Apple’s Smartwatch to Go On Sale Next Month
The much anticipated and long awaited Apple Smartwatch finally goes on sale in the US, Britain and China on 24 April, with pre-orders taken from 10 April. As with a lot of things Apple, it is expected to be a roaring success, but it will not be a cheap end product, the main watch starting at £479 rising to £519.
However for sports enthusiasts the Sport incarnation will be a more modest £299 for the smaller face of 38mm with a price of £339 for the larger 42mm version. At the top end, users who desire the limited edition 18 carat gold watch will have to pay a minimum of £8,000 which rises to £13,500.
Reviewers have given the Smartwatch a mixed reception, which is fairly normal for any new or revolutionary product. As you would expect, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who told the reception that this was the most personal device that has ever been created, which is a huge statement to make.
The Apple Smartwatch will advise you of your next meeting or check your heart rate; it also has a built-in speaker and microphone, allowing users to receive calls. If you have been sitting for a long time, the Smartwatch will also tell you that too and for about 18 hours it will track your daily movements. In addition just as with the iPhone the users can receive notifications, such as news alerts and social media updates view photos and control music.
In spite of the price, experts believe that in common with many other products, the Smartwatch will be a success.