Apple Watch Running

The Apple Watch doesn’t need GPS to help you keep in shape

By on March 27, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

The Apple Watch doesn’t need GPS to help you keep in shape

One of the key selling points of the Apple Watch is its utility as a health-oriented tracking device. Not only will the Apple Watch keep tabs on your movements, track the number of steps you take, and measure your daily calories burned, it’s also designed to encourage you to be more active if it senses you’ve been sedentary for too long.

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Apple Watch Launch

How to make sure you get the exact Apple Watch model you want next month

By on March 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

How to make sure you get the exact Apple Watch model you want next month

You can say many things about the Apple Watch, but you can’t say it doesn’t offer choice.

Not only does the Apple Watch come in two different sizes (38mm and 42mm), there are 6 distinct casing options  (aluminum, Space Grey aluminum, Stainless Steel, Space Black Stainless Steel, Gold, and Rose Gold) along with a wide selection of bands.

That being the case, users hoping to walk into their local Apple retail store on April 24th and pick out the exact model they want may want to think twice.

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Olio Model One Release Date

A top designer left Apple to build Apple Watch’s first real competitor: Olio Model One

A top designer left Apple to build Apple Watch’s first real competitor: Olio Model One

By on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

There are a few main reasons the Apple Watch has generated so much buzz. First and foremost, it’s an Apple product and nothing is as buzzy as an Apple product. Of course, the Apple Watch also marks Apple’s first foray into uncharted territory: luxury goods and wearables. Finally, the Apple Watch is really the first smartwatch to sport a beautiful premium design.

And who better to intro the Apple Watch’s first true competitor than a former top Apple designer who left the company to start his own business? More →

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Apple Watch Price Too Expensive

I’m tired of people whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is

By on March 25, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

I’m tired of people whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is

Yes, Apple will sell some of the most expensive smartwatches you can possibly buy this year, especially the gold Apple Watch Edition version that can cost up to $17,000. That still doesn’t mean that a) you have to buy any of these models if you can’t afford one, ir b) that Apple is wrong to price its products however it wants.

Even so, there are plenty of people who are constantly whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is and why it shouldn’t be priced so high, which is in line with similar complaints about “overpriced” Apple devices.

It’s time to stop whining about all that. More →

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18k Gold Apple Watch Edition Buyers

One way 18k gold Apple Watch buyers will get special treatment at Apple Stores

By on March 25, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

One way 18k gold Apple Watch buyers will get special treatment at Apple Stores

We already know that it will be possible to make reservations to try on the Apple Watch at your nearest Apple Store in April but it sounds like anyone interested in buying the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will get to reserve 30-minute appointments that will be twice as long as other Apple Watch-related appointments will last. More →

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Apple Watch Style

Would you take Apple Watch fashion advice from Apple Store employees?

By on March 25, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

Would you take Apple Watch fashion advice from Apple Store employees?

The impending Apple Watch launch will be fascinating to watch for a number of reasons. Because the Apple Watch bridges the gap between technology and fashion, it remains to be seen if the allure and utility of the device can convince millions of consumers to wear what effectively amounts to a piece of jewelry.

With respect to selling the Apple Watch in-store, Apple retail employees will play a more pivotal role in the sales process than ever before. With a confusing matrix of bands, materials, and pricepoints to choose from, consumers will look to store employees for information and, as it turns out, fashion advice.

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Apple Watch Augmented Reality

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:11 AM.

It never ceases to amaze us how creative developers get in order to solve simple problems. Apple’s first foray into both the wearables and luxury goods space is the Apple Watch, and it won’t be released for another month. Apple is giving interested shoppers an early look at the device in stores beginning April 10th, when appointments will be taken at Apple Stores to check out the new device and preorder it.

But you don’t have to wait another minute to see how the Apple Watch will look on your wrist, thanks to a brilliant new app that uses augmented reality to let you check out the Apple Watch right now. More →

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Apple Watch Looks Bland

Highly acclaimed watchmaker slams the ‘bland’ Apple Watch

By on March 24, 2015 at 6:55 PM.

Highly acclaimed watchmaker slams the ‘bland’ Apple Watch

The old guard of watchmakers do not seem impressed with the Apple Watch’s design in the slightest. TAG Heuer, for example, dismissed the device earlier this week as not being a “real watch,” while industry icon Jean-Claude Biver has said that the device as it looks right now cannot compete with the designs of Swiss watches. Added to this, Business Insider has scored an interview with Roger W. Smith, a watchmaker whom The Wall Street Journal has dubbed one of the best in the world and who thinks the Apple Watch’s design is “bland.” More →

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Apple Watch Orders

Pretend you’re surprised: Apple Watch might be hard to find at first because of production issues

By on March 23, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Pretend you’re surprised: Apple Watch might be hard to find at first because of production issues

A tenuous report from the Taiwanese-based UDN Mobile claims that Apple is cutting back on its Apple Watch shipment targets due to yield issues with the device’s display.

The report claims that Apple has scaled back its first month shipment orders from the 3 million range down to the 1.25-1.5 million range. As for the specific problem, UDN Mobile’s sources within the supply chain relay that there are some hiccups regarding the device’s AMOLED display. As a result, the report adds that Foxconn might be tapped to help out Quanta in the manufacturing effort.

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Google Glass Larry Page

Google chairman swears Google Glass is still alive

By on March 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Google chairman swears Google Glass is still alive

Google Glass hasn’t exactly been a rousing success. Actually, you might even call it an abysmal failure. While the product undeniably housed incredibly cool and advanced technologies, compelling use cases for the product were never fleshed out. If anything, Google seemed content to just release the product into the wild and leave it to Google Glass explorers to figure out what in the world to do with it.

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Android Wear Vs. Apple Watch

Why Android Wear may never catch on like Android did

By on March 23, 2015 at 9:41 AM.

Why Android Wear may never catch on like Android did

When Google unveiled Android back in 2007, it was an OEM’s dream come true — Google wouldn’t charge any licensing fees to use the bare-bones version of it and OEMs could customize it to their hearts’ desires. Android Wear, on the other hand, is another beast entirely and OEMs are showing significantly less enthusiasm for it than they did with the original Android. More →

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Apple Watch iPhone Companion App

Video shows how you’ll be able to rearrange Apple Watch icons right from your iPhone

By on March 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Video shows how you’ll be able to rearrange Apple Watch icons right from your iPhone

One week ago, we got our first look at the Apple Watch companion app for your iPhone that will let you adjust key settings on the device right from your phone. 9to5Mac directs our attention to a new video posted on the YouTube account of NewMobileLife that shows how the Apple Watch’s iPhone app will easily let you move around your watch’s icons without ever having to touch the watch itself. More →

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