As expected of today’s Apple’s event, the Cupertino company shared some new details about the upcoming Apple Watch as well as reminded us about some of the features of the wearable that was announced late last year. They also talked about and demonstrated how some apps would run on the Apple Watch.
For example on stage, Apple demonstrated some apps such as Shazam in which users could use their watch to identify songs. They also demonstrated a hotel app in which hotel guests can use the watch to unlock their room doors and check in, thus bypassing the need to check in at the front desk and go straight to their rooms.
Of course the Apple Watch can also be used for health purposes and thanks to the Glances feature, users will be able to check up on their biometrics like steps taken, distance run, calories burnt, heart rate, and more. Apple has also stressed how linked the Apple Watch will be to your iPhone where you can receive messages, emails, and even make phone calls.
Sounds good so far, doesn’t it? But the burning question we’re sure many of you guys have is when can you get it, and how much will it cost? According to Apple, the Apple Watch Sport will begin at $350. This is the most basic Apple Watch and might be more suited for those who wants a smartwatch with fitness features.
For those who wants a bit more luxury, the Apple Watch might be of interest to you as these come with more luxurious bands and materials. It will be priced starting at $550 and will go over $1,000 depending on your choice of band. Last but not least is the Apple Watch Edition which is an 18-karat Apple Watch which is not only a limited device, but will set you back a whopping $10,000 – yikes!
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin on the 10th of April with the watch shipping on the 24th of April to select countries. Interested customers can also pop by Apple’s stores to check it out where there will be a special display set aside to display the watches.