Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24

Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24

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Apple today announced the pricing and availability of the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 in select countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch is an incredibly accurate timepiece, an intimate and immediate communication device and a groundbreaking health and fitness companion. Highly customizable for personal expression, Apple Watch also brings an entirely new way to receive information at a glance and interact with the world through third-party app experiences designed specifically for the wrist.

“Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with the world, and to live a better day by being more aware of their daily activity than ever before.”

“Conceived, designed and developed as a singular product, Apple Watch merges hardware and software like never before,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Design. “In Apple Watch, we’ve created three beautifully curated collections with a software architecture that together enable unparalleled personalization in a wearable device.”

Apple Watch introduces revolutionary technologies including the Digital Crown, an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly without obstructing the display. The Retina display with Force Touch on Apple Watch senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access relevant controls. The all-new Taptic Engine discreetly delivers a gentle tap on your wrist whenever you receive a notification or message.

Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24

Incredibly Accurate & Customizable Timepiece
An extremely precise timepiece, Apple Watch keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, the universal time standard.* Apple Watch can be personalized with watch faces ranging from traditional analog such as the Chronograph face, to the information-rich Modular face, or beautifully animated butterflies and jellyfish on the Motion face. Apple Watch goes beyond telling time with specialized functions on the watch face—known in watchmaking as complications—such as the sunrise/sunset, upcoming calendar events or daily activity level. With multiple customizable watch faces and complications, Apple Watch enables millions of possible configurations. Swipe up from the watch face for Glances that quickly show you information you care about, such as the weather forecast, your current location on a map or the music you’re listening to.

Intimate & Immediate Communication Device
Apple Watch enables you to send messages, read email and answer calls to your iPhone right from your wrist. The Taptic Engine alerts you with a gentle tap so you won’t miss important notifications. With Digital Touch, Apple Watch allows you to communicate in all-new ways by sending a sketch, a tap or even the rhythm of your own heartbeat. Interact quickly and conveniently with the world around you with Apple Watch by paying for coffee using Apple Pay, boarding a plane with a Passbook boarding pass, or raising your wrist to ask Siri for turn-by-turn directions in Maps.

Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24

Groundbreaking Health & Fitness Companion
Apple Watch encourages you to sit less, move more and get some exercise every day. The Activity app provides a simple visual snapshot of your daily activity with three rings that measure active calories burned, brisk activity and how often you’ve stood up to take a break from sitting during the day. Apple Watch provides the detailed metrics you need during dedicated workout sessions for the most popular activities, such as walking, running and cycling through the Workout app. With an accelerometer, a built-in heart rate sensor, GPS and Wi-Fi from your iPhone, Apple Watch smartly uses the best sensors for different types of motion and provides a comprehensive picture of your all-day activity and workouts. The Activity app on iPhone collects your activity and workout data from Apple Watch so you can see your history in greater detail. Apple Watch uses this history to suggest personalized activity goals, reward fitness milestones and keep you motivated.

The Apple Watch is available in both 38mm and 42 mm sizes. There are three collections -- the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition. The Apple Watch is designed to be worn all day and features 18 hours of battery life.

Beginning April 10, you can pre-order and try on the Apple Watch by appointment at its retail stores. Prices start at $349 for the Sport , $549 for the regular Apple Watch, and $10,000 for the Apple Watch Edition.

You can learn more about the Apple Watch here

Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24

Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24
Milos - March 10, 2015 at 5:52am
For me it is too much expensive because Tim Hook said he have the similar option in app Health like the iPhone 5s and 6.
bigjiba - March 10, 2015 at 3:03am
it's just too much for what it offer, even by apple's standards. because you get close to just buying an iPhone. so what is it? buy a apple watch now and use your current iPhone 5s or 6. or use that same money towards an iPhone 6s just 5 months later which will be a better value for money in features and usability.
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Ipol - March 10, 2015 at 2:57am
At this price, buy a Rolex or Patek Philippe, it will be a better puchase that would not become obsolete after one year !
Varand - March 9, 2015 at 9:40pm
Can i per-order of Armenia & shipping in Armenia ?
Scott Cohen - March 9, 2015 at 7:58pm
Very disappointed that gps is not built into the watch. As a runner, i run with a gps gar in watch, dont want to have to run with my phone as well to get the same functionality as my garmin has. Maybe an update in the second generation. I would add gps and the ability to play music. Then bye bye garmin.
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