Apple Watch Review: Is It Worth The High Price Tag?

Photo Credit: Apple

Photo Credit: Apple 

We’ve got the skinny on the newest addition to the Apple (AAPL) family, and we’re going to tell you just how near (or far) the Apple Watch falls from the rest of the tree.

Well, the wait is almost over. After years of speculation, rumor, and mimicry, the company which managed to bring smart technology into the forefront of the public mind has finally decided to commit itself to the idea of offering a smart watch. On September 9th, 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed to the world that Apple would begin producing and selling the ‘Apple Watch’ (because apparently calling it the iWatch would have been too predictable) for commercial use in April 2015.

And, with April nearly upon us, many of us are wondering if it would be worth the trouble to throw our entire tax refund into purchasing a miniature smartphone that can only be operated with one hand. Well, relax. We’ve got the skinny on the newest addition to the Apple family, and we’re going to tell you just how near (or far) the Apple Watch falls from the rest of the tree.

The Apple Watch will be offered in several different versions: The Apple Watch (your basic model), the Apple Watch Sport, and the Apple Watch Edition.

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The Apple Watch is made of stainless steel, and features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It will be offered in chrome or space black finish. The watch comes with several options of band design.

The Apple Sport features an anodized aluminum case (slightly less sturdy than stainless steel, but a bit lighter as well). Its touchscreen is made from Ion-X glass, which, last time I checked, wasn’t listed on the periodic table of elements, but which Apple assures us is strong and scratch-resistant enough to stand up to some serious punishment.

The Apple Watch Edition is, well, what can we say? It has a case of 18-karat gold (available in yellow or rose, just in case both people who decide to buy one want to have different colors), and comes with a fancy leather-case and charging station, because if you weren’t sure about dropping several thousand dollars on a gold-plated, wrist-mounted smart watch, a nice leather case will probably help you make up your mind.

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Luís De Sousa 5 years ago Member's comment

A "smart" watch without a GPS reciever. What kind of joke is that?

Trustless 5 years ago Member's comment

The watch will hold the attention of a few but is the start of silly decisions Apple will make. The same types of problems Jobs couldn't get others to understand which snowballed into his big departure only to have to vindicate himself later. It is easier getting to the top than it is to stay there