In April 2015, Apple released their first, long awaited, wearable product since the iPod. The Apple Watch promised to be your new, faster, more easily accessible Apple product with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, intended to be used with you iPhone. Using it’s own operating system — WatchOS — the Apple Watch links with your iPhone, allowing you to perform a multitude of tasks while avoiding being that person that constantly holds their phone in their hands. We’re now 18 months in, and up to 10S3, since the Apple Watch release date. So what do you need to consider before taking the leap? Here’s 5 things you need to know about the Apple Watch.
1There’s more than one Apple Watch
The first decision you need to make is which model you want. The range of Apple Watches includes three models, which all have different price ranges. For those of you that simply need this product but can’t afford to splurge, the Apple Watch Sport is for you. Starting at $299, it’s the cheapest option without cutting corners on style — it’s available in Apple’s signature silver or space grey colors. It has an anodized aluminum case with a Ion-X glass screen, also making it the lightest Apple Watch available.
If you’re looking for a slightly sturdier product, the mid-range watch is made with a stainless-steel casing and the touchscreen is reinforced with sapphire crystal cover — fancy and effective. The stainless-steel makes this model slightly heavier than the Sport, yet you’re also getting more protection for your hardware. As ever, style is ever at the forefront of Apple’s products and this model comes in sleek, polished chrome or space black for a starting price of $549.
Finally, the big-daddy of the Apple Watch: Apple Watch Edition. With a price range of $10,000 +, this watch is a perfect blend of both beauty and modern technology. Made from 18-karat yellow or rose gold, it comes with a leather presentation box that is also it’s charging unit.
As well as which model, you’ll also want to consider which size (two are available) and which strap you’d like. You can even choose different watch faces from the Apple gallery. Style options are endless!