Apple has revealed more details of the Apple Watch earlier today at its own media event. The device will be available on Friday, April 24th to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. No Malaysia, unfortunately.
Apple Watch keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, the universal time standard. The watch faces can be personalized from traditional analog such as the Chronograph face, to the information-rich Modular face, or beautifully animated butterflies and jellyfish on the Motion face.
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.
You can 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 directions in Maps.
The Apple Watch is also a fitness tracking device, it 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 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 anodized aluminum case in silver and space gray with a Retina display protected by strengthened Ion-X glass and matching high-performance fluoroelastomer Sport Band in five colors. The Apple Watch collection features highly polished stainless steel and space black stainless steel cases with a Retina display protected by sapphire crystal. The Apple Watch 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.
Pricing wise, the Apple Watch Sport is priced at USD $349 (38 mm) and USD $399 (42 mm), while the Apple Watch is available from USD $549 (38 mm) to USD $1,099 (42 mm), and the Apple Watch Edition, which crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys, with prices starting at USD $10,000.