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Apple unveils Apple Watch, priced from $449 to $22,000

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 09, 2015 12:52 pm

If there was ever a tech product most pervasive in spy movies and futuristic thrillers, it would be the smart watch.

Apple has officially jumped on board the time-piece trend already pioneered by Samsung, Motorola and other lesser-known companies with the unveiling of the Apple Watch at today’s Keynote presentation in San Francisco.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced the new product by flaunting its innovative status: “It’s the most personal device we have ever created. It’s not just with you, it’s on you,” he told audiences.

Available in stores on April 24, 2015, the Apple Watch will be shipped with three versions; “Watch Sport”, “Watch” and “Watch Edition”, aluminum, steel or 18-karat gold respectively.

Watch Sport ($449 to $519)

Image: Apple Inc.

Image: Apple Inc.

  • Aluminum case
  • Sport band available in colours white, black, pink, blue and green
  • Availble in 38mm or 42mm case
  • Ion-X glass
  • Retina display with Force Touch
  • Composite back
  • Sport band with stainless steel pin
  • Digital crown
  • Heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Speaker and microphone
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Water resistant

Watch ($699 to $1,449)

Image: Apple Inc.

Image: Apple Inc.

  • Steel case
  • Bands available in 10 models; sport band (white, black), classic buckle, milanese loop, modern buckle (black, midnight blue, soft pink, brown), leather loop (black, bright blue, stone, light brown), link bracelet (black, silver)
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Retina display with Force Touch
  • Ceramic back
  • Digital Crown
  • Heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Speaker and microphone
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Water resistant

Watch Edition ($13,000 to $22,000)

Image: Apple Inc.

Image: Apple Inc.

  • 18-carat yellow or rose gold case
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Retina display with Force Touch
  • Ceramic back
  • Digital Crown
  • Heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Speaker and microphone
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Water resistant

Though highly-anticipated product  updates are announced multiple times a year, the Apple Watch is the company’s first brand-new product in five years.

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