Apple Watch

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Apple Watch

A family of smartwatches from Apple that debuted in April 2015 with more than 40 models from USD $349 to $17,000. Compatible with iPhones starting with the iPhone 5, the screen's Force Touch feature senses the difference between a tap and a press to enable two modes of touch interaction. Available in small and large case sizes (38 and 42mm) and numerous band styles, the watch's Taptic Engine "taps" the wearer on the wrist for notifications. Five months after the original unveiling, more Apple Watches were introduced, including Hermes-branded models.

Wi-Fi Too
If the Apple Watch was previously paired with the iPhone via Bluetooth but becomes of range, it can use the same Wi-Fi network to send iMessages, an animated sketch, taps and heartbeats to other Apple Watch users (see Digital Touch). It can also run Siri over Wi-Fi.

Lots of Choices
No smartwatch ever debuted with such a variety of models. Because they are interchangeable, an industry of third-party Apple Watch bands sprang up almost overnight.

The Original Collections
Apple's smartwatch debuted with three lines: Sport models with aluminum cases and plastic bands; the Watch line with stainless steel cases and a variety of bands, and Edition models with gold-plated cases. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Changes in 2016
The Edition models changed from gold-plated to ceramic cases at a fraction of the price tag. Nike+ and Hermes models were also added. The Apple Sport models became Apple Watch Series 1, and the Apple Watch models became Apple Watch Series 2. See Apple Watch Series 2. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)

A Digital Crown
Apple's Digital Crown is used to zoom, scroll, activate Siri and display the home screen. The power button accesses contacts and Apple Pay.

Easy to Connect the Charger
Apple's MagSafe connector latches magnetically onto the back of the watch.
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