10 things we know about the Apple Watch

Apple held an event in Cupertino, Calif., during which CEO Tim Cook and other executives announced more details about the Apple Watch.
1. The Apple Watch will be available in three models — The Apple Watch, The Apple Watch Sport, and the Apple Watch Edition.
2. The watches are made from stainless steel (Apple Watch), anodized aluminum (Apple Watch Sport), and 18-karat gold (Apple Watch Edition). The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition screens will be crafted from Sapphire Crystal, the same material used in luxury watches. The Apple Watch Sport will feature an Ion-X glass display.
3. There are only two buttons on the watch.
4. Each model will come in two sizes: a 38mm or 1.5 inch, and 42 mm or 1.7 inch (height).
5. The Apple Watch needs an iPhone to connect to the Internet. And not just any iPhone — the oldest iPhone it will connect to is the iPhone 5, and it has to be running the latest iOS 8 software. It connects to the iPhone via Bluetooth.
6. The price starts at $349. Some critics think it’s too expensive.
7. Each Apple Watch model will be available in two colors: stainless steel and black stainless steel for the Apple Watch; silver aluminum and gray aluminum for the Apple Watch Sport; and 18-karat yellow gold and 18-karat rose gold for the Apple Watch Edition.
8. There are six types of wristbands — 1) a metal band with a traditional clasp, 2) a rubber sport band, 3) a magnetic leather band, 4) a leather band with a classic buckle, 5) a leather band with a modern buckle, and 6) a flexible metal magnetic band.
9. You can use it to work out. The Apple Watch will have a heart rate sensor and an accelerometer to measure body movements, including step count. The watch does not have GPS, which comes as a major disappointment to fitness enthusiasts.
10. It will “tap” you when you have notifications. You can also tap the watch back, sending other Watch owners taps that can emulate a sender’s heartbeat.
Available 4-25-15

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