Gadget Enthusiast

What You Need To Know About The Apple Watch Before You Buy It

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

Size

38mm and 42mm

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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.

Styles

Apple Watches
Apple Watches

Apple Watch Sport

Materials: Ion-X glass, Anodized 7000 Series aluminum

Case Colours Available: Silver Aluminium, Space Grey

Apple Watch

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

Straps

Sports Band

Apple Watch Fluoroelastomer plastic strap
Apple Watch Fluoroelastomer plastic strap

A Fluoroelastomer plastic strap with a ‘pin-and-tuck’ clasp.

Milanese Loop

Image Credit: Vodafone
Image Credit: Vodafone

Leather Loop

A single strap of stainless steel mesh that loops over itself and clasps magnetically.

Image Credit: watchaware.com
Image Credit: watchaware.com

Refined, textured leather with quilted indents that conceal magnets and clasps similarly to the Milanese Loop.

Modern Buckle 

Image Credit: gorgeautiful.com
Image Credit: gorgeautiful.com

Refined textured leather with a clasp that mimics the traditional buckle, but is actually a two-piece clasp that connects magnetically.

Classic Buckle

Image Credit: The Verge
Image Credit: The Verge

Refined textured leather with a classic watch buckle.

Link Bracelet (Silver, Space Grey)

Image Credit: geeky-gadgets.com
Image Credit: geeky-gadgets.com

Made of the same 316L stainless steel alloy as the case, and most resembles a classic watch link strap with butterfly closure.

Availability

The various straps and faces that will be available (either bought together or separately), summarised in one table:

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Prices

Prices were taken from the official Apple website, for models available for direct preorder. Prices are all in USD:

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