During a special event on September 9, 2014, Apple announced their smartwatch offering Apple Watch. Working seamlessly with iPhone, Apple Watch features a Digital Crown for navigating and controlling the watch. Using the Digital Crown, users are able to zoom in and out on the display, tapping the crown to return the home screen.
The Apple Watch features a retina display and has four sensors on the back for sensing, includes a gyroscope & accelerometer, uses GPS and Wi-Fi from your phone, has various watch faces and allows for interchangeable straps (Apple will offer six). Apple Watch also features Siri integration directly on your wrist, directions, access to your photos, music, and more. Apple Watch also uses the new Taptic Engine, which allows for an all new set of alerts and communication that you can both see and feel. The watch uses induction charging via a magnet that attaches to the back of the device.
Apple Watch also features 11 watch faces, from traditional analog to the astronomy face to the new dynamic timelapse face. Using the Digital Touch feature, you can send another Apple Watch user a sketch, gentle tap, audio message or even your heartbeat. You can also use Apple Pay at supported locations to pay for items, Passbook to show your boarding pass and other items, or control your Apple TV from your wrist.
Apple's WatchKit will provide developers with the proper API's to develop and integrate apps with Apple Watch.
Apple Watch is available in 3 editions — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition — catering to different styles and price points. All will come in both 38 mm and 42 mm sizes.
The Apple Watch was officially launched on March 9, 2015. Base price for Apple Watch is $349, with prices ranging up to $10,000 or more.