Product review: Apple Watch


Natalie Barletta – Opinions Editor

Tick, tock. On Monday March 9, Apple released it’s newest product-the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch, which will be available for purchase on April 24, is the newest product, and it’s own version of the smart watch.

The watch has many features that we’ve grown to be accustomed to in our iPhones and iPads. You can even answer your phone calls and text messages onto your wrist. Other features that can be useful, such as Siri, and the calendar feature are helpful to getting information and keeping your schedule always at your fingertips. It also can track your fitness records, such as how fast you run a mile and how many calories you burn during your workout.

You can also download many apps from the App Store to your Apple Watch. These apps include Target, Citibank and even Instagram. Imagine posting an Instagram picture from your wrist. Welcome to the 21st century people-the Jetsons couldn’t have predicted this.

Of course the feature that the Apple Watch has-a clock and it tells time. Just like any old watch.

apple watch 2The Apple Watch comes in three different models. The Apple Watch Sport, The Apple Watch, and the Apple Watch Edition. Each of these models were made to configure with your iPhone and work seamlessly with it. It also works with Apple Pay.

The Apple Watch Sport comes in five colors-bright green, white, blue, pink and black. The screen comes in two sizes-38MM or 42mm aluminum face. For the 38MM face, it’s $349 and the 42MM one has a price tag of $399. The watch was made for the person that is always active with it’s lightweight silicon band.

The Apple Watch that is just the plain old Apple Watch starts at a price $599 and can go up to a price of $749. The Apple Watch has many options to choose from ranging from a silver bracelet, to a leather one. It’s a far more pricier than the Apple Watch Sport, yet it comes in a lot more stylish choices.

The Apple Watch Edition is the Cadillac of the Apple Watches. The case comes in a 18 karat rose or yellow gold case and have white or black leather bands. The display is made out of ultra-hard sapphire, which makes the display hard to break. The price tag to these ultra sleek watches? Anywhere between $10,000 and $17,000. Get ready to break the piggy bank, everyone.

As Apple prepares to release this product, I can’t help but question how much we rely on technology and how many gadgets we have in our day to day lives. Apple has always been a revolutionary company. It released the iPhone, iPod, Imac and Macbook and iPad. Each of these products have had one goal in mind-to make life easier. Since the company’s arrival onto the scene in the late 70s, it changed the way that we communicate, take pictures and of course, change the way that we access information.

However, how many of you are going to need a watch that does all of this stuff? I know that although it would be nice to be able to call someone through my watch, it’s not necessary. It’s just another useless gadget that eventually we will all come to depend on. Honestly, aren’t we already too much into our technology as it is? This will just further feed into our addiction.

The Apple Watch doesn’t have all cons to it. I think that the watch can come  in handy, especially when you can’t find your phone or want to stay connected with someone while you’re working out. It’s also a good tool to have, especially if you want to become connected to your health as it shows you your heart rate and how many steps that you’ve taken for the day.

So, I guess we’ll have to see how the Apple Watch plays out. Will it be as successful as the iPod or iPhone, or be in the Apple Grave along with the Newton?

Photo Credit: Mark MathosianKārlis Dambrāns

 

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