Apple Watch Overview Updated November 17, 2018

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Series 3 features:

  • LTE models offer connectivity without iPhone
  • 70% faster performance with new S3 processor
  • 50% faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with new W2 chip
  • Siri now speaks with watchOS 4

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Apple’s first entry into the wearable market is Apple Watch ($249 and up), a smartwatch that pairs with the iPhone and sports an all-new user interface. Users can choose between numerous watch faces that will display whenever the watch is lifted for viewing, access a Home screen full of apps, and see notifications pushed from the iPhone.

A traditional watch dial on the side of the device has been repurposed as a Digital Crown, allowing you to scroll, zoom, and navigate through apps without covering the display. Light and heavy “Force Touch” inputs are sensed by the Retina display, and the Watch includes haptic feedback capabilities via a “Taptic Engine.” An inductive wireless charging solution based on MagSafe will recharge the watch every night.

The Apple Watch is designed to interact with an iPhone, running light apps that depend upon the iPhone for data, as well as playing limited standalone content stored on the Watch itself. All Apple Watch models run the same watchOS software and work with the iPhone 5 or newer.

The Apple Watch includes a collection of sensors that can measure your pulse and other health data, plus fitness apps that can share data with the Health app in iOS. Also, the haptic feedback and biometric sensors allow for interesting new messaging features that let users tap and draw to communicate; users can record and send their heartbeats to one another.

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Apple Watch Stories Yesterday

Nostalgic concept imagines case that turns your Apple Watch into an original iPod [Gallery]

Remember the sixth-generation iPod Nano’s long-running popularity as an Apple watch before the official Apple Watch? Now, we’ve seemingly come full circle with a new concept that imagines turning your Apple Watch into a first-generation original iPod.

Apple Watch Stories November 16

How to force restart Apple Watch

There shouldn’t be many times when you’ll need to restart your Apple Watch, but if it isn’t responding, read on for how to force restart Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Stories November 15

How to turn Apple Watch on and off

Whether you’re new to Apple Watch or you just haven’t needed to power your wearable on or off in a while, follow along for how to turn Apple Watch on and off.

Apple Watch Stories November 14

This past spring, UnitedHealthcare announced that it would start offering some of its insurance customers the opportunity to earn a free Apple Watch with a limited program. Starting tomorrow, the company is expanding the promotion to all eligible customers so they can pick up the wearable now with the ability to earn a free Apple Watch with UnitedHealthcare in six months.

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New Nike bands aren’t the only thing coming for Apple Watch this week. Apple has debuted the first red Sport Loop today alongside new Hermès straps that starting shipping earlier this month. Naturally, the new Sport Loop is officially (PRODUCT)RED which means a “portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT)RED purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.”

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Apple Watch Stories November 13

New Apple Watch Nike Sport band color choices will soon be available — at least for Nike Plus members. Nike revealed two new Nike Sport Loop bands and one new Nike Sport band that will be launching in a few days.

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