Apple Watch has finally gone on sale in India, with prices starting from Rs 30,900. In Apple s product portfolio, the Apple Watch is the first smartwatch in wearable category. The Apple Watch has a square display, swappable wristbands, supports inductive charging and is available in two different size variants 38mm and 42mm. Besides displaying time, the Apple Watch displays notifications and is also a health and fitness device. Also Read - Apple is likely to add this old iPhone model to its vintage product list on December 31Also Read - Can the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset take on Apple M1?
The one with 38mm size is available in three variants – Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition (18k Gold), priced at 30,900, Rs 48,900 and Rs 8,20,000, respectively. Other one is 42mm in size, available in Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition variants, with prices starting from Rs 34,900, Rs 52,900 and Rs 9,90,000, respectively. Here are five interesting features of the Apple Watch. Also Read - Apple India reveals the best apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac in 2021: Check out the list
Digital crown for navigation: The Apple Watch comes with a digital crown, which acts like a navigational tool to zoom in/out and scroll. The digital crown can also be used to go back and exit from apps.
Fitness tracker: Besides being a fashionable smartwatch, the Apple watch is also equipped with a bunch of sensors that can help users track their health and fitness related activities. This includes sleep data, the number of steps taken, calories burnt, daily workout and much more. That s not all; the Apple Watch also comes integrated with a heart-rate monitor.
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Siri support: Apple s virtual assistant Siri is deeply integrated with the Apple Watch. Siri can be fired up to quickly search for information, find places, dictate messages or add appointments. For instance, you can ask Siri to start a 30 minute run in the park, book a cab and more.
Notifications: Besides being an accessory, smartwatches also offer notifications from apps. With the iPhone inside your pocket, you can use the Apple Watch to control your music, receive and reply to messages and emails. Unlike most smartwatches out there, the Apple Watch also lets you make and receive calls, right from your wrist.
Third-party apps: Apple has also opened the Apple Watch for developers, allowing them to create interesting apps for the watch. At present, there are around 13,000 apps in Apple Watch Store that you can download. Some of these apps include Uber, Instagram, eBay, TripAdvisor, ESPN, Onefotball, CNN and Flipboard among others.
Do note; the Apple Watch is only compatible with iPhone 5 and above.