It’s been three days since Apple’s latest conference and Apple fans across the globe are still full of excitement and dreaming of the moment they get their hands on the iPhone 6 or the Apple Watch for the first time.
If you have read my recent blog posts you will know I am not the biggest supporter of wearable tech and smartwatches are not something that gets me out of bed in the morning.
However, I do believe Apple is ahead of the competition in the ‘wearable tech’ industry as the Apple Watch is far superior to any other smartwatch I have come across.
Available in two sizes, 38mm or 42mm, the Apple Watch is available in 18 different styles dependant on personal preference and predominant use. For example, if you purchase the Apple Watch with the sole purpose of tracking and monitoring your gym workouts you may choose the sports band. Alternatively if you plan to wear it to work or out in the evenings you are more likely to select a leather strap, a classic strap, a linked bracelet strap or even a Milanese loop strap.
And the customisation doesn’t stop there! The Apple Watch has six different face cases to choose from including Stainless Steel, Silver Aluminium, Space Black Stainless Steel, Space Grey Aluminium and even 18-Karat Yellow or Rose Gold editions.
Please tell me about another smartwatch that can give the user so many unique and customisable features? I guarantee you will struggle to find one.
For the Apple Watch to work users must sync their Watch to their iPhone (yes an iPhone is required). Once this is complete users will have the ability to see and reply to texts, check their mail and calendar, view photos, check the weather, answer incoming phone calls, pay for goods, use GPS tracking features and even control their music simply by using their Watch.
One of the many features I am particularly impressed with is the heart sensor located on the back of the Watch face. This is used for a more precise and accurate measurement of the users heart rate when they are working out. The sensor can give you a complete recording of your daily activity, as well as suggesting goals and rewarding you when you reach certain milestones.
The only question I find myself asking about the Apple Watch is its ability to control music. It’s suggesting you use your iPhone to listen to music as normal but you can use the watch the change tracks and volume. It also states you can leave your iPhone at home and just use the watch but if this is the case, where are you supposed to insert your headphones? Is it suggesting users will have to use Bluetooth headphones?
Any comments or answers regarding the issue above are welcomed as always.