Time for the Apple Watch?
The Apple website proudly boasts: ‘Apple Watch is unlike any device we’ve ever made. But we wanted interacting with it to be just as easy and intuitive as using your iPhone or working on a Mac. So we invented all-new ways to select, navigate and input that are ideally suited to a smaller device worn on the wrist.’
The Apple Watch can message, mail, call and lots more, so it’s hard to dispute their claims.
A key feature is its digital crown. This allows you to navigate easily as you can zoom in and out of photos, quickly scroll through lists, input data, or press it like a button to return to the Home screen. The digital crown is a really important part of the Apple Watch experience. However it does take time getting use to it and may, at first, appear quite fiddly.
This new watch works alongside an iPhone. You get real-time incoming mail, messages and calls, so you can answer or bin them very quickly!
Apple want the watch to become part of you. You can even send your heartbeat to another user!
One user said, “I found the buttons a bit fidgety but other than that it is very useful.”
“The watch may be more fashion than function,” said one tech expert.
“Apple’s watch could be as revolutionary as the first clock,” said another.
Unlike a normal watch, the battery only lasts up to 18 hours so has to be re-charged everyday but Apple have made this process very easy. You simply hold the connector near the back of the watch, where magnets cause it to snap into place automatically.
The device comes in two sizes. The case, measured vertically, is either 38mm or 42mm.
The sports watch costs around £300 but the 18 Carat edition version won’t give you much change from £10,000!
Techradar.com reports, “It’s convenient but there’s a learning curve you have to overcome and a high price that some people won’t be able to get around.”
Yes, Apple Watch is definitely a stylish design, with a very clever interface, but it’s expensive, has a short battery life and many key apps are just not there.
Lewis, Year 5
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy