It’s official: preorders for the Apple Watch are now being taken on the Apple website. With half the tech world clamouring for it, and the other half skeptically looking on, the decision on whether to get your hands on this pricey smartwatch is yours to make.
Here is everything you need to know about the Apple Watch, to help you decide whether or not to buy it.
What It Looks Like
38mm and 42mm
The 38mm face has a 272 x 340 resolution screen, while the 42mm has a 319 x 390 resolution screen. The 42mm is also said to have a better battery life.
Apple Watch Sport
Materials: Ion-X glass, Anodized 7000 Series aluminum
Case Colours Available: Silver Aluminium, Space Grey
Materials: Sapphire Crystal, Stainless steel with diamond-like carbon (DLC) cover
Case Colours Available: Silver, Space Black
Apple Watch Edition
Materials: Sapphire Crystal, 18-karat Gold
Case Colours Available: Yellow, Rose Gold
A Fluoroelastomer plastic strap with a ‘pin-and-tuck’ clasp.
A single strap of stainless steel mesh that loops over itself and clasps magnetically.
Refined, textured leather with quilted indents that conceal magnets and clasps similarly to the Milanese Loop.
Refined textured leather with a clasp that mimics the traditional buckle, but is actually a two-piece clasp that connects magnetically.
Refined textured leather with a classic watch buckle.
Link Bracelet (Silver, Space Grey)
Made of the same 316L stainless steel alloy as the case, and most resembles a classic watch link strap with butterfly closure.
The various straps and faces that will be available (either bought together or separately), summarised in one table:
Prices were taken from the official Apple website, for models available for direct preorder. Prices are all in USD: