Even though nobody knew it was coming, we all “knew” it was coming. And today, it was announced: the Apple Watch. It comes in six different colors, including stainless steel, brushed aluminum, space gray, and rose gold. Each available in either 38mm or 42mm size for small or large wrists. The face made up of a sapphire crystal display, which is super tough and scratch resistant (second only to diamonds). It has a fancy input device called the digital crown that lets you navigate around the device without covering up the whole screen with your finger. It’s accelerometer knows when you raise your hand to check the time and so it auto-
The Apple Watch can do quite a bit, from being a remote control for your Apple TV to being a digital drawing board between you and your friends to being the instigator of many conversations that start with: “Hey, is that the new iWatch Thingy?”
Its hallmark feature is, of course, related to health and fitness. It’ll track your activity and workout routines, give you intuitive notifications that encourage you to stay active, stand up, and eat healthy, and it will even give you reward badges when you reach certain goals.
It’ll cost $350 bucks, and require an iPhone 5, 5s 5c, 6, or 6 Plus. Alas, it doesn’t ship until early next year. In the mean time, we’ll have to get by with just our huge new iPhones.