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The Apple Watch – A Hands On Look

Back in October of 2014, Apple finally put all of the rumors to rest and unveiled to the world its first wearable device known as the Apple Watch.  Since the announcement Apple has released the Apple Watch Software Developer Kit (SDK) which has given more insight into the capabilities of the first generation Apple Watch.

The Apple WatchOnce rumored to be the iWatch, Apple quickly decided to finally drop the prepending letter from this new device.  The Apple Watch is going to be sold as not just another piece of technology, but something that fits in with your day to day fashion.  Apple is even hiring high end fashion gurus for its Apple Stores to help potential clients pick the perfect Apple Watch to meet their style.  The Apple Watch will come in two different sizes, a 1.5 inch and a 1.65 inch screen, each with a multitude of color and styles.  Pricing for a base model Apple Watch is going to start at $349.00.  If you want to get this amazing new technology without spending a dime you might be interested in entering a free Apple Watch giveaway where you could end up winning an Apple Watch, or a Pebble Smart Watch.

While it is obvious that Apple is not first to market with the smart watch, Apple hopes to be able to out do its competition with its unique adaptation with the Apple Watch.  While the Apple Watch in its first generation will depend a lot on an iPhone in order to function it is possible that later down the development life cycle, the Apple Watch will be able to function independently.  In terms of looks, the Apple Watch is lighter than most of the other smart watches on the market.  The screen is very clean and viewable in light and in darkness.  The digital crown dial spins easily and allows you to jump to various menu options and navigate the Apple Watch with ease.  You can also tap and hold or just quickly tap for different actions to occur on the Apple Watch.

In the end, one might wonder if the Apple Watch is revolutionary new technology like the iPhone when it was released.  In my opinion, I don’t think so.  The smart watch has been around for some time now.  From the Android Wear, to the Galaxy Gear we have seen these smart watches before.  What does make the Apple Watch more appealing is that it is an Apple product.  Apple has always focused on simplicity and beauty in everything it makes.  The Apple Watch will be a major player in the smart watch market as Apple has a huge developer network already dedicated to making apps for its other devices and you can be sure the Apple Watch will not suffer from a lack of apps.  Also if Apple Pay becomes common place within major retailers, you can bet this will drive more sales for the Apple Watch as it would be a lot more convenient and hopefully safer to use Apple Pay versus whipping out your insecure magnetic strip credit card.

When the Apple Watch does arrive, I might not be the first person in line to pick one up, but I definitely will grab one…that is unless of course I win an Apple Watch from http://www.freeapplewatch.com.  Are you planning on getting an Apple Watch when it launches?  Leave your comments in the section below and let us know!