Even though the Apple Watch is due to launch in a few months, we still don’t have a complete picture of what it can do. (Apple will likely hold another event soon to show us more.)
In the meantime, here’s a look at the most important Apple Watch features Apple has shared with us so far.
The most important thing: The Apple Watch is a watch first and foremost. You can choose from a bunch of different watch faces.
Fitness is a big part of the Apple Watch. It can read your heart rate from those four sensors on the back of the device.
The fitness app will encourage you to meet certain goals in different categories like exercising and standing.
The watch shows you a ring that closes up as you get closer to your daily goals. Close all the rings and you've won the day.
The fitness tracker also syncs with an app on your iPhone so you can get a deeper look at your stats.
This is the home screen. It stores all your apps. You can pan around by swiping the screen to see more apps.
See that dial? That's the digital crown. You rotate it to navigate through the Apple Watch software. Pressing it brings you back to the home screen.
You can get walking directions on your wrist. The watch will lightly vibrate when you have to make a turn.
If you press the button below the digital crown, you can view your contacts. Tap a contact to communicate.
One way you can chat with your friends is by drawing doodles that appear on their watch too. It's cute!
Third-party apps can display notifications on your watch. It's up to you to choose which ones show up.
Developers can also write apps for the watch. For example, BMW is making an app that gives you stats on your car.
Third-party apps will be able to show glances of relevant information on your wrist. For example, you can get a notification when your flight is about to board.
You'll be able to make payments with Apple Pay. Just tap your watch against one of those NFC payment pads.
You can swap out the bands. Apple is making a bunch of different styles. Third parties will likely make bands after the Apple Watch launches.
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