Apple Watch unveiled: Starts at $349, coming early 2015 (hands-on), Apple’s iWatch may not be the most-hyped gadget of all the time, but it’s certainly one of the most-anticipated products of recent years. Now it’s here and Apple’s simply calling it Apple Watch. It will be available in early 2015 , starting at $349.
The final Apple Watch design isn’t too far from the made-up renders that we’ve seen in recent weeks. Its sports a rectangular-shaped design, one knob and a single button.
The smartwatch display comes in two sizes measured by height: 38mm and 42mm. Both are slightly smaller than the entire Pebble Steel watch height, which measures 46mm.
Apple Watch’s screen is surrounded by casing made of custom alloys of stainless steel and aluminum that, according to the company, stands up physical demands of daily wear.
Beyond the “Apple Watch” and “Apple Watch Sport” versions, a special “Apple Watch Edition” mixes in 18-karat yellow or rose gold for a premium look. It goes well with that gold iPhone 5S for sure.
That brings the metal colors to six: stainless steel, silver aluminum, space black stainless steel, space gray aluminum, 18-karat yellow gold and 18-karat rose gold.
The Watch comes in three ‘collections’ and the faces are customizable.
The watch runs on a brand new S1 processor, is equipped with a gyro accelerometer and can piggyback off the WiFi and GPS on your phone. You press down on the crown to get to the home screen. The watch will take dictation, with and offers very precise synchronized time to plus or minus 50 milliseconds.