Apple Watch. Would be closed to all competitors
At which time the world Apple is changing. One More Thing. — said with a smile Tim cook from the stage and the audience burst into applause. Further, the audience was immersed in the action film, demonstriruuschie all the possibilities of a new product.
Current state of Affairs on the market
Appearance Apple Watch reminds me of 2007 when as hell from the box popped iPhone 2G and completely changed the entire industry. Presented at the recent IFA 2014 market for wearable electronics causes depression because everything, even the manufacturers of printers, take for granted to have in your assortment or sports wristband, or a smart watch. Here is a small example.
Garmin Vivosmart. Fitness watch, show the trajectory of the built-in GPS and monitor activity. Pleasure costs $169.
Sports bracelets Huawei TalkBand. The screen can detach from the bracelet and turn into a wireless headset. Waterproof. They are yours for $150.
Withings’activite. On sale from October. Watch consider the steps simple steps and a small arrow on the screen indicates the number passed from the daily norm. Quartz movement and a pedometer for $390. I now prepare the review of pedometer Withings O2 and I suspect that the accuracy of the calculation steps of the manufacturer can not be expected. Too inconsistent results. But fans of German design should be interested.
And even Epson was marked with pedometers and heart rate monitors Runsense. something resembling Suunto. From $250.
the stand Sony was a sports bracelet SmartBand with the ability to receive incoming calls. Sony called it innovation, although the Chinese of the MyKronoz knew this a year ago. Pros bracelet — watertightness. Minus the brakes of the screen on the ePaper technology. Price is $210.
Smart watches Sony Smartwatch 3 on Android Gear. Something somehow… but $290, but the third generation (the first two have failed).
as well As LG G Watch R, Moto360, Samsung Gear S and many others.
And here Apple struck by presenting the Apple Watch .
As is the case with the iPhone 2G, the company took nearly six-month break, promising to release them on the market in early 2015. The product is clearly raw and needs to be improved not only in software but also in hardware. However, even working prototypes can do more than all competitors combined.
Price and design
To buyers hours differed from each other in the subway, the manufacturer introduces three rulers. Just Apple Watch stainless steel option space black.
Version Sport anodized aluminum space grey.
Edition 18K gold in pink color.
And two sizes:
— 42 mm;
— 38 mm
Dial Watch Edition and is covered with sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant. The Sport — glass.
Combinatorics tells us that the number of possible design options equals 12. No way! We forgot about the straps.
Apple has developed a unique system of fastening straps to the watch case. The owners of some Swiss brands in this place must weep with their Otvertka of premium sets.
In the smart watch straps leave us one by pressing the button on the rear of the case.
the Straps can be changed at will, and at this time the Chinese drank our second tank of vodka in honor of Apple, which gave them a new opportunity to make money on accessories. Material straps can be leather, steel, silicone, nylon and even from paracord. How in the world bumpers for the iPhone, so many will be straps for hours.
Battery and charging
About the battery on the presentation did not say anything, because prototypes raw skin Tim cook after pouring ice-cold water from a bucket. However, it was said, confirming fears of a weak battery. by charging a La MagSafe watch Apple Watch will be convenient to charge before bedtime. In other words, now on the last day, and then the Casio engineers will die with laughter.
On Board are: led point-to-point heart rate monitor. as in Mio Mio Alpha and Alpha Link and accelerometer for counting steps. The latter is clearly came from the iPhone and is the most accurate among I have ever met.
For all measurements is responsible brand chip S1.
Apple Watch have touch retina display.
as a small square screen hard to do zoom with your fingers, comes to the aid of the control wheel on the side where the ordinary hours is the crown. The solution is not original and sperto the analog g-shocks, where it calls Smart Access. Apple has a more romantic name — crown .
the wheel changes the scale of the desktop, and press acts like the Home button on the iPhone, returning all to the first screen.
the User can customize the appearance of the dials or download ready. Here it is where the imagination will lead…
Notifications and responses to calls, SMS
Watch display all notifications sent to your iPhone. Some of them are configurable. Via built-in microphone and speakers, you can quickly respond naturally without taking the phone out of his pocket.
to Print SMS or e-mail literally will not work, because the screen does not allow. To do this, pull out your iPhone or nagovarivaete in speaker for Siri, or use predictivo feature Apple. For example, you ask:
— will Come to the party with Maria or Anna?
IPhone distinguishes these text structures and prompts you to select the option of «Maria orAnna «. Unlikely at first will be supported English, but hope you also are going…
Communication without words
that’s What I see for the first time.
Heartbeat. Supporting two fingers to the display, you include a heart rate monitor and take a picture of your pulse, which is then send to a friend.
Tap-tap. Equivalent to smile or wink. Ideal for loved ones. Tap on the screen vibrates with animation at other hours — say, I think about you, baby.
Walkie-talkies. If the watch has a microphone, why not send the other party a short beep from your lips. He/She will hear you, but could answer. But after a few seconds you will receive the signal: «I love you too…»
Sketch. Something drawn on the screen and sent to the path. Comes painted reply. And we draw to the end of the day their private conversations without words.
Sports & fitness
Apple Watch will become your personal assistant in sports, noting the activity during the day, the number of steps, heart rate, calories. Functions are standard and my dreams of a wearable gadget with separated sensors iTime remained patent dreams.
the Company announced the payment service Pay Apple. Watches have become a part of it. Through NFC sensor, you can pay for your purchases at the checkout, simply raising them to the terminal.
And to open the doors.
the Chances of competitors
the Main watch Kevin Lynch said that the possibilities of applying Apple Watch endless. Developers get their hands on WatchKit and start to create!
Given that the hardware and software smart watches are the same ecosystem with other Apple products, no Android Wear next is not lying. Cupertino has gone on the offensive on all fronts. It is useless to resist, hands up. Just kidding.
to Stop the expansion of Apple can only narrow specializacii. For example, developing the world’s best heart rate monitors, pedometers, smart watches separately. Best of all, bypassing the Android party Wear, as do the Jawbone and Pebble. The first cute sports social network and deep integration with many applications, the latter work more than a week and have a bunch of software from third-party developers.
the Achilles ‘ heel of the Apple Watch is a weak battery. If the command Tim cook will not solve the problem before the start of sales, you have to always lug around a bag cord, which is not always convenient. Went overnight, forgot charging — left the next day without hours. And without a clock — like without pants.
In all other respects, wrap a couple! [via iphones ]
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