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Apple Watch Review: Feels Good and Looks Good

Apple Watch

The new Apple Watch due to be released on April 24, 2015 promises to not only keep you connected but feels good and looks good on your wrist. You can tap it or swipe it or even use the small scroll wheel. Before you buy one, keep in mind the Apple Watch connects to your phone—well, your iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 or 6—it won’t work with other iPhone models or other brand of phones. The Apple Watch comes with Bluetooth and WiFi, so it will stay connected to WiFi even if your phone isn’t on.  If you’ve never worn a “smartwatch” before, it can do a lot of other cool things. The Apple Watch can be a fitness tracker because it comes with two Apple fitness apps. Plus, you will be able to download third-party fitness apps as they become available. It can be a digital wallet on your wrist. The Apple Watch can make payments via Apple Pay. It can even control your Apple TV. There’s even more it can do like serve as your mini iPod or turn off your thermostat at home. Of course, it can also tell time. In fact, Apple claims that the Apple Watch is an extremely high-precision time keeping device, boasting accuracy within 50 milliseconds, along with other features like quick glance messages and calendar appointments. Not only will you stay organized, but you’ll look great doing it. The Apple Watch comes in three basic styles: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. The Apple Watch is stainless steel. The Apple Watch Sport is aluminum. The Apple Watch Edition is 18-karat gold. There will be six available band styles that come in sizes for men, women, or kids. The Apple Watch bands are swappable. The overall fit and finish of the watch is elegant. It has rounded corners for a sleek, modern looking face. It’s lightweight enough to feel comfortable on your wrist all day. The charger conveniently snaps on the back like a magnet, which makes charging your watch very easy. You can expect to get about 18 hours of use before it needs recharging. You might be wondering if you need an Apple Watch. I’m not sure who will “need” one, but I think a lot of people will want the Apple Watch.