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Apple Watch might be harder to operate than any other Apple device

Published Nov 19th, 2014 11:10AM EST
Apple Watch Control Gestures
Image: Apple Inc.

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Apple on Tuesday released WatchKit for developers, which has revealed various details about the Apple Watch, including screen resolution and app functionality, but also details about how users will interact with the wearable device. As The Verge points out, the Apple Watch might be Apple’s most complex device yet when it comes to the number of ways users can interact with it.

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The publication has posted a “non-exhaustive” list of things Apple Watch owners will have to learn to master operation of the device. While some of them seem obvious and similar to what’s already available on iOS devices, others are brand new interaction methods created specifically for the Apple Watch.

Here’s the list of Apple Watch interaction method, as compiled by The Verge:

  1. Short Look
  2. Long Look
  3. Glances
  4. Notification actions
  5. Vertical swipes
  6. Horizontal swipes
  7. Edge swipes
  8. Taps
  9. “Taptic Engine” haptic feedback
  10. Siri
  11. Force Touch
  12. Digital Crown scrolling
  13. Digital Crown button
  14. Single-click the side button to open Friends app
  15. Double-click the side button to use Apple Pay by waving watch at NFC reader

The Apple Watch is expected to launch in early 2015, with the earliest rumored launch date for the wearable device being next Valentine’s Day.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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