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Apple Watch hits Australia on April 24

Mike Gee | March 10, 2015
“Conceived, designed and developed as a singular product, Apple Watch merges hardware and software like never before”.

Groundbreaking Health and Fitness Companion

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Apple Watch encourages users to sit less, move more and get some exercise every day. The Activity app provides a simple visual snapshot of 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 yneededuring 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 personalised activity goals, reward fitness milestones and keep you motivated.

Apple Watch is available in two different sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm, and in three distinct collections--Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch Sport features a lightweight anodised aluminium case in silver and space grey with a Retina display protected by strengthened Ion-X glass and matching high-performance fluoroelastomer Sport Band in five colours. The Apple Watch collection features highly polished stainless steel and space black stainless steel cases with a Retina display protected by sapphire crystal. The collection comes with a choice of three different leather straps, a stainless steel link bracelet and Milanese loop, and a black or white Sport Band. Apple Watch Edition features cases specially crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys developed to be twice as hard as standard gold, a Retina display protected by polished sapphire crystal and a choice of uniquely designed straps and bands with 18-karat gold clasps, buckles or pins.

The world's developer community has been creating all-new experiences specifically designed for Apple Watch. From requesting an Uber to checking in to your American Airlines flight, the possibilities for Apple Watch apps are endless. These experiences extend the functionality of your favourite iPhone apps, while delivering an innovative way to interact - right from your wrist. Popular apps such as Instagram, MLB.com At Bat, Nike+ Running, Shazam, Twitter, WeChat and more will also be available on Apple Watch. The new Apple Watch app that comes with iOS 8.2 on iPhone lets users browse, buy and download apps from the Apple Watch App Store.

Designed to be worn throughout your day, Apple Watch delivers up to 18-hour all-day battery life*** and comes with a unique charging solution that combines Apple's MagSafe technology with inductive charging for a quick connection that simply snaps into place.

 

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