionerna. Nu har jag ingen pulsklocka eftersom det som regel behövs ett band runt bröstet.

Angående priset kanske det är mycket om man är pank men har man lite pengar så är det inget att tjafsa om.


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#42

Postad 10 april 2015 - 18:24

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Jag såg The Verges videorecension av Apple Watch imorse och nu väntar jag definitivt till nästa eller näst-nästa version. Dels verkar det finnas en luftspalt mellan skärmen och klockan som är synlig i vissa vinklar, på videon såg man den tydligt och sånt stör mig. Sen hade jag inte lagt på minnet att klockan är "avslagen" tills det att man höjer armen för att se vad tiden är.

 

Att skärmen på telefonen inte är påslagen hela tiden kan jag köpa eftersom jag använder telefonen en stund när jag tar upp den men vill jag se tiden så vill jag aldrig hamna i ett läge där jag måste "vänta" på att skärmen ska tändas. Jag har inte lust att vänta på att min klocka ska vakna. Dessutom verkar klockan vara förknippad med en hel del väntetid eftersom den tankar över all data från telefonen via bluetooth. Att se The Verge försöka få upp Apple Maps var nästan smärtsamt.



#43

Postad 10 april 2015 - 18:49

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Att använda kartor och större grejor på en så liten skärm är ju meningslöst. Då tar man fram telefonen. Den är mer för notiser, påminnelser och träningskoll som jag ser det.så fort man skall göra något mer ingående tar man fram telefonen, precis som nu.

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Postad 10 april 2015 - 18:51

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Att använda kartor och större grejor på en så liten skärm är ju meningslöst. Då tar man fram telefonen. Den är mer för notiser, påminnelser och träningskoll som jag ser det.så fort man skall göra något mer ingående tar man fram telefonen, precis som nu.

 

Jag såg stora möjligheter med att använda klockan för att använda turn by turn-directions som de demade under ett event men jag får vänta på det. 



#45

Postad 11 april 2015 - 08:52

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Pretandaproblemen ska vara åtgärdade när den släpps.



#46

Postad 13 april 2015 - 13:12

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Ca 1M förbokade första dagen i USA.

 

"Apple Watch received an estimated 957,000 pre-orders in the United States on April 10, the day the wrist-worn device became available for purchase, according to Slice Intelligence (via Quartz). The digital commerce tracking firm claims that nearly two-thirds (62%) of customers purchased the Apple Watch Sport, with the 42mm Space Gray case being the most popular model sold on the first day.

Apple-Watch-Trio-800x363.png
Slice Intelligence's sales projection is based on e-receipt data from 9,080 online shoppers that opted-in to have their inboxes tracked for email receipts. The report finds that 71% of Apple Watch pre-orders on April 10 were for the larger 42mm case, with 32% of aluminum Sport customers purchasing the smaller 38mm version compared to 24% of stainless steel Apple Watch buyers.

"Slice Intelligence estimates that 957,000 people in the U.S. pre-ordered an Apple Watch on Friday, the first day the watch was available for sale. According to ereceipt data from 9,080 online shoppers, each Apple Watch buyer ordered an average of 1.3 watches, spending $503.83 per watch. Those ordering an Apple Watch Sport spent $382.83 per watch and those ordering the Apple Watch spent $707.04."

The report adds that 40% of pre-orders were for the Apple Watch Sport with space gray aluminum, followed by the silver stainless steel Apple Watch at 34%, silver aluminum Apple Watch Sport at 23% and space black stainless steel Apple Watch at 3%. Apple Watch Edition sales were not disclosed, with Quartz claiming that the expensive 18-karat gold model did not represent enough pre-orders to be included in the report."
 



#47

Postad 16 april 2015 - 06:29

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHdVkPrdRYg&feature=player_detailpage

 

"KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple, has issued a new note to investors estimating that global pre-orders for Apple Watch has exceeded 2.3 million unins"


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#48

Postad 16 april 2015 - 06:33

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3SC5rktnRA8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfeOJuFdeUY&feature=player_detailpage


Redigerat av hassesolo, 16 april 2015 - 06:34.


#49

Postad 16 april 2015 - 06:41

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zj5KisMVv8&feature=player_detailpage


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Pux_-R50Jew



#50

Postad 16 april 2015 - 07:42

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Så...ingen AppleTV styrning?





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