Apple Watch Overview Updated January 18, 2019

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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 January 18

Moser creates a $350,000 Apple Watch-inspired mechanical watch with no hands

The Swiss watch industry isn’t overly happy about Apple becoming the top-selling watch brand in the world, and has tried various different routes in an attempt to fight back. Moser has already copied both the Apple Watch design and promotional video style, and is back with an even more bizarre dig at Apple’s offering this time …

Apple Watch Stories January 17

Apple is partnering with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson to study whether the Apple Watch can be used to diagnose increased risk of a stroke.

A stroke is when poor blood flow in the brain results in brain damage. Common symptoms include partial paralysis, partial loss of vision and difficulties speaking or understanding speech …

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Apple Watch Stories January 16

Ecobee on iOS updated with new Apple Watch app for smart home control

Popular HomeKit accessory maker ecobee has today released its long-awaited Apple Watch app. This means you can now control your ecobee accessories through Apple Watch, including adjusting your thermostat temperature and more.

Apple has started marketing the Apple Watch as a guardian for your health with features like fall detection and a built-in ECG, but selling the Apple Watch to the people who need those benefits the most is a challenge. CNBC reports today that Apple has a plan to address that very challenge: using private Medicare plans cover the Apple Watch for at-risk seniors.

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Apple Watch Stories January 15

On Twitter today, Tim Cook has shared the story of another Apple user whose Apple Watch warned them of major health problems. Elissa Lombardo said her husband’s Apple Watch alerted him he could have A-fib, prompting him to seek medical attention.

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Apple Watch Stories January 9

Scosche’s BaseLynx modular charging and organization system has sections for Apple Watch, wireless iPhone charging, and iPad Pro

Scosche is out today with details on its new BaseLynx modular charging and organization system for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. The customizable charging system allows users to configure a solution to their needs with components for Apple Watch, Qi wireless charging for iPhone, as well as wired USB-C and USB-A charging for iPad, and more.

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