You’ll notice I didn’t say much about the Apple Watch last week. I’m not against it – in fact I’m a big fan of wearable technology regardless of the platform. I do, however, want to know what I’m in for and let the good folks across the interwebs weigh in with some details. Fortunately enough time has gone by in a week to yield a ton. Just as an FYI – I got a little 1:1 time with the Motorola 360 on Friday and I hope Apple’s brought its entire arsenal to the table on this one.
For starters, options are kept to a minimum. You’ve got big and small, fun/casual/gaudy, or even plastic and leather bands. The gaudy version is going to set you back quite a bit of cash $1,200 – but it is gold after all. (not gold color). The device is also ambidextrous so you’ve got ways to wear it on your right arm.
When it comes to security, Apple has implemented a skin-contact approach – if you remove it after you’ve signed in, you’ll have to re-authenticate to avoid thefts. Also be sure not to bathe or swim in it as its water resistant, not proof.
The device will operate on it’s own for many tasks, but it is not a standalone device. You’ll need to charge it every night for your trouble. Functions like continuity (taking sessions between devices) and control (think of it as a remote on your wrist) in addition to haptic feedback. It’ accessibility enabled and has plenty of apps coming its way. Of course, the device its self will have to launch first.